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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My New Favorite Thing! and Other Things Too

One song I loved as a kid, and nearly fifty years later, still applies. Especially in this election.

I'm baaaa-ack! So several other things have gone on. Strider has a radioactive gall bladder for at least another 14 hours. We won't know what it all means until Monday. Most of the leaves (which made a really poor showing this year) have fallen at once in the windy weekend days we've had. I was really cold-like sick for 2 days, nasty throat, headache, way too much toilet time (glad I bought the new nun book), aches, fevers, yada yada and woke up today tired but otherwise well. Pushed it last week with five days of busyness. Won't be pushing myself like that again. The change of seasons is bothering people this year more than usual. Those who generally have a good stride are in various states of gimpage. On the windy days we've gotten expanses of October's bright blue weather. If it all blows up in December, I'll remember how nice the Fall was.

Gal Friday and I are still sorting out how and where things were packed. Soon we'll be through the first year back and things mispacked, repacked (yes, some boxes were repacked for no apparent reason) or lost should have surfaced. We are in search of Halloween decorations right now. Found the ceramic pumpkin and some of the desk doodads. Still looking for all the hangy and door thingies.

Also still hunting for a way to eat that is economical, proper yin/yang, Nordic and won't have me crawling the walls after 4 months. High protein- low carb is much too high energy for me. It worked when I could walk and run. On a walker? No. I think I'm leaning toward Paul Gardner's Norwegian Grandmother's Diet. Bread, jam, fish pasty stuff, cheeses. Add some vegetable soup to that and I'm good. I think I could handle that long term. There's enough variety. At four months of meat I hated bacon. Nobody should ever hate bacon. It's not normal.

There are squabbles upon squabbles in our town. The skatepark. The $14mil renovations to the police and fire stations. The resulting land tax increase. The coop union drive is still on, with all that entails. The town bus was cut to our area but increased going to NH, where the superWaldemort was built. I smell $$$. I smell a rat. I smell doo doo.

But good things are around, too. Wendy's head is above water in her new cheese shop. Stevil gets to retire in 2 1/2 weeks. Greatniece is happy-hap-happy about getting married, while her parents are on a scouting vacation for where they want to move next. And it's Halloween season. For me this goes on til November 13th, and I'm loving it.
So yeah, new, favorite and other are the October Categories.


sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

Love it! And Ms. Gore looks great all these years later. I'd like to see more women run for office. I read something the other day from some activist noting that 15 or 20 years ago the Democratic Party began actively recruiting women, who now comprise about 17% of the Senate and the House. All I could think of was that if that's it, then the program was a bit of a failure, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Always liked that song.....Hope all the gals get out there and vote.

Geo. said...

Lesley Gore, '64: "I'm young and I love to be young. I'm free and I love to be free..." Thanks Austan, I remember.

The Elephant's Child said...

I also loved that song then and now. Thanks for the reminder. I wish it wasn't necessary, but it is. Hiss and spit. October is drawing to an end. Hopefully next month I will feel the need to say and type that phrase much less often.

The Elephant's Child said...

PS: Everything crossed over the radio active gall bladder.

The Elephant's Child said...

PS: Everything crossed over the radio active gall bladder.

klahanie said...

Hey Laura,

That song sure takes me back. Sending positive wishes to you and your loved. And yes, all those ladies get out and exercise your democratic rights.

I know a lot of young people, male and female, are most assuredly going to vote in the next British election. We need to be rid of the most evil government in living memory.

Peace and hope, your way,


Austan said...

It's a shame that song is still relevant.