This is a really painful time for us here in America. Friends and families are finding themselves at odds with each other in a much more painful way than they ever have before. The words “Democrat” and “Republican” have become fighting words and “Liberal” and “Conservative” have been turned into ugly little words like “Libtard” and “Trump lover” and of course…much uglier verbiage.
As I’ve said before, I found myself in this very kind of situation as not only a few family members voted a different direction than I did but friends…close friends. I just did a cursory count and well over 25% of my friends list voted for Donald Trump.
Sean tried to reassure me that statistically that is not bad and I agree in principle but I still find it alarming because I really want all my friends to make choices that show we are unified in caring about all people everywhere and equal rights for everyone. It kind of wears my heart down. Truth be told there’s probably about 20 people on that list that are obligatory. There’s a good ten that I really feel the pain on and I am completely conflicted about the wisdom and the hearts of the people who would put this man in the office and agree with his philosophy on…well…everything.
I am encouraged by the news that so many Republicans are struggling with their decision as they watch the unfolding every day. I am discouraged, however, and that’s a huge scary understatement by the news that people are randomly shooting other people because they don’t think they belong in this country. I have to be honest here, if there’s someone I don’t want in this country it’s gonna be the guy shooting innocent people just sitting around having a beer with friends.
I’m not interested in mocking their votes.
I’m not interested in calling anyone names, including the president.
What do I care if he’s orange. Although that photo of him hugging the flag…he looks completely looney in that photo. If I were him, I would veto that picture. (in my house everyone has veto rights on photos. This right has bitten my ass as they have become adults because now they won’t even let me take their picture OR they veto them all and now I have none…they don’t appreciate me enough). There, that was my aside. Done making fun of that. Sorry for the aside there.
It’s not helpful for anyone who is trying to make a strong point against the Trump administration to do it with hate or violence. This doesn’t help the cause and I’m not joining that fight for sure.
I just want to feel confident someone reasonable and sane is at the helm. I definitely do not feel that way now and I don’t think we should be led by a “me me me…me first” agenda and the 1% multitudes.
I feel like that seems to be the factor in this presidency and the people that seem to really be strongly following him. It’s all about them. Where is the common thread of “kindness matters”. Could we get a little kindness please? That would be great…
This article is a terrifying reality right now. Great read…
Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state
You should follow Cely’s blog because she is an educated voice on all these matters and also she’s hilarious.
I had my doctor’s appt and I was not cleared to run. I am brutally honest with my doctors and I totally confessed that I had a rough day a few days ago. This caused me some bleeding and pain that neither of us thought was great or really very normal. Exam came out normal with a few very minor glitches so she said…nope. You have to wait.
She’s so great I don’t even care. I mean, walking is ridiculously boring but I am listening to podcasts and books so I am trudging through it and these weeks will fly I’m sure of it.
She showed me the pictures again and now that I’m not in a narcotic induced stupor they are even more shocking. It’s impressive to me that my surgeon is shocked. She asked me if I feel much better and if my clothes fit again. I told her about how I don’t have cankles anymore. How every part of me was swollen and hurt and she said, “it was cutting off your blood supply. It was HUGE”.
It made so much more sense then. That explained everything.
She said she was so glad I made the decision to have the surgery, it was the exact right decision.
So on that note, let’s celebrate walking. (this is me being excited about walking)