Welcome to Day #5 Art Every Day Month.
Today I spent most of the day out and about with my daughter then came home to obsess about the election some more, and keep my hands busy knitting – so that is my art for the day!
I’m working on two scarves at the same time – one for each of my granddaughters – one pink girl and one purple girl!
I’m using a crazy fluffy yarn this time. It is much harder to knit with, but the scarves are soft and squishy and yummy. It is worth the extra effort and they are going to LOVE them!
One of the nicest things about knitting is that it doesn’t take a whole lot of concentration, and is REALLY calming. And until the results of the election are in, I need help staying calm. I think I can deal with the results once it’s a done deal (sad as I’ll be if it doesn’t go the way I’m hoping it will go!) but getting there is STRESSING ME OUT!
Gratitude Day #5 –
Today I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about our right to vote, and being grateful not only being ABLE to, but for how easy it is in California, as opposed to how hard it is in other parts of the country.
Here in California, we can vote absentee and have chosen to do it that way for many years. I voted two weeks ago.
I watched multiple clips on t.v. today showing the horrific lines that some people had to stand in this weekend to early vote. I can’t believe how many people stood in lines 2, 4, 8 hours long. In Ohio, some people, after standing in line many hours, didn’t finish voting until 1am. I am in awe of their determination.
I am also horrified that there are people out there attempting it to make it harder for people to vote. It is our right, and I would contend our civic duty to do so, and the very idea that it is getting harder instead of easier makes me crazy. America is not a third world country. This should not be happening.