Today I am thinking more kindly of America, The Entity. I know the American people are very nice and friendly, but of late my feelings towards the Country have been at an all time low. But not today. Today I listened to a talk by Chris Patten, erstwhile Governor of Hong Kong and an all round good guy, ethically and morally speaking. He made me think about my attitude to the USA and I realised that I am perturbed and repelled, not by America, but by one president and his cronies. This has been a little revelation and I feel quite cheery now. Of course I am no American-ophile, but there are things about America I like and I suspect that the president, his cronies and their actions have queered the pitch for me. There should be a link to hear the speech later on today and it is repeated on RN here on Tuesday 14th at 7pm.
Yesterday was Remembrance Day. I had a minute's silence all by myself. I shan't forget. I think Australians commemorate war in a particularly idiosyncratic way. We remember with sadness and joy, and a vow that it will never happen again.....
Today it rained, it rained and we walked in the rain and we met Winnie the Black Dog and her dad walking in the rain too!! I enjoy walking in the rain, as long as it isn't windy. We all got rather damp, but happily so. Because I was listening to Lord Patten, we ambled along for 31 minutes, so I am definitely going to need a nap soon!!! Winnie is the only black dog that The Labradors choose not to bark at. They like her a lot. Winnie is not so sure and I don't blame her. Peri lunges enthusiastically on her lead and whines and makes 'I want to play' noises.
I am making the second beanie for Katt's cause. I have 3 more wedges to knit and then two mittens by Tuesday. That is my only goal at the moment.
MrsDrWho and I are both pathetically tired and lethargic at the moment: me because of the usual, and MrsDrWho because after a full week of teaching, and with a Padawan Learner to impart knowledge to as well, there was a fair straight after school that lasted till way after dark, and packing up way into the night. Between the two of us we made one small brain I think!! I managed to remember to take the penultimate and ultimate episodes of season 9 Stargate SG1. Wow, what a finale!!! Fantastic, and now there is a wait of at least 22 weeks till we see Season 10, unless it's for sale sooner!! The consolation prize is Stargate Atlantis which starts this Thursday. I have been catching up on some TV. I have particularly enjoyed Family Footsteps. There is still one episode to go!!!
I am girding my loins as I intend to go to the BSODL to use my $5 voucher. I have eaten, I will have a cup of tea, and I will take my knitting with me, as a talisman against the evil BSODL!!