There’s Going To Be Some Changes Made…


Here we are in inauguration week and, I don’t know about you but, I’m in kind of a funk. I’ve decided to keep my politics on Huffington Post and try to stay more upbeat here on my blog. I will share the links and hope you’ll read the posts there, but if you are weary of politics I understand.

Here’s the latest one:


That said, I would like to ask all of you how you’re handling this new world order. Dave and I are planning to join the Women’s March in Philadelphia on Saturday, which I hope will make us feel more positive and hopeful.

If you’re going to any of the marches, please share your experience here. I would love to hear your take on all of this. I’m not sure what to expect but we can’t sit back and do nothing.

In the meantime, here’s something that will make you smile. These two make me smile every day. They just came home from the groomer so they even smell good!

Oh, and I’m carrying my friend Pia’s name with me Saturday and if you’d like me to carry yours, just say the word! I’ll add it to my sign.




  1. Roxanne Jones

    Thank you for continuing to speak out, Barbara! And for sharing that sweet photo.

    • Barbara

      I can’t help myself, Roxanne. We all need to speak truth to power, especially now.

      And, the pups say, thank you! (woof)

  2. Lee Sequeira

    Furkids made the world so much brighter — we’re going to really NEED to keep them withing hugging distance in 2017 🙂

    • Barbara

      They bring me peace!

  3. hillsmom

    Dear Barbara, Please add my name to your sign, too. So you are in a funk? I’m still in worse than a funk. Perhaps I should take a vacation from hearing/seeing every little orange twoot published as important words of wisdom. GAG! Anyway I’m glad you’ll continue to give links to what you think we shouldn’t miss.

    I really tried to follow Chief Jim’s Resolutions posted 1/2/17 on his blog Stonekettle Station, but I just can’t do it. Incidentally, did you see that Margaret & Helen have posted again?

    What cutie little fur balls…The one on the left seems to be looking askance at all the nonsense this week. Remember, as Helen wrote, “This too shall pass like a kidney stone…” I wish I could remember where I read about the orange anus becoming the head of a cult. Seemed right on, unfortunately for us non-followers.

    • Barbara

      I will add your name to my sign, Diane! Thanks for your support.

  4. Carol A Cassara

    Michael and I are marching and bringing 4 others. Riley will stay home looking cute. And dry. Rain expected. We do what we can, right?

    • Barbara

      We do what we can and definitely what we feel compelled to do, Carol. We’ll get through this, but it won’t be a smooth ride.

  5. pia

    And I thank you for carrying my name. I can’t think of anyone I would rather have carry it.
    My 11 hour bus trip to Atlanta where I was in an over the wheel seat, and the person in front of me had his luggage under his seat so I had no leg room and kept trying to move my body as this was less than a week after Carrie Fisher’s death both left me sick and realized that no way could I take a 9 hour bus ride, march and take another 9 hour bus ride in one day.

    Though I paid$20 more for priority boarding the bus driver wouldn’t let me change seats. I never use my age as an excuse but damn if I didn’t show him my ID. He didn’t believe it which is weird as I’m certainly not young looking. Well, maybe a bit

    I never had back pain until that ride.

    It was worth it as I stayed in that horrible 5th District where I never have to “fear” being me and I have many friends.

    But the bronchitis scared me so I made specialist appointments and now can worry about both my country and my health. It’s kind of cool as I can’t worry too much about either or I would lose my mind.

    I know that I “influence” many people here to at least think so I’m carrying on most of my battle on FB and the rest through phone calls and emails

    On Saturday I plan to be on FB and Twitter (which I hate but in my sickest fantasies think it might be the only way we’re allowed to communicate after Friday–hey I’ve been sick–allowed to have nightmare fantasies) and following everyone’s march

    It turned out to be good that I donated my ticket as the bus isn’t leaving from Myrtle Beach (where it was supposed to) but Murrel’s Inlet. As I live north of Myrtle Beach and Murrel’s Inlet is south it would take a good 45 minutes to get there and back

    • Barbara

      Just rest and get better, Pia. I’ll post pics on Saturday.

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