Where to begin . . .

So much is going on in the news, I almost don’t know where to begin! But the immigration fiasco going on has me both sad and shaking my head. What on earth was “he” thinking? People who have been vetted for at least two years, board a flight and are en route when he signs his executive orders. Only to arrive at JFK, put in handcuffs and detained.  It’s becoming more and more obvious that he has no clue how to govern! Something I’ve said from the time he descended that escalator. It’s also obvious there’s no communication and a total lack of experience in that White House. Yeah, not sure about you, but I don’t find any of this very assuring.

OF course we should not allow people who have not been vetted into our country! Seems to me President Obama and his policies were on top of this. Except for 911, the incidents here were done by home-grown terrorists. And now what is going on at JFK and airports across our country is exploding. Again I say…..experience IS everything and I’m afraid we’re all going to reap the results of a complete lack of it. And he’s so delusional, he says “it’s working out very nicely.” Referring to what’s going on at the airports. Nicely? Nicely for whom?

In other news…..have any of you knitters seen the news about the owner of the yarn shop in Franklin, TN, called The Joy of Knitting? Here’s the link. https://www.good.is/articles/knitting-store-marching

Yes, it’s her yarn shop and yes, it’s her choice to ban those who marched from purchasing pink yarn at her shop and to call the women “vile and evil.”  Although, due to the backlash she’s received, she might be rethinking her decision. Or not. Where I have a huge problem with this is when mixing business and politics. I feel it’s tacky and very unprofessional. Those of you who visit my personal page at Facebook know I had a similar encounter with a business woman. The owner of a local tour bus company that my Red Hat group used.

When I had my contracts with Kensington, I did book signings throughout the southeast. Some were obviously owned by “Christian” women. They make sure you know this. And trust me, I had to bite my tongue a number of times. Especially in Mississippi and Alabama. And even if you don’t know me personally, you can probably tell from my blog that I speak out and speak up. Always. EXCEPT when it was business related. And signing books was my business. Although I could have contributed a lot to the conversations by the women customers in those shops, I did not. It wasn’t the place or the time.

And speaking of the right place and right time…I have another issue in relation to this, but I’ll save it for another time.

I’m just so sad about the state of our country. But sadness doesn’t accomplish anything. So now that I’ve vented, I’ll take a deep breath and focus on the upcoming actions my organizations and groups will be taking.

See you here next time…….




9 thoughts on “Where to begin . . .

  1. I am right there with you. Every morning I wake up and wonder what catasprophe he-who-must-not-be-named will stir up today. This has to end, but how I do not know. And yes, there is a time and place for voicing “Christian” opinions, and most of them haven’t a clue about that. I don’t care a whit what anyone’s choice of religion is, as long as they keep it out of my face. People can worship carrots for all I care, just don’t tell me I have to do the same.


  2. Just know that you are not alone. Many of us share your thoughts and feeling. I have a few family things that are taking up a lot of mental energy right now so I’m trying not to take to much of Trumpy in although you would have to be deaf and blind not to know what is going on.

    I’m off to check out that yarn store. Can’t believe that. Karma is a beautiful thing though.
    Have a lovely Sunday my friend.


  3. A little off topic,,,,,,,but not by much,,,,I just finished watching the recording of last night’s Rachael Show. The segment on the State Department held special interest to me…it rocked some memories……memories of how no matter where our family lived overseas we always felt safe in knowing that there was an American Consulate if not in the same city at least nearby. Our little bit of the States nearby to take care of us.


    • I feel the same way about the State Department and how vital they have been to American’s living overseas and also visiting. When Ray worked in Paris and we lived there on and off, I always felt safe being an American in France. Now? We have no protections and I find this extremely frightening! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


      • Thought you lived in France too. Fun times. Was reading a book where they talked about have onion soup in Les Halle’s around 3am. OMG…..to die for.


  4. With regard to the knitting store owner, it continues to amaze me how supposedly “good” Christians can be so un-Christian. My memory of Sunday School teachings way back when is that you treated others in a charitable, loving fashion even if you disagreed with them and even if they mistreated you (something about turning the other cheek). But the name-calling and worse we are seeing in response to very innocuous actions (such as buying yarn and making a hat) from people who insist they are good Christians seems exactly the opposite of that. And the women who shopped in her store were helping her earn a living. Maybe she’ll make everybody sign an affidavit now promising only to use her yarn for what she deems acceptable before she’ll take their money. Kinda shortsighted if, as I said, you’re trying to earn a living. What if I want to make a purple and orange striped sweater and she doesn’t like purple and orange together? Is she going to say “sorry, go shop elsewhere”? People used to be ashamed of bad behavior and ignorance but now seem proud, and that’s a very sad state of affairs.

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  5. I simply have no tolerance for mixing religious views with either politics or business. It shows a total lack of understanding for those who do not agree with your religious views.


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