Happy Friday, everyone! How have you all fared this week? I hope it’s been a good one for you. We’ve been relatively quiet around here but that’s okay. Sometimes we need that. The most amazing man in the world particularly needed it since he’s been working on getting over a bad cold for the past couple of weeks. Hmm...bad cold. Why do I always say that? Is there ever a good cold? Anyhow, he’s doing much better now.
This week I made an amazing yellow split pea soup. For those who are curious about it, click here
. Of course I made changes to the recipe because I always make changes to recipes. In this one, I omitted the diced ham and cooked the soup on the stove top instead of in the slow cooker. I don’t have anything against slow cookers (in fact I love the one I have), but the big batch of soup wouldn’t have fit in mine.
Not too long ago, we had our provincial elections. A few days ago we had our municipal elections. And next year we’ll have our federal elections. And you know what I’m sick and tired of? I’m sick and tired of politicians bashing their opponent while not presenting a platform for me to look at. And I cannot stand the way they speak out of both sides of their mouth; talking a lot but actually saying nothing. Mudslinging isn’t going to get my vote and neither is saying what they won’t do or what existing policies they plan to retract. Giving me a detailed list of their platform and telling me how they plan to accomplish what’s on it might. That’s if I even like the platform, which better include some type of action on climate change, by the way. And I don't want to see or hear any fearmongering or divisiveness or attacks on the media!
In any case, at least the candidate I voted for in our small city got elected. One local paper wrote that she is “The first woman and person of colour to be elected to the office.
” Big step here since it’s always been white men as mayors. I looked up the history of this area and had to wear sunglasses to view the photographs because of how white the entire Municipal Council was for a very, very, very
Since I’m in a complaining mood, you know what else I’m sick and tired of? Stuff like this:
A high school acquaintance that I’m connected to on Facebook shared it this week (why am I still connected to people like this on social media?). My eyes rolled so far to the back of my head that I almost fell off my chair. Yeah, here we go again with all this nonsense about Christmas being attacked. Give me a flippin’ break. We drown in Christmas stuff every year. Everywhere I turn, BAM, a reminder of Christmas. Starting from September. I think the person who wrote this should spend more time working on improving his/her spelling/grammer than on whether or not Christmas is banned or attacked or minimized.
It's only going to get worse as we get closer to the holidays. *sigh*
Okay, enough ranting for the day.
Do you schedule your posts? I used to. Now I just fly by the seat of my pants and share whatever comes to mind. I hope you’ve been enjoying the things that my
active mind comes up with.
And with that I will sign off and wish you all a wonderful weekend!