I have been thinking today about the caucus yesterday and some of the things I heard. One woman, in her early 30's, stood up to speak on behalf of her candidate. She started by saying that she has never before been even remotely interested in politics and had not been paying any attention to the campaigns for the nomination. Okay, it's good that she is becoming engaged for the first time. But I do not find it heartening that she went on to say that she had chosen her candidate solely on the basis of a YouTube video and really knew nothing more about either of the candidates than that she had liked this video. I know it is wildly unrealistic to expect even the majority of voters to take the time to become well informed on the issues and the proposals of the candidates, but come on -- one short video? Makes me think maybe the smoke filled room wasn't so bad -- after all, that method did bring us FDR and Lincoln.
It is bitterly cold and windy today -- wind chill is -6F. So I have been working here in the living room with my down lap throw keeping my legs warm. With heating oil at $3.20/gallon, we keep the thermostat at 62F and on windy days like today, that doesn't feel too very warm.
Well, I have just 50 rows left on the first half of Arabian Nights. So the end of this part is in sight. I wish I could show you how the beads make the fabric move -- it is really delightful and elegant. Here are a couple of shots of how it looked this morning with just the 50 rows to go --