Just What?? 


    As a full grown,  I would like to think functioning adult I have learned that more times than not you don’t get your own way.  This political season has brought this thought home.  Brought it home in full force,  with the strength of a sledgehammer on steroids.  I knew that being a Bernie Supporter was gonna hurt.  I knew that he just couldn’t win the nomination, somewhere deep down on my pragmatic political heart I just knew that supporting him was gonna hurt, but I did it anyway.  What I was not prepared for was the level of hurt by watching the Republican Nominee and his supporters.  As I stated I like to think that I am intelligent, that is why I can’t fathom how he has brought so many people to his side.  So many of my “friends”,  that I really thought had it together.  Yet they seem to think that his brand of hate and bluster will be productive for this country. I have come to believe that his supporters have ignited a level of hate bubbling under the surface,  that I really did not know was there.  Hate for immigrants,  disabled persons,  persons of color,  and in general people that don’t look exactly like you.  That is not the way I was raised,  and it is not a belief system,  nor a level of hate I will condone.  I completely get that so many people are frustrated and disillusioned with the status quo of politics as usual.  But does that mean that you throw the baby out with the bathwater?  

    No it means you work hard to fix the problem,  not that you chuck the whole system and start again from square one. By pulling that Red lever you may think that you are sending a message,  well yes you are,  but you are sending one that will haunt us for 4 years. How are we ever gonna recover from this?  With the Republicans steadily chipping away at Roe v. Wade, DJT wanting to build a wall around this country and isolate us and the current unrest that we are experiencing between the Cops and people they are meant to serve.  I am scared,  we are not a country of isolationists,  we are the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. 

    I am not enamored with the Democratic Nominee,  but if given the choice between the Devil incarnate known as DJT or the First Woman Nominee from a Major Party known as HRC.  She may not have been my first choice,  but I will take HRC over the Reality TV Show Star with 4 bankruptcies to his name and bad hair any day. 



      It is an undeniable fact of life, some weekends are better than others.  Some weekends you spend doing laundry and lounging on the couch watching countless reruns of Law &  Order.  While other weekends are of the epic variety.  This past weekend falls into the second category for my hubby &  I.  

    My hubby is a Store Manager for Genden Auto Parts in Shelburne Falls, MA.  His boss sponsored a NASCAR K&N Series Race car at NHMS in Loudon NH.  A car driven by Corey Lajoie.  We were told that if he wins we would end up in Victory Lane,  but I never expected it.  We spent the day with Corey’s crew,  watching him run in the Xfinity Race from his hauler,  being fed some of the most amazing food ever,  and just watching them work and listening to them chat and banter back and forth. 

     Before the race started Turbo,  Corey ‘s Pit Boss set us up Captains Chairs in the pits “to make us look important”, he told us.  He then plunked race scanners on our heads so we could listen to everything.  

The race was stopped at just under the halfway point for a accident that required the roof to be cut off.  When it restarted,  Corey took the lead and never let it go.  With 5 laps to go,  Turbo leaned in and said “When he wins this race,  drop the scanners and run to Victory Lane,  but you will get wet”! 

On Sunday we decompressed by going to the beach,  and stopping for a nice dinner on our way home.  It was a weekend that I will never forget.  Mark’s boss is an amazing guy,  he treats my husband like a prince and for that I will complain less about 70 hr weeks,  because everything is a trade off.