I know that the rest of America is having another non-conversation about race in America because two old White men decided to say mean stupid things about Black people. I know that it’s a big deal when old White men say mean, stupid things about Black people because, you know, that never happens and it’s totally unexpected and all… And I don’t really feel like writing about it because, hell, what else is there to be said?
You know what you should know about? You should know about the seemingly lack of urgency that the state of Massachusetts and my beloved Governor apparently have regarding the rising body-count that the Department of Children and Families is responsible for. Did you know that 2 infants died here in Massachusetts over the weekend? Two infants who were under the supervision of state DCF? Did you know that a 5 year-old kid who was under the supervision of DCF went missing in September, but the state didn’t know about it until December? Did you know that they just found his body 2 weeks ago? Someone just discarded this precious little boy off the side of a highway. Did you know that my Governor didn’t accept the resignation of the woman in charge of our state’s DCF until Monday? Yeah. I love my Governor, but I’m sick to death of this story and his excuses around it.
I want to write more about this story, but I’ve got to finish the embroidery for this stupid playmat. The more I do, the less I feel like I’ve accomplished. I have a check-in with my collaborator tomorrow morning, and I’d like to have more to show than what I have right now.
So, I’m off to continue to put in a field’s worth of strawberries…
Here is the color-scheme that The Husband wants for the playroom.
It’s very… imperialist to me… He calls it “classic” and “patriotic” but… I don’t know… I just see “nautical” and “oppression.” He told me I was being ridiculous. Am I? Am I?? I told him that he was oppressing me with his name calling.
I will probably be feeling a little more relaxed about this stupid playmat on Friday, so I’ll be here with Quiet Thoughts. I do have something that I want to write about for that anyway. Hopefully the news cycle will have calmed down by then, too, and I will be a little less pissy about things. Thank the Lord for BBC World News and PBS Newshour so that I can get real and actual news right now!
See you Friday!