I don't often get into the political scene here on my blog......it's not my thing. But for the record, I have to say this.
When the POTUS goes on camera, and says in all seriousness, to the crowd taking over the Capitol Building, "I love you. You're special."...........well, that's seriously the most egregious and disgusting thing that I have ever heard.
I do not say this being uninformed. I watch the news, I read the NY Times faithfully every morning.....I listen to the radio most days in the studio. I DO know what is happening in politics. I DO pay attention.
And in my 73 years here on this earth, I have never, ever experienced anything that has made me feel this sad, and disenfranchised, and angry.
That being said, I have no idea why Joe Biden wouldn't rather retire on the beach somewhere. He's walking into the worst mess........can I say "shit show" here??............on the planet. I do not envy him the job that he has to do.
I hope that he gets the vaccine out in massive quantities.........I hope that he restores to us the normalcy that we used to take for granted.
I know one thing.......I will not miss the craziness coming out of the White House. I will not miss his face, his lies, his total lack of caring. I hate all of this, as so many of you do. The pandemic has torn all our lives apart, and it didn't have to, it could have been handled so differently from the beginning. As a nurse for 30 years, I am pretty positive that had we known about this virus when HE knew, we would be in a very different place right now. You may ask yourself how one man can impact so MANY lives. Well, google Adolf Hitler, and see how easily it can happen.
I have tried, very hard for some time to "self soothe".......doing things that make me happy......attempting to take myself far from all that is going on. It doesn't always work. Sometimes it does.
On the subject of my knee....well, it is not good news. The pain level is increasing...on the inside of my knee, where the meniscus tore....so I don't know if it has torn again, or it's just not healing. Advil/Tylenol.....nothing......helps anymore. I am still not walking the dogs, thank God for L and friends.
I see ortho this week.....I'm sure they will want to do another MRI.....$$$$$$$.......and go from there.
I want to be able to walk.....it's one of the things in my life I am not ready to give up.
It's funny, because back in October, I was worried about a total knee replacement, which they said I don't need. But if I had gotten a new knee back then, I would probably be much better by now. Ironic.
Life has a way of changing, and taking away stuff, whether you are ready or not. I hope that is not the case now. It seems like 2020 is seeping on over to 2021.........we are all ready for something better.
I audibly sigh here, because it's hard to see it right now.
Driving to the store today, I remembered my friend, Gayle. She died last summer, and I miss her still.
Every now and then I reach for my phone, thinking of something I want to tell her. Today I was thinking about how when we were 13, we discovered that we could send each other messages in the dark, with flashlights in the windows. We didn't know Morse code, so not sure how we thought we were going to manage that.
She lived quite a ways away, but there was a clear shot from her house to mine, over the fields. It's gone now, people have built houses. It's like so many things that are just so different.
I have to remind myself that today is all we have.......just today. We can make it better, any way we can.
Back to my tea, and my book. I'm trying.