LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, March 13, 2015

We Love Lucy



LL Bean sent me an email that I had an unused credit that was soon to expire.  It wasn't a large one so I decided to use it to get a little something for Lucy.  I came across a blue bone pillow that seemed perfect for her.  After all she adores her bee pillow.  I'm happy to report that she loves the blue bone as well.


Lucy snuggles with her blue bone




 She nestles between the pillows as if she were in a little nest.




 But the bee pillow is still the preferred one for bird watching.
Or snoozing a bit if things get boring out there.


It's been quite a busy week for our Lucy.  We are having my husband's walk-in shower re-tiled so Lucy must watch over the workman.  Since she is not allowed in the master suite, she must follow him from the garage door to the bedroom door every time he comes and goes to get supplies.  That means many of her naps are interrupted.

It's warmer here but raining so the days are a bit dreary.  I've started a new knitting project, an afghan for my husband. I told him it might be finished by the time we are ready for a long-term care facility.  He did not laugh.

Today's quote is for our North Carolina US Senators, especially freshman Senator Thom Tillis.  And it's also for their 45 partners in an unprecedented act of spite.

It comes from Cicero, philosopher of old:
"A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious.  But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.  But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.  For the traitor appears not to be a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.  He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.  A murderer is less to fear.  The traitor is the plague."

So far our body politic is not so infected that we cannot resist.  We can indeed survive this Congress.  I hope that people will begin to see that the good of the Nation and its citizens are not the priority of some of our "leaders."  As the legendary Mrs. O'Davis said, "Lord help us and save us."

If we are to survive, we must raise our voices.  Please contact your own Senators and Representatives and let them know how you feel.  You can find their names and addresses along with all pending legislation here


HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!



10 comments:

robin andrea said...

Lucy has such cute pillows! She is a very lucky pup.

Every time I think things can't get weirder or crazier in Washington, they show me how wrong I can be. Unbelievably insane.

Arkansas Patti said...

She does like an elevated head, even if it is a stone hearth. What a cute pillow and a wise choice with your found money.
Like robin, I am repeatedly amazed at the horror of politics. I am almost afraid to contact Tom Cotton to voice my displeasure. I'd hate for him to have my address.

Ms. A said...

With having to supervise the work, Lucy is going to be needing those naps more than ever! She may have to make up for lost time.

Dreary gray here, but at least it's not currently raining.

Carolina Linthead said...

What Robin said. But more to the point, could Lucy be any cuter? I think not. LOVE! We enjoyed our visit to NC...at least in OH we have one true liberal senator and one more centrist senator: all things considered...not bad.

KB Bear said...

I love Lucy's pillows. The blue one looks fabulous. I might do that the next time that one of our coupons comes due!

I already wrote to our freshman senator who signed that letter. I received an arrogant letter in reply, emphasizing that Obama is too weak to deal with the nuclear threat from Iran. He didn't even address the issue of treason which my letter emphasized.

I am hopeful that this outrageous act will help more Americans to see that the Republicans really don't care about anything but their own power.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lucy and her pillows; couldn't be any cuter. I'm so sorry she's having to 'work' so much this week. I hope her weekend is restful.
Washington? Such a sad and disappointing situation.

Ginnie said...

I agree completely with your quote aimed at our congressmen in NC. Have you seen the incredible TV spots praising Renee Ellmers and asking us to thank her for her work in Congress. They are paid for by the American Action Network ...ie: the Koche brothers and their ilk.

The Bug said...

I just shake my head these days - & wish I had a blue bone pillow upon which to rest my forehead :)

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Patti - Oh, I forgot he is your own Senator. What an arrogant upstart he is.

KB - I get basically the same canned answer from our Representative every single time I write. No matter the content of my letter.

Ginnie - Yes, I have seen them and they make me ill.

How Sam Sees It said...

I love Lucy's pillows! Golden's are always so fun - they love to snuggle with things.

Monty and Harlow