Sunday Reflections – 28 October 2018

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Happy Sunday, my lovelies!

It is a gloomy day here, which makes it the perfect day to stay inside, snuggle under blankets, and watch TV, and all of this is what I plan to do today. I am so close to finishing a cross-stitch project for Holly, and my goal is to try to finish it today. So there will be football, blankets, some Downton Abbey, maybe a fire in the fireplace, and not much else as I work to finish this year-long project.

Jim went to Iowa to see Connor and watch Iowa State beat Texas Tech yesterday. Unfortunately, because of Holly’s dance rehearsal schedule, it was impossible for all of us to make the trip. It sounds like Jim had fun as he got to experience what Connor does every game day. It was a perfect fall day, which made the day even better. It sounds like Connor is doing well and is happy, if tired. Even though I was not there, hearing  Jim’s report makes me happy too.

My thoughts go out to the community of Squirrel Hill after yesterday’s horrific hate crime. Something like that should never have happened on U.S. soil, and it is yet another reminder of how important the November 6th election is. Vote. Make sure everyone you know is voting. Help people get to the polling places. Do whatever you can to make this a record turnout. We need every vote because it is the only method of communication this administration seems to understand.

Everything else remains status quo around here. I am enjoying my impromptu long weekend and plan to go on Internet lockdown for the remainder of the day to extract as much relaxation and peace out of the weekend. Have a great Sunday and a wonderful work week!

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Here are past posts from the last few weeks in case you missed them the first time:

8 Responses to Sunday Reflections – 28 October 2018
  1. Andi
    October 28, 2018 | 10:11 PM

    I’m glad everything is going well in your neck o’the woods. I hope you got all you wanted done on your cross stitch project. As for voting, I’m going this week to early vote here in TX, and I feel like a parrot that can only say VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    • Michelle
      October 29, 2018 | 4:41 PM

      I have about one more episode of Downton Abbey’s worth of work to do on my current project, and I can finally call it done. You will see why I am so anxious to put it behind me when it is cleaned and pressed.

      The three eligible voters in my family all voted by absentee ballot. I much prefer mailed ballots. It makes voting feel more official IMO.

  2. Amanda
    October 29, 2018 | 6:50 AM

    The news has been horrendous. I’ve done my voting already, everyone in my immediate family has, and Morrigan of course got to vote for the first time. I really hope this time the election isn’t rigged to make us fail.

    Are you re-watching Downton or watching for the first time?

    • Michelle
      October 29, 2018 | 4:43 PM

      This is a first-time viewing of Downton Abbey. Jim and I made it to season three before something drew us away from it. I have a short list of series I want to watch and am tired of waiting for Jim to be ready to watch them. The remainder of the Downton series was one of them on that list.

  3. Ti
    October 30, 2018 | 10:51 AM

    With the recent news and all the political angst circulating, I’ve been trying to avoid social media but I am on it for work so it bleeds through, into my day and it’s such a dark cloud over my head right now. The reason why I fill up my days with volunteering is because it’s get me out of this world for a little bit but I gotta tell ya, my body is just giving out. I did rest this weekend though. I said NO to the Halloween event which draws 28K people and I drank coffee, browsed books and watched TV. My dog was happy.

    • Michelle
      November 2, 2018 | 4:33 PM

      I totally understand why you volunteer. It is definitely something on my list of things to do when Holly is out of the house. Right now, though, my focus is on surviving. If it means becoming a hermit, then so be it. I know this will pass. The current state of affairs cannot last for four more years, which is how long I have until she is in college.

  4. Brandie
    October 31, 2018 | 9:11 AM

    Sounds like a nice and relaxing weekend! Perfect! I hope you enjoyed and finished your project.

    • Michelle
      November 2, 2018 | 4:34 PM

      Thanks, Brandie! I didn’t quite finish it on Sunday, but it is done now. I just need to iron it and take it to Michael’s for framing.

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