I did a lot yesterday. I marched. I stitched. I read. I ironed. A good day. I didn’t write, because I had to be out of here early, and I was not a responsible adult who went to bed early the night before, because…well…I can’t really explain that. I have stuff to do and it’s taking more time than I thought it would. As it always does.
I ended Friday with a kamikaze trip home after school to grab the dogs and run to the hills before we lost daylight…
With a little rain in the last few weeks, California gets green…so pretty. see the dog head down there.
It was still damp from a week’s worth of rain, but the skies were mostly clear.
We saw a million rabbits and hares, but only one coyote. Oh yeah, and this guy. Just sitting there as we walked past.
Yo. You’re supposed to be scared of people and dogs.
We were pushing it with the daylight thing, but it was a good walk for all involved.
The days are getting longer. This will get easier.
Saturday morning, I got up early and met a marching friend for brunch. I liked this cactus.
We went down and listened to music and speeches…sort of…while I stitched. I needed the mental down time. I didn’t want to stand. I’ve been standing all week. Two hours of standing is too much right now.
It felt good. Relaxing. Positive. And then we marched…because it’s important that we still represent…that the politicians can see that we’re still here and we’re still not happy with what’s happening, whether it’s immigration or women’s rights or issues of racism in our country.
I didn’t bring a sign this year. But I liked this one.
These were beautiful and heartbreaking. The immigrants who died in custody as they were trying to come here for safety. Children…
That’s not OK.
We need to be better than that. I hope we can be.
So I did some stitching Friday night during the movie watch…finishing up the August blocks…
So that whole section is done until I sew it to the next section, so I can finish the road and flowers on the other side of it.
I think I have to do the September blocks before that happens. Which I started at the march.
Didn’t get much done, but it’s a start. After dinner and some couple time, I came in here to iron…got another cat done…
And a snake…
And then the arm of Figure 4…
Along with a hurricane. I’m in the 900s. I’m getting closer to done. I’m hoping to work on it today as well, but I have school stuff, the slides for the talk tomorrow, and groceries. So I need to be efficient as hell to get to ironing as well. OK. Plan made. I also suspect I will need to iron Figure 4 by itself, instead of trying to fit it into what I’ve already ironed. It’s getting too large, too heavy, too unwieldy. But that’s OK. I’ll do Figure 4 and then see if I can add it to this. Or I might have to wait until I iron it to the background. It’ll be fine. Everything will work out. In time.