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Ok, I did my best to make the martini the exact way I remember Rachel said. As she instructed, I didn't eat the olives...not yet anyway. I'm still working on the martini--drinking it, that is, and I have to say, I am just not woman enough to enjoy it. I had to add some triple sec...which technically makes it a Martinez. At least I can drink it now...very slowly. I'll have to check out some of her other drinks. She's not just a brilliant journalist, she is a pretty competent mixologist by reputation. Favorite things of mine.
I was in scrubs and had just finished gassing up. A lady knocked on my car window, gave me a roll of small trash bags to use for handling gas pumps, and thanked me for being a health care worker. It's nice to be appreciated. The smallest gesture can matter when someone is tired and had a rough week/month/year.
They are opening tonight on women's rights! REALLY? Pass that bucket! I need it NOW!!!!
...about parting ways with Trump supporters you once called friends is knowing that even if irrefutable evidence of his corruption were presented (and there is plenty of that), those Trump supporters you love and would call your friends would not be swayed by any of it. It simply wouldn't matter. You have to wonder if there is any floor to the corruption, immorality, inhumanity they will tolerate. And then when you realize there is not a place low enough that would cause them to reconsider their allegiance to the most vile, you, then, must be the one to walk away from the relationship to preserve your own integrity. It involves grief, bitter disappointment, and yes, simply a broken heart to admit that so many people you know and love actually have so little integrity or moral fiber. Like a lover you realize you never really knew, you walk away with your heart shattered, wishing it could have been different. It is not a mere difference of opinion or political perspective that destroys our friendship. It is the huge chasm, a gulf, between our most fundamental values and theirs, that causes this final ripping apart of your heart and your relationships.
Goodbye to those I once considered friends. I am leaving you all behind at once so I don't have my heart broken a thousand times more.
An expert says, "...it is important to set boundaries to optimize your own mental health and not let stressful news cycles take over your life. It is important to retain perspective in the overall picture..."
That's the problem: the overall picture is what's scaring the living shit out of me.
We had some friends over tonight...The brilliant husband, the Ukrainian spouse. Good champagne...then the husband starts saying capitalism and socialism are polar opposites...well, that started it. I had to point out how true capitalism and socialism were quite compatible ...look at McDonald's and the fire department. The discussion grew bigger. Our spouses grew quieter. (I have taken my contacts out...sorry for any typos). Before the evening was over I found out my friend, the brilliant husband was a birther! I would never have DREAMED it! I completely respect differing opinions but a birther? you gotta be kidding me! He asked me when was the last time I listened to Rush Limbaugh. He really asked me that!! His wife was getting increasingly more upset. OMG! Rush Limbaugh? really? Obama's birth certificate? REALLLLY? My husband was quiet. He knows I'm mean and can hold my own in such discussions. The evening ended up with me making the so-called brilliant man look me in the eye, telling him, "LOOK AT ME!" and then telling him he has thrown his brain into a wood chipper and flushed it down the shitter and HE KNOWS IT! Yes...that's exactly what I said. Now you see why my husband was quiet.
The man tried to charm me out of my anger, trying to hug me but once again I made him look me in the eye and told him if he helped kill our Democracy for our grandchildren I would never forgive him and I refused to hug him. I told him to go away. That's what they did. I have no remorse. I meant every word I said. But I need some hugs.
I got a notice from our OT state board yesterday on changes to education requirements to renew licenses. I thought it would be something about Covid-19they come out with with requirements every year. But it was on recognizing and preventing human trafficking. I work with the elderly, not children. But everyone with a license to practice, no matter the setting, is required to get continuing ed on human trafficking now. Interesting.
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