|Ian gets to decorate his own tree.|
Weather: Yesterday was beautiful, crisp and clear. Don got out and finished putting up the outdoor Christmas lights. I took the dog for a long walk. The weatherman says that rain is coming, but what is new in the Pacific Northwest? The rain is always coming.
Family News: This past week is sort of a blur in my memory punctuated by a crescendo...our upstairs toilet's water supply line exploded and water poured forth. The first we knew anything was wrong was when our daughter noticed water dripping from the light fixtures in the kitchen below. Since that event our house has been taken over by big blowers and dehumidifiers, attempting to dry out the floor boards and walls before we can really determine the extent of the damage. It is so ironic that this freak event happened in 2020, don't you think?
- I completed The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. It has taken me over thirteen years to complete this 2000 Booker Prize-winner. Now I can check it off my list and be done with it. Click the link for my review.
- Started: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (audio) and Anxious People by Fredik Backman (e-book).
1. Rachel Maddow urges Americans to do one thing: ignore Trump. So that's what I'm doing. (HuffPost)
2. #ThanksBiden was trending No.1 on Twitter Saturday. So many people are just as happy and excited as I am for the upcoming administration. If you can, spend a little time with these 'friends' on Twitter like I did. And look what I found there...
Millions of front line workers — like the firefighters and nurses I called today — worked away from their families on Thanksgiving. Our nation is grateful to all of you. pic.twitter.com/VhHePAEzvx— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 27, 2020
3. And this.
4. Jupiter and Saturn will appear to converge in the night sky. The first 'double planet' in 800 years. Look for it Dec. 21st. The last time this conjunction was visible was March 1226. So to refer to this as a once-in-a-lifetime event is an understatement. (WaPo)
5. NPR Book Concierge. Looking for a good book to read, published in 2020? Check this out. Super Cool. (NPR)
6. This might be the news that finally gets men to wear masks.... (DKos)
On the lighter side:
1. Arms to short? Head too large?
2. It took me forever to see what he was talking about. Now I can't un-see it, just like he said. Ha!
3. What, no political funnies this week? Nope. Just silly stuff like this.
4. Okay, maybe a little political. The funnest part of this is who wrote it...Dan Rather.
Inspiring: Asian woman paints tiger on fence. Unbelievable. (YouTube)