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Dumb, de dumb dumb

April 26th, 2016 at 05:40 am

i was really looking forward to voting for Bernie today. Unfortunately, when I showed up at the polling place, they informed me I was "Undeclared/independent." I thought I changed over to Democratic years ago, but I guess not. DARN IT. I have been very independent all my life, but let's be real -- I've never voted Republican, so why not just register Democratic so I can at least vote in primaries.

I am back to selling divided perennials from my gardens, not because I have to, as I did around 2010, 2011 and 2012, when I was underemployed, but only because I wanted to dig up two large overgrown clumps of blue milkweed and after planting it in 4 different spots around the perimeter of the yard, still hated to toss any away.

As before, there were plenty of people expressing interest in my blue milkweed! It's different, people aren't familiar with it, and yet they should be, because it's deer-resistant, attractive and looks similar to an ornamental grass with pretty blue star cluster flowers in the spring. I have people scheduled to come over today, tomorrow and Thursday. Very cool.

Right after work I'm off to Arts Association to drop off 2 large pieces of mom's art for the spring juried show which will be dedicated to my mom's memory. In addition to the 2 pieces, I've created 2 8.5 x 11 desktop frames, one with her bio and one with her photo and a short quote by her on her art running along the right column. It all looks good.

I will wait til after this show is over to tell them I don't want to do the solo show in the fall. It's just too much work and the chances of a sale or sales after just a 1 month exhibit is pretty limited, IMO.

Went walking with a good friend at work yesterday. She was very supportive when I was going through all the stuff with my mother, because her husband had been through the same thing with his mother just 6 months prior. To treat themselves after a few very tough years with the Alzheimers, they took a weeklong trip to some Caribbean islands to a very expensive resort that cost them about $7,500 for 3 people. It was a heavily discounted packaged. She raved about the resort, the trip and entire experience. Wow. I could probably tour western Europe for 2 months for that price! But they can afford it; she and her husband both make good money.

6 Responses to “Dumb, de dumb dumb”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Oops

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm the same as you; I've given money to the dfl and mainly voted democrat (Green Party occasionally) but not sure if I registered as one. MN is much looser about it so I've never bothered to check. This year is really shining a spotlight on the irregularities of our system!

  3. Dido Says:

    Better than one of my co-workers. She got to the polls and found out that she was registered as Republican--something she had done once and forgotten to change--she says she's been registered Democrat most of her life. Except this time!

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    No, it's not OK to post your ads on my blog!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think it's so bizarre to have to be stated for a particular party to vote in the primaries. So, if no candidate in your stated group is appealing to you, then you just don't vote in the primaries?

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I think milkweed is a prime butterfly attractant, too. And hummingbirds. Possibly dragonflies. Very good for attracting pollinators, too.

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