Settler creative, (leanpub.com/upsun) living where privilege meets precarity in BC. she/her/they———– Novels: Midnite Moving Co., Upsun; Sweep Off Those Waves coming in 2020, Hair Sinister after that. ————- RECONCILIATION IS HORSESHIT GIVE THE LAND BACK . @TheCorrection on twitter
We shall overcome
Singing that in church on the 50th anniversary of Selma. I cried, it was really hard not to. The minister preached an excellent sermon, and owned from the pulpit our shame and Canada’s in the treatment of the First Nations specifically with reference to the residential schools. The part Unitarians played in Selma was retold. In the future, they will ask, were you there, and I will have to answer.
1.8 hours on the cpap. Feel very crusty this morning. I had strange dreams.
The Rogue Folk Club is under attack. They want to redevelop Saint James complex (the United Church of Canada local diocese) and given where it’s located, half a block from one of the priciest stretches of real estate in one of Canada’s priciest cities, I hardly think bake sales and fundraising will help. Honestly I’m glad John didn’t live to see it.
March 14 there’s a demo against C51.
March 11 THEOLOGY PUB. Rob and I are going again but the steak I felt comfy enough to treat him to is not happening again so he’s coming here first for sour owl jowls and then we’ll have soft drinks at the pub. He encouraged me to download Sketchup and it doesn’t fucking work with my Mac OS version so I am really irritated. I’ll see if I can put it on the other machine. My irritation is softened by our amusing convo yesterday morning. Me: Hey Rob, missed you in church last week, are you coming? Him: (sleepily) I was planning a leisurely shower and hop on the bus. Me, looking at the clock downstairs at church: Uh, it’s quarter after 10, hon. Him: I set my clock backward instead of forward. Me: Showing up in time for coffee is a fine Unitarian tradition. Him: Skipping shower…. inbound!
Workshops are how to grow a church, who knew. This is an in joke.
My landpeers are not raising our rent – for the second year running. It’s like a March Miracle. This is officially the most reasonably priced detached rental in east Burnaby.
I got Reddit gold. If you don’t know what that is, good, and if you do know, ask me for my reddit username so you can bask in the glory that is my helpful commentary to the angry and sad.
My pOp played an extremely hilarious practical joke on me and Jeff, and to preserve the dignity of the everyone involved, I am not talking about it on the internet. I did however light a candle for it in church and it must have sounded funny to the congregation, because they laughed most heartily.
I sent off another thousand words to mOm yesterday and as usual she is agitating for more. It felt so good to have something to send… that chunk is only half way done.
The sun and warmth has been glorious.
Jeff and I tag teamed to move the fridge, clean under, beside and behind it, remove the MAT of dust on the fan intake, and once I clean the interior the fridge will be cleaner than at any point since we moved in. I’m thinking of tackling Jeff to help with the kitchen “cupboards must be examined for stale dated contents” clean.
I have to call the city of Burnaby today and ask them where the food scraps container we are supposed to get is.
The purple and green screeching iridescent ribbons have gone from my fabric stash to church. I have spent much time thinking what I should do with them, but finding out that the RE kids are doing a Maypole this year means that I never have to look at them and be sad again.
I enjoyed my sewing machine so much the last time I’m going to haul it out again.
But probably not before I clear off the living room table, which will probably take a couple of hours.
Keith is going to come over in the next couple of days and help me get my bicycle in riding condition.
I have an appointment with the bone health doc for the end of April. The MOA who called with the appointment info was a truly delightful person and though the call was brief it left me feeling really good.