Weekend Open Thread

When sewing up the re-vamping of a broken healthcare system, more thread is better than less.
He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
If everyone gives one thread, the poor person will have a shirt.
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.


Form some words, contibute, make of this thread a picture, beautiful and unique.

What's going on with you this weekend? What's on your mind?


It's going to be HOT this weekend here in NC

90's today and tomorrow.

The NC Senate is gone fishing and the NC House is soon to follow.

The word Carolina comes from Carolus, the Latin form of the name Charles. The North Carolina State bird is the Cardinal. The State flower is the Dogwood. The State saltwater fish is the Channel Bass aka Red Drum. The State freshwater fish is the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. The State beverage is Milk. Um. OK. The State mammal is the Grey Squirrel. The State pest is the Wingnut. Heh!

State Stuff found here:


Enjoy the weekend!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

I am glad the legislature

I am glad the legislature finally went home. It seemed like they were dragging their feet on making some tough decisions. Too often I think they forget what being a leader actually means!

Special weekend for threads in NC

It's the annual August Sales Tax holiday in North Carolina.

Here's a link to the NC Dept of Revenue's info on the sales tax holiday.

Threads (clothes) priced under $100 qualify.

So, I made use of the sales tax holiday already on Friday to add new threads to my work-a-day wardrobe.

Combining a "special deal" (reduced mark-up) at the store, a coupon, and the sales tax holiday, I got a decent value for the money at a normally pricey store.

Nothing like getting a good deal and supporting the economy.

Holiday ends midnight Sunday.


Will be taking the girls out today

First time in a few years that they really need clothes. I think our biggest tax savings will be on dance apparel for our rising freshman who will attend the dance program at our local performing arts high school.

Glad you were able to find something.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Thank you, thank you, thank you

You did an awesome job and I had a great break. We did wind up being able to access wifi fairly easily, but my youngest really wanted the laptop hidden, so I didn't look at BlueNC for a couple of days. Will catch up on comments and reply to emails later today.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

It is never a bad idea to put

It is never a bad idea to put away the laptop... although sometimes difficult!