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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

A week into November, and we've got some snow.  Just a dusting really, but it's cold.  I'm thankful that I thought to go out and finally get me some warm winter boots.  I do have some fashionable and warm boots, but they're no match for those cold mornings in the crosswalk.  So, even though it's been seasonably warm lately, I made myself go boot shopping.  What an arduous task!  But now, I'm set for winters on the street.  That and elk hunting, should I be so inclined.

I'm thankful that the election is over.  I don't discuss politics here, but know that I have very clear opinions.  This election year was another nasty and divisive one. Additionally, Colorado is/was a battleground state and the constant mudslinging and negative campaigning became nearly unbearable.  And about those ads, are they targeted towards first graders?  Insulting to the intelligence.

On the silver lining side, Chaco voted for the first time.  The kid who is a master procrastinator had his ballot ready to go with over a week to spare (we do mail-in).  He actually read the voter's guide and pondered each issue responsibly and intelligently.  And did you hear?  The rocky mountains got a little higher with Colorado passing the legalization of marijuana.

We attended the high school cross country banquet yesterday.  It was a nice ending to a great season.  Good kids, those runners.  And Wolfgang received a special award - the Sisu award (no, not "sissy"!).  Well deserved if I do say so.


In other cleaning up of loose ends, the Subaru is back home and running smoothly.  China's ear almost looks normal, whatever that is, and I just need to put a few finishing touches on "The Don".

Thank you to everyone who gave such helpful feedback regarding compensation!  I know what I'm gonna do.


19 comments:

  1. Congrats to Wolfgang on his reward. I had to link over to see what it was - and it's definitely something he should be proud of!
    Your drawing of The Don is amazing. I am so impressed with your talents. As far as compensation, I have a feeling your choice is right on.
    Glad to hear Sue is back. Hopefully she's able to hold her head up high now.
    Speaking of high.... I DID hear. One more reason to move to Colorado. lol ;)

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    1. Thanks. I don't know if this is the end of troubles with Sue, but maybe with the new legislation, I just won't care anymore.

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  2. That is damn good! as we say down south; the drawing of "The Don" that is.

    Congratulations to the boys on two different, but very special occasions. I'm glad all else is getting back to normal, too.

    Now, you Gotta show us those boots!

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    1. Boots on display? Hmmm... I could see them in one of those "sports afield" shots with some dead animal with the tongue hanging out. It could work, lemme get the shotgun!

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  3. We don't need a dozen terms for "snow" like the Eskimos have -- but "Sisu"? Now THAT'S a concept we could use a lot more of around here. Good on Wolfgang for earning it; so many lessons learned on the fields of friendly strife.

    ....as John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" plays over & over in my head. Good time to start that pizza franchise, eh?

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    1. I'd never heard of Sisu before Coach introduced it last track season. I told Wolfgang it was the best award of the bunch in my eyes.
      Think Peyton Manning had insider info about the pot proposition??

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  4. I recently went boot shopping too. It was tough to find a pair of plain, flat, zipper, knee-high, brown or black ones, but luckily I scored BOTH at Walmart. YAY.

    I am also VERY thankful the election is over. I never comment on politics, except to say that this year, I never saw so many people, behave so badly. And it's enough already.

    Hooray for the Subaru update!!

    And congratulations to Wolfgang on his reward!

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    1. Ugh, boot shopping (not UGG)! Glad it's done. These better do the trick.
      I never thought I'd say it, but I'll be glad to see facebook statuses back to being about what people ate for lunch...

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  5. Congrats to Chaco and Wolfgang! Yay to the end of elections, but I think half of my friends are planning to move to Colorado now :)

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    1. Only half? Who you been hanging out with?

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  6. I decided this election, that I'm never going to vote again. My sister about had a stroke when I told that to her, but there are more things in charge than one vote from me can change.

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    1. My heart wasn't in it (voting) this year. I've usually seen it as an honor and a privilege, but sheesh.

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  7. Congrats to Chaco on his first vote! I think our kids are likely to take politics more seriously than we might expect, considering the mess we've been in for the past few years.

    Congrats to Wolfgang on his award! Sounds like he's the Cross Country MVP.

    Glad to hear the Subaru and China are doing well. And the Don looks GREAT! Nice work!

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    1. Yeah, it's fun to see our kids be enthusiastic about participating in the election, isn't it? The novelty has worn off for me!

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  8. Congrats to Wolfgang on his award and also to Chaco for voting, you sure have kids to be proud of :)

    Yeah The Subaru made it through, and with China it sounds like every thing is going you way.

    Boot shopping I am so picky when it comes to this, and if you ever need to change careers at least you will have the footwear for an Elk Hunt Guide.

    Seriously I like your artwork, they are going to be so proud to get this one.

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    1. Yes, I hope my Save my Toes campaign pays off with the boots. And I've never gutted an elk, but I think I'm ready!

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  9. As you likely know I am a fairly political fellow, i mean i went to rallies, and donated a few bones mostly to senate candidates, and this is what I have deiced, lets go to 6 year terms, it seems each is worst then the last.

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    1. Oh groan, you're right. We do it all again in 4 short years. Pass the Doobie, Duble!

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  10. Funny how you don't even think about warm winter boots until it is so cold your toes hurt in regular boots and you can't stay outside in the cold temps very long. Glad you got the warm boots. Even if you only need to wear them a couple months.

    The Don is looking good. Glad you made a decision and are satisfied with your decision.

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