My best laid plans way too oft gang aglee. Today, I was going to work for 6 solid hours, pick my oldest up from school, bring her to the DMV for her learner’s permit test, and then into the City for an event. I was supposed to be back by about 4:30. That’s not what happened.
First, my son got sick. Then, I lost my internet for an hour. When I went to pick up my daughter, preparatory to bringing her to the DMV, she said we had to go home, because she’d forgotten to pack something for the City event. Okay, home it is. Then, back to the DMV, where she and I realized to our mutual horror that we’d forgotten to bring a copy of her birth certificate. I went back home and got it. She passed her test (yay!), and I was all ready to head into the City, when she announced that, “sorry, mom,” she’d forgotten an important document at home. So, home again, home again, jiggity jig. I hit the City at rush hour (of course), and eventually managed to get back home by 6:30 — having spent almost four hours in the car driving hither and home, hither and home, over and over.
I’m back working again, but my brain is still in driving mode. I keep looking over my shoulder every time I shift in my office chair.
Anyway, I’m not sure that I have much to say today. The headlines depress me. I don’t particularly like the world we’re living in now. It’s very unstable and I don’t have faith either that things will right themselves or that, if they tip over, they’ll tip over in a way beneficial to me and mine.
Of course, this could be one giant cathartic moment that helps clarify things for people (in a constitutional direction, one hopes), but . . . gee, I don’t know. . . . For all that we work hard in the internet to fight back, I do wonder how much chance we have of undoing the 45 years the Progressives spent taking over our educational institutions. Give a progressive a young mind and you’ve probably lost that person forever. They never develop critical thinking faculties. No matter what happens in the world, the refrain is identical: climate change, NRA, Israel, Second Amendment, America cause bad things. That’s it.
Oh, and Obama is still a God-like figure and that’s true no matter how mean-spirited, dishonest, and irrational he is.
Gosh, darn it! I think I’ve just talked myself into needing chocolate again. Some days there just isn’t enough chocolate in the world.
But please, don’t get up. If you have something to say here, chime right in. Consider this an Open Thread.