This afternoon I stopped at the local senior center and voted in the 2016 Presidential Election Race (along with a variety of local elections) - early voting. Since I am leaving on Sunday for Kansas ... I will be gone from my precinct on the second Tuesday in November. :)
It is always interesting to see what 'other' stuff comes up on the ballot - this time there were two MD state constitutional ammendments to be considered and voted on, along with several local elections (including for county board of education). I was pleased to see the poll humming with activity (today was the second day of early voting) and people casting ballots. :)
I spent a good chunk of today (from a little after 10:30 a.m. until after 4 p.m.) with my friend Barbara. We sewed -- well, I did sashiko embroidery on a small gift (so I'll share the project later) and Barbara worked on a bunch of small projects ... like cutting out blocks for her T quilt, sorting and putting away fabric from a finished project and classifying/entering patterns in her new database. Oh, and she shared her new Janome sewing machine with me (I got to touch it!:). It was wonderful to just visit with her and catch up on chat - though I kept distracting her into making mistakes. :) Completely unrepentant, me. Grin. I kept telling her that measure/cutting and talk/thinking both use the same part of her brain.
We went out for lunch to a place Barbara had heard of (was totally new to me) called R&R Taquaria. Authentic Mexican food and GOOD - you know the food has to be nearly as good as home cooked if the faces you see eating it are predominantly of the same ethnic persuation, eh? I had a chicken mole burrito - my mouth waters right now just remembering it! I will definitely be back there. Apparently the place started as a little food counter in the Shell gas station next door and then expanded into their current store front. Busy, busy (even at 1:45 in the afternoon).
If you've ever eaten mole sauce, you know it is somewhat spicy - after lunch my mouth really wanted something milk-based to calm things down so I could concentrate on my embroidery. Barbara was still a little hungry since she only had two tacos ... so we stopped at the Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream on the way home. They had dark chocolate flavor which I have never seen in ice cream (and adore:) so I decided on a milk shake. Rather stupidly I chose a large size ... and have been stuffed ever since. Was mouth wateringly delicious - and the service was very good. :)
Lest you think all we did was nosh, I managed to finish embroidering all but the last tentacle of my piece (I guess that might be a hint as to what the figure is:) by late afternoon. I went off to vote after I left Barbara's house. :)
The weather was a gray, a bit cold and windy all day - and it started to rain as I was leaving the poll. Nasty, cold, November kind of rain. Maryland on a typical Fall day. Brr! I laughingly told Barbara earlier in the afternoon that I am nearing the end of my regularly scheduled Autumnal week of denial right now - it always takes me about a week when the weather has started to cool off in Fall to give in and start wearing a jacket. Stubborn? No, really? Chuckle. (Likewise, there is a week in Spring when I can't give up wearing a jacket 'cause it might get cold again.) Had problems with transition activities all my life. :)
Tomorrow I need to wash some clothes and pack for my trip to Kansas. Two easy errands to run....then onward and upward.
In case you think me fickle, I"m still weaving my little hearts while watching 'tv' on my computer every evening. Here's tonight's work: