It’s been about six weeks since my last post. I didn’t plan it that way but, sometimes it helps to step away for a bit. Our current political climate was getting to me and then came December. If you have sons who have their own families you probably know you play second fiddle during the holidays. I used to get upset about playing second fiddle but, I’ve adapted. Besides, they both have sons of their own and will likely go through the same logistics with holidays some day.
Our work around for this issue is to create our own individual holiday celebrations with each family. It’s the best we can do and it’s always fun to spend time together. It also makes the entire month of December Christmas. That makes for hectic days, sometimes, but still fun to spread the love.
I didn’t set a timeframe for my blogging break. Honestly, I didn’t plan it at all but, between trying to work on wrapping up the memoir and all the holiday festivities, blogging was at the bottom of my to-do list.
In fact, I didn’t actually work on the memoir during this break, if typing is work. I’m kind of glad I stepped back from it for a while. I haven’t abandoned it but, I needed some time to figure out how to end it. So I was thinking about it a lot just not writing anything down.
In that process, I had a eureka moment about how to end it. I’m feeling much more confident in how it will wrap up and that’s been a load off my mind. The publishing part of it still may be a problem, financially, but I won’t know for sure until I do more research and decide exactly how I’m going to make that happen. Just know, ‘Daddy du jour’ will be in print in 2018!
Getting back to the ‘political climate’…how’d you like Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes last night?
You have to know, I am one of her biggest fans and have been since the ’90’s. She introduced me, and millions of others, to Sarah Ban Breathnach, which got me journaling, and that led me to write more and ultimately to blogging. I am forever grateful for that.
As her empire grew I sort of pulled away. Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s the real deal but, she brought in Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz and over time they had their own little empires. It wasn’t the same. I would say, it’s been about nine or ten years since I’ve watched her show. I do subscribe to her magazine but there’s rarely anything in it I can afford. When you are the queen of daytime TV you can lose touch with regular folks.
Today my newsfeed on Facebook was all about Oprah running for President! I will say, her speech was amazing last night and her delivery was spot on. The woman knows what she’s doing! But, as much as I admire her and LOVED her speech, I don’t think we need another ‘celebrity’ in the White House.
I’d like to believe most people agree we have had more than enough of ‘celebrity’ and not enough wonky policy experts in our politics for the past year. I know she is not the ignoramous we now have to deal with daily, and she could take him to school on any number of subjects but, still not know exactly how our government works on the inside.
There’s a fine line between ‘career politicians’ and being clueless about policy and governing, don’t you think? I want someone wonky as President. Give me a policy nerd! I love Corey Booker, he’s my Senator and he’s brilliant but, we would never be able to see two African Americans on the same ticket. Kamala Harris is another bright up and comer but, you can’t have two women, at least for now.
Kirstin Gillibrand? No. She lost me after she rushed Al Franken out of the Senate. Not Elizabeth Warren or Bernie, either. He is too old and she is a bit too hard line with narrow issues, in my opinion. And Biden? I adore that man but, again, he’s too old.
Senator Chris Murphy might be a good fit. He says he doesn’t want to run but he might change his mind as things start shaking out. With Oprah as veep I think they would make a good team.
I know I’m fantasizing but, just the thought of intelligent people running our country who love and respect it would help me sleep better at night. How about you?