I just voted! Our ballots are hilariously large, as in 2 bij 4 feet large fold-outs. There was only one person ahead of me and I was done in less than a minute, most of the time was spent properly re-folding the ballot. The whole process was a wonderfully strict and orderly display of electoral logistics. Got to keep my red pencil AKA mark of democracy because of Covid restricting the use of reusable pencils.
It took until yesterday to decide which party to vote on. There were some newcomers, like the pro-European Volt movement and a new radical equality party, that piqued my interest. In the end I cast my vote (again) for the green socialists. There was some reluctance, but I realized nothing is more important right now than voting for a better climate and I think the green socialists have the best programme for that.Voted for a woman on the list who's been actively working on accessibility and justice and is also a badass wheelchair hockey world champion.
We spent a long weekend at the SO's parents. A much needed change of scenery with lots of quality time. Board games were played. We watched a phenomenal weekly late night show together on TV, which is all about music and finding the joy of wonder in covid times. My soul hasn't been this soothed by something on linear television in...ages. Came back from the weekend refreshed, almost like we had gone on holiday!