I am wondering this morning just where the weekend went… it was here, but boy, it was over way too fast!
So here we are on Monday, but it is the most auspicious of Monday’s! You see, it’s the first Monday after the second Wednesday… which means the Electoral Collage is meeting today! It seems like it’s been 10 years since Election Day, doesn’t it? Today, Joe Biden will have 306 electoral votes, the other guy will get 232 (you need 270 to win). I have been keeping track of the numbers and thought you all might get a chuckle at these numbers. Since Election Day, the other guy and his band of merry fools have tried and tried and tried again to make something out of nothing. They must like losing because their record?? 1-59. Yep, that is one win (the one win was in PA and a judge said they could move from 10′ to 6′ away from watching canvassing… no I am not kidding. That is the only thing they have in the win column) But how ’bout those losses? (The magic is that they were WINS for the American people!!) Today is one day closer to all these shenanigans being over, but it is a big step.
Now, how about some things to distract you this week!
This week’s night skies should be amazing! First, Jupiter and Saturn are “side by side” – an event that has not happened since 1623. I don’t have a telescope, but I will be out this week with hopes that I will be able to see something. Even if it is only the Geminid meteor shower tonight! (It was too cloudy last night in Pittsburgh, boo!)
Finally, poetry will always be magical to me…I have spent much of this year reading (and listening to) more poetry. I heard this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay last week and I have not been able to get it out of my head. So I am closing today with it. The name was the first thing I heard and I had no idea at all what Recuerdo meant. I looked it up and it is Spanish for memory or remembrance. This poem is exactly that… may your day have lots of memorable moments. I will see you back here on Wednesday!
I was astounded and highly offended by the TX lawsuit seeking to throw out the results from MI, WI, PA, and GA, and worse yet were the more than 100 House Republicans and dozen state attorneys general who filed an amicus brief in support of the nonsense. I will be taking a look at the National Archives tonight just so I can see the Electoral College votes for myself. Nothing will change the fact that Joe Biden will be our next President, but I’m sure there will be more malarkey from Republicans on Jan. 6. But thanks for the poetry!
I saw a great tweet over the weekend, something to the effect of Joe Biden has made history by winning the election three dozen times!
The poetry was lovely; thank you for sharing it! “And the sun rose dripping, a bucketful of gold” — what a line!
Such a beautiful poem!
thank you for the poem sharing 🙂 It feels like years since election day!!
The vote today…I told Troy over coffee this morning that if it weren’t such a LANDSLIDE of votes (306!!), I’d be nervous. I mean, I’ll feel BETTER after this is over (because lunatic). But thank God for that nice fat margin.
Lovely poem…we need these kinds of rememberances, don’t we.
I just wish I could believe that once Biden is actually inaugurated the nonesense will stop, but I’m afraid such an egotistic megalomaniac just can’t do that. Until Mitch is gone I’m afraid trouble still looms. (I hate living in KY.)
thank you for sharing some Monday magic, Kat – it still works … even on a Tuesday evening!