Wednesday, January 20, 2010

make your place

I saw this book on a blog recently. For the life of me I can't figure out where. Do you know? (revision- ah! erin, i thought it was you but couldn't find the post. thanks!)
Even though I have a handful of similar books already, this one looked good and it's inexpensive ($5) and it's hand-lettered! So I bought 3 thinking I'd give a couple away as gifts.
I spent last night looking through it and it's really very sweet. Mostly recipes and tips and such for home health and first aid, cleaning, body care and gardening. It's really accessible and I like the author's attitude and voice. Here's a little excerpt from the introduction:
" me, DIY is not a show of prowess, or even a hobby; rather, it is a necessary step towards living our lives on our own terms."
You can buy this book here if you are interested.
But, chillens, on a negative note, what happened in Massachusetts last night with the Senate race makes me want to poke my own eyes out. Alls I can say is there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding out there about the health care insurance system. There are an awful lot of people who make decisions based on bad information and sound bytes and fear. I do, however, agree with Senator Kerry that it would be a mistake and counter-productive for the Democratic party to turn on itself right now. Focus, people, focus.
I am so behind President Obama and the work he is trying to do. And these two opposing political parties of ours....what to do?
I hope you don't mind my ramblings here, but this stuff is important. We should be talking about it.
Oh, and that top picture...that's my new place (tease). It's just awesome, is all. From here.


erin said...

yay! love this book--i posted about it last week! such a goodie. and i'm with you about what happened last night. time to keep slogging. here's hoping for one day!

Barbara Bechtel said...

love that book. don't love what happened in Massachusetts or either party, for that matter. think should flush them all down the turlet an' start fresh. ;)

Clementine said...

ACK, I'm so upset over the results of yesterday's election here. In my own damn state. It seems fearmongering and hate always win, when you give 'em a chance to seep in. Coakley ran a lazy campaign, and now we have to pay the price, big time.