I'm becoming disillusioned with our government (not new, eh?). I was more than happy to give Obama a chance. And then another, and then another. Sure, it's not even been a year, but by golly! You'd think things would be on the upswing already. It's frustrating to see him talk about unity --but only if we change everything to match his own opinions.
Now, I'm just happy that the conservatives have finally figured out how to rally together themselves a protest and an undercover sting. [*Warning: That last link shows a Jon Stewart video that is PG-13, but it was quite educational. And shocking. And hilarious. Jon Stewart at his best!] It's about time, you silent majority!
Please let me be clear, though: I do not believe in trash-talking the President of the United States with vulgarity or personal attacks. I completely respect the office. But just as people were freaking out over good ol' George over the last decade, I am starting to freak out over Obama. And I believe it is my right to do so, as well as the protesters. Sure, some people can take things too far, but I find it ludicrous that many liberal/left-wing citizens are allowed to scream at the top of their lungs and be listened to, while conservatives are "judgemental, religious fanatics" who are not allowed the same privilege.
Nancy Pelosi, anyone?
BYU Football rocks. I love the game, the team, the tailgating, the cheering, the excitement. Home games start tomorrow, and it's Date Night for us, baby!
Brandon has to be in London for 10 days pretty soon. Then next month he'll be in Germany for another 10 days. Plus, his school classes are tacked onto the end of both trips (and the beginning of one), making the London trip actually 14 days, and the Germany one 17 days.
Yeah, it's a lot of travel. Yeah, it leaves me alone with the kids for a long time. Sure, it's not always easy. But here's what I'm thinking:
1. All those air miles. Vacation for two after graduation? Heck, yes!
2. Cool experiences for Brandon.
3. The toilet seat will stay down?
Yeah, so I'm stretching here, but still --I'm not bitter. I knew what his job would be like when he took it (I think) and we knew doing school would be burdensome for a couple of years. I could get mad, or rant, or rave --but honestly? That's too exhausting. I'd rather be supportive and be positive. We gotta do what we gotta do, you know?
I love my book club. Love them! We reviewed the book The God of Small Things last night, and I was so impressed with the group's ability to have such open minds. I've been the youngest member of the club (that has been meeting since the mid-1980's) for a while now, and I am still amazed at these strong, intelligent women I associate with. They are so diverse, but there's not a judgemental soul among them.
I'm taking Zoloft.
Is it working? Not sure, yet --it's only been 5 days! But I was getting pretty bad there. Now I just need to get myself a therapist that insurance will pay for.
Wish me luck!