Busy baking this evening. Making banana bread for the family and a couple of neighbors I’ve not shared with for a while. Talk to you tomorrow.
John Robert Lewis was buried today. I listened/watched his funeral while doing my work. Admittedly, and so very white of me, I really didn’t know who Representative John Lewis was until his infamous sit-in of the House of Representatives’ Chamber, working to force a vote on gun regulation. Although I have seen Selma several times,… Continue reading A Longing for Normalcy
Yesterday, I was not in a good place. Although I had wished it was just me feeling such anger, it is comforting to know I am not alone in my feelings. Although nothing has actually changed from yesterday, I am in a better place. I’m in that better place due to the support of family… Continue reading 24 Hours Later
Am I the only person who wakes up feeling good, ready for the day, then it hits we are in the middle of a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a country that seems to be falling apart, led by an infantile little man who has no meta cognitive skills, working hard to become an authoritarian… Continue reading A Day of Anger
As I watch, read, and listen to the events unfolding across our country, I keep coming back to the question, “How did anyone ever support the Republicans, and how do people now support trumpists and the man in the Oval Office?” In my wondering, I have the picture in my mind of a family member… Continue reading Trying to Reconcile a Dichotomy
Yesterday I did all the outdoor things I had wanted to accomplish this weekend. I did it yesterday because today was set aside as a canning day. My goal was to be finished around noonish, which of course, I didn’t make. The three things on the canning menu were: Mango butter, banana butter, and pasta… Continue reading A Day in the Kitchen
I don’t understand. Please explain this to me like I’m a five-year-old. People in Portland are protesting, which I do understand and fully support. They are protesting in support and solidarity of Black Lives Matter, which I fully support, and the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too too many other people of color.… Continue reading Explain so a Five-Year-Old Would Understand – Take 3
Everyday I sit and scroll through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. LinkedIn is usually pretty neutral in the posts I see. Facebook can be a mix of sad, good, funny, along with a mix of politics with some people I’ve always thought of as being smart still backing the man in the Oval Office to my… Continue reading DO SOMETHING ALREADY!
Lately I have felt very lazy. There are always projects needed when one owns their own home. They are never ending. However, usually I’m pretty good at keeping up with what is needed. Lately though I think about each thing needing to be done, but have no motivation to work on them. I’d rather sit… Continue reading Just One Thing
I don’t understand. Please explain this to me like I’m a five-year-old. How does a police union have the authority to call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to bring para-military units to a city? I thought unions were there to try to help their members not get fired, or to ask for raises,… Continue reading Explain so a Five-Year-Old Would Understand – Take 2