Saturday, June 29, 2024

Catching Up and "Just Keep Swimming"


Thought I'd take a moment, on a quiet Saturday morning, to catch up with my thoughts of current events over the past couple of weeks, as I've been a busy gal lately.

On a personal level, during slow times with work, I've been spending more time at our pool, hanging out with my neighbors, whom I'm very grateful for, I couldn't ask for better.

Then my little sister came into town, this week, and she spent the last two afternoons with Mark and me at the pool, and yesterday,  she brought my almost 81-year-old mom, who plopped herself in the pool with a fabulous hat, just like the younger set.  I hope when I'm 81, I'll be doing the same!


My little sister, Mark, a neighbor and myself decided to act like we did as kids, in the pool -  doing handstands and walking-on-your-hands contests.

At one point, we decided Mark was the judge, and that his name was "Igor," the Russian Olympic judge for pool hand-standing/walking.

"You vill do handstand and valk until I say stop.  I must break you."

 😂 😂 😂

Super fun, for us old fogies - Staycations can be fun!

Then we had City BBQ barbecue by the pool, last night, with some Southern caramel cake to top things off - mmmm. 


No pictures, obviously, because everyone was in bathing suits, and I have a hard enough time being that uncovered around my neighbors at such a small pool (I feel like I'm in my underwear!)


Speaking of my nearly 81-year-old mother - the debate?


So ... I turned it off.  


My first thought was, "Oh my God, Biden doesn't look well or steady."  


In fact, I felt so sorry and worried for Biden, I almost cried.  


My second thought was, "Okay, Trump behaved slightly calmer than in prior debates, but he still will not answer a single question asked of him, using his time instead to attack Biden with outrageous lies, and no one will redirect him or make him answer a single question."

"Same old Trump song - like an old song stuck on repeat loop, just slower now, hopefully wearing itself out."-


My third thought was "Is this really the best we can do?  Two rich elderly old farts who barely know where they are, forget about what's really going on in the everyday lives of the American people."

Sigh.

So I turned it off, I think my anxiety/disgust over this has now reached maximum capacity.


In other news, the Oklahoma state superintendent has ruled that the bible must be taught in schools.

Our forefathers are rolling in their graves. 

They oughtta be focused on teaching better American history!

Because this country was the first founded on separation of church and state for a reason - most of our original settlers came here to avoid religious persecution in their original countries for practicing Christianity in a way that other Christians didn't agree with, as well as people of other faiths settled here to avoid persecution as well.


You know the Jewish kids are like "Sigh. THIS again?"


Okay, conservatives - you wanna go there?

Well, then put in the Talmud/Torah, Native American Mythology,  African mythology, the Ramayana, the Qu'ran, and the teachings of Buddha, too - and while you're at it, why don't you read them and find how similar some things actually are, particularly the teachings of Buddha. 


Lord, preserve us from our own ignorance.

Otherwise, my plan is, I'm going to follow Dory's advice for now and "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." 







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