Wednesday, November 05, 2008

This is for Lynn.

She requested a blog post with pretty fashions and lovely poems today.


This stunning picture is from Vogue.
I buy Vogue once or twice a year.

The dress is by Nina Ricci.

I adore it.

And I love the flip of Reese Witherspoon's hair and the repeating curves in her face and bodice.


And for lovely words. The most lovely words I have heard in a long time were spoken by John McCain in his concession speech last night.

I urge all Americans ... I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that.

It is natural. It's natural, tonight, to feel some disappointment. But tomorrow, we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again.

We fought — we fought as hard as we could. And though we feel short, the failure is mine, not yours......

I don't know — I don't know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I'll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I'm sure I made my share of them. But I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.

This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life, and my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Sen. Obama and my old friend Sen. Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.


Please. Please.

I would not — I would not be an American worthy of the name should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century.

Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone, and I thank the people of Arizona for it.


MCCAIN: Tonight — tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Sen. Obama — whether they supported me or Sen. Obama.

I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president. And I call on all Americans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties, but to believe, always, in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.

Americans never quit. We never surrender.

We never hide from history. We make history.

Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you all very much.

The whole speechis here.

How's that for humble, honorable and encouraging?


One other thing that I think would make lots of you smile is a video of Ree.

It is tucked away on the HP site and I think it is delightful...

click here and watch video


The home school volleyball team is headed to Omaha for their big tournament.
Please pray for traveling mercies and no injuries.

My photography friend, Courtney, had a baby girl yesterday!

Welcome baby Stella! You are loved!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Love to all....and encourage one another,

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