I’m tapped out on many fronts over here: all three girls went to in-person school (pre-K through 9th grade- what a spread! Am I conflicted about it? Yes. Did they absolutely need it? Also yes.), I have a rocking double ear infection, and my husband was on quarantine because he was sick and couldn’t go into work until he got a negative covid test. (He did on Thursday, it was just a cold.) Oh yeah, and the dishwasher broke!
But my first shift as an election judge was also this week and went well; I actually had a really good time doing it too.Continue reading “On Elections and Dishwashers”
I don’t know where to start on this blog post, so I picked a random generated word to prime the ol’ pump. Word: Water.Continue reading “Did I used to be able to come up with witty post titles or am I kidding myself that was ever a thing, I wonder?”
It’s somehow October- and the year is both going by faster and slower then I ever thought possible. Can we PLEASE just get to January 20th already? Fun fact- that just reminded me that I texted all my friends the REM song “Its the End of the World” on that date in 2016. I was TRYING to be funny. Little did I know.Continue reading “Camping, Dia de los Muertos, and Our Adorable Dystopia”
My uncle once wrote me this sentiment in a letter: “Enough bitching about our weather. Let’s bitch about your weather.”
Let’s.Continue reading “Inside Projects Mostly in Texas in August”
So, it’s actually been a pretty busy summer, multiple posts about ice dyeing aside.
For the past few months I’ve been volunteering on the texting campaign for Beto O’Rourke for Texas Senate. He’s running against that asshat of a tapir, Ted Cruz.
I started donating to the O’Rourke campaign for $25 a month way back in January the SECOND I read he might have a viable shot at beating Cruz. It’s money well spent. And there are a couple of quotes that have really hit home recently:
“The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
And the other was something to the effect that when you’re grandchildren ask you about this time in history and what you did during it- what are you going to say? That you sat idly by while children were ripped from their parents and put in cages and neo-nazis marched the streets with impunity?
So I’ll be DAMNED if I’m just going to sit here! So… activism I guess.
But, there was more to do as well than tossing a few bucks a month at the campaign. So I’m currently texting a couple of times a week, as well as just signed up to host a phone bank. I attended an organizing event for the Beto campaign yesterday and the Comal County Democratic Headquarters has STANDING ROOM ONLY. Something they assured us has NEVER happened before.
So I’m doing that, and cooking, and we’ve been traveling, and we’re sealing the shiplap in the girls’ rooms before we paint them… and I’m still ice dyeing too. (Just put out a batch of scarves for a pink, red, orange set.)
So here’s hoping and continuing to work towards a GOOD November 6th… we sure could use one after that last debacle!
If you want to learn more about Beto, here is the link: Beto For Texas