It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.
Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can.
It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality.
Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics...they will only grow louder and more dissonant ........... We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea --
Hi folks, just trying a little blogging by email, checking out how the whole process works. :) It's been a busy week, what with packing and concerts and that whole work thing. Looking forward to getting my closet in order this weekend, and going with friends to Mitsuwa for some ramen, bento boxes, and Japanese cookbooks. True, I can't read them but I do like to look! And maybe we'll manage a trip to Ikea for a bedframe, some sidetables, and many Billy bookcases!
And yes, the photo is breakfast from Tea and Sympathy in NY. Looks good, right!
The BEST granola ever, thanks to Melissa at the Traveler's Lunchbox. Rush right home and make some! I will admit I used less butter, and substituted 1 cup of rolled oats for 1 cup of nuts, but otherwise followed the recipe. YUM!
Kool Aid Pickles Dave shuns them, but I'll get him to try one. I'm going to have a tasting at work at the end of the week. I'm a fan of the Tropical Punch pickles, and Susann favors the Lemonade.
Today is looking like it'll be a beautiful day. I'm sitting here trying to decide if I'll do some knitting or stencil a shirt. I've been poking around Craftster for cool stencils, or at least inspiration. We're going to a Mets game tonight, and Glavine is pitching... hoorah!!! First game at home since he hit 300, I hope he makes it 301 tonight. :)
We saved a pear tree on the side of our house this week. The building manager was going to cut it down because it had lost a few branches, but we found a tree doctor and he said it's very healthy and he'll prune it back. He thinks it's an anjou pear tree, which totally makes sense... I just never thought about it. Dave bought a telescopic fruit picker, so we'll be able to pick the ripe pears towards the top of the tree. Since we're thinking about buying our place, we didn't want to lose the tree!
I took the day off Thursday to go to a Mets game with Christopher. They lost 7-6 to the Braves, but it was a nail-biter at the end! And note to self - 55 spf is NOT enough for 4 hours in the sun... ouch! For the most part I am unburnt, but I missed a few small spots which of course are pretty red. Poor delicate skin! At least the game is tonight, I should be less prone to a burn.
I'm reading the 8 step home cure book by the founder of Apartment Therapy. The next cure starts at the beginning of September, and I want to do the deep treatment. We're still waiting to hear when they'll sell the place, but I'm pretty sure we'll buy, so no time like the present to get rid of some junk!
My ankle is healing well, albiet a little slowly. I have a tendon strain (or is it sprain, I never know!), so I've been wearing an ace bandage to give myself a little more support. That makes a huge difference! And I've been having both ultrasound and electrical stimulation treatments at PT, which seems to help too. Mind you, I won't be doing any marathons anytime soon, but I think I'll come out of PT even better than before my fall.
For now, I'll leave you with a picture of the painting Dave and I made for our friends Dave and Erica and their son Luca. We gave it to them for Luca's 1st birthday.
Thanks everyone for the sweet emails (and cards and postcards and comics and dvds). I'm actually doing much better emotionally, and hopefully better physically (my x-ray vision doesn't penetrate my cast). I got a third cast last Tuesday, which finally is not too tight. I get a 4th cast on Friday, to align my foot a bit better, then I go into the robo-walking boot on June 1st.
Why do I call it the robo-boot? See for yourself!
ha ha Don't be too jealous, even though this is what all the cool kids are wearing these days! I'm not sure how long I'll be wearing the boot, I'm hoping I don't need to wear it to the client dinner I'm going to in DC on June 11th. :)
Quite a few of you asked if I was doing much knitting and relaxing, and I have been at night and over the weekends. During the day I work from home, which really makes the day go by fast (thank goodness!).
I am knitting the Tuscany shawl from No Sheep for You in a nice light blue. If I have to wear the boot to that dinner in DC maybe I'll wrap the sharl around it! I'll have to get Dave to take a picture of the shawl so far, it's really pretty and easier than I expected.
Well, that's the update for now. I'm on my lunch break, and it is time to eat some delicious soup Dave made last night.