OMG…SO MUCH HAS GONE ON SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR! It’s far too much to write about all in one blog. I’m searching for what to write about first. And I do apologize to my regular readers for not being more “on the ball” with posts, but I’ve just not felt the “drive” to write; or when I DO feel it it’s either late at night and I need to sleep or I choose to do other things with the time. I really need to set aside a specific block of time daily for just sitting down and writing. Yes. That is what I will do. Beginning tomorrow.
Yesterday was January 20, 2018 and the Women’s March 2018! And it was an almost indescribably AWESOME show of strength, solidarity and love! I had been looking forward to the march for the whole year, and I again marched in Portsmouth, NH, same as last year! This year I marched with my sister. We also met up with my niece and her friends, and saw lots of other people that we knew. Plus new friends were to be made too! The day was perfect. Temperature was hovering around 45 degrees, and it was partly sunny. We parked on the Maine side of the Piscataqua River Bridge, the Memorial Bridge and walked to Portsmouth, on the New Hampshire side.
As you can see from the pictures here it was a nice calm day on the river, I love the sleepy little lobster shack covered in bouys there, just waiting for it’s fishermen to return to fish! This bridge was just built a couple of years ago, and has become quite the pride of the area. It’s usually lit up at night with awesome fiber-optic lighting, which turns all kinds of colors. It’s a draw bridge, which means the middle span of the bridge rises up in the air to allow river traffic to pass under it. This is critical, as the Piscataqua River is a very vital economic port. We have oil storage areas, cable and wire, gypsum wall board and scrap metal businesses along with lots of other smaller venues. On our way home we got caught on the Portsmouth side with the span in the up position, see the below pictures…there was an Irving Oil tanker coming in with a load of heating oil for the seacoast area. #2 Heating Oil is our main fuel for heat up here.
Pretty cool huh? I thought so! I am glad it was such a great day and that I could get these pictures to share on here and to have for my albums.
So, we marched….or rather we RALLIED! Our gathering was a Rally not a March…we didn’t march anywhere, but gathered and rallied in the very center of the city, in front of the old North Church. And it was electric! The Seacoast Resistance came together wonderfully! As did so many hundreds of other rallies and marches around the USA and around the world, denouncing the hate and bigotry, the sexism, racism and xenophobia of the Trump administration, and the effects it is having on us as citizens, and the world too! Here are some pictures from the rally. They are captioned, if you click on them it will give you a description.
As you can see, it was a great turn out, plus a really nice weather day and I had the best of company on my adventure! #RESIST
So, while we were marching in protest and to show our numbers and strength, the federal government shut down as they bickered over a stupid wall between the US and Mexico, immigration, DACA and a short term spending plan….and they remain shut down as I am writing this. This has been the least productive year of presidency in our country’s history. Nothing, except for a tax cut for the uber rich, has gotten done. No fiscal budget, no immigration reform, no infrastructure, no health insurance plan….nope, just a bunch of school yard type bickering and name calling and stupid tweets. I’m so ashamed of my government at the moment, but that will ALL change in November when the Blue Tsunami takes over America…Democratic Socialism is on the rise!
This is all the energy for writing that I have for tonight. I am doing great, although I am sick with walking pneumonia at the moment – but on the mend and on meds! Nola and Lulu are awesome as well, they will be happy for Spring to arrive in a few weeks so they can spend more time outside.
So, did you march or protest yesterday? Tell me about your day!