If a woman is talking, driving home the point she's trying to make that security and safety are the top concerns regarding a particular scheme -- and "driving home" needs to be done because the attitude seems somewhat cavalier ("Beverly Hillbillies" comes to mind) and it doesn't seem like she's being heard -- and she is accused of yammering and it turns out that her concerns are MORE than valid, is it still yammering? Can one say to her, "You were yammering, but you were right."
Meanwhile, I had a pretty good birthday. I had lovely flowers, phone calls, cards and a couple of presents; I had lots of cyber wishes and I took your advice and ate plenty of dark chocolate-frosted dark chocolate cake and bittersweet chocolate chips cookies. I spent a lot of time in my PJs -- there will be PJ talk tomorrow.
There was very, very little knitting (lots of cooking, instead!). I learned that I cannot cast on a baby sock and pay attention to a movie -- I finally got it, though, and am making progress. I think I'm going to send the single, finished sock to Mack -- I'm a little concerned about length. If it's good, I'll send the second as soon as it's finished; if it's too short, he can send it back and I'll tear out the toe and lengthen it. Oh, and I made HUGE progress with "Shirley Shrugs" -- my pet name for the modifications I'm making to Shirley Paden's yummy shrug pattern. Oh, lots to tell about that, too.