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Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
This week is has been a gazillion years long and it feels like I haven’t slept since Tuesday afternoon (FYI, I did) and they still haven’t called who’s going to be our next president, but the longer we have to wait and the longer I think about it, the clearer it becomes: the election is not super close. The way the votes are counted is really warping the perception of what is happening. Biden is not pulling ahead, he’s been ahead all along. He has overwhelmingly won the popular vote and is on track to win the Electoral College by a large margin. He’s been flipping states. The way this election is reported makes it seem much more contested than it actually is.
Yes, still 69+ million people voted for Trump (unbelievable still!), but Biden will have won by a landslide when all is said and done. So, friends, what are we doing with all the free time when the last 4 years of this clown show are over?
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I have no mental space to think about the holidays but I know they’re coming up and I am usually so excited about the holiday season. Sadly, I already know that we won’t be traveling and I had a conversation with my Mom the other day and she said that there is no sensible way for her to send a Christmas package this year. (The postal service quotes long delivery times and outrageous postage prices.)
And while I tell her every year that she shouldn’t go through the trouble (because we’ve had so many mishaps with the postal service in recent years) and that it was of course a ludicrous idea to even think about sending something under the current circumstances, knowing that I won’t get a Christmas package from my family just puts another damper on this year. (So please, who’s up for the Secret Santa Mug Swap? Who wants to spread some holiday cheer?).
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It’s finally cooling down here in California (it’s about time) and it almost feels like fall. We still haven’t had a drop of rain yet, which is very unusual. We usually get rain in October and I can only hope that we’re still going to get a wet winter because otherwise, this will be another drought year. I am ready for cooler temperatures, scarves and blankets, candles, and soup season.
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Tanja and I are wrapping up the 4-week crush your core program on the Peleton app this week and it’s amazing what 5 to 15 minutes of daily core exercises can do for your body. I’ve really enjoyed these classes every day and am thinking of keeping them up after the program is over. It’s a small time investment with a huge payoff!
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I’ve picked up knitting again a few weeks ago. One, it’s fall (and I always knit more in the fall/winter) and two, it’s been a really calming activity for me during these very stressful times. Bonus: it keeps my hands busy (and forces me to put down my phone). What do you do to calm yourself down?