Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

A few books from the month....

Celebrity Detox: (the fame game), Rosie O'Donnell
Martha Stewart living annual recipes, Martha Stewart
Elegant Christmas ornaments to crochet, Barbara Christopher
Real Food: what to eat and why, Nina Planck
52 Projects: random acts of everyday creativity, Jeffrey Yamaguchi

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Polish Night

We had Polish night on Monday, real kielbasa, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. It always makes me think of Granny and Popa.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Nobel Joke

Al Gore … really? Over a woman who risked her life to save 2,500 children during the Holocaust!

Al Gore will not give up his private plane, yet he is worthy of a Nobel Prize. Give me a break.

Who can expect more from the committee … after all they did consider nominations for Stalin and Hitler. Mossolini, Kaiser Wihelm II and Alfred Ploetz all received nominations and were considered for the prize.

I guess I don’t have a chance …. Seeing as I am not a communist or a socialist. More on that later.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Art and Craft Shows

Lakota West

Topher and I spent a lot of time at the Lakota West Show on Saturday. There was a fantastic turnout of vendors and visitors. The quality of product ranged from amateur to professional with a nice mix in the middle. All of the booths were inside with the exception of a few food booths and a farmers market located at the main entrance. All of the staples were there - jewelry, photography, pottery and fiber arts. I was delighted to see a silver smith and a photographer who still uses film and develops it himself.

In all it was a fantastic show. We were able to pick up a few gifts for Christmas and a collage of an old tobacco farm to hang at home.

Hyde Park

Christy and I headed down to the Hyde Park Show on Sunday afternoon. It was a hot day and everyone was a bit wilted. As always the quality of the show was very high. There were a lot of original paintings, pottery and photography. Many of the jewelry booths had hand made beads and charms along with some assemblage pieces which were incredible. The layout of the show made it very easy to see all of the booths without getting stuck in the traffic of people, dogs and strollers.

This is one of my favorite shows because of all of the unique pieces that are not found at many of the other local shows.

Next weekend is the Sauerkraut Festival!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Vote 2008

I stumbled across this website designed to help you match your opinions with those of the current front running presidential candidates.

God help me this was my match.

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R)