Happy Friday all – and yes, Happy indeed. It was a full week and Steve has an off site meeting this morning and then he is off for the remainder of the day – so a day off, without having to take a day off! That is a nice bonus! My plans for the day include heading off to the outlet for some new Nike’s® for walking.
The glaring inequities of our justice system. Really. If ever you needed a clearer cut example, we had one last night. Judge Ellis (i.e. old white guy) gave poor Manafort (i.e. old white criminal), who “has lived an otherwise blameless life,” 47 months in prison. Yes, just 47 months with credit for time served, which means he will be out before Cohen will be! I am not sure how “otherwise blameless” Mr. Manafort was, because he admitted guilt to all the crimes he was charged with. But you know… he is a white male. If he had been a black male, his sentence would have been longer. AND… if he had been a POC who had an ounce of marijuana in their possession, he would have gotten the maximum sentencing allowed. The woman who mistakenly voted when she shouldn’t have got more time than Manafort. And, yes – she was a person of color.
Yes, this has made me more than a little angry. I am holding out hope that Manafort’s sentencing in DC next week will be much different – and run concurrently with his 47-month sentence.
Good riddance to:
The blending in process of coloring my hair to growing it out naturally! Yes – yesterday was my last day of foils! The grey’s they are increasing – and I have some really interesting streaks of grey. If I knew how hard it would be to get rid of the red from all those years of coloring, I might have done things differently. But I have finally achieved what I have been working towards for the last couple of years. I am so happy. Steve, on the other hand, is taking longer to come around to this au natural haired version of me. However, he sure didn’t like the amount of $$ having that hair cost – so I am confident he will eventually warm to the idea. And, if not – I have just given him something new to complain about, lol.
My sewing this week! Yes – I have a nice stack of blocks and have rediscovered that the process of cutting out all the pieces and then seaming them together a wonderful activity! I am enjoying it so much that I began to look at the project, particularly the size of the project – and where would I put this quilt?! So… I did some math and some more cutting and got a little more fabric and the result will be a new summer quilt for our bed! And, yes – I think it is entirely appropriate to sleep under snowflakes in the summer.
All this work has taken me down a memory lane I have not walked on in a very long time. A million years ago, I was part of a very active quilting group. Okay, maybe not quite that long – but we are talking pre-children time here, so almost! Anyways, there were 10 of us and we met weekly. We made one quilt together a year – entirely by hand. Hand seaming, hand applique, hand quilting – which was really the best part. The 10 of us sitting around the quilting frame talking, laughing, planning, and sharing. Those were the best times ever and I learned so much! I am thinking about how best to incorporate that back into my life.
Fun, fun, fun!
It’s FriYAY and that means Happy Hour™ and tonight we are doing something different! Happy Hour Movie, FTW! I am not sure what we will watch, but I am really looking forward to it!
That is all I have for this week! Have a great Friday and an even better weekend! See you all back here next week!
I belonged to a quilt group for a long time. These days it is harder to find time for everyone to gather and I pine for a regular group with like minded fiber folks. Enjoy your free afternoon. New walking shoes sound great.
New walking shoes always give me (and my feet) new motivation to get out there and go! I hope the same for you. It sounds like you have some good times ahead – Happy Hour Movie, your hair looking good, and a quilt in process. Enjoy!
FriYAY!! It’s the best day of the week!!
Happy Weekend! Enjoy.
If you’re looking for a movie at a cinema, we saw Captain Marvel at the theater last night & really enjoyed it.
That quilt group sounds very 19th century and very fun!
My MIL told about a woman in her mom’s quilt group was included only because she was up on the latest gossip. The group always removed her stitching after she left! My quilt group has been together for a long time. Some of us knit at the meetings and there’s always lots of chatting. Most of the quilting takes place at home!
congrats to you and your hair decision! I know you will be lovely no matter what color your hair is 🙂
Hooray for no more hair coloring! I stopped highlighting over a year ago and haven’t regretted it for a minute. Yep, I’ve got grey but I’m okay with it and Dale thinks it’s sexy.
I made the controversial (at least in the eyes of my mother and hairdresser) decision not to color my hair when I started going gray. I personally think it suits me, and I really don’t see it so much as a sign of getting older. I knew that if I started doing color, I’d have to keep doing it, and considering how infrequently I manage to schedule a haircut (twice a year, if I’m lucky), it would have been a challenge!
Hope you enjoyed your day with Steve and happy hour!
oooh, can’t wait to hear about the movie! I think our FriYAY starts a little later than yours so it is always accompanied by a movie or a show on TV. Sure hope Steve accepts your gray … it’s changed my life in only good ways to stop coloring!