Is it just me, or are there fewer people posting? And, also, fewer people reading.
I thought it was just me. That my political views caused me to lose some followers. But, then I noticed that some of the only bloggers posting regularly were the professionals. And, one day I checked my views and I was only receiving half as many views.
My many thanks to my stalwart readers that have stuck with me!
And, I do believe the reduction is probably politics. I know that some days, I'm just too shocked by what is going on in the world to be able to write something cheerful and entertaining. And, honestly, I'm torn about posting about what I'm feeling because when the wrong people get wind of that, they retaliate horribly and threateningly. And, I'm just not up for that crapful of hate that has been unleashed and allowed to flourish. All because civility has died an spiteful orange death.
So, I sew. And, I quilt. And, I garden. And, I try to cook and clean. And, I make sure I get out of bed every morning and face the world, no matter how bad I don't want to sometimes. And, I make sure that at least once a week, I check in with you all. The other people out there that accept me for who I am. Whether they agree or not. And, we treat one another with civility. Whether we agree or not. And, nobody has said I'm crazy for the extremes I'm willing to go to for a beautiful piece of fabric art in a really long time.
My connection with what I have to believe is the real world.
So, I'll just keep doing my best to dull every needle in the world by using it to death. And, tinkering with sewing machines and risking my life through electrocution as I use the ones I've worked on. And, trying to use up this stash of fabric and yarn that I accidentally ended up with. And, sitting still in the air conditioning because honestly, that's what we do in August in the south (climate change is real, y'all!). And, walking through the office with a smile on my face because I see how people react to that, and it makes me happy. And, doing my best to be a good man, because good men might be in danger of going extinct.
Here's looking forward to some cool fall days and some cooler heads in the near future.
This little quilt always reminds me of fall.
Everybody have a great Friday. Rob has the day off, but I have to go to the office...this has been the busiest week! Way too many things going on and I am exhausted. I'm looking forward to some nice pieceful quilting this weekend.