Santa Marc and Braxton
Santa Marc and Ella (this is a funny story)
Well its January and by now I thought I would be back in my house. This week we were given a possible end of January, possibly February type time frame. I have been here since November 14, 2017. I still don’t know what things were kept and how much will be repaired and/or replaced. What I do have is in a warehouse somewhere.
You know, its fun to go on vacation, travel stay in a nice hotel and go home. Such a relief to go home and have those memories from a nice relaxed stay. Even traveling for work, now I cant speak to being an Expat but its at least someplace new and then home. But I think I would still enjoy working away ..being in a different culture, going to work every day. But ultimately returning to the things the you chose to surround yourself with..your comfort zone.
I promise if I had not traveled with a band in hotels when I was younger, this would be driving me crazy. I am not far from the house, do not have my things and live in a one bedroom suite. I cant cook like I used to do, but breakfast is prepared every day and they have a light salad –soup type dinner Monday through Thursday. As much as I have tried to decorate, its just not home..its a hotel.
I cant watch my type of tv..just their cable channels, which is incredibly boring and brainless. I had no idea gameshows made a comeback to some degree. Also there are super hero shows on tv, like an Xmen type show or”The Flash”. I don’t know how any of you watch the news on tv, it is so repetitive on EVERY CHANNEL I don’t even know what to say about it. Except “Fire and Fury” sounds stupid and it sold out, (sorry I think some of it might be true but dumb). Who cares if Trump repeats things..dont you? I promise if he knows the date, his name and certain other basic facts..he does not have dementia. Been there with Mom when they declared her incompetent. His temperament and narcissism might be something else but Im sure we have had worse. Those are NOT his worst attributes.
Now much of the other stuff, probably people like to talk. But come on, drilled this over and over. Apparently we are selling F-52s to Normay. I did that correctly…we don’t have F52s and its Norway. But that’s petty. We gave up accuracy long ago..its the internet and he survives on the media and twitter. Yes he has embellished the truth thousands of times…but he has always done that. He is known for it. Do I think its acceptable..no. But I don’t want to hear about Trumps obsession with HRC, or his tweets and analysis of them. Cant we talk about news? Like the sneaky crap Congress is doing? How about the lawsuit over Guantanamo Bay? The possible overturning by governors and Senators of Trumps choices for judges in key positions and areas that may affect him. Supreme Court cases being heard and any outcomes.
No I have to pull up legal registers.
But I digress..its boring in a hotel…I do have a pool and sauna. I also have a small workout area and a laundry.
Now before you say something like aww poor me… Think about this; I missed Thanksgiving and Christmas at home. We ate with the kids, but I usually cook at my place with my things and it was difficult. We were thankful to not be just stuck in the room and I got to see the kids open their things so it was nice. We were all sick along with the babies so my son dressed up like Gandalf/Santa and sat for the babies. It was fun…but there is something to be said for being at home for Christmas. I was asleep on New Years by 10pm..where at home, we are outside smacking pots and pans to the Inner Harbor Fire Works.
Also, I cannot do my glass art..although I have been taking great pictures of my Grandchildren. So here I am for a few more weeks stuck in the middle of nowhere.
I had the heart to look at the house about a week ago..its not covered in black soot anymore, but its torn apart. Carpet is ripped up and what is there is still dirty. They have not fine- tuned that yet. Its I would imagine a final clean since the remaining carpet is new.
But on the plus side..I have a family and everyone is safe and seemingly happy. I have kept busy with my protesting since one of my co-horts lives not far from the hotel. I have gotten some decent exercise of late and spent some time in DC. I only have another week for a larger protest and we will see how that goes. Indivisible/The Resistance is alive and well…pushing against Republicans and Gerrymandering. But I just want to go home and work on my art. Maybe get out and work campaigns later in the year. I guess I just need some more patience or ruby slippers.