Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ageism & Sexism

Well, there it is. Front page of (who else?) Drudge. Hillary showing (gasp!) wrinkles! Linked below is Limbaugh asking if America wants to stare at an aging woman and a story asking "Are we ready to see Hillary age?"

Of course, aging, balding men are ok.

We all know that's what is important in being chosen as president.

Not that I'm voting for Hillary. I haven't decided yet--but my decision won't be based on counting wrinkles or a good head of hair.

Shallow, anyone?


Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter Warm!

Close-up of firebox

Top-down fire

I have really been perfecting my wood stove fire building technique, thanks to Hearth dot com. This is a top-down fire and I use it to start my morning fire if last night's fire is completely out.

It's so darn easy compared to how I was buiding fires in the past.

Our new stove has a smaller fire box than Old Smokey, and it's an EPA stove with secondary burn, so I had to learn from scratch when we bought the new stove.

A top-down fire is exactly what it sounds like: you build it upside down from the normal procedure. Big logs on the bottom, then kindling, then fire starters (I use fatwood), then newspaper. It's fast and easy.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Adeline's First Dance Recital

Tiny dancer...


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Chyna & Mommy