Mar. 29th, 2017

dalthauser: (Dorie Roo)
I haven't been able to organize myself to write a coherent journal entry, but I don't want to drop off Livejournal again for lack of thoughtful things to journal about.  I decided when this happens I should at least write a diary style post.  It might even get the juices flowing again.  So here goes.....

Dear Diary,

Here are the highlights of the month of March 2017

* I've gotten involved with a few political action groups.  The two I've worked with in real life are Indivisible and Democratic Women of Comal County.  I want to be involved instead of just sitting on my ass complaining or being an armchair pundit.  Indivisible seems to be a real action group.  They plan and do.  I like that.  The DWCC is a whole other story.  They seem to do a lot of thinking about things, then talking about them, then assigning committees, then there are the emails tieing up loose ends.  It reminds me a lot of the government.  I'm not sure I like that group, but I'm sticking with it for the time being.  I've volunteered to do their fliers for the time being.  We'll see how it goes.  As for Indivisible - I attend their rally's and meetings, and I bring cookies.

* Speaking of political action - I've found that making protest signs has been good therapy for me.  I am pretty good at it.  I'm making some today and tomorrow for the upcoming March for Science on Earth Day.  One says "TRUMP  ANTI SCIENCE  POLLUTER IN CHIEF" and the other says "EVERY DAY NOW IS LIKE WTF!?".  I do them on good quality foam poster board and fashion them two together with a plank sandwiched in between so it's like a single double sided sign.  Having the plank makes holding the sign easier and it lifts the sign higher so it doesn't get lost in the crowd (I'm pretty short). I would post a picture, but it's on my phone, and I'm lazy.

*  The Bauernhof is coming along in the new season.  We have the garden planted almost fully, and we planted Sweet Basil all along the chicken enclosure (about 30 or so plants in all).  I installed a solar powered hotwire fence to protect the patch because Hilda likes to run through it to harass the chickens.  She  got a pretty rude awakening the first time she touched it - I haven't seen her go back near it again.  We are growing pole beans Maypole style in the Hugel bed.  On the bed itself there are also Crenshaw Melons.  We'll see how it goes.  We had to encircle the whole thing with a fence too because of .....Hilda.  We have baby chicks arriving around April 25.  I wanted to hatch them out myself, but Marcel was very negative about this idea.  I guess I understand - it is a real hassle.

*  We've had quite a few dog visits since we started working with Rover.com.  No negative experiences yet. It's great for Hilda to have the other dogs around.  We get about $18 a day per dog after Rover.com takes their share.  We don't really care about the money, though it's nice because we can use it to fund babysitting for Hilda on our next vacation.  I can't decide if I want to pursue this more or not.

*  I'm still almost the exact same weight as I was a year ago.  I really need to find some motivation.  I am getting too old to carry this much weight.  I know it's lazy of me, but I wish I just didn't have to deal with this issue.

*  I really really love my husband.  Next month we will have been married 8 years.  It seems like forever (and I mean that in a good way).  We bicker, squabble, and downright drive each other batty occasionally - but it's never been an issue when it comes to our bond.

Okay, that's about it - I mean, I'm sure there's more - but if I don't post this there isn't going to be anything. 

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