Total Lunar Eclipse – IOW, Excuse for a Cheap Date Night!

I’m always looking for excuses to steal away for a few moments with my love!

February 20, there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse. < --- click on the link for viewing times. Ladies, this is your chance to surprise your husbands and plan something cool! The eclipse is visible in most parts of North America.... so start scouting NOW for a quiet spot with a view uninhibited by city lights. Get out your sleeping bags or favorite snuggly football-game blankets out of the storage closet and clean 'em up! (I do have confess that, despite the above fantasy - which strongly I encourage my readers to carry out - since this is such a spectacular event, we'll likely have our young astronomers with us... but the hot chocolate in mommy & daddy's Thermos might be a little on the Irish side. Just sayin'... ) "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine." Song of Solomon 6:3

Be a Leader!

Hello Friends!

This morning, I took an hour of my time and placed calls for the Ron Paul Campaign as a precinct leader. It was very easy to do – they have a script, each page with the information about the person you are calling blended right into the script. All you have to do is click the information about the person’s voting preferences as you speak to them. From there, it generates a list for door-to-door or letter writing contact. Everything is nicely packaged and thoroughly thought through.

All of you know that if *I* can find an hour in my day to do this – me a mom of five kids ages six and under – you have no excuse! =)

People in your precinct are your neighbors, usually on the streets surrounding your house. If you already know your neighbors, it’s an opportunity to talk about something that matters with them. And, if you don’t know them to well, it’s a great way to meet them. I found out some of my neighbors who I knew were Republicans were considering voting Democrat in this election! Eek!! I’ll be working on changing their mind!!

So… I invite you to become a Ron Paul Precinct Leader!

If you support Dr. Paul, this is THE best way to get involved–this will allow us to methodically get our message across to voters all across America, person-to-person, and to identify every Ron Paul supporter and make sure they get to vote on Election Day!

Much love,
Sarah Joy Albrecht

If you are able to help with this great effort, please visit:
Ron Paul Grassroots HQ

Saucy Date Night Ahead

Dinner this evening will be at Pietro’s Prime in West Chester, PA.

As I preview the menu from home, everything looks quite scrumptious!

All steaks at Pietro’s are served with a choice of one of the sauces listed below.
Click on the name of each sauce for a recipe to make your own version:


bā-är-ËŒnāz (sounds like the word “bear”)
Etymology: French béarnaise, feminine of béarnais of Béarn, France
Date: 1877
: a sauce of egg yolks and butter flavored with shallots, wine, vinegar, and seasonings

Etymology: French sauce hollandaise, literally, Dutch sauce
Date: 1907
: a rich sauce made basically of butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar

Demi Glace
de-mē glass
Etymology: French, half cooking stock, literally, half-ice
Date: 1900
: a highly concentrated reduced brown sauce often used as a base for other sauces

Au Poivre
Etymology: French, with pepper
Date: 1953
: prepared or served with a generous amount of usually coarsely ground black pepper steak au poivre

It looks like Béarnaise sauce has been around the longest!

I hope these sauce ideas inspire you the next time you serve steak – or, in a pinch, you can always sprinkle with blue cheese… unless you’re Susan Whimsy, of course ;-)

BTW, you might like to know that the word “Saucy” predates all of the sauces above:

\ˈsȯ-sē, ˈsa-\
Date: 1508
1: served with or having the consistency of sauce
2 a: impertinently bold and impudent b: amusingly forward and flippant : irrepressible3: smart trim a saucy little hat

Ron Paul – March for Life 2008

This is a comment from PJ in our Ron Paul meetup:

We were encouraged by the many, many RP supporters we saw there, along with the prominent RP signs and banners. Also encouraging was that we saw only one little, hand-made “Grassroots for Huckabee” sign and only one Thompson sign (I missed that one). RP was among the legislators who took a few minutes at the podium, and he was the only presidential candidate there.

Article from a Michigan paper:

Ron Paul gets Roe nod
by Press wire services

Wednesday January 23, 2008, 9:19 AM

AP PhotoThe doctor is in: Ron Paul used his medical background to argue against abortion Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan and other Republican presidents have addressed the thousands of abortion opponents who annually march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court in remembrance of the court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

The event has not always been a draw to GOP presidential hopefuls, but Tuesday’s pre-march rally on the 35th anniversary of the landmark ruling had one notable exception: Ron Paul.

Among people holding up more typical “Defend life” and “Stop abortion” signs, some held banners in support of the Texas congressman, a libertarian with an anti-war bent.

Paul was among about a half-dozen lawmakers who spoke at the two-hour rally, and he cited his credentials as an obstetrician who has delivered 4,000 babies.

“The debate over when life begins should not be a debate. Let me assure you: All life begins at conception,” he said.

Paul also scored a right-to-life coup of sorts by claiming the endorsement of the Roe in Roe v. Wade — Norma McCorvey, who won the case for abortion rights but has since changed her stand. She runs the Crossing Over Ministry, formerly called Roe No More.

“He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it,” McCorvey said in a press release from the Paul campaign. “He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn.

“After taking all of the presidential candidates into consideration, it is obvious that Ron Paul is the only one that doesn’t just talk the talk,” McCorvey said.
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“Jane Roe” Endorses Ron Paul

From Reason Magazine:

“Jane Roe” Endorses Ron Paul
David Weigel | January 22, 2008, 11:52am

About an hour ago Norma McCorvey, a.k.a “Jane Roe” from the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, formally endorsed Ron Paul at the Phoenix Park hotel in Washington. Why didn’t she endorse a frontrunner like Mike Huckabee? Thank the grassroots: She saw a newspaper ad in Nevada, bought by Paul supporters, using the analogy of the frog and the pot of boiling water to demonstrate what was happening to America. “It touched my heart.” That was three weeks ago, and McCorvey keynoted a pro-life Paul rally in Nevada on January 12th, but the campaign made the official announcement today before Paul spoke at the March for Life. McCorvey:

I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v Wade. Ron Paul doesn’t just talk about being pro-life, he acts on it. His voting record truly is impeccable and he undoubtedly understands our constitutional republic and the inalienable right to life for all. Ron Paul is the prime author of H.R. 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v. Wade. As the signor of the affidavit that legalized abortion 35 years ago I appreciate Ron Paul’s action to restore protection for the unborn. Ron Paul has also authored H.R. 1094 in Congress, which seeks to define life as beginning at conception. He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn.

Paul took questions from a tiny audience of press and local supporters after elucidating his abortion views. Roe was wrongly decided; federal courts need to be taken out of the loop on abortion law to let states make their own laws. A constitutional amendment would be “a tedious solution; it takes a long time.” Pro-lifers need to make this possible, in public opinion, before lawmakers move. “The ultimate test of the right to life movement is how we change attitudes on this.”

McCorvey was frustrated at the lack of attention her original Reno endorsement got, but she was lighthearted today. “When you’re president,” she asked Paul, “can I stay over at the White House?”

“Anytime,” Paul said. The supporters in the back of the room cracked up.

“I’ll take the Lincoln Bedroom,” said McCorvey.