Rambling

Sitting by my window in my morning room, loving the sound of the hummingbirds coming in for a sip or two, watching the small birds flit around in the bush just beyond the bird tree. Little warblers, I think, although they don’t sit still long enough for a reliable identification.

Yesterday required a trip to the bigger town 30 miles down the road for groceries. I was much relieved to see people wearing masks in the store, so apparently the store is doing a good job of enforcing the governor’s order. Our little town is not so good at that.

I have decided – wait for it – that Covid is the wrath of God, by whatever name you might call your God, at the stupidity of her people on this earth in the choices they make and the thoughts they think. I decided to join the ranks of the conspiracy theorists. Why should I use logic and the brain I was given to think things through in an intelligent manner?

I’ve been watching the convention – at least Monday and Wednesday nights. I did not on Tuesday, and then regretted it, because people, this is important. Will I watch the RNC next week? Doubtful, because I don’t think my heart could take it. My heart deals poorly with too much time listening to lies. Because I have a hard time believing so many people out there believe those lies. Or can support a man like Trump.

My view of the Trump presidency, maybe not in a nutshell: It’s been all these years of perpetual campaigning for attention, hoping for adoration – no, demanding adoration or at least complete loyalty. Do not think for yourselves, followers of Trump, simply nod and bow in obedience. Years of name-calling – if you do not agree, you are Nasty, or Stupid, or some such negative term. Division – and you tell me to my face that man is not racist – anyone that can praise the white supremists cannot be otherwise.  never mind the man’s lack of morality – his lack of compassion, inability to feel empathy, total narcissism – OMG! This, people, is not a president! Before you vote, remember that the person you vote for will be standing in as you in front of the world. That person represents each one of us. Is the person you’re voting for someone you want representing you?

On a happier note, my microgreens garden is doing well. I’m not willing to put forth the work involved in an outside garden, so I opted to grow microgreens – good for on sandwiches, salads of any kind, in a taco, in a smoothie. Healthy food. Easy to grow.Yay!

That’s radish microgreens on the left, and mixed salad microgreens on the right.

We’ve had some dramatic skies the past few nights – threats of damaging thunder/lightning storms – the kind that cause wildfires – but we were lucky and only got the beautiful skies that come with those threats.

Because, sometimes, good things happen.

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19 Responses to Rambling

  1. Kathy says:

    You have a microgreens garden! How very cool. All that political stuff…errr….so challenging. Barry has been listening to the convention. He regales me with stories in the morning. Some days he can’t get it on his AM radio, alas.

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  2. Spectacular sunsets!!! (sunrise??) Either way, gorgeous! I love living in the West because one does get that gorgeous sky for free! It’s gotten overcast here, today there’s some sort of weird haze over everything which I would think was smoke from wildfires, but I can’t smell it if that’s the cause. It might be inversion/pollution haze. Which discourages me because I moved here to get away from that gunk when I lived in Salt Lake, among other reasons. I wish it would rain. My bones ache, which signals barometric activity and that coupled with the clouds, ought to logically equal a massive rain storm. But no. Good for you for viewing that convention, I know it’s vitally important to do so, but I’m so depressed that more unsettling news might just tip me over the edge. I already know who I’m voting for, even though I don’t like the choice very much, but it’s better than Pumpkin Diarrhea Head for another four years. His opponent is apparently a bit or a lot senile – does that show up in the debates and such at the DNC?

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    • Carol says:

      I haven’t seen him yet, but I will tonight. He has a really strong running mate though.

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    • Carol says:

      Melanie, no signs of senility in his speech last night. I thought he did a good job, and I think he is an honest, earnest man, albeit who suffers from foot-in-mouth disease sometimes. I think that comes with the honesty and earnestness. I will not be watching the RNC – my head would explode and my heart would scream because neither of them could tolerate the lies I expect. I will be reading fact checks though.

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  3. leendadll says:

    Gorgeous sky pics!!

    I believe in the wrath of Mother Nature… she’s constantly trying to restore equilibrium, or kill the virus that we are. I mean, geez, in true virus fashion we’re now trying to infect the moon & mars before we completely kill this host. I hope Mother Nature wins!

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    • Carol says:

      Can’t find the comment I’m replying to, but Biden tonight showed no signs of senility. Good, strong speech, IMHO.

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      • leendadll says:

        I saw that comment too and wondered what they’re talking about. Yeah, Biden sometimes has Foot-And-Mouth issues but I haven’t seen any indication of senility. Whereas I haven’t seen any signs of sanity in Cheeto.

