A little nervous today. I have to go back to the doctor again. I have symptoms that are indicative of a blood disorder or autoimmune disease, so I’m really hoping it’s something else. We’ll see I guess. Health problems are not a new issue to me, but I guess I was hoping there wouldn’t be anything new in that regard for years to come.
A little about me. I’m in my thirties. I’m single and have not been blessed with children, but I have 9 nieces and nephews that are joys to have in my life. I am quite close with my family, we spend a lot of time together. I especially spend time with my youngest brother who is handicapped. I also have a black lab named Buddy. I was a little afraid of dogs until my ex wanted to get one.. now I totally get why people love them so much. When my ex started getting overly aggressive and abusive, I took Buddy and left. I think I got the better end of the deal.
I would just like to note and give thanks for how truly warm it is outside right now. I remember years when we had a couple feet of snow we had to trudge through to go trick or treating. The warmth seems to put a kind of thaw on this tempest of an election. Without getting too into it, as an American, I just have to say that this election has really frustrated and saddened me. I’m convicted in my beliefs and I know without regret who I am going to vote for, but I don’t believe that the nature of politics in this country is going to do much that is positive for our generations to come. That’s what bothers me most. The actions and language that is being used now, really is only going to affect our children in the long term. Extremism has seemed to take a turn from being simply arrogant and annoying to being just downright cruel and damaging. I find myself having to think about what is being said, acknowledge it, and remind myself that I’m not that kind of person, that I don’t think in those sorts of terms and then making that choice to either shut off the tv or turn the channel if I feel what is being discussed is simply poison to my mind. But I’m glad I have that choice.