2020 Life Logs, Day 320: Walk, Walk, and Walk Some More
Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Weather: Sunny and Windy; High 60, Low 36 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA
My day can be summed up in one word—walking. I got up at 6:30 am and walked with Shadow. We went back to bed and when we got up for the day, we walked again.
Then I went for a walk on the cranberry bogs with friend Jane Wooden. It was after 1 pm when I got home. I went for a short potty break walk with Shadow, had lunch, and started prepping the vegetables for making and canning ratatouille. Then I went to pick Ollie up after school. I did a little shopping on the way home, so it was almost dark when I got here. I took Shadow for his last long walk of the day and then returned to making the ratatouille. From the garden, I used rosemary, parsley, thyme, oregano, and the last of the tomatoes. I picked the tomatoes last week, but they were still fine. Tomorrow night the temperature is supposed to be 29 degrees F and the following night, 25 degrees F. The thyme and oregano will make it through the winter, but the rosemary has to come inside tomorrow and the parsley will probably be frozen. Sometimes it makes it through temps in the 20’s. But I will spend time tomorrow bringing some things inside and putting the garden to bed for the winter.
Tonight, I canned the ratatouille while watching the news from the kitchen. I was horrified to hear that Lindsey Graham actually called the Secretary of State of Georgia to inquire about the possibility of discounting certain legal votes. The conservative Republican Secretary of State of Georgia reported this, but Lindsey Graham said he was surprised to hear that the Secretary of State had taken offense to what he called a ‘good’ phone call. He says he was just inquiring. “Just inquiring” to get legal votes thrown out when you are the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is not okay. It is interfering with the democratic process. And then there is Scott Atlas who is currently leading President Trump’s Covid team. In a Tweet he told people to stand up to restrictions state governors are imposing to control Covid. In response to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s restrictions, he tweeted, “The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters #StepUp.” As President Elect Biden said today, “What’s wrong with these people?” When, and more importantly, HOW does this end?