First and foremost, I hope, that for those of you reading who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, that this post finds you well, warm, and with a full belly. We were in the path, but yet again we were miraculously spared any damage. Not so much for the shore, as you may well know. Seaside Heights, where Mister and I took our children to the Funtown Pier over the summer, is obliterated. Funtown Pier is badly damaged and Casino Pier’s rollercoaster is sitting in the Atlantic. A rollercoaster. In the freakin’ ocean. Unreal. My heart goes out to all those who lost some, those who lost everything, and the families who lost loved ones. I am truly sorry.
I have no excuse for my prolonged absence save for being busy and dealing with a horrific downturn in my battle with PPD. It’s been bad, that’s all I can say. But hopefully the near future will bring recovery and healing for me.
Election Day was yesterday. Did you vote? I did. No, I don’t want to know who you voted for. No, I will not tell you who I voted for. I was raised that yes, we can debate politics all you wish, but when it comes time to tell you who I voted for, my mouth is shut. To be honest, I didn’t like either candidate. But I voted for whom I believed to be the lesser of two evils, and that is all I am saying.
I am, for once, looking forward to the holiday season with all my heart. Usually there is a modicum of dread approaching the holiday season, I’ve lost far too many people close to me in the months of November and December. But right now it is snowing outside, and I’m just one of those people who enjoys snowfall. I can’t wait to put up my Christmas lights, wrap myself in a warm blanket and sit on my porch sipping a cup of hot apple cider.
Sorry this post isn’t so long. I’ve had many ideas for blog posts, and hopefully I will get some of them written up and published. Each idea could be crammed into this post, but I believe they deserve a post of their own.
I hope, as we head into the holiday season, that the assault of Christmas crap in stores doesn’t drive you crazy. Some stores had Christmas stuff out before Halloween!!! That’s not necessary. In October, I want to see pumpkins and goblins, not Christmas trees and Santa. On that note, Nordstrom’s stores are not putting up Christmas stuff until November 27th, after Thanksgiving. Kudos to you, Nordstrom’s…now, just lower your prices and maybe I’ll shop there. 200 dollars for a shirt? No thanks, I’ll go to Ross or Marshall’s.
Happy beginning of the season, y’all…