The house is starting to look real. I sort of believe it might someday be finished. I mean, not counting on anything, but it does appear that there may, in fact, be at point at which I'm not sleeping in my dining room.
J (aka Jerry Poppins aka Governor aka the new male in-home day caregiver) and I were able to talk a bit because we were having our hair done by a pair of short hairdressers. It was really hard to get the full sense from a photo (truly, it had to bee seen to be believed), but here's the best photo of it I have (with the artist in the picture--Henry did J's hair).
Truly, there's rather a lot of hair bling in there. Anyway, it was a good talk, and we're happy, he's happy, and the kids are happy, and man, I'm just hoping the wind doesn't change.
Now for the outrage. (For those not tuned in to the US news cycle and its cynical horrors, look here if you can stand it.) I mean, it's horrifying that the hypocritical republicans let this go on. But now they're trying to turn it on us truly boring gay people. I mean, we're the ones who
m you're trying to write out of the constitution just want to be able to get married. You know, to be, um, monogamously committed to one (adult, consenting, power-equal) person. Some of us don't even need the piece of paper to maintain our extreme boringosity. The idea that you can claim a gay cabal in the republican house of representatives, and then blame this on gay people? I...I....I mean...I just...what can you say? How do you respond to something like this? Excuse me while I scream now.
Before all this happened, however, I was doing something a bit more constructive than screaming. I've been making calls for get-out-the-vote efforts in key races across the country. It's easy to do and you can do it from home, and truly, most people are very nice and those that aren't just hang up. So if you feel like it, I gather they need people to call in Foley's former district. Go here to sign up. Also, I've contributed to the exciting Mass. governor's race. You can too if you like, here. And then I think all we can do is keep screaming, because it seems like a pretty reasonable thing at this point. And calling and contributing and volunteering, and...whatever you can, I guess.
Oh, and go me, I've biked to work every day this week. I have a new bike on order, delayed with a shipping mixup--I'll tell you all about it when I get it, but i'm psyched. I've got to get totally in the habit before the bad weather and really early nightfalls come. I'm on my way. And seriously, Riin, thanks for the inspiration.
As for toaster, master enabler Shannon Okey will be stopping by here tomorrow morning (hopefully fully recovered from her tête-à-tête with Dolores) with tips for the enabler and the enablee. I love her new book: she gets a toaster for the thousands of new spinners she will no doubt create through it. See you tomorrow!