I may be taking a few days away from the blog. Usually once I make this announcement, I suddenly get lots of stuff to tell about, so don't count on my disappearing.
I am in a lousy mood. I am depressed at this extended drought and its effects on my garden and the whole state of Missouri in general. I gave up on having a fall garden because I have messed with soaker hoses all summer and I don't want to do it any more. We won't even talk about the bugs eating holes in the tomatoes and peppers, living inside them, and causing them to rot.
I am depressed by everything my daughter is going through, and I am depressed that I can't do anything about it. Of course she will whip cancer, but the chemo that is saving her is making her miserable right now. And even though we all know her chances are excellent, if you've been through this, you know there is always the big "what if" hanging over our heads. I may as well put that out there, right? You know it's true.
I am depressed by the whole political circus, and especially depressed at the stupidity of the Republican party, which used to be MY party.
I'm depressed by people who try to bully me into voting for someone I can't stand because if I write in the person I believe in, I am "throwing away my vote".
No, I'm not. I'm just being true to myself. If I vote for someone I don't like or trust just so the other guy will lose, I'm being a hypocrite.
I'm depressed because I bought some bananas at Aldi's the other day that were so very green, they won't ripen at all. Hey, it's my pity party; leave me alone.
So if I don't have anything to blog about for a few days, now you know the reasons why.
But knowing me, I'm liable to be back tomorrow sending more blather your way.