So this week, the legislature of South Carolina, in their never-ending quest to take care of state residents, unanimously passed a bill to allow all residents to vote by absentee ballot in the June primaries. Because let's face it, no one's in a hurry to have a repeat of Wisconsin, even if the state cares … Continue reading Why Do I Need Permission to Vote by Absentee Ballot?
So, we're now on day whatever of the endless time at home. When life is normal, I usually meet with a book club on the first Thursday of the month. I'll confess, sometimes I don't read the book. Sometimes I read all of it, sometimes part of it, sometimes none of it. Usually, that's due … Continue reading Well, That Was Awkward – And Even More Awkward
Advance warning and disclaimer... I'm watching my state open things back up, after our governor compared this to a NASCAR race, through such phrases as "stomp on the gas when we get the green light," "slingshot ahead of those other states," and "do a victory lap," and I temporarily ran out of words to describe … Continue reading Alternative Facts, Because We No Longer Have to Rely on Data
The only correct answer is, No, we are not done. The good news is that the tornado missed us. I do not recommend the wake-up method of four cell phones simultaneously going off with tornado warnings around dawn. I have a huge fear of tornadoes. Rightfully so, you might be thinking. It goes back to … Continue reading Tornadoes and Hand Sanitizer. Are We Done Yet?
So I think we're closing in on 3 weeks of being home. I have to double check the day each morning, without our usual schedule. As of last week, only one of us is actually leaving the house to work, and that's the older daughter. I was laid off from my job almost 2 weeks … Continue reading None of This Is Okay
Schools are closed. The spouse is teleworking. The older kid is still working, but has had her social life severely curtailed. I am still working, but I have very limited contact with the public. I've been to the grocery a couple of times. We've picked up takeout once or twice. That's the extent of our … Continue reading Day 6 of Togetherness
I hate it when you're really looking forward to something, and then it just doesn't seem to live up to your expectations. Such was the case with the Lights of Magnolia over the weekend. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens partnered with a Chinese group to display Chinese lanterns on the grounds. It started in November and … Continue reading Well, That Was Disappointing
I've concluded that South Carolina may have to be my forever home, because I don't think I can ever do this moving stuff again. I'm also pretty sure that my husband still owes me for our last move, when we moved from Connecticut to South Carolina, but during the middle of a bunch of guys … Continue reading I Have to Live in South Carolina Forever
To say that I have an... eclectic playlist would be an understatement. Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of rap or heavy metal (it's me, not them), but most other genres are represented on my playlist. I only recently discovered that having an Amazon Prime account allows me to have Amazon Music, and I appreciate … Continue reading What’s on Your Playlist?
One of the things I really love about this area is the huge number of great restaurants here. Charleston has made a name for itself with food. Most of the best restaurants are in Charleston proper, but there are some that have wandered out of the main tourist area. We've made a habit of trying … Continue reading My Neverending Quest for Delicious Food