Wowsa...I have felt so grinchey this Christmas...really I have.
And, the strange thing is...that many of my friends agree with me...and tell me that they have felt the exact SAME way.
I think we are now a nation of people who have become accustomed to dealing with life on a day to day basis...maybe minute to minute basis always looking over our shoulders for the next kick in the shin...and we..myself included.. do things by rote..sort of by routine..holidays have to be marked because after all they ARE a holiday..but I've seen some of the joy drain away...t's a little sad...I feel in my heart of heart that so many of us now seem spirit deprived.
We were SO hopeful that the tides would change with the last Presidential election...I was riding high on the tides of faith and hope back then. I'm always the eternal optimist so I'm hope, hope, hoping that things will turn around and the little guy will once again be able to find their way in this big greedy world. I'm hopeful for our children...but I'm also pretty cynical at this point.
I wonder if the axis of the universe is out of whack and we are all feeling it's uncertain vibrations.. or if ....we as a people are realizing just how very dysfunctional this world really is and it's settling in. If you watch ANY television you have to wonder if the people who should be in charge of this beautiful country...really are?
Congress seems to be bogged down in a cynical state like I have NEVER seen before. The President seems to be doing his best but is crippled by the nasty political environment he has to challenge at every turn. It's just NOT pretty in the good ole' USA right now. I think we are all feeling this unease in our psyche right now and it's darn right depressing!
But...that being said is the least of my worries. I know that politics will ALWAYS be politics and that the snippy attitudes of seasoned veteran politicians is ALWAYS going to be much more about protecting their own egos...which just so happen are the size of the northern hemisphere...then in worrying about why they are REALLY in Washington...and that's as employees of we American taxpayers. You see...we have just been too complacent...for too darn long.
The old adage rings true...while the cat's away...the mice will play. By the way for you ..my lovely...slower learners...WE are the cat in this scenario. Big snarly smile.
So I do what I can in my own little world to fight my own little battles which quite frankly are pretty small in comparison to what our beautiful children will have to face in future America.
God bless those young adults...I hope they march into power when they reach majority age and take the bull by the horns and bring it DOWN! This greed and self enrichment of our so called 'leaders' just HAS to be reckoned with. If anyone can do it...our young people can..so bring it kiddos...bring it!
Okay...why the b~b gun you patiently ask? It's our neighbors...AGAIN.
Those crazy northerners who have only this year celebrated their second Christmas in Florida house decorating. You know the ones who giddily dance out in their yards...beer bottles in their hands, bermuda shorts and flip flops as their holiday attire. THEY are the ones who invade the depths of my grinchey grinch lack of Christmas spirit the very most.
If they want to decorate the front of their houses until they reach full tilt fire alarm status...so be it...and my blessings to them. I don't have to look at it and have my eyes burned out from the over tilt wattage...... but...when they string the crazy four foot snowflakes all along the side of their house...I MUST object. Who...does...that?
I mean....even in FLORIDA...
No one is going to walk down their side yard and say...hey good job on decorating the side of your house! What the?
The "what the" is because that particular side of their house with the forty foot snowflake lights that they BLAZE all NIGHT long faces our two bedroom windows.
My bedroom is my sanctuary...I mean it's almost sacred ground to me...when I sleep...I restore...when I sleep...I swear...I'm spending time with my Josh man...I always wake up in mid conversation with him...I'm serious...I really do. For the past week...I have woke up to go to the bathroom and I am BLINDED...no small exaggeration...by the airport runway strip friggin' Christmas tree lights beaming through the glass block window in the bathroom.
This lazer light penetrates through every pin hole in the blind slats of our bedroom windows...it worms it's way through every single wooden slat that isn't perfectly stacked to thwart it's Star War invasion...ALL FRIGGIN' NIGHT long! Don't these people know that the modern world uses timers..if you are too drunk or too lazy to walk outdoors and turn OFF your crazy Christmas lights? Really...stupidity in the La La Land of FL abounds...and I'm the lucky one to testify to that fact..because I get to live right next door and witness it!!
Lack of sleep makes me a crazy person. I'd normally go over politely knock on their door and say..."hey neighbor...I like your Christmas lights...a little OVER DONE don't ya think...but I like them...on the FRONT of the house. As for the SIDE of the house...you remember..the side that faces our bedroom... what are you crazy northerners thinking? And what's up with the ALL NIGHTERS...who do you think is going to be cruising around the neighborhood admiring them at 2 friggin' A.M. o'clock in the morning?" NOT me...the one who's trying to sleep with the spot light beams in her face all night.
Right...that didn't sound the least bit neighborly...I couldn't go to their door...soooo...I took matters in my own hands...I calmly walked across the yard in my bermuda shorts and flip flops..and pulled the hummer beacons down.
Grhhhhh...next night...they are STILL blazing away. The FRONT lights are the ones that are off!
Go figure...their electrical wiring is screwed up too!
Anyone got a b~b gun...it's all I REALLY want for Christmas!