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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekend Reflections 10/15

Looking outside...it's cool and rainy. Very much fall weather. 

Listening...to silence. The Doctor took The Artist to see Shin Godzilla. The three of us went on Tuesday. It has a limited US release. This week only.

Loving...this fall weather.

Thinking...that I am so done with this election. Here's the deal. Vote for your conscience. Don't vote for one candidate simply because you hate the other one more. 

Vote for the person you believe will actually do the right thing for our country. And if you tend to be more conservative than liberal, here's a heads-up, you don't have to vote Republican. In fact, you don't have to be registered as a Republican or Democrat. There are so many other options for you. People whose politics and values more accurately mirror your own.

The most important thing is that you vote. Exercise that right. Because if EVERYONE who could vote, did vote, we would have better leaders in office.

My political views are conservative and lean more towards the center than the extreme right. You want to know who I'm voting for? I wish I knew. I have considered Evan McMullin. And if you want to know why, read this article. Now. Go on, I'll wait. I liked what it said, but I haven't completely decided yet. I likely won't know until I stand in the voting booth.

Make an informed choice. Be courteous to those whose political beliefs differ from your own. There is no need to be mean-spirited and cruel. Differences in beliefs and ideals, whether political or religious should not equal hate. We are better than this.

In my kitchen...a cup of hot chocolate right now. We had chili last night. That apparently is the same as last week. Oh well, my chili is amazing.

Wearing...blue BSU pajamas, white t-shirt and gray cardigan.

Hoping...that we can get an affordable estimate for our roof. It won't last another winter. Sigh...

Reading...nothing of note and nothing new. A bit of fanfiction. Some old favorite books. Nothing that requires much thought and effort.

Today...canning the last of the tomatoes. Doing laundry and missing my Boy.

Quoting..."Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'" -- A.A. Milne

Feeling...So tired. So very, very weary.

Planning...we have some decisions to make. This is a time of change for us professionally.

Gratitude...for my husband. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this week. I am so blessed to be married to this wonderful man. 

From my world... 

20 years ago this week, The Doctor and I were married. October 12, 1996 was a beautiful fall day in the Bay Area. We had a lovely open-house-style reception in my parents back yard. Open-House usually means people come, stay for a bit and leave. People didn't leave that night. It was so nice to see so many people who wanted to see and congratulate us.

We've changed a lot in 20 years. 2 children, chiropractic school, 5 homes, 2 states. The last 20 years have been full of joy and sadness, ups and downs, health and sickness, trials and frustrations, and love and laughter.  Through it all, we are together. United. If I had it to do again. I would choose him, every time. 

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What about you? What are you reflecting on this week? How has your week gone?