Wednesday, July 27, 2016

from afar

I have been celebrating from afar.

Back in 2014, I wrote about Hillary Clinton's visit to Winnipeg.  At the time, it seemed amazing to me how quick the reporting and the name-calling became inappropriate.  Somehow, if a well-respected, well-known man visits and his speech demands a high speaking fee, it is not always news.

Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, the rhetorical race to the bottom has been speedy, with lots of horrible, inappropriate, undignified things being said... but now, I think it is safe and ok to say that I am thrilled that a woman has gotten the Democratic party's nomination for president.

It's been a quiet month around here, lots of medical appointments and things to take care of, but I woke up this morning and I still wanted a little something.  A celebration.

Yesterday, we celebrated at home because the Professor helped host the twins' summer camp for the day.  They had a visit to the biology department, the greenhouse, the museum, and to sit in a real life university auditorium and hear their daddy talk about his work with bugs.  The boys were thrilled.   Their dad was pleased.  We ate dessert on a weeknight--ice cream and sorbet--and celebrated.  (And yes, my boys play with their Bug Finger Puppets...and your kids can, too!  Download a pattern on sale and get knitting your own dragonfly!)

So, I wore Gigadistal with a dress I'd made and new leggings with flowers on them!  I went out to lunch with a friend who is an amazingly capable person (and mom of five kids...).  I wrote like crazy and I am hopeful that at least one and maybe two new articles will come out soon.  I am trying to make the most of my work time, because camp ends on Friday!  Full-court press twin summer activities begin right afterwards....and we'll be playing soccer, going to the wading pool, trying out our bike training wheels and generally having fun outside, I hope.  Have I mixed my sports metaphors enough for now?  (klutzy writer here, SO not a sports-fan...)

So I am ending July with a celebratory flash sale on Ravelry.  Get 20% off all my Ravelry designs until the end of July with this coupon code:
Julyflash


I hope your meadows are full of Doug the Dragonfly and not Manny the Mosquito.  Maybe at night you will see Luna the moth?

And all the time, we can celebrate that the first woman has earned the US presidential nomination.  No matter your politics, it is a super first for equality and equal representation under law.  It's about time.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sox said...

I'm glad your twins are enjoying camp and you are enjoying some time on your own to do your stuff!

July 28, 2016 at 5:56 AM  
OpenID ruitfarm said...

Even though I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, I am also very pleased that we have a woman candidate on the ballots now. It is about time! Hope you are enjoying the rest of camp week!

July 28, 2016 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Sox, I have thoroughly enjoyed my work time, etc. this month! It has been shoehorned in around medical stuff and household obligations, but I have gotten a ton done and cherish every moment!!

Ruitfarm/Nina...I have to admit that being in Canada has enabled me to avoid the finer details of the debate this time around...although even here I have heard the strength of some of Sanders' points. It has spared me a lot of stress, actually, to skip hearing every debate, because as a kid who grew up near DC, politics seems essential! I'm so pleased that a woman made it on the ballot and that there is a good chance at success for her. It seems ridiculous that a little more than 50% of the population always has to fight to be on the ballot. This is a great victory in that regard.

July 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM  

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