11.15.2018

First snow of the season....

...and I don't care.  We totally skipped autumn here.  We went from blazing hot summer directly into winter, or maybe I should say cold, gloomy weather.  The first snow/freezing rain event happened yesterday on November 14.  Way too early!  The ground is covered this morning, and the road in front of the house looks slick--and it is a curvy, hilly road. 

Here's a view from "the penthouse", through the blind slats.  I'm off work through next Tuesday...combination of birthday holiday and a floating holiday for Thanksgiving next week.  My only thing to look forward to, in regard to leaving the house, is an adventure with my friend Carol.  We're finally going to go to Ferdinand's Christkindlmarkt on Saturday.  We've been talking about going for years!

11.05.2018

...as if you're life depended on it.

I wish that I didn't have an interest in politics.  I wish that I didn't wake up in the middle of a somewhat restless sleep and think about the way the world is turning.  But I do.  I care about what is happening here and there...those people "the caravan" will be at our border at Thanksgiving.  Greeting them with armed forces isn't very welcoming, is it?  If we were in a terrifying situation and needed to leave, wouldn't it be nice to think that we have a safe place to go?  Put it in perspective...if you were a battered woman and you needed to get out of that situation (maybe along with your child(ren)), wouldn't you want a safe space?  Thank goodness we at least recognize that problem here in Evansville.  We don't need to be caretakers for the world, but we do need to show compassion, and not vitriol. Vote tomorrow...because your life does depend on it.