A Weight Has Been Lifted

My life has been decidedly different the past two months. Sure, the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays have played a role in changing my life as I have been selling my blood plasma weekly in order to pay for holiday entertaining and presents. Do you know how hard it is to type when you’re woozy from being a pint low? But that’s not the real change. I’m talking about shedding a weight that has rested heavy on my shoulders the past two years. I know, I know, I should also shed some weight around my mid-section. But that weight on my shoulders was formidable, and now it is almost completely gone, lifting itself from my shoulders pound by pound daily over the past two months. And it has definitely changed this blog. Thank God something has. I’ll explain.

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Shutdown is Shot Down

I’m a little disappointed that Congress has voted to avert a government shutdown for at least another week. I’ve loathed watching how this country has dysfunctionally lurched and lumbered through the first 100 days of Trump’s administration and a Republican Congress, so I was eager to see if the absence of government would maybe make America great again. Alas, we’ll have to wait another week. Oh well, at least Trump was able to finally pass one major piece of legislation … keeping the government funded for one more week. Congrats! Not quite FDR’s New Deal, but the biggest legislative win for Trump to date. Yay?