Cut to the heart of it

November 25th, 2008

So we cut out our Sunday subscription to the New York Times. We are loyal readers, but we can’t afford any more of this news.

We cut out our weekly personal training. Giving ourselves a swift kick in the butt.

We cut out our support of the conservation voter’s league. A cruel end after a tireless fight.

We cut out our daughter’s studio art class. Until the paint dries on the ugly mess we’re in.

We cut out our online subscription to the Wall Street Journal. We’ve long since stopped gagging on it, but wouldn’t you know they were double charging us?!

I was overruled in my attempt to cut out satellite TV. Some channels never change.

We quietly removed the Obama-Biden valedictory sign from our front yard. To usher in a bold and brave new day in this bountiful country we love and share.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Happy day after.
Happy every day after.


  1. But I’ll never cut out Cheerio Road…

    Comment by Jena Strong — November 26, 2008 @ 1:43 am

  2. Wisely! It’s a neverending feast, me love. Neverending.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — November 26, 2008 @ 1:56 am

  3. Happy today as well – thank you for this!

    Comment by Cat — November 26, 2008 @ 2:30 am

  4. LOL, your readers are so witty, as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Comment by Shannon — November 26, 2008 @ 3:58 am

  5. i give thanks for this blogging community of ours. and thanks for you, karen maezen.

    Comment by Holly — November 26, 2008 @ 4:31 am

  6. This too shall pass.

    Comment by Bridge — November 26, 2008 @ 5:40 am

  7. Cutting out satellite TV wouldn’t go over very well with certain members of my household, either. Then again, I’d have to put up a fight if he suggested I downgrade to a dial-up Internet connection. Oh, the horror!

    Comment by Jennifer/The Word Cellar — November 26, 2008 @ 6:33 am

  8. I would love to cut our satellite tv, but I’m outnumbered 2 to 1. I am letting a lot of magazine subscriptions lapse — I’m the biggest magazine junkie in the house. I’m coming to realize that I can only read so much in one lifetime, so I need to choose carefully. Fewer stacks of magazines, crying out, “you haven’t read us yet!”, leaves room for more sanity. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Judy Merrill-Smith — November 26, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

  9. I’m especially thankful this year for my family, for my friends and for the kindness of strangers.*

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Thank you.

    *Although my daughter might take issue with that statement. She often said, “There are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet.” I think that’s a quote she appropriated, filed off the serial number, and made her own, but it always made me smile to hear the way she said it.

    Comment by Ann of the Incredible Gift — November 27, 2008 @ 5:58 am

  10. Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you.

    Comment by Shelli — December 2, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

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