Ken has left for his business trip to Dallas. He'll be back Wednesday evening, and I know the time will go by quickly, but I'll miss him! I know Sheeba will keep me company, and I'm always capable of finding things to keep me occupied. Never a problem!
Well, Clinton and Romney won Nevada, and McCain won South Carolina. I was reading an article in the paper about it this morning, and I think everyone is focusing on who wins the popular vote. What really matters is the number of delegates. Clinton has 210, Obama has 123, and Edwards has 52. (Kucinich has one...I'm not sure why I even mentioned it, other than it's kind of amusing.) On the Republican side, Romney has 72, McCain is next with 38, and Huckabee is close behind with 29. The rest of the Republicans are in the single digits. Giuliani is counting on winning big in Florida, and hoping that all of their delegates will keep him in the race. I'm not so sure...his poll numbers have been dropping, and I don't know if he can recover.
When we were in New York last March, we asked our friend RaQuel about it. We had written back and forth about it a bit...she does not like Rudy, but I had recently read his book and was fairly impressed. I wanted to know more about why she feels the way she does--apparently a lot of other New Yorkers feel the same way. She said that after 9/11, he was exactly what they and the city needed. But in day-to-day operations of running the city, he was an arrogant SOB...or words to that effect! As I read more about him, I'm finding out what she means. I respect the guy in many ways, and for a while there, he really was "America's mayor," but I think he's a little heavy-handed, and not capable of the diplomacy that we need on the world stage at this time. Just my opinion, of course! Everyone needs to decide for themselves.
For the record, his divorces or "lack of morality" have little to nothing to do with it for me. While some of what I've read about seems to be a little shady, I've been divorced, Ken has been divorced, and we both know people who have been divorced several times. It doesn't automatically mean that the person has bad moral character or is a bad person. Perhaps a poor decision-maker, but a bad person? Not necessarily.
Hey...are you readyfor some FOOTBALL?! And will someone explain to me why they stopped using Hank Williams, Jr.'s intro? First they went to Pink, which was awful, and now it's Faith Hill--better, but hey, if it isn't broken, don't fix it. I miss hearing Hank's intro! Anyhoo, I started watching something about "countdown to the playoffs" at 1 PM, but had to stop, because I didn't feel like watching the Chargers beat my Colts all over again. Now the pregame show is on, and there's plenty of football talk. My main concern is whether or not Tony Dungy will retire. NOOOOOO! Don't go, Tony....
Since Ken won't be here for dinner tonight, I'll be making Eggplant Parmigiana, as I've mentioned in previous entries. I wrote to Cousin Shane that I should just start calling it Ken-is-on-a-trip Eggplant Parmigiana! (I may have written that here, too--sorry if I'm repeating myself!) I don't have a special recipe. I just use the one in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, but I change it up a bit. I used a jar of spaghetti sauce instead of making my own. (It's lots easier, and tastes good.) I also like using some fresh mozzarella in there, and there's a ball of it sitting in the fridge. Before I start that, I want to get the sheets changed and washed, and do a few other things around here. One thing I definitely need to do is get the humidifier going on the bedroom--with this cold weather, it's getting very dry in here!
Oh, speaking of forgetting if I'm repeating myself...have you ever had a moment where you just could not think of a word or phrase, no matter how hard you tried? Here's a conversation that took place last night, as we were going to bed....
Beth: Brrr. I actually thought about putting the heater thingie in the bed for a few minutes before we came to bed!
B: The heater thingie...what's it called? I really can't think of what it's called!
K: What are you talking about?
B: It's so cold, I thought about putting the thingie in the bed before we came in...you know, it's flat, and if you have cramps or backaches, you put it on you.
K: A hot water bottle?
B: No, it's electric.
K: A heating pad?
B: YES! HEATING PAD!
It was the most bizarre thing...for the life of me, I just could not think of what that sucker was called.