Monday, December 17, 2012

What to say?

I am at a loss for words. As a First Responder my mind darts in numerous directions in the wake of last week's tragedy. As a parent, all I can do is try to train and educate my kids to protect themselves and be ever mindful. Is that fair for them? No; but since when has life ever been fair? I've ignored the media as much as possible so I can get a clearer picture of the event in a few months when the dust settles and the police have a better grasp on what really happened. Too much misinformation and ignorant opinions. By the way, Bloomberg is an ignorant ass. Just thought I'd throw that out there. I've spent the last few days re-educating non-gun type friends and aqauintances because of the ignorant and irresponsible media. One pair of girls were going on about how we should ban semi-auto pistols because they can shoot 10 rounds/second. Huh? Really?

Anyway-it's hard to be cheerful this season; not only because of the tragedy, but because of all of it. The state of the country, the state of our economy, the economy's effect on my family, so on so forth...It becomes a little overwhelming sometimes. People wonder why I'm grumpy. Heh. How can you not be grumpy? My wife asked me once during a fairly serious husband/wife talk why I seemed on edge all the time. I explained to her that I just had a lot on my mind most of the time; she asked what was on my mind that was weighing me down so. I asked, "do you really want to know?" After getting a nod of the head I spent the next twenty or so minutes hitting the highspots-the main topics if you will. Most were about safety of the family, home maintenance that always was in dire need, auto maintenance-the same, prepping, the job, future plans for our property, etc, etc. After a few seconds of silence she apologized and said she had no idea that those things were always bouncing around in my head and that half of which-she had never considered. I guess I'm a natural born worrier-not helpful in this climate.

So...glad y'all could get in on that cheery little rant. Ho Ho Ho and all that. I can only pray that the Lord is watching over my little family. We do our best. Y'all have a good 'un.

8 comments:

  1. I do so understand. At present, I'm not fit to live in the same house as my wife.

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    1. Thanks, Bud. I figured you would. Prayers to you and your family; especially those away from you.

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  2. As do I, and I'm not far behind Stephen.....

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Glad to see you on the air. Hopefully we can all keep it together. Merry Christmas to you.

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  3. Count me in the club as well, we are spiraling around the bowl, just waiting to go down. Merry Christmas, HUH?

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    1. You too? Maybe we should form some sort of support group, except with beer and medium rare steaks. Have a good 'un.

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  4. Same here. Just trying to get my bearings again.

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    1. Bearings indeed, my friend. Christmas blessings to you and yours. I hope your buddy is doing well with the chemo. Keep the Faith.

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