Three things I am enjoying now that the election is over. (As co-chair of our county party and whose other co-chair was running for the state legislature, I discovered that the co-chair job pretty much expands to fill the time available. I loved doing it but am really glad it is over.)
Thing 1. Not feeling like I have more than 18 hours worth of tasks that all have to be done by tomorrow.
Thing 2. Cleaning up little rat’s nests around the house, some of which are [sob!] years old.
Thing 3. Having time for non-political things I enjoy — lunch with a friend, volunteering to give rides, catching up on blogs.
Anecdote about #2, above. A few days ago I felt moved to install a little seasonal decor in the house; in particular, to change out the tablecloth on the dining room table. That plaid plastic one was fine for summer, but it needed a relief. But when I went digging into the bottom kitchen drawer where the tablecloths live, I found nary a one. There should have been a dark brown one (the one I was thinking of), a light brown one, a gold metallic plastic one, and an autumn plaid one, plus a dark green table runner. WTF? I mentioned this to Smokey, thinking that perhaps he had decided that drawer was too full and had moved them elsewhere. Turns out he hadn’t, but he did have a couple suggestions of other places to look. In the process I uncovered a box containing two of the tablecloths and the runner. When did they go into that box?
::thinking really hard::
OMG, it was October 2016, when we used them at a fundraiser for two women Democratic candidates.
::hangs head in shame::
::and resolves to continue cleaning up rat’s nests.::