Dear Jerry

dallas

Dear Jerry Jones:

It was a win and in game and we didn’t win. Today’s game was beyond disappointing and I do hope that you are as saddened as I am by our performance. We have not done well in December since 1996 and to be America’s Team, I truly think that is unacceptable. Our coaching staff and players need their hearts checked because none of them had a heart today and how many more trips down the yellow brick road do we need to take before we admit that we have quite a few cowardly lions on the squad.

There is enough blame to go around and yes there is even some blame for you to shoulder as well. You have not always made the best decisions and prayerfully you will have a gut check moment and realize that it is time to thin out the pride in more ways than one. Our defense has allowed us to stay in the season to the point of the last game thus a lot of problems reside in our lack of offense. Our offensive schemes are known by everyone and until we ran that trick play today, we have been way too predictable. Jason Garrett may have been a great QB coach but let’s be honest, he stinks as an Offensive Coordinator. You pumped up his head and ego with the addition of Assistant Coach to his title but he is in way over his head. Some might say Wade Phillips is the problem but I think you hampered him with the elevation of Jason and that is a blame for you to shoulder. Wade is laid back and in the midst of all of the drama queens on the team, laid back is a good thing.

There are other problems as well, we need to do a better job on special teams, our punting squad needs McBriar back, and we need to stop thinking that Dallas is some sort of rehab center for spoiled, bratty, whiny, crybaby boys and realize that football is a man’s sport. I am pretty tired of us constantly being in state of rebuilding and would like to see our season extend beyond the last regular game of the season.

Bring back the glory and respect that we so rightly deserve. I am sure you are tired of losing as well so first thing you must do is not let the press keep you beholden to those words you uttered the other day. Everyone’s job should be on the chopping block right now and everyone should be worried about whether or not they will be in a blue and silver uniform next year. A few other things that you might consider are:

1) firing Jason Garrett;
2) trading Tony Romo;
3) trading up in the draft to pick up a good QB, please do not hire any more oldtimers like in the past;
4) promising not to hire anymore drama queens.

If you have any other questions or want any more advice, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

A Fan of 34 years

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Recession good for crafters – r u handmade this year?

Did you see this article in the New York Times on how how the recession has been good for crafters and crafting?

In honor of trying out the new poll feature….

Fashionably Late…..As Always

Okay, so I admit that I am usually a bit late to most things. I have tried many things over the years and I must say that I am not as late to things as I used to be. 🙂 A dear friend that has been with me since middle school through college has been asking me to join Facebook. I have resisted just because I didn’t need yet another thing in my life. You all see how my blogging had slacked off and Facebook felt like another to do item on an already long list. Well last night after we talked and she was telling me of some of our high school friends that were on there, I broke down and signed up. I wound up chatting with a friend of mine that I haven’t seen since our 10 year reunion and it was so much fun!!! So, do you facebook?

My Son the Photographer

The Prince has always had a penchant for being the object of a photograph but within the last 6 months, he has taken to being behind the camera. I am not sure if it is a phase or not but considering that he has wanted to be a preacher, large animal veterinarian, photographer, farmer and now photographer again. We know that he is not short on vision and goals…..but hey he is only 4 going on 5.

Recently one of the littlest cousins came over and the Princess and the Prince absolutely adore her so he took the camera and started taking pics.

The cousins

Just cuteness

Our Tree

Ornament #2

Ornament #1

His aunt was able to get the camera from his little fingers and she snapped this picture of our Santa photographer, isn’t he cute!

Little Santa

Caroline Kennedy – Criticism is Unfair

Of course you have heard how Caroline Kennedy has expressed an interest in the soon to be vacated NY U.S. Senate seat but have you heard the uproar about whether or not she’s qualified. The requirements for the U.S. Senate are spelled out in Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution. Key requirements are: No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

In case you only know Caroline as the daughter of a famous former President, did you also know that she has a law degree? She is licensed to the bar in DC and in New York? That alone makes her a more qualified candidate than a certain comedian who has caused a vote-by-vote recount in Minnesota.

Is it her famous last name that causes the criticism? If so, I could understand if her life had been lived off of her last name like a Hilton heir but she truly has forged her own path. Surely, I hope it is not her gender but I don’t think some would have questioned her qualifications if she were a man as there have been several sons that have made advancements based on their fathers (Adams, Bush, Cuomo, Daley to name a few).

The last time I checked this was still the land of opportunity, so I think she should be able to throw her hat in the ring just like anyone and everyone else that meet the minimum requirements.

The Beauty of Nature

Every year my hubby’s family does a family reunion and each year a different sibling is responsible. Next year it is our year and we have picked Wintergreen Resort. Since I have married into the family, we have been to: Wildwood, NJ; Williamsburg, VA; Albany, NY; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Charleston, SC; Rocky Gap Resort near Hagerstown, MD; and Pigeon Forge, TN. The siblings can pick anywhere and they have been doing this for over 30 years.

We picked Wintergreen because it is an easy drive for most of the family. We did chartered buses to Boston, Chicago and Charleston but the last few years we have gone back to our cars. My hubby had been to Wintergreen for a golf vacation with the guys but I have never been there so we took a road trip with the kids back in November during the holiday weekend. We arrived in time to see the leaves as they were changing colors and what a sight it was, so here are some pics.