After the Great Downpour of Last Week in my area, we are having some glorious weather here. And the days are long enough now that the winter enthusiasm slump seems firmly packed away for the season.
In fact, I'm feeling positively accomplished! Of course, that meant working all weekend, but I'm finally getting some significant things done on the long list for the big giant project. Yay!
There is a bunch of enthusiasm locally for a new library -- the old one is cramped, antiquated, inadequate, not much parking -- and lots of good ideas floating around for a new site with modern features, something to serve all ages and function as a community hub. And some people got organized to get this to happen! There is even talk of small complimentary businesses at one possible site, a large empty location right in the heart of town -- a counter to the "we need a tax base" and "no more taxes" naysayers. Yay! I'm signed up as a supporter, and hope this doesn't turn into something like a bad committee.
National political whine: Never has a campaign season been so long and ugly, and we haven't even gotten past the primary. I'm truly mortified that a central theme is doing as much as possible to destroy women's reproductive rights and access to care. Now it comes to a reprise of the Mommy Wars -- can we just put that sucker to rest again? I love women who work because they want to; women who work because they need to; women who are mothers, and women who are not. I think all women should make their own choices about work inside and outside the home; and that all women should make their own health and family planning choices. And that anyone who thinks contraception is a "side issue" and unrelated to "the economy" has no concept of how things work for most women in the real world.
I am not usually moved to whine so directly about politics, but damn. My mother was quite conservative, and she both used birth control and worked outside the home. This stuff is crazy talk.
Small whine: people on a work-related list-serve have totally forgotten how to reply just to one person. Arrgh! "Hey, what time's your flight?" is not something we all need to read.
What's blooming in your world?