Today, I mourn.
Tomorrow, I fight.
Today, I mourn.
Tomorrow, I fight.
It’s been a while since I’ve graced you all with three things on a Thursday. I know you’re feeling the pain of that specific abandonment. (Not as much as you feel the pain of my now defunct “Shoesday” series, though, I’m sure…)
Today is a bittersweet day, and I’m feeling a wee bit political, so welcome to the “Oh My God, We’re All Going to Die” (political commentary) edition of Three Things Thursday.
I’m trying hard to stay positive. I don’t have money to donate right now, but you can bet your ass that once I’m reemployed, I’ll be sending my $$ to all the places that are going to need it most.
Provided I can breathe and walk without trying to hack up a lung, I’ll be marching on Saturday.
I will continue to support my congress people in their fight for ALL American people.
Because I missed yesterday.
1. I really regret getting my annual flu shot the day before my first tennis lesson. I was hopeful that we wouldn’t be learning backhands last night, but alas! We were all so good with the forehand that we transitioned right into the backhand, too. I’m not sure my arms will go above shoulder level at this point. Ow.
2. I am working from home today, but without the constant chatter/trouble-making from the Bean, it’s all weird. Weirdly productive! I miss him, though. He cried today when I dropped him off. Not really a regret, and I only kinda wish he’d stayed small enough to stay put.
3. I do totally regret that I haven’t yet become independently wealthy. I would love to be NOT working right now and be haring off in the woods or something. It’s a gray, misty day, and I love it.
4. I regret a little bit that I work in a position that is almost entirely funded by the indirects received from NIH grants. Because apparently, not only can Americans not have affordable healthcare (I’ve worked jobs that didn’t offer health insurance and was unable to get insured affordably due to a pre-existing condition; healthcare shouldn’t be the privilege of the wealthy and/or lucky), they can’t have research to make health care better and more effective. GROW UP, Congress. The law passed, was upheld by the Supreme Court, Obama was re-elected AFTER the Affordable Care Act was passed, and 40+ attempts to repeal it have failed. Stop pissing in the sandbox and put the government back together.
Ahem…POLITICS! (I do not regret voting for Obama, beeteedubs… Also, am curious as to how a group of people who want to outlaw what women can do with their reproductive systems but want the government to NOT be involved with helping people get access to affordable care? Yeah. Whatever. Consistency not the strong suit there.)
ANYWAYS – I am sore. I am productive, but missing my little guy. I am not rich. And I’m a little upset about the whole gov’t shut-down thing.
I know that not everyone in the country is thrilled about today. I have heard people say (snarkily) that this is a coronation, not an inauguration. Which is silly, I think – just because some people are excited about the new president doesn’t make us want a king (any more than George W. supporters really wanted him to be king, I’m assuming)! I am only really excited about royalty from other countries.
I am excited about today, though. I honestly thought the last 8 years took the country in a completely wrong direction – between the unwarranted wiretapping & the “interrogation techniques” – things really got scary bad. I don’t know how much of the current economy I can blame on the last president, but I do feel that the wars that we’re in right now might have something to do with the administration of Ex-President Bush.
I don’t think he’s evil, but I think he is petty & that he surrounded himself with a lot of people with questionable moral character.
I think that President Obama will have a hard time living up to the almost unrealistic expectations that many people have – but I think that the one thing he gave a lot of people was the hope that he talked about so much on the campaign trail.
Even if President Obama is never anything more than a mediocre leader, I think that his influence will go further – he’s made a lot of people excited & he got a lot of people to vote FOR someone, rather than against someone else. He is a charismatic man who can speak in complete articulate sentences, and maybe this makes me a bit of an elitist (I also like arugula and won’t drink macrobrews), but I like that he seems smart. I think it will take a smart man to get this country back on the right track.
And I, for one, am excited to see what happens over the next few years.
Congratulations, President Obama! I hope to toast your presidency tonight, if I ever get home from work.
I just can’t stop smiling about that one. It’s so delicious!