My mom and I (and assorted others) have been taking weekend walks. We needed it. It’s good to spend actual time with Martha.
Martha has decided that no matter what happens in November, she was going to laugh. We would laugh.
Sure, the election could be really bad, but as long as we are here, we’re going to find ways to laugh.
I’m totally with Martha on this. We might as well.
Laughing is almost always better than crying. Almost.
We’re days away, you guys.
No matter how this plays out, it’s going to be stressful. There isn’t anything we can do about this. Bad shit will happen. We just have to watch out for each other and hope for the best possible outcome.
Okay, so it is stressful now. For those of us isolating, it’s fucking weird. It just is. I mean, we’re fine. But it’s still fucking weird.
We’ve been mostly isolated for 8 months now. We don’t visit and we don’t have visitors. It’s just not a thing.
So, yesterday, I open the front door, and I see this.
I stared at it for a minute, then called for Randy and Joey to come and see. They wanted to know what I was talking about.
There was just no way I would be able to describe this without sounding like a crazy person.
Randy and Joey and I stared through the storm door at the stuffed Halloween cat and discussed the possibilities.
Randy: Is this a political message or something?
Me: Well if it is, it’s a targeted message. I can’t imagine any local candidate with thousands of those stuffed cats. That doesn’t seem reasonable at all.
Joey: Yeah, this is freaky. There’s a note in the bucket.
I went out and got the note and this is what the note said.
I called my sister and asked if they left anything on our porch. She said “Maaaaaybe. Mom wrote the note.”
I told her it was the best Halloween trick ever but actually did freak us out a bit.
That made my mom super happy.
What I’m trying to figure out now, is who to pass this along to and how we could pull it off.
Our Halloween will consist of attending the virtual Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop. I was selected to perform stand up again which is so exciting. It’s virtual and two minutes, so you know, super easy. I’m not terribly nervous, but have no idea how it will turn out. I’m sure I’ll tell you all about it next week.
We’re also celebrating with The Madison’s on their new single release, The Universe Inside.
Also, the Bass Player was in a band called Bone Simple. This single, Conspiracy, is being released.