Braveny’s Garden

Most Admired Women in America
December 28, 2008, 11:41 am
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Sarah Palin made the list of most-admired women in America?  I just read the article on ADN and I am appalled by this.  Sorry America, but Sarah Palin did NOT make my list. 

Braveny’s List of Most Admired Women:

1. My Mother – who raised five children to think for themselves and gave us the gift of common sense.  She promoted reading all kinds of books which continues to be our joy today. She refused to have us baptized into her church when we were young wishing instead that we find our own way to God when we were old enough to decide for ourselves. 

2. My Grandmother – who raised 13 children on the prairie in Oklahoma and always had a meal for those that had less.  She passed on her talents of sewing and cooking and making do with less to all of her children.  Creativity lives on because of her. 

3. My Daughter – who has been active in the Red Cross for the past 3 years and gave of her time and talents to help victims of Katrina, Ike, and Gustav.  She donates her time each week locally now to assist those who need help in time of trial.  She is an avid reader.  (I wonder where she got that?) She fears nothing. 

4. My Boss – who even though she didn’t feel qualified for the position was encouraged to apply by all of the people who work with her.  As a Mexican-American woman she stands tall for equality for all women in the industry she works in.  (And we are a really mixed group)

5. Rachel Maddow – who presents the news and asks intelligent questions.  I watch her daily.  Sometimes I jump up and down and shout.


Text message to Grandma saying only: 55!!!
November 28, 2008, 9:38 am
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I got a text message the other day from my grandson while I was at work.  It said simply 55!!!  Now that may not mean much to you, but to folks in gameland that is the magic number for World of Warcraft players.  It is the level you must reach to be able to create a new character from the most recent expansion of the game.  Wrath of the Lich King.  I am not going into a description of the game or expansion here, but provide a link to the site if you are interested in seeing more. 

Back to topic…
When I got that text message what it meant to me was that it was time again to pull out the old credit card and purchase the expansion for my grandson.  I laugh about this.  You see, he and I have played games together since he was six.  We played Mario Brothers on the NES, Link on SNES, Final Fantasy on Playstation, and again on Playstation 2.  Throughout the years we have played games together, commiserated over failures to figure out puzzles, rejoiced over figuring them out, drawn maps, sorted out strategies, laughed and loved throughout.  My grandson is now 21.  While some may think I am nuts for my gaming side, it has given me a closeness in this twenty first century like none other.  No matter how separated we are in age or distance, we can still play together.  And its fun.