“Voting is not only our right—it is our power.”

Today is winter. It is sunny but cold, in the 30’s, where it will stay for the next few days. Some white fluffy clouds, probably cumulus, the only clouds I remember, are here and there. Today is pretty.

This week has gone quickly for me. I had a couple of loll around the house days, a couple of spot cleaning days and yesterday’s errand day, two full hours, 4 stops. Today may be laundry day. I haven’t decided yet.

I did vote yesterday. Four or so people were also voting. It was quick: many local races were uncontested. Each of us, the person in front of me, the person behind me and I, took a democratic ballot. That made perfect sense.

More shoots are showing their tops in the front garden. The warm days of January and February are at fault. We are way ahead of our usual spring timetable.

I’m going through seed and flower catalogues. I like to see possibilities.

I’ve loaded my iPad with books I bought, cheap books or free books. The most expensive book was $2.99. Many are early books by authors I’ve read. After I start reading, I lose time. Lately, I haven’t turned off my light until after 2.

When I let Henry out for the last time, around 2 this morning, I noticed how dark my street is beyond my house. I still have a lit string of white lights coming from a big white star. It is always lit, all year. The house around the corner also has white lights, but they are off at 2, maybe even earlier.

I miss Howard Johnson’s. That they were all essentially the same was their drawing power back then. You could travel anywhere in the US and feel comfortable eating at any Howard Johnson’s. I liked their ice cream.

I’m not going to do laundry today. I guess that’s it.

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8 Comments on ““Voting is not only our right—it is our power.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Nasty cold here this morning, 1,4 F but no wind thwnkfully. Much nicer later on though with sunshine and melting snow. I guess much of the snow we have will melt away this weekend and I won’t miss it at all, well maybe when the dogs starts to be miúddy again 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Wow! That is really cold. You were being spoiled with all the warm days.

      It will be in the 30’s until next week. I too have had a warm winter. February is 9˚ warmer than it has ever been.

      Have a great night!

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Unfortunately, the Republican Party has been on a campaign for years to limit the voting franchise by excluding blacks, Hispanics, gays and others that they believe are less likely to vote for them. Getting out and voting is a privilege that most of the rest of the world envy and those of us who would get the most benefit from government stay home. All your State and local elections are also important because those candidates affect our lives every day and our state legislators draw the congressional districts every ten years. Republicans have gerrymandered congressional districts in Texas to the extent that would make an amoeba jealous. 🙂 And, please answer the census for the same reason. Thousands of American servicemen and woman have died so you can have that right. Don’t squander it!

    Beautiful today with highs expected in the upper 60s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I have already sent in my census.

      Massachusetts has long been a liberal state but voters are not against voting for a republican. The current governor is a republican who is considered the most liberal governor in the country. He’d have to be to get elected here.

      Going to court to prevent the redistricting is about the only tool for prevention.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        So was Mitt Romney and the ACA (Obamacare) was a Republican plan instituted in Massachusetts. Trump now owns what’s left of the party of Lincoln. 🙁

      • katry Says:

        I know Romney is a republican. I voted for him anyway. He did get health care passed here.

  3. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I haven’t voted yet,( registered Democat). I get an absentee ballot and instead of mailing it in, there is a drop box set up in Berkeley, that is safe to put your ballot in. I don’t trust the mail for some reason. Plus I want my ” I voted” sticker.

    As you know, or I think you know my friend found me a Macbook Air, so I am having fun with that.
    I missed a Tom Paxton concert– oh well. I supposed I can’t go to every concert, or I couldn’t have bought the Mac.
    Not feeling well these days, as you know… but I had a nice week off from doctors and tests.
    Take Care,
    Lori and the gang.

    • katry Says:

      Lori,
      I am registered as an independent so I can pick and choose the party for my primary vote. I chose democratic yesterday, which I usually do. I like early voting. No lines, the voting goes quickly.

      I love my Mac and can never go back to a Windows machine. Mine is a MacBook Pro which was recently repaired, only the screen is old, at no cost as I had taken the extra warranty.

      I do hope you start to feel better. The spring flowers ought to help.

      Love,
      Kat and the kids


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