Today, I have the blues. It has been a rough few weeks, and as much as I have been trying to focus on the positive, I'm having a hard time. I must be really naive, but I never in a million years thought there were so many people in this country who could support the asinine and sometimes scary ideas of a clearly terrible human being. Donald Trump is a bad human being. Bottom line. He has no redeeming qualities that I can find. He is not presidential in the least. He is a bully. He is childish. He is an embarrassment. I feel embarrassed to be American in a way that I have never felt before. It's all making my stomach hurt and making me want to burrow into the couch under a really big blanket until someone makes it all go away. All I can do is vote, I guess. But I just feel so sad and disappointed in people and concerned about the state of things.
I used to be able to run when I felt bad like this, and it would make me feel a million times better, but I'm still injured and now I have to wear this stupid boot at night for at least three weeks, and after that, I still might not be able to run. So that's got me down, too.
I know, I know. Things could always be so SO much worse. But I'm allowed to take a day off from being everyone's cheerleader now and then.
Over the weekend, we took a couple of days off from everything but fun. We went down to Shenandoah to stay in a cabin and go snow tubing. One of the most fun things I have done in a long time. It was great to be off the grid with my nice little family.
Now that we're back, I am up to my eyeballs in Cookie Season. I can kind of do it in my sleep at this point...it's my 5th year! But it still takes time and energy and coordination, which is hard to manage when you're burrowed into the couch under a really big blanket.