So, I have been away for awhile. Literally and figuratively…

Hi!

I went down south for close to a week to visit my family and bring my mom back with us. My kiddo finished her play-again, and I am on day 4 of being sick. So, things have been crazy! I cannot believe that summer is about to bid us adieu, well not next week, but soon enough.

I have been following presidential hopefuls, annoyed that our president doesn’t seem to be doing much of anything and freaked out about the selling of baby body parts. I really cannot stand either political party anymore, and I don’t know how those in power can sleep at night because I can’t and I am not guilt-ridden like they have to be.

Since I wrote last, there has been another attack on our military, but the WH did not even want to fly the flag at half-mast. Say what you want about our president, but patriotism or love for this country and our military is not high on his list right now, or ever.

I am so aggravated with the state of affairs in our country, how the racial divide has grown more over the last 5 or 6 years, and how we are still not fixing the dramatic influx of immigrants that we do not have the finances for.

I love our country, and I love my life with my kid, but it is so frustrating when so many things are in disarray. It is hard to be hopeful for the future. It is hard to look ahead and see sunny days when I don’t feel like I or the country I grew up in is on solid ground.

So, I was mum for a few weeks, and I right out of the gate offended people probably. But honestly, I don’t care. I want to write my truth. I sometimes hold back as to appease, or to stay in the middle. The thing is, on some issues I am so in the middle. On other issues, I am so far away from the middle that it is not funny.

It’s kind of like my music taste-unpredictable! No one can easily put me into a box or category and I used to think that made me weird. But now, I know that it makes me a strong woman who thinks and feels and cares and does not just go along in life accepting everything. Those days are done.

I suggest for you all to care and be involved too. There is nothing more infuriating than someone who complains all of the time about everything but does nothing to change their circumstances. If all of us fought for the little things, the big things would not be so insurmountable.

Happy Monday!

Simply~
Dee

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