Or is everyone in a state of funk these days?
The first two blog posts I read this morning, had me nearly in tears and shaking my head in agreement.
A lot of us are sad puppies right now. Feeling depressed, or worried, or hopeless, or just plain tired!
Is it the hot humid weather? That has a lot to do with it, for me.
Is it the state of the world? Could be.
Is it the ugly political conventions? Could be.
Is it the whole horrid political campaign year we have had. Probably.
I have had to get away from ALL the political wrangling. That has been difficult because, since I was 12 years old and watched my first Convention, I have been a political junkie.
For many months, my routine is to check out the news first thing in the morning, then get on Face Book and read every one's links and comments. At 2:00, I'd sit down and watch an hour of CNN and an hour of FOX News. I'd watch the National news in the evening.
For my own self-preservation, for the last two months, I have not looked at the news in the morning. I have blocked two people on FB so I don't see their posts--one Liberal friend, one Conservative friend. I no longer watch ANY TV in the afternoon, and if, during the National News a clip of Hillary or Donald J. comes up, I click over to HGTV until I think they are done with their rants.
I have watched a total of one hour of each Convention. I watched part of Donald J's acceptance speech, and last night, watched an hour of Bill Clinton. I usually check the Fact Checker the next morning to see who lied the most. Right now---it's a tie!
Donald J. yells his acceptance speech and the next day, everyone is castigating him for his delivery. Hillary yells out her speeches and the next day, no one says a word about her delivery.
Michelle Obama stands up there and says how America is great now, but 8 years ago, she said the opposite. Bill goes on and on about he and Hillary's wonderful married life, but seems to forget ALL the mistresses he has had. And then, there's poor Bernie! What a nasty rap he got.
Hillary blames the Russians for leaking the e-mails instead of blaming the people who sent those nasty e-mails in the first place. Just like she blames the gun instead of the person who used the gun.
Hillary is the first woman to be nominated for President. Well--whoop-de-doo. Does that qualify her to be a good President? The DNC wants to be the first--the first Catholic President. The first black President. 8 years from now, Michelle will run as the first black woman President.
and why...have the majority of the blacks forgotten that the Republican Party was founded on ending slavery and giving them equality?
Too, too much of all of it this past year.
My son is dying and I try my hardest not to think about that every single second of every day.
I feel like I am slowly wasting away and I ignore it.
I am a loudly self proclaimed Christian and my mantra every morning is, "God is good. God is in control," and yet I know full well that the Evil One is so full of power right now. It becomes harder and harder for me, even though I know the TRUTH, to stay unafraid and positive.
No wonder I stay in my Cave. At least here, I can control my environment. I can limit myself as to the horrors I see on TV. I can control who I talk with and the conversation (except Dar).
But today--I must go out. I have errands to do, food to buy or the cats and I will not eat tomorrow!
There is one hope for this day to be better. This evening I have a pleasant visit planned. I get to take my client's genealogy book to her! I finally get to meet one of my Face Book/Blog buddies.
I am tired, but for a little while, this evening, life will be wonderful!!!