Contrary to what some may believe, going part-time has given me a greater awareness of the days of the week. Perhaps this is because my work calendar changes. Days no longer run into each other. For example, this week I work Thursday and Sunday, so when I look at my calendar those days stand out.
And, speaking of Thursdays, next week is Thanksgiving. One of the gathering holidays, when we're supposed to give thanks. I know the pilgrims supposedly gave thanks because they had managed to survive a year in the New World. Survival has changed, but it is still an integral part of our daily lives. Even though I enjoy the holiday, I do think we need to temper our belief that this is just a gathering moment for family and friends. When I was growing up, Thanksgiving meant the men stayed in the living room until it was time to enjoy a turkey meal, and the women stayed in the dining room and kitchen cooking, and serving, and cleaning, and then eating, but only after the men had eaten their fill. For many families this is still the case. There just aren't enough seats at the table for every body to sit down and eat at the same time. This is not a gathering.
Speaking of survival. Yesterday, as I was taking out the garbage, I looked down to see an earthworm shriveling up on the ground. It's cold out, with night temps dropping down into the low 30's (F). Worms are not intelligent. They have a simple nervous system, no brain. When a worm says "you're getting on my last nerve," he means it. He only has one. So, I upped that earthworm's chances of survival. I picked him up and dropped him in an empty terrarium I have, dropped in a couple handfuls of leaves, and sprinkled everything with water. I have no idea if this is going to work. Has anyone out there ever tried worm rescue before?
And what about Gary Palmer, Republican representative from Alabama taking credit for the infrastructure bill he voted against? Yep, this loser sure did. Here's his website where he takes credit. I called him a lying sack of shit on Twitter. I'd have sent him an email, but you need to be a member of his district to get that privilege. There is a phone number on his website where you can call and leave a voicemail. Loser.
I don't think of Thanksgiving as being about survival, but of thanks for friends and family and, well, all things for which we are thankfulReplyDelete
You mean like Loser #45 lying about losing, and all those Congressmen jumping aboard The Big Lie bandwagon?ReplyDelete
Ohhh I love the idea of warm rescue! And you are right, they do have the one nerve. I've seen some crawling from the lawn INTO the road. I'm like, really, honey?ReplyDelete
And I read about the Repug taking CREDIT for the bill he voted against. Surprising? No. Annoying? Hell yes. But that's typical Rethug thinking.
And Thanksgiving is going to be wild this year.
Like last year, mine is going to be quiet.Delete
Well i can't say i ever had a pet worm. What did you name him?ReplyDelete
Thanksgiving has always been a nice holiday in our family...with the basic reason and simple element the pilgrims had...to be thankful for what we have...not what we don't.
Honestly, I never thought of naming him. Make a suggestion.Delete
When I lived in the States Thanksgiving in my husband's large family was always at my in-laws, and while it must have been great years ago (she was no 12 out of 12 kids) as the families got bigger it turned into hell - especially for her as she cleaned beforehand, served up dinner for God knows how many people (with help from her sisters) and then got to clean her house yet again. I think she was so relieved when the family broke off into smaller units. I know I would be - it would be my idea of hell!ReplyDelete
Poor thing, she did it because it was expected of her.Delete