Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Updating and Voting

Uh oh, I just read Julie's blog and now feel very guilty that I didn't update all last week, since she's probably as bored as I am, if not moreso. So, to add to her boredom, I'm updating.

I confess that I did not put the boxes down in the storage unit yesterday, but I have a perfectly good excuse. When I got home my feet and knees were hurting so much (from the rain and its incredibly wonderful effects on my arthritic knees) that I couldn't bear the thought of walking down stairs. That and the Basement Freak was hanging out in the hallway waiting for the mail (Please God, let my life always be more interesting than junk mail.) and since she lives to pounce on my cats, I decided to save them that and so I just changed my clothes, made dinner (yes, I'm old, I eat dinner by 5:00 p.m.) and then plopped myself on the couch for a serious night of knitting. I'm cranking on the darling Clay's baby blanket. I hope to finish it this week and get it in the mail on Friday. And if my friends from Mexico ever respond to my e-mail and send their address I'll get a "bufanda" and a rosary in the mail to them, too! Of course, I still have to make the rosary, but if I finish the blanket tonight (feasible), I can make the rosary tomorrow and Thursday. Oh wait, I'm going out for drinks with the lovely Martha on Thursday. Is it acceptable to make rosaries while semi-drunk? Or completely drunk? Hmmm, thoughts to ponder.

I discovered last night that if I sit with my legs propped on the coffee table (with pillows as a cushion) and Igor lays along my legs that my knees lock up and I can't walk like a normal person w/o gasping and moaning in pain. *sigh* When did I get old? I always believed that if I never stopped sitting on the floor cross-legged, etc., that I would always be able to and I would not be like my aunts who had trouble getting up from the floor after playing games with us. No such luck. The damn knees had plans of their own. People, word of warning, getting old sucks! And shit, I'm not even really old!!!!

I've been reading up on Michigan's Proposal 1 and I have to say that I'm no nearer a decision than I was to start. I see both sides of the issue and I don't trust either side. Do I vote Yes and make voters go to the polls every time the State wants a new Lottery game, or do I vote No and let the three Detroit casinos have an essential monopoly?

The Farm Bureau encourages voting NO because somehow it'll cost the state agricultural jobs. I don't understand why that is though and they don't really explain. But the Freep says to vote YES while holding your nose.

Anybody out there have a clue??? I'm leaning toward Yes, but if someone truly understands this, please write to me and let me know why I should vote either way. I'll consider your opinion like all the others I've read and then I'll go bury my head in the sand!


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