Life around Harmony Cottage is boring a lot of the time so from time to time I run out of anything to say. Old Husband is clicking along, keeping me on my toes.
It is raining a lot here but this is the season it rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, nothing new about that. March seems to be hump month here when it rains until you don't think you can stand another day of it. Very soon though spring will burst forth in all its color and we'll forget how tired we were of the rain.
Our daughter-in-law and grandson are in Japan for a month to visit her parents. Unfortunately since their arrival her mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, with six months or less to live. I feel really bad for Naomi. It must be especially difficult to live in another country at a time like this. She is an only child. We stand ready as a family to do anything we can to help. Daughter has volunteered to fly to Japan to accompany grandson home if Naomi should decide she needs to stay in Japan with her mother.
I continue to be encouraged about the Democratic Party's future. Good changes are being made, the needed excitement remains, things are looking good.
I encourage you to read the following article.
In spite of the good things happening among Democrats it is only realistic to admit we had dug ourselves quite a hole, one that's not likely to be corrected by one election but 2018 should make a big difference toward putting us back in the game in 2020.
I smiled to myself on the day it appeared the House would vote on Trumpcare. As you can guess I was hoping it would be defeated. Never could I have imagined I'd be on the same side of a vote as the House Freedom Caucus (most conservative group of Republican Party), but there we were, both of us hoping for defeat of the bill.
A closer look reveals we had very different reasons for wanting the bill defeated so that's not likely to happen again.
For years I've looked for something to take the place of my obsession with politics but never found anything. Recently in an effort to break my habit of checking political news every five minutes I decided I'd give coloring books for adults another try. I'd tried that once before and found the whole process exceedingly boring. If you think knitting socks sounds boring, try coloring books for adults.
As expected it didn't take much of that until I knew my career in that field was limited. What I had not expected was an interest in drawing to develop! Wow, what a concept, pencil and paper.
I'm having a blast drawing, then using colored pencils and watercolors to complete my drawing. Who knew? Grandma Moses maybe?