Monday, January 15, 2007

Toby and Jes went off to work together this morning. Toby called home to say they made it fine. The roads still had slick spots, but for the most part, it was not too bad. He said the parking lots at Halliburton were like ice hockey rinks. I will probably not venture out today unless necessary. Quilting has been cancelled.

Out of the four football games played over the weekend, two of the teams that we were rooting for won. Truthfully, it does not matter much to me who wins. I have no dog in this fight.

I made chili yesterday. My chili is sort of Tex-Mex. I had frito-chili pie while Toby had stacked corn tortillas layered with chili and cheese. Jesse made a batch of biscochitos (Mexican bread cookies with anise and liquor). She did not have any brandy to pour over the dough, so she used VO. Interesting, but tasty! This morning she took most of the cookies to work. It is a good thing, because I love ‘em.

While searching through my old posts looking for something in particular, I ran across a post where I mentioned President Clinton’s rant about Fox News. What I found interesting in this old post was that I mentioned that Clinton inferred in his rant that he would send more troops to Iraq if he were president. I am sure if the idea had come from a Democrat president, all the Dems would be for it. As it is, Buck mentioned some interesting facts about the "escalating" war efforts:
Here are the facts: There are now about 132,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Bush would raise that number to 153,500. By comparison, there were 133,000 US troops in Iraq as of 01 March 2006, down from about 160,000 in December 2005 during parliamentary elections. So we’re "escalating" the war by increasing troop levels to a point below what we used to have. Strange choice of words, that.

You can read more plus some other good links at Buck's. In the meantime, stay warm.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

We finally got the ice. A little Sunday morning, and more this morning. I tried out my new heated ice scraper I got for Christmas and it worked great. Light driving day because of it being MLK day. But same ice parking lots here.

inpassing said...

I've been watching people try to creep up the iced hill in front of our house or come to the stop at the bottom of the hill. Most people make the stop, but there are lots of spinning tires and a few that just turn around after several attempts up the hill.

We've been hitting the treadmill every day which is good because we've sure had those "munchies" you and Buck were talking about. But today is a day to pull out all the receipts and get tax stuff ready...come to think of it...this could be a major "chocolate" day!!

Buck Pennington said...

Thanks for the link, Lou! Haven't been out yet, but the roads don't look too bad from my window. I WILL go out later.

And all this talk about food...continues! :-)

inpassing said: But today is a day to pull out all the receipts and get tax stuff ready...

Aiiiieeee!!! Taxes!! It ain't as bad as it used to be, but it's still a major pain. I won't begin thinking about the subject until the end of next month...

Bag Blog said...

My husband is a CPA. We will think about taxes next October.

Becky said...

Ugh, taxes. If only it weren't so complicated. My workplace doen't give out W-2s until the last payday in January, so I still have a couple of weeks before I have to think about mine.

The cold weather has finally reached us, though it won't get as cold as where you are.