I know...I really do try to find the things that unite us here in this blog space, and steer away from politics, but let a daughter brag about her Dad for a minute, will you? I'll be quick, and then we can move right back to the yarn tomorrow, I promise.
The boys have spent a bit of time this season with their Grampie - my dad - as he prepares for another election. In this house, we like to call him Mr. Mayor whether he technically is (as he is right now) or isn't the mayor of South Portland, because he's just that kinda guy and always has been. Passionate about his city, he's a man about town who seemingly knows every resident or atleast their father/son/daughter/mother, and what's going on in all corners (which proved challenging whenever my sisters or I ever tried to get into any teenage trouble, harumph). I'd personally support him no matter what - he's my dad - but that we share political opinions and values? Well, that just makes me thrilled to rally behind him. His work preserving open spaces inspired me as a child, and it continues now as his energy goes towards building a sustainable city and right now, specifically, protecting the waterfront from tar sands. I think his city is lucky to have him, I'm proud of him, and so glad that my kids can witness, through him, government in action making positive change. We're all wishing him lots of luck tomorrow.
Meanwhile, back at the homestead, walls are going up! We are not doing the building ourselves, and with a crew out there working, it's incredible to see how fast this is happening. And how soon that means that Gram will be here! We are in the land right now of the little decisions! Vanity or pedastal? Tile or wood? Undermount or overmount? Brushed nickel or stainless steel? Dimmer or no dimmer? Really now. I think this week we made the last of them - for now, anyway - and each time I've worried about what we've decided, it's been met with "I love it!" from her. So we're good. We're all good.
Things are happening here, folks! So much in a day that it's slightly dizzying. But this, I know, is a short period in our lives. One full of so many good things that I might as well sink right on into and enjoy. Wishing you the very same as you start your week!