Friday, August 21, 2020

What a strange year this has been...

2020 has been long and strange, and it is far from over. Besides the obvious with COVID-19, hurricane season is just getting going, with two systems entering the Gulf at once. And, there's a US election coming up in just a couple of months. 

After Trump saying he isn't sure he'll leave the White House willingly even if he loses, attempting to not have an election but just remaining without a vote, talking about his "third term," and sabotaging the USPS to prevent people from voting, I'm both worried and curious to see what will actually happen. I've heard quite a few analysts on the news saying the USA is teetering on the edge of dictatorship. I am concerned they may be right.

Looking away from the big picture, I've been working, and enjoying time with my pets. I'm a very lucky lady, being surrounded by so much furry love. I don't think I have all that many - just two dogs and two cats - but turns out, people assume all animals in this village belongs to me. 

"Why does your dog howl so much? Can you stop it from howling so much?"

"That's not my dog. It lives over there."

"Oh, you have a new cat? You should keep it indoors."

"Yeah, that's not my cat."

Kind of funny, actually. 

At work, my current project is:

Cats and dogs in space! It will be a virtual night to remember in November. Check out for information on how you can join. 

I'm also working on Conscripted - or should be - but there's mostly gardening in my head. I have a big yard, so one area has the time to get out of hand while I'm working on another. I've been clearing off a portion that used to be shrubs and nettles, trying to make it more friendly and accessible. (I know, nettles are great for insects, but there's an entire forest adjacent to my back yard, so I don't feel too bad about domesticating my little portion.)

I'll try to come back with a more coherent update soon. I just realized I haven't posted here for a long time, and I should let people know I'm okay. :-) 

The Universe - or is it Fate - is fickle.

If someone had told me yesterday that an asteroid would collide with Earth, that we'd have a flood of Biblical proportions, or that a so...