Sunday Reflections – 12 February 2017

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Happy Sunday! Coming at you from a decidedly snow-free southern Wisconsin. Plus, it is near 40 degrees again today and supposed to be even warmer tomorrow. I don’t like this weather. I want my snow. It makes me feel better about not wanting to leave the house.

This week was another rough one. Work kept me insanely busy, working twelve hours days and often skipping lunch just to meet some deadlines. I am not a fan. Then, Tallulah ended up sick. The kids came to home to several horrible messes on Tuesday. By the time she saw the vet on Thursday, she was feeling better but still had to go under anesthesia for a much-needed teeth cleaning and extraction. She’s fine now, but I hate that she wasn’t for so much of the week. Connor remains sullen and apathetic. Holly is just trying to keep her head above water with all of her activities. Jim is the only one who had a fairly decent week, but even he got sucked into messy performance reviews.

None of these things are horrible in the larger context of what is occurring around the globe. I wonder just how much of our perceptions are being skewed though by the sheer craziness that is our president. Anti-Hillary voters were worried about her emotional instability, insider connections, and corruption. I think that who we ended up with president is ten times worse than Hillary ever could have been. His tweetfests are simultaneously horrifying and amusing in their overreactions. I dread them but look forward to them because his reactions are so ludicrous. I do worry that we will quickly become accustomed to them, but then I realize that his reactions are irrational and therefore will never be normal to most people. Now, if we can only get Republicans to realize the same thing and freaking take action against his corruption – which we actually know and can confirm! How are those emails now?

Here are past posts from the last week in case you missed them the first time:

Have a great day, everyone! I wish you all a fantastic week and will see you back here next Sunday!

10 Responses to Sunday Reflections – 12 February 2017
  1. Amanda
    February 12, 2017 | 7:56 AM

    We still have snow all over, but it’s finally starting to melt a little. I admit, I’m looking forward to those days in the 40s. Yesterday it got up to 38 and my in-laws actually dug a path through the snow in order to barbecue hamburgers on the grill, ha!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2017 | 3:45 PM

      Grilled hamburgers actually sound delicious. Perhaps I need to have Jim brush off the grill…

  2. Kay
    February 12, 2017 | 1:14 PM

    This has definitely been a crazy year for weather and yet, it’s been a bad, bad year for flu. Our area has had 5 high temperature records set for 2017, 3 of them this last week. We’ve got the a/c back on and it was almost 90 here a couple of days ago. I’m not a big fan of winter’s cold and wind, but geez Louise – February is too soon for 90.

    Hope your upcoming week is better, Michelle!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2017 | 3:48 PM

      We’ve been lucky with flu season so far. February is definitely too early for 90 degrees. And our current administration doesn’t believe in global warming. Seriously.

  3. Lisa
    February 12, 2017 | 8:56 PM

    My oldest was so lethargic and unmotivated senior year; finally figured out that he was so busy worrying about the next year that he wasn’t enjoying the current year. He was a pain until we finally figured that out but it was tough to get out of him. Hope you can figure out what’s going on with Connor so he can enjoy all that’s great about senior year!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2017 | 8:57 AM

      I think trying to enjoy his senior year is half his problem. He has made numerous comments about how “this is his senior year” and alluding to the fact that he should be having fun and making the most of it. It is almost as if he has put so much pressure on himself to make it an epic year that he is not having any fun at all. It’s a silly thought process but very real to him. Unfortunately, since the pressure is internalized, he has to be the one to finally relax.

  4. Brandie
    February 13, 2017 | 7:39 AM

    I just can’t believe what an ignorant dumb ass Trump is. Some of the things he says just blows my mind. I sure hope people don’t take this is a new normal and they do something about it. He’s a trainwreck.

    I’m sorry work is keeping you so busy, and I hope this week is better! Glad to hear your sweet dog is doing better now, too.

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2017 | 9:03 AM

      His entire administration is a train wreck. Listening to his assistants and deputy assistants and other spokespeople speak about his policies is infuriating because they are just as bombastic and manipulative as he is. Plus, they lie without batting an eye. It is just sickening.

      Here’s to hoping it is a much better week!

  5. susan
    February 14, 2017 | 5:14 PM

    My husband keeps saying he doesn’t think Trump will make it 4 years, but I’m not so sure we can get him out. If he doesn’t get impeached, it’ll be indeed a very long 4 years, of nonsense.

    • Michelle
      February 14, 2017 | 6:46 PM

      I think this Russian thing may just be his undoing. We are nothing if not patriotic. The idea of a foreign country influencing and blackmailing our leaders is not going to sit well. There will be repercussions.

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