In a stunning turn of events Tuesday, I am back on solid food.
My BMI is borderline in qualifying for bariatric surgery. I cannot lose too much weight before being checked into the hospital. I was losing too much on liquids.
This is really weird. I’ve struggled fifty plus years with my weight and find myself needing to maintain it, not lose it. Now that is an irony.
I hope this works. I so hope my diabetes resolves.I keep repeating myself.
Of course, my age and the length of time I’ve been diabetic are not in my favor, but that chance, that small chance is enough. I have much to live for. After all I haven’t finished Season 2 of House of Cards! And Game of Thrones is coming up in April. And there are stories to write and hats to knit and gardens to tend.
And there is that first granddaughter coming up in June. So far my daughter hasn’t committed to a name for this beautiful child. So, I just keep referring to her as ‘Zoe’.
Wednesday, I bought Zoe’s first hat. My closet is full of hats and I can’t wait to play dress-up with her.
And it was a very productive day. Resume updated. Check. Unemployment filed. Check. Resume dropped at clinic looking for receptionist. Check. Banking done. Check. Stop at Sephora inside Penney’s to pick up exhausted facial products. Check. (New Zoe outfit too!) RX filled and picked up. Check.
And so Thursday and today we continue the reorganization of Zach’s room. Really need to finish this by Sunday, with two weeks of moderate lifting and recovery coming up!
If you need to know how compromised our society and government is, look no further than the Oversight Committee meeting this wee, chaired by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa and including ranking member, Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Issa closed the proceedings and cut Cummings microphone. Cummings was not happy. Personally, I would have pitched a bitch fit over that one.
Issa’s action was appalling on so many levels.
And now, apparently, he has given a back-handed apology. I don’t think it’s an apology if you then claim the person you are apologizing to ‘staged’ the confrontation.
Really? How would Cummings know before-hand you were gonna shut him down?
Rude, presumptuous, disrespectful behavior. It is an epidemic. And this ‘my way, or the highway’ attitude is beyond unhelpful.
I wish someone would explain to me why anyone would be so dedicated to an ideology, so inclined to hear only one side of an issue, so reticent to research the agenda of those with the money behind the mouths, so convinced they are ‘right’, that they are willing to sacrifice the poor, the elderly, and the sick.
You hate Obamacare. So construct a solution to this health-business crisis in America. And never doubt, it is business in America, not care.
You hate the debt. Then stop waging war and making the 1% richer. Stop giving the wealthy a tax-free ride. They should pay more, they make more and they don’t seem inclined to voluntarily help those who help them. Stop allowing corporations to dictate legislation. Stop allowing U.S. business to sell in the U.S. if they move their jobs overseas.
You want jobs? Two thoughts: clean energy and infrastructure. Stop giving your tax dollars to the oil and natural gas industry and demand they spend some of the billions of dollars of profit they see each year on clean energy. They will still make money.
You think abortion is immoral. Then don’t get one.
You want to reverse Roe v. Wade? Get over it. You send young people to war to die. Isn’t that rather hypocritical?
And stop voting for those who are targeting your emotions. Vote with your head.
Here’s the rub. Some of those sanctimonious moralists are friends.
And so I will keep repeating my political mantra: I will defend your rights. Will you defend mine?
Perhaps one day, those friends will understand.