Monday, November 28, 2011

Home sweet home

After hours and hours of driving, including solid, bumper-to-bumper traffic for one of those hours, punctuated by a trip to Sam's Club (where I meant to buy three bags of regular coffee but picked up decaf and I meant to buy paper towels but instead loaded toilet paper into the cart and WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?), I slept for 11 hours last night and feel like an old woman. Heh.

Anne commented the other day that my blog is about a lot of things, not necessarily just What I Am Doing Today. And it is. I'm all over the map. I like it that way, and hope you do, too. I will say, however, that when I write about politics, especially, it's usually because I have some deep thoughts or strong opinions about something that's just happened.

You may notice the absence of deep thoughts or strong opinions about the Occupy movement. It's not because I don't stand (figuratively) with the Occupiers. I believe in making a statement if you have something to say, and they are absolutely making a statement.

I think my lack of comment is more a reaction to a former friend. Her blog used to be all about her animals and her garden and her homestead and her self-sustaining life. Our friendship is, sadly, no more,  but I still check in on her blog occasionally.

She's a new woman, sharing multiple links to Daily Kos and Keith Olbermann, along with urgent suggestions to send sleeping bags and money and pizzas to the campers. I've nothing against her activism, Lord knows I've been there, done that.

But this issue isn't mine. I can certainly look at the situation and see the U.S. economy going downhill fast, and taking the 99% with it. But I feel helpless to do anything more than to secure myself and my little spot in the Middle of Nowhere. My thoughts about the movement are confused and muddled, even while I support what they're doing.

Having spent the weekend in a mecca of consumerism, I'm waaay glad to be home. I might have to head to the somewhat-local Sam's Club for toilet paper, though. Heh.

And tomorrow? Maybe I'll share how I feel about the Republican presidential contenders. Then again …


Shannon Breen said...

I feel the same way about Occupy. I support them in theory, but I just can't get too gung-ho (maybe because I'm still not sure what the ultimate aim is). I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Republican contenders, though. ;)

Anonymous said...

Said neighbor needs to get back to her cows, farm, homesteading and wildlife....Twas' much more interesting!
Keep up your water and exercise and walking. Good luck.

D said...

good thoughts Debbi...