Saturday, April 24, 2021


 Watching the news today got me thinking.  It seems like every time someone gets shot by the police, there are people out there protesting for police reform.  The latest case involved a teenager wielding a knife against another female.   No doubt this was a black on black crime.  However, someone DID call the police, who responded in time to see the teenager about to stab the other person.  Police officer did the only thing he could do at that moment and that was to fire at the person wielding the knife.   He was protecting the life of the other person.

What was he supposed to do?  Let the other person get stabbed and possibly killed?   These people who are protesting the death of the knife-wielding teenager need to acknowledge the fact that if something hadn't been done, that person who was being threatened may have lost her life.

The protestors keep saying that something needs to be done to reform the police.   My suggestion is this:

If you think you can do a better job out there on the streets, let them put YOU in a uniform and then YOU can respond to trouble calls and see how YOU can do better than someone that has gone through weeks of training.  Split second judgment calls sometimes don't work out for the best, but they DO stop perpetrators and criminals from repeat offenses.

Monday, April 12, 2021


Ten years ago, I stopped blogging.  Not sure why, but I guess I was busy doing other things.  If you have had the fortunate experience of  meeting me in person, you'll know I'm not very talkative.  I write better than I speak.  My vocal vocabulary is a mixture of Tex-Mex and Cajun slang.  

In those ten years, I lost my mom (2016), and have acquired 6 cats, two of which are indoor-outdoor.  I've also taken up quilting and joined a local quilt guild.   Crochet is still one of my hobbies mixed with an occasional knitting project.  I also went on a quilting cruise, bought a new sewing machine, and then the above embroidery machine (Brother Persona PRS100). 

I've been safe from COVID-19, although some of my friends have gotten it.  Most recently both hubby and I got our COVID vaccines, so hopefully we're pretty much immune for at least 6 months.

You'll most likely see future posts whenever I have something to talk about.  

Pat H.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

PR Weekend 2011

More pictures from PR Weekend in Chicago! Too many to post here, however, you can see them all here:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chicago, here I come!

Plane leaves tomorrow at 1:17 PM, my large bag is packed, but I need to throw in a couple of things into the carry-on bag and everything will be ready to go!

Even after all I packed in that large pullman case, the bag weighed only 28 lbs. I have room enough for 12 lbs of fabric and/or yarn!

Camera is charged, so is cell phone. Will be taking pics and will try to post them from my laptop.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Train trip cancelled

Today I got the dreaded call from Amtrak saying my May 11 trip had been cancelled. Therefore, I am now booked on a flight out of Lafayette on Thursday, scheduled to arrive at Midway airport at 6:24 PM.

After I booked the flight, I called Amtrak, didn't have to wait long to speak to an agent, and cancelled the rest of my ticket. They're giving me a full refund.

Now I have an extra day to pack!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Writer's block?

Blah blah blah blah...this is what Charlie Brown's teacher always says when he's in school. Did teachers really sound that way? I'm wondering if it's because the cartoonist (bless his soul), didn't really know what he wanted the teacher to say.

Well, to keep matters simple, I'm at a lost for words, so that's why I started this post with "blah blah blah". Since I retired, my life has become a day to day existence. Nothing much exciting going on. When I travel, there's nothing really worth mentioning here. But at least I can take pictures and share some of the sites with you.

Be on the lookout in a few weeks for a few pics from my trip to Chicago. I'm leaving May 11 on Amtrak. That is, if the flooding in MO and IL has ceased. As of now, they are experiencing a disruption in service. No thru trains from Memphis to Carbondale IL. The train stops in Memphis, then turns around and comes back to New Orleans. The train that leaves Chicago stops in Carbondale, turns around and goes back to Chicago. This leaves the passengers who have tickets to Chicago in a fog. Is Amtrak busing them from Memphis to Carbondale and vice versa? What route would they take if all the roads are flooded? Does anyone know?

If you've been on the City of New Orleans recently and have experienced anything out of the ordinary, please let me know!

Hopefully in two weeks the flood waters will have abated.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thomas tote

Thomas tote by ladybee_51
Thomas tote, a photo by ladybee_51 on Flickr.

This is one of the bags I made for my trip to Chicago on Amtrak. The other one will be available for sale while I'm on the train.