Saturday, March 23, 2019

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Thank you note to Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander:
Thank you for voting to oppose the president’s emergency declaration. Please also reject his veto. 
Roy Blunt 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 104, Columbia, MO 65201
Lamar Alexander 3322 West End Avenue, #120, Nashville, TN 37203

Postcards to Rep. Pete Olson and Senators Cornyn and Cruz:
I encourage you to co-sponsor legislation that would give DC residents a voice in Congress. Please support H.R. 51/S. 631.

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Email to Rep. Pete Olson and Senators Cornyn and Cruz:
I oppose Medicaid cuts in the administration’s budget proposal. Medicaid covers 1 in 5 Americans, many of them poor, disabled or elderly. I want my tax dollars to support vulnerable neighbors. I am counting on you to preserve this critical program.

Thank you note to Senators Susan Collins and Mike Lee:
Thank you for voting to oppose the president’s emergency declaration. Please also reject his veto. 
Susan Collins 68 Sewall Street, Room 507, Augusta, ME 04330
Mike Lee 125 South State, Suite 4225, Salt Lake City, UT 84138

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Called Rep. Pete Olson:
 I believe that my neighbors from other countries need a clear pathway to permanent status. The Dream and Promise Act would provide this for millions of people. Please co-sponsor H.R. 6.

Thank you note to Senators Jerry Moran and Lisa Murkowski:
Thank you for voting to oppose the president’s emergency declaration. Please also reject his veto.
Jerry Moran 3450 N Rock Rd, Building 200, Suite 209, P.O. Box 781753, Wichita, KS 67226
Lisa Murkowski 800 Glacier Ave, Suite 101, Juneau, AK 99801

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Sent Thank You notes to:
Rand Paul 1029 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Rob Portman 37 West Broad Street, Room 300, Columbus, OH 43215
Mitt Romney 125 S. State Street, Suite 8402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Marco Rubio 1650 Prudential Drive, Suite 220, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Pat Toomey U.S. Custom House, 200 Chestnut Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Roger Wicker U.S. Federal Courthouse, 501 East Court Street, Suite 3-500, Jackson, MS 39201
Thank you for voting to oppose the President’s emergency declaration. Please oppose his veto also. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

February Life Around OakMeadows

February Life Around OakMeadows 

The bird list is longer than usual because we took a drive along the coast to see the coastal birds. 


Cloudless Sulphur 

Red-tailed Hawk
Black Vulture 
Great Egret
Brown Pelicans
Great Egrets 
Mourning Doves 
Ducks (couldn’t id)
Belted Kingfisher 
Sandhill Cranes
Roseate Spoonbills 
Royal Terns
Herring Gulls 
Semipalmated Plover
Ring-billed Gulls
Laughing Gulls
Rusty Blackbirds
Collared Doves 
Harrier Hawk
Snowy Egret
Barn Swallows 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-winged Dove
Pine Warbler
Red-winged Blackbirds 
Turkey Vultures 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Around OakMeadows

Scrap  Quilt 

Around OakMeadows 

Among the things that you really don’t want to have to do: Have your house re-piped.  We noticed a slight buckling of one floor board and determined that there was a very slow tiny leak in one of the pipes coming into the house through the foundation.  The plumber said that when the house was built 15 years ago the pipe had not been properly sheathed and had corroded.  The only way to correct the situation was to re-pipe the whole house.  What a mess! They had to cut into the sheetrock in almost every room in the house and with that came sheetrock dust every where.  It took a week of utter chaos and then another week with workmen repairing the sheetrock. But it is done and things are back to normal. 

I am cutting out a new quilt for the master bedroom. The quilts that I currently use on it are over 25 years old. I had sworn off making anything larger than twin sized but needs must.  It is in blues, greens, and cream.  

JMM and I baked a coconut cake last week. I found the recipe in my ATK Family Cookbook and decided to give it a try. We used the new Kitchen Aid mixer that our daughter gave us for the first time and wonder now how we ever managed without it. The cake is really good.  

Our two kittens are getting big and are very affectionate. 

I am reading an excellent book on the ratification of the Constitution. I had no idea that that the ratification process was so fraught with opposition. I had always assumed that of course it was ratified because it was The Constitution. Anyway, I am learning that the politics of ratification had much of the rancor and dirty tricks so prominent today. 

JMM has planted one of the two Water Oak trees we bought to plant near where my dear Bandit and Duffy are buried.  He also has 2 Beauty Berry bushes to plant. But it has been so rainy that he has been unable to get them all planted.  One day last week, we had a terrific thunderstorm that dumped 5 inches of rain.  

That’s about all from OakMeadows where the kittens are getting bigger ...and so are the people...sigh...