        I’ve seen a few comments about not looking at it as a Prez election but vice pres, supreme court justices (next prez will likely name 2 or 3), and all the smaller races!

        I genuinely don’t understand people’s blind allegiance to a lunatic/liar and still say, in his heart, he is the modern Hitler. It gives me more insight to how that happened before.

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  4. Robin says:

    Your sunsets are beautiful. I will have to look into growing microgreens. It would be nice to have some greens that are handy and not a lot of work to grow. I’m a terribly lazy gardener.
    I cannot, for the life of me, understand people who continue to support that creature squatting in the White House. I am so frustrated by the fact that people continue to listen to him, to believe him, and to believe in him. I am also frustrated by the way he brings out the worst in people, including myself. I hate that I am beginning to hate. I suspect that’s his whole purpose, to sow division and hatred.
    As for masks, people in Ohio (a state that will probably go to that creature) are not doing a great job of wearing them. They are not mandatory in all of Ohio. Only in counties that are considered hot spots. Most stores, however, are requiring people who enter to wear masks. Even so, I see a lot of people with them pulled down so their noses are not covered or pulled up so their mouths are not covered. I will never understand the unkindness and lack of care for others this behavior clearly displays.

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    • Carol says:

      I think I will never understand Trump supporters. I wonder if many of them support him because he’s the antithesis of Obama.

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      • Robin says:

        That would be my guess. A racist backlash. I’ve heard a number of his supporters say they’re happy they don’t have to be politically correct anymore, not realizing that what they are really saying is that they can be racist or bigots out loud again. I understand that some of the political correctness seemed over the top, but it was basically a way to be nice to others.

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  5. Laura says:

    I’m with you on the RNC. It’s important enough for me to find summaries each day but I think watching it would be bad for my blood pressure so I’ll abstain. Your microgreens garden is awesome!!

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  6. A couple of comments about your post and/or responses. I think the label that Biden is senile is another distraction from Trump on his own senility. On his ‘hoof in mouth’ comments, I’ve been doing that for 70 years…it didn’t come on with age.
    And I’ll have to read up on micro greens gardens. Sounds like a good idea, but afraid most of what survived my mishandling of plants would go uncooked and uneaten. Great post, Carol.

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    • Carol says:

      I agree, both about the senility and the foot in mouth. I’ve lived with the latter for years too.
      The good part ofmicrogreens is you control the amount you plant. I think they would be good in tacos as a lettuce replacement, sandwiches, smoothies. Maybe even in scrambled eggs.

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  7. Astrid says:

    I completely agree with you about Trump and I would’ve thought the Republican party has some sane people in it in high positions. Apparently not. I wonder what will happen to the Republican party if Trump loses and to the US and world at large if he wins.

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    • Carol says:

      If he wins by popular vote, I’ll feel completely defeated and hopeless; if he wins by Electoral College again I’ll be angry. I fear if Trump wins, we’ll so deep into that hole we’ll never get out.

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  8. Lisa says:

    I have so enjoyed your sky captures on FB. They have been gorgeous. As for the virus being the wrath of God, I see it differently. Throughout human history, God has allowed calamities to happen to get get people’s attention. Think of it as a holy two-by-four upside the head. There are lessons to be learned in all this chaos if we are open to understanding. I disagree about Biden. All you have to do is watch him without a teleprompter to see there is some cognitive issues. And, I absolutely cannot vote for someone who slid to single digits in her home state in popularity and dropped out of the race before the first primary. I long for the day when there is a viable third party candidate. xoxo

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    • Carol says:

      I get those sky captures if I happen to look out the right window at the right time, which doesn’t happen often, especially since I’ve rearranged my family room yet again. About Biden, he is my age, so there probably is some memory loss, however, at least he will accept briefings so that he’ll have some idea of what’s going on. And Kamala, for whatever your objections, is a strong woman, capable I think of leading. The problem here is they’re all politicians, and a good viable third-party candidate would be welcome, if we could get ourselves off the “I need to be faithful to my party” idea. I could not, would not, vote for Trump, a man of little character and what little there is is not good – no sense of honesty, no integrity, the childish name-calling and constant tweeting, plus as I see if, little intelligence. Sorry – cannot do. How his supporters who say they are Christians, can support him is beyond me. Whoops. Did not mean to rant, but that’s where I am these days. If I could not vote for his opposition, I would not vote.

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