Things, February

I mentioned to Kamel the other day, “Remember that time I had a blog?” Because… echo echo echo. Sorry about my lameness. We were traveling and then you know, the president is a dictator and every day our freedoms are chipped away at and the world is crumbling all around me. And I continue to feel more and more hopeless because it isn’t just the president it’s the whole GOP and no one actually cares about serving the people or making the government run better, it’s 100% about their own pocket book and the sweet sweet payout. House of Cards is real. And I don’t feel like I have any power.

So there’s that.

Other things… Oh! I’ve actually felt like this winter has flown by. It’s already lighter in the evenings and I didn’t feel oppressed by the darkness really at all. Except when the light was disappearing and I felt panic we would all turn into sad mole people. But it didn’t happen. Hooray!

I read this article last week about how family vacations are fantastic for your kids, how they build permanent happy memories that help them during hard times. So we’re booking a quick-ish trip to San Diego in the spring. I love family vacations. We haven’t had a family adventure vacation since Gabe was 18 months old. WHAT. Unacceptable. It’s practically child abuse. Is what I’m telling myself.

I went to my OBGYN recently for a checkup and we spent the first 5 minutes of the visit gushing over how we have the same topshop coat and how it makes us feel like badasses. It was the highlight of my day, and how many people can actually say that?

I thought after the holidays things would chill out, but there has been 0 chill to report. Travel (yay!) and social events (more yay!) have kept us running and running and running full steam ahead through our weekends. Plus trying to do things for the kids, like swim at the YMCA and explore new parks, take them to the aquarium, etc etc. Be good parents blahblah.

I miss having a calm mind that allows me to collect myself and to share here. Its so jumbled and stressed that even when I sit down to write something it all sounds dumb. But I miss you guys! And I love hearing from you! And just know that I’m working on it. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Things, February”

  1. This might be old news to you, but there are local Indivisible groups that have popped up all over as a response to that Indivisible guide that was written by democratic congress staffers with tips they learned/saw on what was effective from the Tea Party. I attended my first meeting last week and I have to say I felt pretty great afterwards. It was nice to be in a room with likeminded people and feel empowered and talk about actionable items. And it was totally out of my comfort zone but I finally felt like I did something more than just retweet someone else’s outrage that I agree with.
    Oh! and something they did that made me feel slightly calmer inside my head was splitting up into 6 or 7 task forces based on themes, so you could choose what you most cared about but still feel like the other things were being worked on. Because who has the mental capacity/sanity/energy to feel like you are fighting for the environment and human rights and the crumbling democratic institutions and the press and healthcare all at once?

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