Posted on Jan 28th, 2010 by Allison (In the Garden, Politics / Social Issues, Whatever)

January CalendarWell, January is nearing an end. It’s been an eventful month filled with dozens of things to blog about, and yet… no blogging has occurred.

So here is a summary of all the things I considered blogging about but didn’t.

1. My son, Brandon, and his family became “location independent” and moved to Costa Rica this month. It’s been fun reading about their adventures on Brandon’s blog. And my 6 1/2 year old granddaughter just started her own blog this week –

2. Crazy Sarah Palin’s *shocking* (sarcasm) announcement that she’ll be a political commentator on Fox News. I burst out laughing when I heard her say how proud she is to be with the network that is ‘fair and balanced.’ Actually, hearing anyone refer to Fox that way makes me laugh. The not funny thing about this is how many Americans will actually tune in an listen to this idiot. WHY????

3. The earthquake in Haiti. Make a donation to the humanitarian organization of your choice.

I gave to Save The Children.

4. Pat Roberston’s idiotic comments about Haiti – Kristin handled this one quite nicely.

Purple primrose5. I still love living in the northwest.

In the middle of January I was outside doing gardening. Primrose in bloom, daffodils and tulips several inches tall, and buds forming on many of my spring and summer plants.

6. Both Project Runway and Psych are back!

7. The Supreme Court’s radical decision to throw out 100 years of precedent and allow corporations to spend as much as they want on political ads really made me mad. Go ahead, hand America’s elections over to the drug companies, insurance companies, big banks and other wealthy corporations. Certainly they’ll have the public’s best interests at heart. Morons. Something else to thank GWBush for.

Words With Friends8. Ashley introduced me to my latest addiction – iPhone app Words With Friends. If you have an iPhone and like to play scrabble, look me up and let’s play. My game name is allihays.

9. My trusty old 1996 Camry had a melt down. Heater broke, then engine light came on… running very hot. Thought I’d have to replace her. But happily found a good mechanic who replaced her broken radiator and thermostat without trying to sell me on a single unneeded repair.

10. Obama’s State of the Union address. He inspired me again. You can watch it here.

So, how has your January been?

(13) Comments   


J'Neil on January 28th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

My January’s been good too! Birthdays, drivers licenses, and braces off… I should really write a post like this one.. 🙂

Ashley Rae on January 28th, 2010 at 10:41 pm


miss Brandon and their family.

Don’t like Palin.

Love the flowers.

Loved the first episode of Psych.

Love Shawn Spencer.

Love playing scrabble.

Am sorry about your car.

Love you. 🙂

Jana on January 29th, 2010 at 8:57 am

I’m glad January is over! Too many deadlines with quarter-end and year-end reporting.

Despite this I had a GREAT birthday month!

Love the flowers – looking forward to coming up there to see you and more flowers in the spring.

Debra on January 29th, 2010 at 9:52 am

Great post, Allison. My January has been filled with quality time with my grandson, training my German Shepherd <— a never ending job. A couple of photo shoots, and FOOTBALL. Love my Saints. Looking forward to February and hopefully warmer weather to start on my garden.

Debra on January 29th, 2010 at 9:54 am

Emily’s blog is adorable!

Jennifer Pearce on January 29th, 2010 at 10:22 am

Sounds like quite an eventful month! I’m so glad your car is working nicely again too, without any of those other undue expenses. 🙂

Michelle on January 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I enjoyed your January list. I need an iphone tho.

I was also inspired by Obama’s speech and Tim was too. In fact Tim was so inspired that he wrote an article about what a real leader is. We both said how refreshing it was to hear a president not afraid to speak honestly without the usual political mumbo jumbo. It’s also refreshing to see the admiration and mutual respect he and Michelle have for each other.

Glad to hear you didn’t haven’t spend too much on your car, an honest mechanic is hard to come by.

Jean on January 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

My January has been good. Life is good.
Being retired I spend way to much time on the computer. I enjoy your blog, and Kristins, Ashley’s and I think I will really enjoy Emily in the jungle. I hope you get to fly down to Coasta Rica
and spend some time while they are there. Love you

Jean on January 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

and Brandon’s

craig on January 30th, 2010 at 9:34 am

we spent last weekend in San Francisco celebrating our 14th anniversary. We had a nice room with great views of the city and bay. We had a great time….mostly. We went to Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo and sort of liked it. Our opinion is that there are too many Cirque shows and the talent is spread too thin so there are a few moments of “wow” with quite a bit of “ho hum” filler. Not at all like the first one we saw years ago.

Or maybe we’re just getting too old and stodgy to like anything but sitting in front of our TV on our couch.

Let’s see what February has to offer.

Brett on January 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Celebrated my birthday…no big deal
Dallas lost in the playoffs…let down again!
Took my sons to college. One of them fell and broke his elbow on the 2nd day of school.
I can take or leave Palin.
I don’t believe a word that comes from Obama’s mouth…or any political figure for that matter.
I love the Oregon rain!

Brandon Pearce on January 31st, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Thanks for sharing your list! January has been a very eventful month for us as well in Costa Rica. I’m so glad we have blogs!

Kristin on January 31st, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Busy, hectic, overwhelming as I try to get everything done on this new house.

Big birthday here, as J’Neil turned 16 and got her license.

Spent a lot of time searching and waiting for the right, cheap condo to come up for my next Hawaii trip. Hallelujah for last minute deals and frequent flier miles.

Revisited my favorite Spam Haiku. It’s been a few years and still good for a laugh.

I’m going to have to get words with friends.

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