Today turned out to be a pretty day -surprise! - but I didn't take much advantage of it.
I slept in and then got a very slow start to the day. I enjoyed looking at all of the posts of the Women's Marches around the country. We didn't participate in the anniversary march this year. We had a garden club meeting scheduled for Saturday morning, a planning session for the rest of the year, and we needed to be there. Also, my leg is not ready for that much standing around and slow walking. I also couldn't identify what my purpose would be in marching this year. I am not jumping on the "Me Too" bandwagon. It's going strong without me.
This morning Facebook reminded me of my post of a year ago, to be found here, and so I went back and read Why I Marched. I like what I wrote there and those are still my issues, but in the interim I have focused my causes to a few: the need for TRUTH as found in real journalism, freedom of the press, and the sanctity of our voting rights. Therefore I have subscribed to the online Washington Post and the New York Times, as well as the actual delivered, daily Seattle Times. In order to support these investigative journalists I believe I need to pay for their services.
I have selected "Let America Vote" as my cause for monthly donations in the political realm. This organization is working to combat voter suppression, something all too common in many of our states. I am also watching the gerrymandering issues going through the courts. We really need to make some changes before the elections this fall if possible. In that regard, I have contributed to Hillary Clinton's new political organization, "Onward Together", which gives financial aid and support to activist groups focused on electing Democrats.
I am no longer angry, like I was a year ago. but I find plenty of reasons to be disgusted these days. We must persist.
I did get out and walk about two miles yesterday, and then did ten miles on the stationary bike. That was too much, and today I am hobbling around a bit again.
So what did I do with this "pretty day"? Well, between the two of us we got the house work and laundry done, I went grocery shopping, took care of some business communication, and Tom spent several hours outside in the yard and in his greenhouse. Tomorrow the rain is due to return, and I think I have a couple more areas in the house where I can sort and reduce stuff. That goal is on going, for my house and for me too.