Deep Blue Funk
Well that’s a lie. It’s really just a pale blue moment. I’m tired is all. We had a busy day and it has caught up with me. Beautiful Boy and I went to the zoo this morning. Today the Zebras were most interesting to him, and of course the exotic geese that hang out by the feeders. I had to shoo one of them back because it had the gall–the gall I tell you!–to hiss at my son! I said if it hissed again it would get nothing more from us! Amazingly it listened. We spend tons in quarters at the zoo because we love to feed the animals and I have a tiny ecology soap box, so I prefer to buy the food rather than use popcorn or crackers. Our city has a very nice zoo. It’s not one of those miserable places that make you ashamed to be a human. It’s well laid out and comfortable and clean. Except for the chimps, But I think the chimps like it better that way.

Then this afternoon we went swimming. It’s time to put him back in lessons since he is far too daring and has forgotten most of what he learned last year. He thinks he is so big that he doesn’t need mommy’s help, so I have to hover around him, not touching, but not letting him go either. He only went under twice. And he didn’t seem to care as much as I did. He’s totally fearless.

After his bath–daddy gives him his bath–my son informed me that he needs a “aircup” (translation: haircut). Hmmm. I wonder what he and daddy talked about during his bath tonight?

We all saw Curious George this weekend and my two year old budle of energy sat still the whole time and has been talking about George ever since. (See? Curious George goes to the barber? Because of the haircut reference above? Oh never mind. I think I’m funny and that’s all that matters.) It was an excellent film, particularly if you watch with some one very small. I highly recommend it.

Oh, Book Group reminder. Did you get a copy of Antietam? Sometimes I’m glad I didn’t buy a book, but I bought this one and so far I don’t regret it. The writing style is a little academic for my taste, but the information is fascinating.

I should change the name of this blog from “one girl’s opinion” to “all about my son!” Do you get tired of hearing about him? I never get tired of telling about him. And if you do get tired, don’t tell me. Just go read something else instead. Antietam, perhaps.

And this entry should be called Tangent Girl Strikes Again! My goodness but I hop all over the place tonight. Sleep, must go to sleep.

Book Group

February 23, 2006

I belong to a wonderful book group. We are small and cozy and meet once a month. Our next meeting is March 24th

The March theme is American Civil War Books
The March book is “Antietam” by James Mcpherson.

In the devastating Civil War battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862) nearly 6,500 soldiers were killed and 15,000 seriously wounded, and the North won a decisive victory that led to the Emancipation Proclamation and turned the fortunes of the war. James M. Mcpherson recounts the events of the terrible day, explaining exactly what happened and exactly what were the implications.

Please feel free to join our little book group. All comments are welcome!

Other books considered for March are:
“Hallowed Ground” by James Mcpherson

“The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane

“Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America” by Gary Willis

February’s book was “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions” By Michael Savage
It was from reading this ranting diatribe that I learned that while I tend toward conservative thinking, I am NOT THAT conservative!

This book offers screaming–and often nonsensical–solutions to the problems America faces from liberal thinking. In his effort to bang his personal philosophy into the heads of the common “sheeple” Michael Savage comes across as inflamatory and slightly hysterical. Constant use of ShockJock terminology clouds the facts that his “solutions” aren’t solutions at all.

He does point an accurate finger at the difficulties and failures of the government to control American borders.

Making problems apparent is the first step toward fixing them, so even though he offers no real answers, hats off to Michael Savage for pointing out a few trouble spots.

Recommendation: nah