Friday, October 7, 2022
My Vote Is Cast
Yesterday was a beautiful day, cool and sunny with a bright blue sky. I walked down this narrow, dog-legged street on my way to the post office in mid-morning to mail my ballot. I think I've blogged this peculiar little street before but I always enjoy it and yesterday the light was hitting it just right.
So, yes, I have voted in the mid-terms. As a Floridian, it was nice to be able to vote against Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio, though I expect they'll both probably win. There were also a host of judges on the ballot and some constitutional amendments that required a little research, but I finally got through it all. (And as we've seen, the legislature can always find a way to subvert the will of the voters on those referendum issues. Remember how Florida passed an amendment restoring the right for felons to vote? The legislature then passed a law that still leaves hundreds of thousands of them disenfranchised because of legal fees or financial penalties.)
I feel a little less harried this morning, which is good. It's normally not at all difficult for me to write a blog post -- in fact I enjoy my writing time every morning. It helps me gather my thoughts and gear up for the day. But I was just an empty vessel yesterday.
I think I'm distracted partly because I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow. In fact I didn't sleep very well last night, and I have to be up tomorrow morning for a 5:15 a.m. car to the airport! (Of course there are rail strikes this weekend so I don't want to risk trying to get there by train.) I may be running on fumes for the next few days.
This pic is for Debby who wondered if King Zack still presides over our living room. The answer is yes -- he guards our internet router and keeps an eye on the TV remote.