Thursday, January 7, 2021

I Woke Up So Happy

Georgia has two Democratic Senators, one of whom sets a new bar for nice, Jewish boys.  Queen T had a good thing happen at work.  Virtual Garden Club with the 5th grade was a rousing success. TBG and I settled down to watch the Joint Session of Congress do the people's business.

And then all hell broke loose.

Nothing I wrote yesterday seems relevant. My memories, my clean closets, by generalized angst are small change compared to what streamed across my television screen all day.  

My plaintive "Where are the police?" was met with my son's "C'mon, Mom, these are white people."

I've been scared all day.  My house has never been cleaner..... it was the only thing I could think to do with myself as I watched and listened and fretted and ranted.

I felt less anxious when the Senate and the House announced that they would convene tonight.  I relaxed even further when the Leaders said they would stay all night and finish the people's business.

I felt a bit of surprise when Kelly Loeffler withdrew her objection to Georgia's electors; I smiled when her colleagues applauded.  Cory Booker's passion raised goose bumps.  Big Cuter's Twitter feed tells him that some Cabinet members are discussing the 25th Amendment.

I don't know how I feel.  

It's a lot like when I got shot.  One moment I was laughing about accessories. The next there was blood dripping down the front of my favorite jeans.  It's a lot to absorb all at once.  


  1. What a day. I cannot understand why Trump has not been escorted out of the White House already. The irresponsibility of too many of this nation's leader is appalling, disgusting, and, yes, deplorable. And there they are, all in one basket.

  2. I watched from the confines of my recliner and was appalled. How can so many people across this country be so stupid, and yet claim that they are the patriotic ones.

    1. It drives me nuts that they are furious because they don't believe in facts.


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