Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Blogging has been very slow for me as I just can't find time to do a decent post. The news moves too darn fast for me to catch it. That and I'm having to potty train. My kids are the most stubborn potty trainers in the universe. Seriously, they can hold it for hours and then let it rip as soon as you turn you back.

I actually completed my shopping about a month ago, so all I have to remember to do tomorrow is stick the ham in and get the bread machine filled up with some roll dough. I haven't even counted my stockings to see if I have enough - we don't have dedicated stockings, so I might have to pin their names to them or something. I just hope I can find where I've stashed all the presents and oh, crap, I have to wrap my MIL's presents tonight.

So, I hope that you have a merry christmas wherever you are and keep in mind the promise of Christmas, that there will Peace on Earth forever one of these days.


  1. We have several of the same problems. The blogging one: That's why I don't blog about politics much. Who has the time or attention span? Men, that's who!

    The stocking one: I made colored sugar crystal initials to put in their stockings so they'll know whose is whose. Nothing fancy, and I'm not an artist, but it's not hard to make a pile of sugar into the shape of a letter and then bake it until it melts. ;-)

    I've got the same potty training problem, too. Lemme know how that goes. I hate potty training.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas, rM. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Merry Christmas, and best wishes as well!

  4. Potty training? That seems like a hundred years ago. Well, it is almost a hundred years. Sigh!

    Have a very Merry Christmas, rM!

  5. After you finish training your kids, perhaps you can start working more seriously on Congress or perhaps we should task the EPA to regulate the crap they let rip since they do so well on shutting down productive things? :D

    Give it a rest and enjoy the holidays with family. You've sure done the lion's share this past year and deserve a break.

    Merry Christmas!!! :)

  6. Potty training? Life's cycles: you go from Huggies to Depends.


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