Today is the first of my 2 consecutive days off. It will be filled with chores - cleaning & laundry, and hopefully some cardio later this afternoon. Right now Biggie is laying beside me as I type. His loyalty is amazing, especially if there are biscuits nearby.
My brother in law got my sister a Facebook Portal (what ever that is) for Christmas... this means she's now on Facebook. My nephew and his girlfriend live 2 hours away, and that's the only way she can get her fill of baby pictures. And they have another on the way. It seems as though grandchildren are the only way she can be forced into the 21st century.
For those who look forward to such things, we have 4 more days until the Winter Solstice. I like long, sunny days. They don't need to necessarily be warm, just sunny. Hitting the shortest day of the year is always a turning point. The days will begin to get longer. Hopefully 2019 will be sunnier. 2018 was, for us, the rainiest year on record. My lawn is still green. Shit.
The weather patterns this past year have been shit for this country. We've had rain, rain, and more rain. There were record breaking rains in and around the DC this weekend. California is warning people to stay away form beaches because they're going to be getting 50 foot waves.... That's a big wave. In fact, it's relatively easy to see a correlation between the Idiot Jerk in the White House and the chaotic weather patterns that have dominated the US this past year. Chaos equals chaos.
In literature, in film, and in art, storms have always been an indicator of inner turmoil. "The Tempest" begins with a storm. "King Lear" ends with a storm. Those are just 2 literary examples, there are many others. In film, from the complexity of "The Ice Storm," to a tornado that takes Dorothy Gale from the chaos of Kansas to land of Oz (that's film and literature). This is what art says. This is what Karma does. So, is it any wonder I see a correlation between the weather the the Idiot Jerk's administration. And the weather seems to be getting worse. The Idiot Jerk doesn't believe in Global Warming. He only believes in himself. He lives in a whirlwind of purchased friendships, where bought allies orbit in and out of his sphere of stupidity purely on the depth of their transient loyalty. And we've got some really bad weather raging across the country. This isn't "hold on to your hats" weather, this isn't even "fasten your seat belts" weather. All we can do is hold on tight and wait for the damn thing to blow over. Remember, storms are Nature's way of cleaning up the shit. Just make sure you're not near a sewer when this shit starts going down the drains.
I'm looking forward to the Winter Solstice. I need sunlight, damnit! Oh and this is perfect: "He lives in a whirlwind of purchased friendships, where bought allies orbit in and out of his sphere of stupidity purely on the depth of their transient loyalty." Cheeto is the saddest excuse for a man I have ever seen.ReplyDelete
I think he's more like "the bottom of the barrel" rather than an excuse.Delete
I will be so glad when the 5 o'clock sunsets pass.
It still seems like a long time till the dark stays away longer. I will be happy when it's hot as blazes again, and getting dark at 9.ReplyDelete
I do like summer hours much more than winter hours... maybe I should move closer to the equator where winter's days aren't so short.Delete
c'mon longer days! :)ReplyDelete
I really can't wait, you know, for the boys of summer.Delete
Winter just started!ReplyDelete
I'll take some of these cold dark days; they're perfect snuggling weather, and I am married to a fantastic snuggler!
I don't mind winter, I just don't want it to be nearly dark when I get home from work at 4:30Delete
I couldn't imagine living in a place like Iceland or Alaska where it was dark most of the time now. That would be hard.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I think that would be emotionally draining.Delete