Thankfully, the derision by the national media I expected over the spectacular primary showing by a federal inmate over a sitting President was kept to a minimum. Perhaps they realize it's politically incorrect to point out the stereotypical hillbilly mentality.
What I didn't expect was the complete dearth of opinion from the local outlets. There were no opinion pieces in the paper and the local news stations ignored the issue completely. Maybe the thinking is if they ignore it, it will go away. Somehow I think racism doesn't just "go away."
Gingerzingi, I loved your comment. (I love everyone's comments, but to read that someone thought the whole thing was a joke … ah, one can only wish it were so.)
Time to move on. Fair warning, though: As a devoted Democrat and president of the local Dem women's group, expect to see more political stuff in the next six months as Election Day draws near. (I love that I get to vote for President Obama twice!)
Yesterday was a brutal day at the garden center. It wasn't that the work was so hard – how hard is it, really, to take dozens of baby plants out of small containers and stuff them into larger ones? But it was chilly and drizzly and we didn't have many customers to break the chilly, drizzly monotony. I was exhausted when I got home, and asleep by 8 p.m. Ten hours later, I woke up, rarin' to go.
Today I will:
- make mozzarella
- make yogurt
- weed part of the vegetable garden
- weed the front landscape bed
- plant two bleeding hearts and three more herby things
- dig up a couple dozen poppies to sell at the garden center (the poppies have taken over my vegetable garden – they used to be a tiny border, now they're a field!)
- do laundry (there's always laundry)
And if my husband happens to go somewhere for an hour or so, I'll take that time to mop the floors. If I mop them when he's home, he invariably needs to get something from the room with the wet floor. No matter which room it is. If he doesn't leave today, then yay! I don't have to mop! Heh.