Sorry about that!
I managed the NaNo by the way; I got my words in, at least, although the story is still hanging and there are major cleanups that need to take place before anyone else can read it. It’s a kind of dull but potentially nice kind of story, I guess. I had intended to work on it over the Christmas break, but that didn’t happen.
Christmas, we ended up staying at home and my Units came down for a few days’ visit. We had a tiny tree in a pot that needs to leave my living room very soon, and some good presents and Mr Wolf helped me make a very nice supper
The first weekend after the holidays, I went to Phoenix to meet up with friends, and had a fun and different weekend away from the grey and the rain, yay! it was also the weekend that a Congresswoman was shot in Tucson, which was a teeny bit closer to my location than I might have preferred. I learned even more things about Arizona that I’m not crazy about than I knew before (the whole legal concealed carry had somehow escaped me, before, for one). But I managed to escape with my self intact. Americans’ ability to occasionally cut off their noses to spite their faces, politically, will never make sense to me. Is there really anyone who honestly thinks that the Founding Fathers wanted their words interpreted the way that modern people do, for political gain? or that Thomas Jefferson or Madison or Adams wouldn’t ask for a goddam do-over to edit a few things for clarity if they could see the world as it is today? or that the availability of the kinds of weapons that are currently available doesn’t more often result in terrible consequences for innocent people rather than joyful exercise of rights and freedoms of responsible citizenry?
Not that there’s any way to make all the guns disappear. Not that anyone, including the current administration, is TRYING to make the guns disappear, you terrified fucking rabbits. No, I don’t have a solution. I kind of like the thought of a continuous goddam metal detector along the 49th parallel, though, keep that shit out of my country. Because it’s a little harder, takes a little longer, to legally build a human-killing arsenal, here. And I like it like that.