Front page of my morning paper....
Oh sure. You're all looking around yourselves now. And did you manage to catch Governor Pence earlier in the week on GMA? Seriously??? The man was asked point blank, yes or no, whether LGBT should be discriminated against overall...not just in reference to this badly botched bill...THREE TIMES...and he would not answer the question.
Which, of course, is your answer.
By early morning he was steadfastedly defending the RFRA again.
Mayor Ballard has called for a repeal, or at the very least, protective legislation passed so this bill can't be used to chose who gets to "sit at the lunch counter". Not that he really cares, of course. This is the guy that wanted to incarcerate the homeless for...er...being homeless, okay? But the GOP are notorious for walking over the bodies of their crushed party members when there is a political light at the end of the tunnel.
"oops...sorry Mike...was that your head?"
Ballard is a lot of things...but he isn't stupid. He knows which way the wind is blowing and who butters his bread. Revenues from Downtown businesses and events. And, he sees Pence's stumble and fall as a sure way to clear a path to the Governorship.
For Mayor Ballard, Christmas has come early this year.
Six of Indianapolis' major corporations...including Eli Lilly have sent CEO's to fight the RFRA. The fiscal backlash has been swift and terrible. Bosma and Ballard have started the back-pedal and "let's fix this thing" hoping to repair some of the damage Pence has done.
I kind of want to send him a tee-shirt that reads
I passed the RFRA
And all I got was This Lousy Tee-Shirt
(and Lost All HOPE of re-election
or a Presidential Bid)
Anyway...Miz Cleo...er...Carla predicts either a Repeal (less likely) or additional protective legislation (where my money is ) before the end of the week.
We will see!
To paraphrase Brando's character in Apocalypse Now:
"I LOVE the smell of Politics in the Morning!"
Enjoyed part of Spring Break with two of my grand-daughters last week.
And Hannah...for a lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings (...my FAVORITE, Grandma Rose...) and some pre-shopping for her Birthday outfit...and planting flowers and crafts.
Grandchildren are the BEST!
Everyone came together for Hannah's 8th Birthday Party on Sunday!
All of the Grandparents, family and friends showed up. Tanya outdid herself with the arrangements and the cooking!
All in all it was perfect. She had a wonderful day!
So...slowly but surely there is hope for Spring. Not quite basking weather yet...but perfect to tuck in some pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups.
Just the very beginning of "muddy knees and dirt 'neath my nails" season.
Big plans for this year. A small water feature. Several heirloom roses. A lot more herbs...including fresh bay. And I found this idea on Pintrest that I love love love...and plan to do throughout the house. Mini water lilies and other aquatic plants anchored in decorative gravel at the bottom of apothecary jars.
I may even add a Betta to a couple of the container gardens!
But for now...picking up the dead-fall and leftover leaves and such and starting this year's compost box. Using the end of last year's deep rich black soil to feed my existing Roses and Boxwoods and fill baskets and planters. As soon as it gets a bit warmer going to touch up the arbour and do a re-paint outdoors. So nice to be able to sit on the patio with my morning cup and watch the sun rise again.
More days until our Spring Adventure, Idgy!
Everything should be warm and green and beautiful by then. Looking forward to our mutual birthday celebration...some horticultural and geological larceny (our MO) and laugh and chat until dawn!
Okay...and maybe singeing our eyebrows off with the candles.
Today's recipe is fairly straight ahead...and is great for a quick breakfast, or as a nice dessert after a meal.
Grilled Honey Glazed Fresh Peaches
Cut in half and pit fresh peaches. Use One peach for each serving.
Brush cut sides with Honey
(I like to use wild-flower honey as it has a stronger flavor)
Lightly sprinkle the cut sides with cinnamon.
Grill honey side down for 7-10 minutes.
Cool for 3 minutes. Serve with a dollop of Vanilla Yogurt and garnish with a sprig of mint (optional)
WELL...that didn't take long.
Complete with a FB Site...lol!
And you think I make these things up.
So as reprehensible as he is to me "Go Greg!" Get that anti-discrimmination legislation together and passed.
We can deal with you in 2016.
You know what is wrong with being clairvoyant?
Very few surprises.