Things have been going so well for me for the last year (for the most part) that I keep waiting for disaster to hit. And instead of disaster, I end up with another raise! I am now making double what I was at this time last year.
Way too much solider worship in my feed. I get it's a big part of white Western culture, but the whole "continuing to sacrifice for our freedom" is hogwash. Being sent to war as a salaried soldier, to kill mostly civilians via invasions and conflicts that demonstrably have nothing to do with keeping people "free" at home.
You know, for a dead social network, FF is damn active. More than a hundred likes for the wonderful news of the birth of a beautiful baby girl to two amazing people. I don't see 100+ likes/favorites/retweets/+1s for things my friends post on any other social media site outside of FB (and not often on FB).
I spent the morning with my parents at the hospital as my Dad underwent some routine, minor surgery (they removed a cataract). However, as he is a cancer survivor, and diabetic, there isn't really any "minor" surgery. I'm very happy to say he's come out of it very well.
I'm a little bit excited that a book review I wrote is going to be published on the SAHM website tomorrow. It's no literary masterpiece, and it even contains some horribly cliched phrases, but it's the first "thing" I've written in YEARS, so YAY! :oD
The idea that what works for you, works for everybody. And if someone does something different, that they are maligned for not doing things as you do. Everyone's different. Everyone has worth. Everyone matters. Open your eyes, your hearts, and your minds enough to give people a chance.
If you're simultaneously complaining that the state patrol is always running enforcement stuff around here, and that people around here don't speed fast enough for you, you may have a cognitive dissonance problem.
A while back Sophie spotted an old music cassette player. She looked at me like I was crazy when I demonstrated how you had to rotate the thing for another few songs. With her 64GB iDevice in hand she just can't wrap her head around that. But dad, it doesn't even have games. Or photos. Or movies. Or FaceTime. #saturdayff
It doesn't have to be anything more than someone saying, "I got you. Man, I got you." to help wash away the stress. Money can be taken away, material things can be stolen, lost, or broken, but the outstretched hand of a friend offering merely their time, love, and friendship, when you feel you've lost the world, is priceless.