Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?

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Well the world hasn’t ended…yet

The way some people talked following the election, you would have thought life as we knew it was over.  Of course, Trump has yet to take office and some of his choices for positions around him are eyebrow-raising to say the least.  Still, life goes on and food still needs to be put on the table so at some point you have to get on with things.

Like colds.  Colds wait for no election, no inauguration, etc.  Our little girl has a cold now and missed three days of school this week.  Her father stayed home with her and both of them developed a bad case of cabin fever.  I love my family but having both of them home all afternoon meant I was with people 24 hours a day for three days.  Aaaargh!

I’m one of those people who need at least some quiet time to myself even if I don’t really do anything.  It just helps me unwind and “un-people” –  I suppose you could call it decompressing.  Being around people takes a lot out of me.

My son is having issues at school like he did in elementary school, much to my chagrin.  I just don’t know what to do about it.  We have an appointment on Monday to have him evaluated for autism.  We shall see if that makes any difference.  I just don’t know how to help him succeed.  All I want is for him to do well and be happy.  Sigh.  I’m really worried for him.

That’s about all these days – such an exciting life.  LOL.  Well I have had “exciting” times in life that were enormously stressful and I don’t want any more of those, thank you very much.  To quote Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon:  “I’m getting too old for this sh**.”


It’s Over

Well at least the election is over.  That’s the best I can say.  To be honest, my reaction to finding out that Trump won was to wish I could go back to bed and pull the cover over my head.  I still find the concept mind-boggling but it is what it is.  I am slowly getting over the shock.

The first day was painful.  I spent most of it trying to be productive and wrapping my head around the election results.  Prognosticators had been saying – at least a good number of them had – that it was 80% that Hillary Clinton would win.  I was nervous but so many people were saying how far behind Trump was that I didn’t seriously think he could win.

Well.  That was just wrong.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  And it stinks.  I watched how much hate he stirred up during the campaign – the KKK supported him, David Duke endorsed him, and white supremacy groups supported him.  His “Make America Great Again” turned into “Make America White Again.”  I don’t have to spell out how ugly that is, and what it means to large swathes of our society.

I am still working through the shock.  I hope I am wrong, but I think the next four years are going to be ugly.  I sincerely hope that I am wrong, that he will actually make some effort to be a decent human being.  I don’t know if he has that in him, though.

I was going to put a picture of Trump here, but I couldn’t bring myself to do so, so here are some cute dogs.


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And the verdict is…bronchitis

Again.  This is the second time in two months (I think) that I’ve had it.  I’m pretty tired of it.  Every time I come down with a cold it turns into bronchitis and my office thinks of me as Typhoid Mary.  Sigh.  Well, I’m on medication now so the cough is improving; I don’t sound like a dying moose or something.  Still, I would love to keep this from happening again this year but I am betting on at least one more occurrence before the end of 2016.

Ah well.  It is more annoying than painful this time around – I caught it early.  This too shall pass and life will return to its normal pace with school, paperwork, projects, and the like.

There really isn’t anything going on besides illness at the moment.  Both kids had a minor cold; thankfully, mine is the only one that turned into something worse.  My dear A has avoided it altogether and that’s just as well.  Really, if one of is makes it through it, it is fairly remarkable.