Dreamer’s World February 14 2016 – Enjoying The Quiet

I am so glad that the writing bug is back! I spent the last week or so wondering why I could not find the time and the interest to write. Today that seems to be in the past, I am invigorated once again and ready to write. I can think of very few things that make me feel better than knowing that I can finally declare my latest attack of writer’s block over with. I am waiting for Hal (person) to get home from work now at 1530 in the afternoon. He should be here soon. I suppose that there is always a chance that we will go somewhere for a nice dinner, but we don’t need to get caught up in all the Valentine’s Day “special” dinners. That always means extra high prices on everything.
After Hal (person) arrived home, it was decided that we were not going anywhere this evening. It is a good night to stay home and relax with The Stooges. The bad weather is not forecast to arrive until around midnight, but it won’t matter since we are at home.
It is 2200 and the snow is about 30 miles from here and closing in on us. No doubt tomorrow morning will be an adventure for those who have to be out in it. As for me, I am dafe and warm with the man and the pets I love, so I will wish everyone a good night and a better tomorrow.

Dreamer’s World February 14 2016 – More Snow On The Way

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As I sit here on Valentine’s Day with all my necessary errands done, I am thinking about tomorrow and my day off. I am glad that I am having this 4-day weekend because I was truly hitting the wall at work. We all need time to rest and recuperate from the daily grind. I just wish that this could happen without more snow to deal with. I know, it is still winter and we have to deal with it, but February always seems to be the worst month to get through. At least in March, we know that by the end of the month that Spring will officially arrive, whereas February offers us nothing.
     Rather than complain about the approaching winter weather, I can do my best to make certain that we are prepared for it. Tomorrow is a day off for both myself and Hal (person), and I work from home anyway the rest of the week. It isn’t an inconvenience in the sense of getting back and forth to and from work so that is a good thing.
     Perhaps I should reassess and take my cue from The Stooges.
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Tamir Rice; Why Isn’t Cleveland Police Department Being Held Accountable?

Originally posted on Truth- A Right to Fight For…: “People need to get involved with something and try to make a change or something because you don’t want to wait until it happens to you and there’s nobody out there for you,” said Samaria. Too many mothers and grandmothers have felt the pain of losing a…

http://theobamacrat.com/2016/02/14/tamir-rice-why-isnt-cleveland-police-department-being-held-accountable-knowing-the-dangers-of-loehmann/

Republicans Are Making Excuses to Keep Control of the Supreme Court

Originally posted on Potano’s Garden: The tragic death of Justice Antonin Scalia has created a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. President has said that he would appoint a successor, as is his constitution responsibility. Republicans have shamefully vowed to block a vote on any such nominee. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and…

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/republicans-are-making-excuses-to-keep-control-of-the-supreme-court/

Dreamer’s World February 14 2016 – Happy Valentine’s Day

When I was a kid, I honestly hated Valentine’s Day. It seemed to always make me sad that there was no one in my life, other than my parents, who I could truly say that I loved. Of course, there were the elementary school card exchanges, but that was nothing that really excited me.
As I grew into my teenage years, nothing changed except that there were no longer any card exchanges at school. I can remember jealously seeing puppy love in all of its glory, but always as an observer. I could never find the person who interested me that was also interested in me. Valentine’s Day was just nothing at all as far as I was concerned.
It seemed that if I was involved with someone that it would either have ended or would not have started by Valentine’s Day. It was at this point in my life that I decided that Valentine’s Day was designed to make people like me feel uncomfortable and even more alone than I already felt. I consciously decided to simply no longer give a shit about the day and just go on with my own life.
Adulthood arrived. Relationships were fewer and there were longer gaps in between, but I survived. I prided myself on my own self-reliance and ability to cope with this day. I didn’t openly object to it, but I would always manage to find like-minded people to be around if I chose to get out at all on this day.
In 2000 I had turned 36 years old. On my birthday, January 20 of that year I met Hal (person) and my life changed. The first Valentine’s Day I made certain to get him a nice card and some chocolates. I didn’t want him to think that I wasn’t romantic, or at that time to know my secret hatred of Valentine’s Day. Since then, he has found out about how I felt regarding this day. We do still exchange cards, but we try to show our love to each other every other day in addition to this one.
I suppose that if I still have an objection to Valentine’s Day it is that I cannot help but wonder why people don’t show their love to each other more during the rest of the year. Is this day simply a chance to atone for some mistake that was made since the last Valentine’s Day? Putting an emphasis on something as necessary as love seems rather pretentious to me at the very least.
Anyone who read Peanuts as a child remembers exactly how I felt during those years. Valentine’s Day does more harm than good in my opinion. It identifies and effective isolates and ostracizes those who feel alone. Ironically, those tend to be the most beautiful souls and among the most creative. And yet, they are the ones who come to dread or despise this “holiday” the most.