When we had our friends from upstate NY over for a visit a couple of weeks ago, we were fortunate to get a warm sunny day. We decided to make use of this rare opportunity to go visit Historic Deerfield. It was a particularly pretty November day, the trees had not shed all their leaves, it was cool but not cold and it was sunny. Historic Deerfield is a living history museum. It includes 11 period homes interspersed between residences and the Deerfield Academy, along the tree lined Old Main Street. The houses are meticulously preserved with period details and furniture. There are many self guided and directed tours. Some of the treasures include silverware made by Paul Revere and a gun that was used in the battle of Bunker Hill. We managed to tour 5 of the houses. If you are in a hurry at least check out the Wells-Thorne House. Each room in the house depicts a different period, you start the tour in a thread bare room from the Colonial period, when the town of Deerfield was new and struggling, and end with a well appointed mid to late 19th century room with the best furnishings of the day.
LoL by: two_kittehs
Can I join you on the beach, kitteh? It ar cold where I iz.
Had a low key Thanksgiving dinner for two. Turkey breast with roasted vegetables and herb butter, stuffing, green beans with lemon mustard dressing, cranberry sauce with whole cranberries and butternut squash custard. The breast was moist and tender, took about an hour and half to cook. Now I don’t have to cook for the rest of the week. How was your dinner?
The days are short and getting shorter, all around me nature is getting ready to take a good long nap till spring. The grass outside my window is various shades of brown with some patches green, fighting valiantly to stay alive. Most of the birds are gone and so are the leaves. The stark beauty of the exposed branches reveal the shape of the tree and the grey mountains beyond. I don’t mind the cold as long as I can at least have the sun. That’s what keeps me going in January. Through the tail end of November and most of December though, all I want to do is hibernate, especially when it is raining.
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With apologies to Johnny Cash I present the man of the hour, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.
Caption by schroedinger’s cat aka two_kittehs, Photocredits: AP
Republicans and their lackeys in the media, aka centrist pundits are singing a dirge for the death of bipartisanship.
Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post,
Dana Milbank, also of the Washington Post;
Did they not notice that bipartisanship died the day Obama was first elected as the President. I guess they were also asleep when the Senate Republicans despite being a minority, filibustered nominee after nominee for no other reason than because they were nominated by Obama. This includes both executive branch appointments as well as judicial appointments. The Beltway Pundits do seem to have a peculiar definition of bipartisanship. To them it seems to mean that, Democrats give in to all the Republican demands, even when the Republicans are in a minority. They remind me of traditionalists who urge the wife to go back to her abusive husband and not file for divorce, even if he is beating the crap out of her.
I agree with Emily Bazelon’s take.