I'm rather obsessive by nature and can easily become completely consumed by items of interest. Now, for the better part of the last 3 or 4 years, knitting has been able to feed this obsession. Shopping for yarn, choosing patterns, blog reading, casting on and, of course, actual knitting has kept my pretty busy. Until lately.
My rather neurotic, yet peaceful fibery world has been interrupted in the most dramatic of ways by, of all things, politics. I have become completely, intolerably captivated by this election. It has dominated all my waking thoughts and has manifested itself as an unnatural preoccupation with all forms of political media and discussion.
So since I have a brain that is incapable of easily shifting gears... and since I refuse to fill blog pages with political ramblings... I have been unusually absent from my little bloggy home.
I will be glad when tomorrow is over. I have extremely strong views on many aspects of this election, but I'm ready for it to be OVER. I know after tomorrow (hopefully after tomorrow... I would be in agony if this went on like the 2000 election did... serious agony... and my family will probably leave me) half the nation will be sincerely disappointed (whew - I sure hope I'm not in that half) but we need to remember how privileged we are to vote... and we need to respect the voice of the majority with dignity and give our new president our earnest support.
That said... looky here...
Grey skies! The socks aren't done... but we've been blessed with cooler temperatures and even some rain lately!
And who doesn't love football in the rain! Huh?!
I was actually a bit surprised that I was expected to grab an umbrella and attend the game. We southern Californians don't go anywhere in the rain. Well at least this one doesn't. Plus, I've never owned an umbrella that I haven't lost. But I went. My son's out there on the field. The one in the black jersey and helmet. Yeah... could be that one. I'm never sure.
Okay... I'm going to FiNiSh a scarf tonight!! Woo-hoo!
And tomorrow I'm going to go VOTE. And you'd better go VOTE too!
Then go to Starbucks... they're giving out free coffee if you vote! Really!