Thursday, January 7, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2020

What a day yesterday was - most important in my life is my brother Randy’s birthday and I started the day by sending him birthday wishes.

As far as America - it is the day that the Congress meets in a joint session to formally count the Electoral College votes for the newly elected President. Biden won with 306 votes to Trump’s 232 votes and today, Congress tallies the votes as submitted by the states.  The problem is that Trump still believes that he won the election, that it was rigged in favor of the Democrats and several Republicans have said that they will challenge the tally of several states, which causes a lengthy delay in which both parties argue and then vote again.  While this was going on, large numbers of protesters were swarming the Capitol and some very violently, breaking windows and doors and forcing their way into the building.  The Congressmen and women were ushered off to a safe place while the violent looters had access to the building, waving confederate flags and looting.  Eventually, DC police, FBI, and the National Guard got control of the situation and a curfew was put in place to get control of the crowds. Later that night, Congress was able to meet and tallied the votes in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  Trump is accused of inciting the violence and for encouraging it.

What happens next will be interesting as many are calling to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office or to impeach him. The inauguration is scheduled for the 20th of January.

I have started a routine that might help me lose a few pounds. I am doing intermittent fasting where I eat normally for a day, then fasting until dinner time on the next day. We shall see how things work out.  I have also been good about doing the fitness walk videos and taking walks with Frisco.

We have had several days of freezing fog (I had never heard of that before) and it is just beautiful, especially when the sun comes out and the trees are just sparkling and beautiful.