Our nightmare is almost over – tomorrow is election day. Actually I think the sturm und drang will go onward, but let’s be positive.
And here’s your task for the week (if you live here – the rest of you are excused). VOTE!!!! I’m sure there’s a way to put that in flame-colored, blinking text but I’m not gonna bother because I’m in the zone.
Now actually I’m supposed to tell you to vote your conscience, but just vote. That would be a politically correct lie. I want you to go out and vote for my candidate and if you’re going to vote for the other one then, hell, why not just stay home and comfortable? But since you don’t know (though I imagine it’s pretty obvious) know which one I despise you can just go ahead and VOTE!
Ahem. Just saw an ad on The Weather Channel – from three pm to 11 pm they’re going to have absolutely zero election coverage. Instead they’re going to show soothing nature videos of beautiful places. Yahoo!
There’s something else I want to watch for coverage but I won’t mention it because it will make it even more obvious who has to win as far as I’m concerned. And you know, in general I wouldn’t shy away from politics – I’d be happy to voice an opinion. But we’re all so burned out over this election that I’m not going there. I’m self-censoring because we’re all fucking tired of it.
But on to more important things. NaNoWriMo has been a wonderful so far — I’ve written over 8k words since Tuesday, and while I only wrote 185 words yesterday I spent hours making notes and coming up with some really clear stuff about where this is going to go, who these people are, and I’m about to jump in again. So NaNoWriMo every day. Work on the sewing room and maybe get to work on some projects, maybe start swimming again is I can figure out how to make the time, and maybe start going through my too-many linens to take to Goodwill. One problem is quilts – Crusie passed a bunch of gorgeous quilts on to me and I can’t let go of them. But hell, since I love them I’ll damn well keep them. I’ve got tons of sheets and towels to get rid of – the Marie Kondo rule is keep only what you really love, and I really love those quilts. So don’t make me feel guilty.
In fact, what I tend to do, particularly with clothes, is give away my old stuff and save the new from Jenny. Which is particularly helpful because Jenny is a lot smaller than I am, and the stuff she’s given me was the stuff that was too big on her (she’s lost weight over the last couple of years) and a lot of my stuff is now too big for me. So it works out really well, and Goodwill gets the really oversized stuff. I do need to look up a charity that serves larger women in need of work clothes, but a lot of my clothes tend to be too flashy. But still, I’ll add that to my agenda.
I think there’s tons of stuff to get rid of and still be able to hold on stuff that might not be practical but that I love.
So that’s my plan for the week.
What’s on your agenda? Besides VOTING? Jane, you go have a cream tea in our honor, accent on the tea. We promise never to throw any in Boston Harbor again. The rest of you overseas – go out and have the best hamburger and French fries you can, washed down with a Coke. We’re having Trader Joe’s pumpkin waffles tonight with lots of fruit – comfort food in our time of national stress.
So tell me. Wassup?