Sure, just as I get used to getting up at a particular time and the horses and cats get used to being fed at a certain time, SOMEONE, and I don’t know who, decided we should set our clocks back an hour! They didn’t have eleven cats clamoring for their breakfast, fighting amongst themselves, and harassing me in a big way, for if they did they would have thought twice about doing such a silly thing! Does EVERYONE do this? I doubt it!
Yesterday, I was repairing the fence around the arena from a seriously strong wind that broke two posts a few weeks ago. After digging the post holes and setting the new 4x4s I went to lift a section of board into the position near where they needed to be. As I lifted I heard and felt something give in my right hamstring. I said bad words and nearly fell over and decided to call off the repair for the day. Fortunately, I could still get on the tractor and drive myself back to the house. It was one of those, “I don’t remember that ever happening before! It was a not-too-subtle reminder of my mortality and possible stupidity. I need to stretch all my parts before doing any physical work. My quick morning walk wasn’t as quick this morning as the limp slowed me down a bit. Oh, well.
Did you vote yet? Vote early and vote often, I always say! Since voter fraud is rampant against voters, in the form of suppression, the rise (again) of Jim Crow, and candidates overseeing their own elections(Georgia), to name but a few methods, it is extremely important to get everyone out to vote. This country has an appalling record of poor turnout, but indications are that it is much better this time, even though it is an “off-year” election. Maybe people are waking up to the embarrassing and often frightening reality that is our current regime. I am hopeful for some meaningful change, but no amount of optimism will guarantee that we will get back to the (sort of) decency of our former selves. We vote by mail, so I already did it, but be sure that those of you in the U.S. get out and participate. Otherwise we will continue this downward spiral.
One last thing. It takes me a long time to get used to certain changes in this world. While I am fairly adaptable, I do have issues with the date, the year, specifically. I am finally getting used to 2018. I still have a tendency to write 19 instead of 20 and the 18 part gets me all confused. So, after practicing for the better part of a year I am getting the hang of it. You know what? They (yes, THEM again!) are going to change it after the end of next month! Seriously?! I’ll have to learn to write 2019. Not only learn it, I will have to remember it each and every time I write the date! Give me a break, people! You probably think it is an aging thing. Well, I can tell you that it isn’t the case. I just looked at an appointment card written by a young person a month ago. I have an appointment for this January fifteenth and they wrote 2018! Hahahahaha! See? It isn’t just me!
Just so you don’t think I am always complaining, here are a couple of pics. The first is of a few Blue Geese that were passing through a few days ago and another of five of the cats being calm and peaceful. This is their sofa.