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winecat
my favorite place - the ocean, any of them
A bleeding heart liberal rabble rouser at heart
Interests: gardening, wine, cooking, reading, politics, bitching & moaning and volunteer work.
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Thrilled, absolutely thrilled you are back among us. Also your new brace is quite spiffy.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2016 on You Didn't Miss Much at Julia
And it's not me! It is Colin the dog and Ted the cat, they're keeping a close watch in case something falls to the floor. Tomorrow is my 60th birthday so Larry is cooking up beef stroganoff and Hungrian goulash for dinner tomorrow night. We're having a dinner party for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Nearly Normal
In a fit of movie madness I saw 2 different films this week. Saturday my friend and I saw The Impossible then today Larry and I went with another couple and saw Argo. I recommend both of the highly. The Impossible is about a family that was involved in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Nearly Normal
but they're thinking about suing the government. That would be AIG. Read it and weep. It somehow seems the more things change the more they stay the same! Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Nearly Normal
I came across this link on Facebook. It's about sexting, young women and young men. It's also about self respect on both sides of the equation. I can't explain it nearly as eloquently as the writer of the piece so go read it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Nearly Normal
Or reliving 2008. I've been reading my old blog Well It's Not Going to Kill You. GOD 2oo8 was hard! However it has inspired me to start blogging again. So look for more in this space. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Nearly Normal
I fear Romney/Ryan being elected, it keeps me awake at night. I fear for my health, safety and happiness and that of my family and friends. I fear what could happen to the Supreme Court, especially with Robert Bork as an advisor on the Court. I fear my 21 year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Nearly Normal
I just lost an entire post with one wrong swipe of the mouse. FUCK Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Nearly Normal
We spent part of the afternoon at the 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. It is a showcase for the county's agriculture that features an extensive winetasting. Grapes from the wine must come from Sonoma County and no where else. Each year there is a sweepstake winner for best red and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Nearly Normal
Borrowed from Gil Gross, Newstalk 910 radio: Hi, I’m Jim Lehrer from the News Hour, which if Mitt Romney gets a hold of it would be the News Ten Minutes, much of it a Waltons’ special where the family reunites and eats a holiday dinner of stuffed roasted Big Bird,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Nearly Normal
I recently discovered by way of the tv show Parenthood that my breast cancer journey is not yet over. Last week at the end of the show one of the main characters was diagnosed with breast cancer. I immediately started crying and proceeded to cry through the previews for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Nearly Normal
We celebrated our anniversary early yesterday. A lovely breakfast at Costeaux's, then into the City to see War Horse at the Curran and last but not least dinner at the new Ravenous. All in all quite a lovely day. If you ever get the chance to see the stage play... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at Nearly Normal
The property deal is finally done! The real estate agent got more cash than we did but the note on the property has been cleared. Happy days. Champagne was drunk, toasts were made. Now it's time to move on with our lives. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Nearly Normal
I am continually amazed at the foul language and outright rudeness of many of the posters. Don't get me wrong I can swear with the best of them but to me it lowers the level of discourse. Then again I don't suppose you go to facebook for intelligent discourse. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2012 at Nearly Normal
For writing what I was thinking yesterday about Todd Akins. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Nearly Normal
Or rather the speech I have should not be published. I talking about Todd Akin the current Representative from Missouri and his "legitimate rape" comments yesterday. He tried to back talk it by saying it was an off the cuff remark. There is nothing off the cuff about rape. There... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Nearly Normal
Amazing week, everyone clicking into place at the same time. How wonderful for you all. BTW Charlie is absolutely handsome!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2012 on Where I fall in at a little pregnant
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Signed a new sales agreement yesterday. Let's hope this one makes it through escrow! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at Nearly Normal
The property deal is dead, done, overwith, gone Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at Nearly Normal
Yes after my brief fling with wordpress I'm back to typepad. Wordpress is just too ackward for me. So stay tuned here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at Nearly Normal
Yes, the 30 acres we've been trying to sell for 6 months is in 21 day escrow as of yesterday. Cross your fingers, pray, meditate, do what ever it is you do until July 19. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at Nearly Normal
Yes it's goodbye to typepad ($) and hello to wordpress (no $). I don't post as much anymore - I'm sure you haven't noticed : ) - so come visit me at this spot. I have a learning curve but hope to get my archives for both nearly normal and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Nearly Normal
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that makes me want to drool. This is it. The picture doesn not begin to due it justice. It's from Spinning wheel studio on etsy.com. Isn't it lucious?? Green is not my color so I got it to make something for an unknown friend. I'll keep you posted as work... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Nearly Normal
It's hot, very hot. So what's Larry wearing? SOCKS. It's 90 fricking degrees outside and he's wearing socks. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Nearly Normal
There are a series of Greater Good websites that I click through every day. Each click represents a unique donation toward a cause. In this case breast cancer, literacy, rain forest, autism, veterans, animals, child health and finally hunger. I just noticed for the first time today that the head... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Nearly Normal