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Showing posts with label insurrection. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 9

Trump’s second impeachment trial and the constitution

I think Trump’s hateful ranting speech on January 6 did motivate the rioters to storm the Capitol and commit heinous acts of violence. He was encouraging his cult to overthrow the election. I think this speech should not be protected under first amendment rights as his lawyers are claiming in his defense. Also he did it while he was still president. I say prosecute him to the fullest extent. His whole cult needs to be over. Cut the monster’s head off. 

I watch CNN Anderson Cooper 360 almost every day and Real Time with Bill Maher every Friday and ShowTimes The Circus on Sunday nights. I guess the political stuff is like sports to me. Mike watches them too  and usually knows more details than me. There has been so much awful, unbelievably crazy stuff going on the last several years. 

Last week on Wednesday Northwestern Medicine started giving vaccines to Sun City residents 75 and up here at our main lodge. We have over 10,000 residents in our community so the last several days the lodge parking lot has been full and there’s a steady stream of seniors coming and going from the lodge. It’s going quickly and smoothly. I take Bitzi over there to walk her on the nicely cleared sidewalks so I see all the people going in for their vaccines. It makes me happy and hopeful to see it and I know I’m witnessing history. I’m happy to go get my first vaccine dose this morning. Hopefully phase 1C will start soon and Mike will get his. 

I woke up at 3am and couldn’t go back to sleep. It’s 4:59 now. I’m drinking coffee and had part of an almond poppy seed muffin. I woke up at three thinking I shouldn’t work subbing until at least the end of March when both vaccines will be in and taking full effect. I’ve been considering going back in a couple weeks after the first vaccine but my subconscious decided for me this morning. I don’t need the money. I have a pension and a lot of money in the bank. I need to be healthy and happy. I’ll stay busy with other things. 





















Friday, January 29

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

5:07am

I’ve been up several times during the night. I woke up a while ago so just stayed up. I have a 6:30 pool time scheduled today. I haven’t been in a couple days because I haven’t been feeling well. I’ve had a little of worry lately due to family. I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix things but I can’t. They just have to play out, resolves themselves and heal. I have to have faith it will be okay. 

Sub finder keeps calling. I’ve been waiting to get the two doses of vaccine in me before I resume subbing in person but there are tons of jobs out there. I’m getting offers from three districts. There is no organization to the vaccine roll out. It’s frustrating. 

We’ve been watching this series on Netflix called Designated Survivor about an internal terrorist attack on the capitol. It’s pretty good and holds our interest. 

I’m drinking coffee and trying to wake up. I’ll read the news, check emails and go get my swimsuit on under my clothes. When we go to swim for the one-hour time slot we have to scan our ID card twice and get our temperature taken. We are not allowed to use the locker room showers or blow dryer. Just change and get out. Since the pandemic began they drained the big hot tub and the sauna cabinet is not on or available. None of the pool floats or foam barbells they have can be used so I bought my own and take them each time. The big outdoor pool wasn’t even open all summer. The smaller one was open and we went a few times.

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12:04
The pool was nice this morning. I had three lanes to myself. I did thirty-five minutes of vigorous water aerobics and then hurried to the locker room to dry off, dress and get back home to tend Bitzi.  I took her for along walk up along the main lodge where the snow and ice are cleared off really well. After that I went over to Aldi (about 1 mile from our house) and got a few things. I’m making tacos for dinner tonight so got some items for that and a couple others we needed. There are so many friendly people around here at Sun City. When I got in my car to leave Aldi some man knocked on my car window and told me he really like my Biden-Harris bumper stickers on my back window, so then we proceeded to talk about the whole Trump mess, the insurrection at the capitol, all the batshit crazy Trumpers and information now in the new forecasting more violence coming. It’s a crazy world but at least there are still daily reminders of good and random acts of friendliness and niceness. There IS hope.

Capitol Insurrection
American Unity


Yesterday my oldest daughter called again and talked for a couple hours. There is so much crazy drama going on with her siblings and her father. I try to stay out of it and try to stay neutral but I am for sure on the side of my youngest daughter. I cannot get swept up in that. Let them solve it themselves. Since my ex has colon cancer he made a big dramatic production of how he’d had his will made out and who was getting what and started some big awful power play and shitstorm. What a total lunatic narcissist. I kept waking up last night thinking about it. There’s nothing I can do. They are all adults. Not my circus, not my monkeys.

It’s starting to drive me crazy now not working and not going anywhere. I’ve had it long enough........I was already crazy before any of this started. I have no real indication as to when I might be able to receive the vaccines. The super of my old school district sent out an email saying they should receive them and start inoculating staff the second week in February but there is no sign up or guarantee yet. My doctor’s office is supposed to notify me when I can get it..........still, no one really knows what’s going on. I saw on the state of Illinois website that some countries have been hosting vaccine clinics but not around here. WTF.......

We’re supposed to get another big snowstorm this weekend. I hope it’s the last of the season. I can’t take much more of this dreary bullshit. I need to start planting seeds to watch them grow. 








2:07
I made a sugar-free lemon cheesecake with ladyfingers cookies crust. I just made this recipe up. It’s in the oven now. We’ll see how it turns out. 

Now Mike is more busy than ever since high school sports are starting back up. He has a guy under him in charge of prep sports but Mike makes all the assignments and cuts and edits and arranges the stories. He’s working seven days a week and into the evenings. I’m starting to hate sports. I need to take Bitzi outside again. She’s being a bad girl today. The cheesecake will bake another forty-five minutes or so. I have to set timers or I forget and burn stuff. 

Hello darkness my old friend

It’s 5:55 and I’ve been up for forty minutes. I’ll leave here shortly to drive the mile to our lodge to use the pool and workout. I didn’t g...