Awake at 3am

It’s 3am and I should really be sleeping. I know the kids will be awake within the next few hours, full of excitement for the day and I hope I can keep up with them. But I can’t sleep. I woke up from a dream with tears rolling down my cheeks, throat hurting and my eyes stinging. So here I am, sitting wrapped in an over sized robe, warm drink in hand and Doctor Who to entertain me and take my thoughts elsewhere. Somewhere in another world I will find solace this evening, in a blue police box I will fly with a new face, with an old soul.

I love how the words on a page, an adventure on a screen, can take you a million miles away from reality. I’m not tired in this moment, and the dreams I am seeking aren’t my own. That’s quite a relaxing thought.

 

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The November

The start of this November has been a series of hills and valleys already. On the upside, we have the keys to our new home and can start moving our things in. On the down side, Mia has her first trip to the E.R after enthusiastically dancing her way into our television stand, and Jinsey our Siamese cat has been at the vets after an emergency operation for 4 days now.



I’m hoping that the rest of the month will continue on the upswing. Mia has her second birthday on the 23rd and we may even be able to celebrate thanksgiving in our new home!

I hope the start of this month has been good to you. And I hope as we enter the holiday season, you are surrounded by love! 

Oh America…

There are a few things I tend to try not to discuss with others. One of those things is politics. But in light of the election results last night, here is where I stand.

I posted this on Facebook a little while ago, and I stand by it.

Just going to say this as nicely as I can. If you are voting for Trump, I’m honestly not sure we can be friends. It’s not just about politics at this point. It’s the fundamental principles that this man stands for. He is full of so much hate, so much prejudice and has said and done some truly horrifying things. It’s not about him vs. her. It’s not about where I may stand if I could vote in this election. It’s about the decision to disassociate myself with people who think this man will do great things for this country, when he has done such despicable things to his fellow human beings.

So if you support him, I’m sorry, go ahead and click unfriend.

I have already had a few friends fall by the wayside because of this, and honestly, I’m okay with that. You may read this as hate vs. hate. But to me, it is eliminating people from my life who feel that systematic racism and misogyny are perfectly acceptable for the president of their country. I do not want that kind of negativity around myself or my children.

Today I choose to paste on a smile and be thankful for those in my life who are also standing firm in their beliefs that people of all races, religions, gender and sexual orientation are equal. I will not stand idly by and allow hate speech to be the “norm” in this day and age.