Thank you all for helping me keep politics off the blog during this long, heated, sometimes hateful political season. There were many times I thought about posting something . . totally non-political, but was afraid it could lead to political comments.
I have feelings and I have opinions about so many things but I try to keep controversial topics off the blog. I want it always to be a happy place – a place where we can laugh, even though sometimes I know you’re laughing at me and not with me, but that’s ok too. I laugh at myself often. I don’t want this to be a place where you walk away angry or feeling like the world is coming to an end.
Sometimes I think, because I don’t talk about life’s problems on the blog, some may think I have no problems. I do. I don’t have a lot of problems and I know I’m very blessed. I am lucky that my parents taught me to always find good, don’t dwell on the bad things in life, especially if you can’t change them; to do the things that I have to do in life, but to find time to do the things that bring me joy.
I think it’s probably a good thing I don’t like TV. The news seems depressing and some are glued to the TV. I’ve been in Missouri 3-1/2 weeks and have not even seen a TV turned on anywhere. There’s a TV downstairs but you have to go through some series of remotes and codes and passwords and I have no idea how to work it, nor do I want to know. Addie isn’t a TV watcher and has never asked to turn it on when she’s here. Now that I think about it, I probably am weird. Almost a month without even seeing a TV. I love it.
No, I don’t bury my head in the sand. I know there are problems in the world, in our country, in your country; in my home, in your home . . but discussing, debating and trying to solve problems isn’t what we do here, unless it’s a knitting or quilting or cooking problem and we might could solve that.
I guess we’ll go through the “no politics” again in four years! The surprising thing is how quickly time will pass and it will be the 2024 election before we know it. How much knitting can I get done between now and then? Goodness . . I’ll be OLD in 2024. Not thinking about any of it! 🙂