It’s been too long since my last post. I’ve actually started and discarded several posts. I can’t seem to finish one, either because my thought runs out of steam, or I just feel like I’m rambling about something no one would really be interested in.
So, instead of an organized essay of sorts, here are a few things that have been on my mind lately…
Politics. (Insert a deep, prolonged sigh, accompanied by an eye-roll). I know everyone has talked the election of 2016 to death, and I’ll be honest and say that I’ve written and deleted this paragraph at least three times. I’m over editing myself because this topic is so polarizing and divisive that I hesitate to even discuss it. Generally, I don’t discuss politics with many people. And I’m breaking my own rule here, but I feel so strongly about this that it almost hurts to not say something. To say anything. It hurts to stay quiet. So, very carefully, I will say this…for those of you who voted for Donald Trump, well, I hope that works out for you. For those of you who didn’t vote for Donald Trump, well, hold on to your butts. In a few days this shit is about to get real. Time will tell if he has what it takes to be an unconventional yet effective President, or if he is truly a man-baby-twitter-whore who can’t find his ass with both hands unless Kelly Ann Conway draws him a map. And for all of us, I think this election cycle has been a great reminder of how a democratic society works. We all have a responsibility to be involved, no matter what side you align yourself with. We can’t wait for others to do the heavy lifting. Whether we understand politics or ignore it because we’re intimidated by what we don’t understand, we all have an obligation to participate. Congress takes advantage of your willful ignorance, and apathetic people are easily manipulated. So get involved. Be the change you want to see in the world. Whether it’s in your community, local or state government, get involved. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what issues matter the most to me so that I can take steps to participate and do my part. I hope you will too.
In other news, I got a job. That’s right! This girl got a J.O.B.! After six years of being a stay home mom, I am officially employed again. And you know you’ve re-entered the workforce when you have to disclose on your job application that you were technically arrested in 1992 for Disturbing the Peace, because that shit is a misdemeanor and stays on your record FOREVER. It’s ok though, because they hired me anyway. I’ve been really bored since Bryce started first grade. I volunteer a lot at the school, but I had a few days a week where I just felt like I was wasting time and brain cells. And apparently the universe agreed that I was ready to go back to work and just handed me an awesome opportunity. A friend of mine owns a music publishing company, and they have hired me as a part-time music coordinator and personal assistant. The company creates and licenses music for movie trailers! How flipping cool is that?! It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before and I’m having a blast learning this whole new industry. So, thank you universe!
My dog Mavis, who is now nine months old, won’t stop shitting in the house. It’s making me crazy. It’s like she’s decided that she’s too good for grass. She pee’s outside, no problem. Then she comes to the door, runs upstairs and poops on my bedroom rug. I refuse to let this dog believe that she can just drop heat anywhere her little heart desires. I am the alpha in this house! She spent the morning in her kennel because she pooped on my rug after she had already gone out this morning. Mind you, my entire house has wood floors. When she poops, she always uses the rug. When I came home I went to let her out. In defiance of being put in her kennel she refused to come out. Fine. She can just stay there. So she did. Then a few hours later I came home again and pulled her out of the kennel and took her outside. She pee’d, then wanted to come back in. But I know her game. I made her stay outside. She tried to wait me out. She even sat there shaking and giving me her sweet little sad eyes. Oh, she is such an actress! It took about fifteen minutes, and I swear she huffed at me, then walked to the grass and pooped. Ha Ha! Today I am the winner!
I miss books. I’ve been so busy between the holidays, kids and my new job that I haven’t read a new book in months. I have several in my kindle that need my attention, but if any of you have a good recommendation I am always looking for new books.
That’s about it for me. My life goals for 2017 are set. Community service, learning a new industry, becoming a dog whisperer and reading more books. I think that’s a good list. What about you? I missed a lot of New Year’s posts in the past two weeks. I’d love to hear some of your resolutions and goals for the year. 🙂