Leftist commentary from a mouthy bitch
My life has been… strange. Something that led to a phenomenal amount of stress in my life has changed, leading to less stress in my life. So as my body gets used to not living in the constant state of stress and panic it’s been in for the past five or so years, weird shit is happening. Like migraines suddenly for the first time in decades, and mood swings, skipping periods. I talked to my doctor about it and he told me it’s perfectly natural for all these things to happen when your stress decreases. To which I said, “Ok, this is like being punished twice for someone else’s crime.” All I know is I haven’t come home crying in nearly two months, which is a record. Yeah, it was that bad.
So, 2012, what a year.
The Republicans stepped up their woman, gay and brown people hating game. They nearly allowed the economy to tank twice. I do not know why anyone acts like these assholes can be reasoned with. I mean some of them can be, but they are vastly outnumbered by religious zealots and puppets of the Koch brothers.
Obama got re-elected in spite of the upping of the racist rhetoric.
On a personal note, I got better at a self-acceptance. It’s a work in progress and probably always will be. We lost two of our elderly cats, one last January and one this September. Within 24 hours of losing the cat in September we also lost the elderly hedgehog. That was a rough weekend.
My husband and I are grateful for friends who recognize that sometimes we need external people to step in and say, “Hey, guys. You need a break from life. Here, we’ll help you out with that.”
Honey Badger released our first single, and just recently was featured on a compilation album to support our favorite venue. We’re the sixteenth track, Bus Stop Galahad. I’ve given up on trying to write happy songs. It’s all anger from here on out, baby.
I’m really going to try to be more present on here, try to keep up with politics and studies on fat and dieting. 2013. New Year, new start.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year. We did, in spite of ourselves.
Take care of yourselves and each other.