Effie fends her way through dry sunflower canes, hunting bugs, digging holes, and engaging in other Things To See and Do in Effieland.
After so many days in the 50°-60° range, the temperature hit 80° this afternoon; my yard chair was finally dry after all the rain we’ve had, and I was able to enjoy a pleasant hour in Effieland with Effie, watching her stalk bugs and look very awesome.
My backyard retreat followed my usual Wednesday homekeeping tasks, with the whipping out of a few election stats in between. Our new President-elect aced the Electoral College scoreboard with 57% of the Electoral votes, but lost the popular vote by .2%–about 200,000 votes.
The scenario is neither common nor unheard of. It doesn’t matter–we’re Americans; we survive these things with great resilience and transferred admiration. For the most part, we just like winners, though probably not as much as Effie likes catching bugs.