These are the core values I voted for when I cast my ballot for Joe and Kamala. In fact as I did so I couldn’t help smiling and thinking of a good friend of mine who says her motto is: Do the right thing.
Well, kids, I did the right thing and hope you did, too.
Instead of writing a lengthy post about my thoughts and feelings regarding the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election, I’m going to share a collection of twitter screenshots I took over the weekend.
They explain my thoughts, both serious and humorous, better than I can do so myself. Plus the question at the end is THE question. 😉
Sure, Emily didn’t uncover the latest scandal or find the drama in Elizabeth II’s daily life, but she did give us an insight into what helps make someone in power, the longest-reigning English monarch ever, stay balanced.
[Did we not all immediately think of Mack the Knife when we read this article?]
Are we not inspired to be better people because of her?
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I’m going to say YES! to all three questions because this is a news story unlike any other that I’ve read lately.
I like that Hatheier saw a problem [shark in wrong place]; sized up the situation [I can capture this critter who is “kind of like a toddler”]; and then went on to solve the problem [put shark in better place].
Granted I’d be scared to try to hug a shark, but I say kudos to Melissa Hatheier for doing so. And to any and all women out there who unceremoniously make their immediate world a safer place.
Once a week Cee asks the questions on her blog, and I answer them here on my blog. You can join in the Share Your World Challenge by clicking here.
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• What is your favorite cheese?
Swiss. Cute holes, lovely color, mild taste.
• Are you left or right handed [sic]?
Right-handed, unless I’m using a computer mouse, then I’m left-handed.
• Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
I prefer exercising my mind, but reluctantly admit that exercising my body can, on occasion, be ok, too. I exercise my mind and body often enough to not decline into complete decrepitude, but not often enough to be an inspiration to anyone. I get by, you know.
• Complete this sentence: Hot days are …
… a reason to remember that things can work out for the best. Once upon a time I thought that I wanted to live in southern Florida and was sad that we didn’t end up there. But now I’m happy that we stayed in the midwest because I only have to put up with humid 90ºF+ days, that I now find to be annoying, for a few months each year.
• Optional Bonus Question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week’s gratitude award goes to the Dr. Who franchise for picking a woman, Jodie Whittaker, to be the 13th Doctor. IT’S ABOUT TIME. We all need to see more female protagonists on the screen [and in real life, too]. I never enjoyed Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, the plot lines were too dark and twisted for me, so I stopped watching the show. But now, with a new female Doctor, I’m interested again.
This week’s looking forward to something goes to baking a cake. The details of which I’ll tell you about on my next post.
We’d be sitting at the local Starbucks, enjoying the fact that we were out of the house, doing something together.
I’d be drinking a vanilla latte with an extra shot and you’d be drinking whatever it is that floats your boat. My treat, of course.
We’d be listening to the sound of the overworked espresso machines, the indistinct conversations of fellow Starbuckians, and the random genre-less background music that seems to be in every Star$.
√ We’d be chatting… about how I read that the colors for spring clothes are rust, mustard and poppy. I’d assure you that there’s no stinking way you’ll be seeing me in any of those colors. I’d also mention that I have no plans to go shopping for spring clothes this year.
√ We’d be sharing… our latest podcast obsessions, which in my case is Call Your Girlfriend. I’d tell you that the podcast’s tone is smart and warm, and that it is lots of fun to listen in while girlfriends talk about a variety of subjects such as feminism, fashion, politics– and whatever else is newsy and relevant this week.
√ We’d be talking… about how after reading this article about raiding your own cookbook collection, I’ve decided to make one recipe per month from a cookbook I already own. My first recipe, Braised Pork With Sauerkraut, which was delicious, was from Joy of Cooking [75th Anniversary Edition]. Considering I have over 30 cookbooks, this could turn into a fun longterm project.
√ We’d be laughing… about how Zen-Den, the confused, asked me if I’d be “calamari-ing” our house. Somewhere he’d heard about this new Japanese declutter trend. While he understood the principles, he’d gotten the name wrong. My answer, when I finally figured out that he was talking about KonMari, was NO!
We’d have to part after about an hour or so because each of us had things to do, things to do.
We’d hug and promise to get together sometime in February, weather permitting, daily life allowing, work schedule be damned.
And we’d count our blessings that we have each other to talk with. Like friends do everywhere. Over a fancy coffee in one of the most ubiquitous places on earth.