It is a quiet morning after all the rain we got yesterday. One thing is for certain, my dog loves being toweled off when he comes back inside after a restroom break and is all wet.
Here a few meanderings this Monday morning.
-Another mass shooting in America. What a surprise. It truly saddens me that our headlines are peppered with daily shooting deaths, with a seemingly weekly mass shooting. If I lived in another country, I might look to other places to visit, as we Americans cannot get our act together. Canada and Australia look nice.
-I saw some headline where the former president lost a bloc of voters. I chose not to read it as his political career ended two years ago and his followers are finally figuring out what kind of person he is, which they should have known all along as he has acted this way over the years. It is all about The Donald, always has been, always will be.
-Lisa Marie Presley was buried this weekend. It saddens me when I remember when people were born and when they passed away. That is not how it should be. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child no matter how old they are, so my heart goes out to Priscilla Presley. I remember the agony of my grandmother losing her youngest daughter and my aunt at a similar age.
-I would love to have a job where I can be the metaphorical lifeguard of the swimming pool that is the US Congress. When the elected kids are acting up, I can blow my whistle and tell them “Out of the pool!” And, when a group of the elected kids get too rambunctious, I can say “Alright, everyone out. Adult swim only!” Or, “Hey Marjorie, Matt, Paul, Ted, Kevin, go sit in the time-out corner.” This makes me smile.
And, on that note. Enjoy your week. Stay dry, warm and safe.
Love the lifeguard analogy – so appropriate.
Thanks VJ. Sadly, it is apt. Keith
It is. Welcome
I like your last image—though I think “You’re banned from this facility” would be preferable to a timeout.
And, dog-deprived soul that I am, I need to know more about your dog.
Annie, I think a certain former president might get that more permanent ban. As for the dog, he is a mix of Golden Retriever and Border Collie. He is most coordinated when running full tilt, otherwise he is awkward. Very loving dog. How about yours? Keith
I think I reached that age too when watching people both come and go. Very sad.
Erika, it truly it is. Keith
I’ll be happy to fill in for you as “lifeguard” whenever you need to take a break! Great analogy.
Thanks Nan. I remember those summer pool days, where the lifeguards switched out after each swim session. They need to be fresh to catch the mischief and avoid danger.
All of this breaks my heart too Keith. 😢