First up, new boots. Animal print faux fur booties. Squeeee!
Let’s see, what else . . .
Oh! Yesterday a friend told me a story about 2 people I know. One was having a birthday party and the other bought him a scratch ticket as a gift. The birthday boy scratched and won $10,000. And THAT is why I don’t give scratch tickets as gifts. I just know I’m not mature enough to be happy for my friend in that situation.
There’s a lot of talk about safety pins and whether to wear them or not. I go back and forth on this, and truly, with where I live and work, it’s just not something I’m likely to encounter. However. I read this article from Southern Poverty Law Center on how to respond to everyday bigotry and it really spoke to me. It’s long but worth your time.
I’m also reading a lot about people donating to charities that will help combat things they are worried about. Planned Parenthood. The ACLU. The Southern Poverty Law Center. I think that’s great but I also urge you to do your research and make sure you are comfortable with the portion of money that is used for the charity and the portion that is used for administrative costs, and salaries and expenses and stuff. Charity Navigator is a great tool for obtaining information.
I have joined the Moby Dick Big Read. I first read about it yesterday on Kat’s blog. And she linked to Mason Dixon Knitting and their thoughts on it. And really, it’s a book I’ve always meant to read. The chance to hear it read by so many awesome individuals is one I don’t think I can pass up. I’m thinking I will set a goal of 5 chapters per week and I listened to my first chapter last night on my way home from work. Anyone want to join me?
I’m also thinking of joining the Project Peace Cowl KAL. Kat mentioned it last week and then Bonny talked about it on Monday and Vicki talked about it yesterday and I’m sort of feeling like resistance is futile. And also, why resist something that has the ability to bring more peace into my life? Because right now peace is sounding really friggin’ awesome.
Last night I went to my first ever Democratic Town Committee Meeting. It was awesome. We had great discussions about the party, about how to energize and engage young voters, and so much more. It was wonderful to be in a room with like minded individuals, that’s for certain.
And those are my random thoughts for today.