Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 Project 365 – Week Forty-four

People. It is November. In two days we’ll have at least some sort of idea how this election will go, even if we don’t have the results yet. I am so ready to move beyond this moment. Whichever candidate wins (please God let it be the sane one) I can either hunker down for a longer fight or hunker down to harass our side to do better. Either way, I can quit stress eating. I hope. In the meantime, let’s look back at the last week of October. 

Sunday, October 25th                                                                 

How much floss did I think I was going to need?


Monday, October 26th                             

I don’t know why my lunches always have to be so complicated. For the record, that avocado was so huge that I saved half of it to have on my leftover pizza the next day.

Tuesday, October 27th                                                                  

Yarn porn. It’s soft & squishy and I can’t wait to play with it! 

Wednesday, October 28th                                                               

This is one of those things that I just make myself do. I really (really) don’t like needles, but so many people are unable to give blood that I just can’t let myself off the hook here. It takes less than an hour. 

Thursday, October 29th          

We had the remnants of tropical storm Zeta blow through – heavy rain and high winds combined to topple a number of trees in our area. We also lost power, but were luckier than some in that it came back on before the end of the day.

 After the storm. 

Friday, October 30th                                                                       

We went all out this year. It was fun! 

Saturday, October 31st                   

I decided to get out my yarn swift & wind my new yarn, even though it will be a bit before I can start on that project. Such a satisfying task!

Nadia Bolz-Weber is hosting an Instagram live event on Tuesday called Keeping it Together, where different guests (Brene Brown! Bishop Michael Curry! Padraig O Tuama!) offer a meditation at the top of each hour. I’m thinking of asking my boss if I can just shut my door for a few minutes each hour to participate. I wonder if it will help? In any case, as soon as I post this blog post I am going to start Operation Chill the Bug because I am not going to be in this high state of tension for the next week. What are your plans for election day (week) (month)?


  1. Election night? As much as I will hate it when 3:00am arrives and it's time for me to get up and go to work, I'm staying up until 10:00pm. Not expecting the presidential race to be called, but I hope we at least have some idea about who controls the senate.

    If the repubs keep the senate, we're back to McConnell gridlock. Even worse, there will be no way to correct the SCOTUS imbalance.

  2. The line to vote this morning when the polls opened in our county was four city blocks long. No parking available in the BOE lot. (I got this report from my eldest son.) I have to believe this huge turnout is for CHANGE, and down the ballot as well.

    I'll stay up as late as possible to see how blue things get. I'm hoping for a tsunami of change across the board, local to state to fed.

    Hey--we got some s**w here yesterday. UGH. Just some hard pellets and no accumulation. Temps will be on the rise for the rest of the week, thank goodness.

  3. I cant wait to see what you create with that yarn!!!!
    Bless you for giving blood. As someone who has blood issues, I applaud anyone who can give!

  4. We've already decided to go to sleep as usual on election night. Nothing will be known until at least 3 a.m. our time, so it makes no sense to stay up! (This is assuming we CAN fall asleep, of course.)

    There's nothing I hate worse than not pulling enough dental floss, so I don't blame you for getting an extra-long piece!

  5. That dental floss reminds me of something I heard on the Kim Komando tech show early Sunday morning. Researchers who are trying to control the murder hornets are finding nests to destroy by placing teeny-tiny electronic trackers on the beasts. How do they catch the hornets to put the trackers on them? They use teeny-tiny lassos made of dental floss!

  6. North Carolina is a bellwhether this year, and our polls close at 7:30. Florida and Georgia close at 7. The NYT says that watching returns from these three states could give a strong indication of what kind of night it's going to be. If even one of these three go blue, that will be a good thing for Biden. Also, we have a hot Senate race in NC. Keep an eye on us.

  7. you must have more teeth than me. and look at the red dirt! I don't intend to watch the election results tonight, just let me know who the probably winner is tomorrow morning.


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