Today was election day. We didn't realize there was an election until we saw something on the Internet about a special election in our county, so we read up on it. Turns out we were voting on whether to renew an existing $100 million property tax that pays for programs in the county's twelve school districts that are not adequately funded by state and federal dollars. The measure passed overwhelmingly, but voter turnout was abysmally low. Although there are over 440,000 registered voters in the county, less than 27,000 or about 6% of them turned out to vote today.
It rained early this morning, but we were able to get to the polling place and back home while there was a break in the weather. Once home, though, it rained steadily almost all day. I can remember, when I was much younger, hearing older people complain about their joints in rainy weather. Now that I'm an older person myself, I know only too well exactly what they were talking about! It's a good thing I did the laundry and finished shampooing the living room rug yesterday because I don't think my aching joints would have agreed to do it today. I'm not sure they wouldn't have complained loudly during yoga class last night either, if it had been rainy and damp yesterday. So instead of doing all the things I'd planned, we turned on the electric fireplace to ward off the damp and chill, and I charged up my Kindle Fire, read a few chapters in one of Sara Paretsky's V I Warshawski novels, then watched an episode of Midsomer Murders. Lest you think I lollygagged all day, I did do something constructive: I cooked a lovely supper of baked cod topped drizzled with white wine and topped shredded cheese and thin slices of lemon and tomato. Baked potato and sauteed asparagus went with it. Later, I made a cherry topped cheesecake pie, but that's for tomorrow.
Tomorrow is chemo treatment day so even though the weatherman says we will have a lovely day with sunny skies most of my day will be spent in a windowless room at the clinic while tethered to an infusion pump. Then I'll come home and sleep the rest of the day. I do plan to soak up as much of that sunshine as possible as we ride to and from the clinic, and there's a nice big window in the bedroom for the sun to stream in. I am looking forward to seeing the sun!