Nothing Changes

It is the day after the debates and of course, nothing changes for any of us. If we were for Biden, we are still for Biden. If we were for Trump, we are still for Trump. Maybe we are disappointed in how it went down, but really, nothing changes.

Fact checkers will bring the facts and sheep will follow their leader blindly, and the undecided are probably thinking they will withhold their vote.

God only knows.

Moving on…

I have been creatively blocked as of late. Can’t think of a single thing to write about. Maybe that means all is calm and good.

This week we celebrated Alex’s 19th birthday at a little local Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda in Americus.

I enjoyed a delicious margarita and shrimp fajita (without rice or tortilla.)

My photography class is going strong. Took the third class we covered aperture. OMG… our assignment was so hard. Not so much use the F stops, but more so getting the ISO right.

Here are a few of my pics:

Slowly, but surely, I am getting the hang of it. Taking the camera off automatic is not an easy task.

My stepdaughter and her husband are renovating a home. It is a beautiful home, but needs a lot of work. Cotton, my glamdaughter, is super excited about the space.

At the end of the day, the world still spins and nothing has changed, but somehow, everything has changed.

Here’s to another day!

Monkey In The Middle

There was a game that kids used to play at Girl Scout Summer Camp. It was called “Monkey in the Middle,” and it was designed for the person in the middle to catch the ball being tossed between the two others. Oftentimes the middle person gets super frustrated with the other sides.

I sort of feel that way when it comes to politics.

But first…

We are getting closer and closer to the next Presidential election. This is one of those critical moments when I hope people take a moment and really think about where they want our country to be perceived and grow.

I, for one, am anti-Trump. Always have been. I am not anti-Republican. I am not anti-Democrat. I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. That makes me a centrist – Independent Moderate. I vote according to the issues and a person’s ability to be diplomatic. I never vote straight ticket. How can you? Not everyone lines up with my thought process.

I simply can’t pick a side. There are too many variables.

Here is what I need in a candidate:

  1. They need to have a firm grasp on this pandemic. What I mean by that is, they need to show leadership and follow science. Trump has NOT done that.
  2. They need to be a diplomat. How we get along with other countries is crucial in this global economy? Trump is NOT that.
  3. They need to understand the economy and how to present a balanced budget, yet take care of their citizens. Trump is not terrible when it comes to the economy, but the latter part… meh.
  4. When it comes to the citizens: Education, Safety, Jobs, and Healthcare need to be the priority. After reviewing the appointments Trump made, I would say he is NOT good at that.
  5. The environment is a big ticket item on the table. Trump is NOT good at protecting and setting standards to protect our planet for future generations.
  6. Finally, I need a President that is not divisive. Trump is the most divisive President I have ever witnessed.

Which is why, I am voting for Joe Biden for President.