January 26, 2017


British: Red Ensign used by the Merchant Navy from 1801 on.

·       All the birthday gift suggestions were wonderful…but wouldn’t work for Himself.  He loves those foot massage machines at the Fair…with his shoes on.  Massages overall are out as he is very ticklish.  Especially his feet.  Dinner out?  He gave himself that…discount birthday dinners at the Boat House are a treat.  Games and toys…he has all he ever wanted.  He’s scheduled two long vacations already for the year.  He isn’t reading right now…he’s playing games.  No books.   Nothing else.  I’ll make him a funny card later when I’ve passed the point of frustration.
·       Photos.  I wanted to change the banner photo on my https://urban-archology.blogspot.com/>Blogger Postcards page not only to reflect the love I have for the water, but a calming thought for myself about America today.  I thought this one might do it if tightly cropped.  If you hit the Control and Plus once or twice, you will see that it now fills the whole box.
·       With Republican Senate cutbacks, I am feeling the pinch psychologically.  See the list at http://celiasbluecottage.blogspot.com/>Celia’s.   All their cuts anger me, but the first two are the worst1. To end coverage for preexisting conditions, veterans benefits, and aid to rural hospitals.  2. To remove discrimination protection for women in healthcare.

  • Himself:  So glad I have had 33 years with this man…no matter what.
  • Herself:  Making card and finding envelope.
  • Reading:  Kludus….writes and records Ocean Liners.
  • Gratitudes:  Imagine not hanging over the end of the bed at night.

    1. "Bad Congress.....Bad, bad bad."

    2. Happy Birthday to George. Your new header looks great. And thanks for spreading the word of impending healthcare cuts.

    3. Happy Birthday to your dear G! Art and I never give birthday gifts to each other. We're too uncreative and can never figure out what the other could use that he or she did not already get.

    4. Belated Happy Birthday. I am sure you will come across something that just fits in a few weeks. We must accept that these are VERY DANGEROUS times and I am not being alarmist.


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    Peter in front of a wall sculpture. We were invited up to Peter Knego’s home to see the latest installation.   Abstract flat ...