November 11, 2016

And After...

Well now ... it's been an interesting few days!  I stayed up until about 11pm on election night and it was clear it wasn't going to be called any time soon. So I went to bed and slept peacefully all night. I  woke up in the morning and saw a note in the bathroom saying "President F*cking Trump!!!"  I said "Thank God" out loud, breathed a sigh of relief, and smiled big.  I have real hope President Trump will bring real change to Washington.

Where to start:

I do believe the American people spoke loud on election day. I won't say clear though.  Keep in mind this does not mean I am a a racist or any other word that has been used to describe "The Right" this past week. I'm not Right; I'm not Left. I'm somewhere in the middle, leaning right? My wants are fairly simple:

1.  I want to know who we are letting into this country. If we can't figure out how to properly complete a background check, then nope, sorry, we can't let them in.  I've heard lots of talk about how people are researching how to become a Canadian citizen and that it's not any easy task - that is what we need to do. Sadly, the world is a mess due to the fault of many and until our government can get some control over it, I think we need to be extremely cautious.

2.  Sensible gun control. I don't want to hear any talk of trying to take away or limit an American's citizen's right to bear arms.  Because we all know criminals follow the rules!  Hello Chicago?!

3.  Term limits on members of Congress.  Washington is a mess due to the same old people getting nothing done.

4.  Our national debt is staggering and I have no solution for that. Someone much smarter than me will hopefully offer up some ways to decrease it.

These protests against Trump's election have to stop.  The protesters look like nothing more than two-year olds having a temper tantrum. Can you imagine - IMAGINE - if Trump supporters were doing that right now? The hypocrisy of it all is not lost on me. Grow up. Stop hiding in your safe place. Go to school. Go to work. Put on your big girl/boy pants and carry on. I'm fairly certain you will be thanking President Trump one day.

November 8, 2016

November 8, 2016 aka BEFORE

Today feels like doomsday to me and I guess in a lot of ways it is to most of America.  I'm not going to discuss politics here because quite frankly it won't change anyone's mind with this election so it isn't worth my time. Suffice it to say:  #imnotwithher 

This may become a time we refer to life as Life Before and Life After ... like after 9/11. 

Yesterday I actually shut off the TV for the entire day. If I saw one more political ad I was going to either shoot myself or shoot the TV. Enough. The repeated rampant ads one after another from every candidate, locally and nationally, did nothing more than piss me off.  Is anyone in the media listening?!? WE ARE DONE.

In other news, my 12 year old fractured his left elbow a little over a week ago. In doing so, he learned that he can't fly so jumping off a swing probably isn't a wise thing to do.  With that, he effectively ended his soccer season because I don't think he'll be cleared to play before the last game is played on the 22nd.  

October 26, 2016

Update on Me

I have another "thing" to add to the list of things about my body that are changing with age - possibly allergic reactions to food that have come out of no where.

Twice now, immediately after eating popcorn my face flushed and was radiating heat for HOURS. Episode one was from popcorn popped at a local candy store store in the city. Episode two was from popcorn at a movie theater.  I seem to be okay with corn itself so maybe it's what the popcorn was popped in?

Now add almonds to the list. The last two mornings I've had cheerios for breakfast - no problem there. But this morning I had a handful of almonds about an hour after eating the cereal and within a few minutes - flushed hot face. What the ???  Almonds are not new to my diet and I've been eating them pretty consistently so why all of a sudden?!?

Am I crazy?  Guess it's time for a doctor's appointment. Meanwhile, I'll be avoiding popcorn (so odd) and almonds.

October 14, 2016

Facebook Vacation

Oh, Internet ... I can't take any more of this. November 9th can't come soon enough.  Regardless of what "side" you are on this election year, it's terrible. SO terrible.  The number of people I've seen fighting with friends and family and strangers is overwhelming. It's stupid and pointless.  Name one time anyone changed their opinion after you had a political argument with them. You can't because it has never happened.

The media is making it worse. It's like high school on steroids.  Go ahead, attack Trump for all his womanizing ways. Bill is no different. WHO CARES. Seriously. It doesn't matter. It's all a smoke screen to distract the public from the important issues. You dig deep enough into anyone's background and you will find questionable things they have done. They are rich and they are politicians so that equals sketchy in my book. Not one of them - ever - has shown to be anything different.

My two cents:

I'm worried about this country and who is the best person to actually create change. I think Hilary would put her own daughter in jail to save her own neck and will be an Obama 2.0 and that scares the shit out of me.  I think Trump is a lose cannon and flies by the seat of his pants and that scares the shit out of me.

I'm leaning toward Trump ONLY because he wants to close our borders and I think that is one of our greatest threats right now. I'm tired of hearing from the other side about how it's not an issue - it is.  You want to come to this country, come legally. Pay taxes. Contribute. No more free rides!