Saturday, December 3, 2016

NaBloPoMo 2016

Whelp.  NaBloPoMo 2016 did not go as well as I had hoped.

There was a lot to think about last month.  Much of which had to simmer before publishing.  So I have several draft posts that did not make it out into the world.  I also have several drafts in my notebook that did not even make it to Blogger draft status.

I wrote something about half of the days in November and only published on a third of the days.  So while not great as far as metrics go, something is better than nothing... which was at the heart of my goal for the month. :-)

I hope everyone has had a nice fall (or spring).

Friday, November 11, 2016

Fiber Arts Friday: Doing What I Love

My days have been extremely full recently.  Which means that many things have just not happened.

As much as I would love to say that I can do all the things... Well, I CAN DO all the things.  I just can't do all of them whenever I want to.

I often have to pick and choose.  Making choices based on priority, available time, money or energy.

I know I'm not alone.

But I am attempting to prioritize things that give me joy and fill my energy reserves... like going to Knit Night with my Comadres.  :-)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Winter is Coming... Eventually

No snow.

Barely a freeze so far. 

I'm still wearing flip flops most days. 

The water tank de-icers are out and the extension cords are marked.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Sun Still Rises

And the animals still need to be fed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Historic Day!

While Hubba and I have already dropped our ballots off at the polling center, I can't help but feel emotional today.

The polls close in 12 hours.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Alpacamundo Monday: On Guard

Miles (Timberline's Colorado Marathon Man) and Nobu (Colorado's Leap of Faith) are watching the activity beyond our neighbor's property.

Yoda (Blue Mesa Yoda) has nothing to worry about.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bill Clinton Came for a Visit

This is an historic election.

With Colorado being one of the purple states, we've had many political visitors over the last several days.

Bill Clinton is the one who initially got me excited about the political process and I was proud to vote for him.

This year, I am proud to support another Clinton for President.

President Bill Clinton talked about Hillary Clinton's plans for education, clean energy and economic development.

Representative Jared Polis talked about a conversation he might have with his son in eight years about whether boys could be President.

Senator Michael Bennet talked about working together and with purpose.

Both the crowd and people working for the campaign were wonderful, joyful, supportive, helpful and kind to each other.

This girl's t-shirt says, "I am your future President."

I have now had the opportunity to listen to three presidents speak... two I voted for and one I did not.  All were better in person than the news sound bites and Facebook memes would suggest.

If you have the opportunity to listen to a President speak in person, please do and remember, it's better to build bridges, not walls.