It's been a long exhausting and nerve-wracking week on several levels but I think I've weathered it well except for not getting a post up sooner.
* Thanks for your great comments on the Sarah Palin thing. I'm so glad you liked it and the video. Also, I'm glad y'all liked Straight No Chaser's vocal offerings. I think these guys are awesome. I ordered both their Christmas CDs as my present to myself.
* After writing the Palin post, a few light bulbs went off in my head. I remember how, despite the press' best efforts, Jackie Kennedy defended and enforced her children's privacy like a proper mother should. Rosalyn Carter and Laura Bush also did a good job of protecting their girls in the White House. However, the one who sorta surprised me was Hillary Clinton. After Bill got elected, she called Jackie Kennedy Onassis and asked for advice on how to protect Chelsea. Hasn't Sarah noticed that other women in the public eye protect and closet their children from the public instead of dragging them around on display? If she did, David Letterman couldn't talk about them. (By the way, Dave keeps his young son shielded from everyone so I figure he knows what's right in parenting.) That said, I'll probably get hate mail from Palin supporters. If it strikes me as funny and/or stupid, I'll use it as a blog post -- look for 'Just in from Wasilla' . . . LOL! If I don't like it it will be flus . . . er . . . ah . . . moderated (yeah, that's it!)to Never-Neverland.
* On the medical front, I was on the ER on Tuesday due to chest pains. Tests and blood work were run and scrips given and filled. They didn't work so I'm toughing it out. Good meeting with Dr. Krishna (hare hare) on Wednesday. Blood work on Thursday. Call from Dr. K's (hare hare) office on Friday telling me I needed to go get blood work again on Saturday and that my potassium is too high and they were sending me a diet. I got home from the lab and the mail was there and I read what I'm not supposed to eat/imbibe. I put it next to the list of all the things I'm not allowed to eat because of my high cholesterol. Guess what? There isn't a damned thing I can eat between the two. First, I cried; then I started thinking (here I go again) and realized that I've had FIVE blood tests in the past six weeks and the only thing different is the two scrips given to me at ER on Tuesday. Not a syllable was spoken about potassium on the first three. You can bet I'm on the phone asking questions on Monday.
* I don't know if this is good news or not. I have been going over what I want to do here: scouring the archives and old posts; checking for new decor; and considering new ideas for the New Year/decade. Starting tomorrow, The Groaner of the Week will return!! It will be combined with the Friday Groaner. "Why?" Y'all ask. Because my personal groaner archives is dwindling and many of the groaners from y'all are repeats. Kent McKamy sent me over a dozen groaners recently -- and all but one have been published here. I will still accept submissions and give attribution to contributors but there only be one groaner a week.
Welllllllll . . . I'm about ready to fall asleep soooooooo . . .