Tuesday, November 04, 2014
I Walked And I Voted
It was a chilly day and I wore my winter down jacket but the company was delightful and the turnout for voting was extraordinary. I am happy to see the end of the bear baiting ads on Maine television. I was also disgusted to see the ads for bear traps with bears screaming, radio collared hunting dogs cornering bears and close range shooting of the bears (all repeatedly aired on television all day long) was all sponsored by the NRA. Nasty.
Here in Maine we are hoping to have a new governor by nightfall. A new senator would also be a welcome surprise. And no bear baiting.
Gas always goes down in price before an election. $3.01 until 2:45 pm and then it started going up in price. Up to $3.05 while G filled up. I guess the politicians think they can fool us with a cheap sense of good will as in "everything is great, gas is going down in price". No worries.
My friend Patty dragged a huge basket of Concord grapes over here last night. This morning I washed them and picked the grapes off the stems and made juice. Just under 2.5 quarts. My fingers are grape colored. I have the juice settling in the fridge and will strain it again to remove the crystals before making more jars of jelly. I also need to make Brandied Cranberries for the holidays. Got the treasured family recipe from my neighbor. Now I need to buy berries and a bottle of brandy.
I have to go up into the cold attic and get the heavy winter down comforter. The summer weight and the down alternative are not doing the job. Do I have too many down comforters? Well, yes I do. And only one of them was a bargain at $20.
My eye rash is sort of back. Now I have this acid like moisture running out of the corner of my eyes and making my skin burn, crack and hurt. I am taking zyrtec, using cold compresses and covering my skin with Burt's Bee's hand salve. I just wish it would stop and go away. My actual eye balls do not itch or look red. Not conjunctivitis. And it usually gets really bad while I am sitting on the couch watching television or reading. I think it's an allergy.
Well, I am putting on my winter coat and going up not the attic. Find that comforter and try and shove it into the duvet cover (always an aerobic activity). Later.