Sometimes you don’t know someone – Locally we had a car bombing. It’s unusual for our area. Three people died. One of them created and set off the bomb killing his 2-year-old son and an older acquaintance. Immediately after the explosion but prior to the investigation, the family of the young man posted about what a wonderful person he is. Best dad, best son, best brother, wouldn’t hurt a fly, etc. Turns out that he’s not such a great guy and he killed his own son. It must be incredibly painful for the family. How well do we really know anyone?
Speaking of unhappy – This week someone I knew from my working days posted a long rant on Facebook. (No, it wasn’t political.) Her life for the past several years has been incredibly difficult with major health issues for both her and her husband. I was surprised that she revealed such personal feelings on Facebook. People reached out to her. She had moved away many years ago so folks from her hometown didn’t know. Asking for help, no matter how, is better than the alternative.
Something I thought I’d never see – I saw a commercial asking liberal democrats to call their senators and ask them to approve Kavanaugh. Really? Politicking for the Supreme Court?
Getting old – With the good weather we’ve had this past week, we did a lot of outdoor work. We spent several hours on consecutive days doing very physical projects. It’s not only about the time but the energy it took. My normal work backed up. Technically I had time to do some of it but I didn’t have the energy. Where are the days when I could work from sunup to sundown to finish a project?
Fall brings a different energy – Each season has its own pace. Summer is less hectic and more laid back. Schools are out for all levels. Morning traffic is lighter. Fall came in with a bang. Much heavier traffic in the morning with added school buses to dodge. People aren’t taking as many vacations. It also brings in a holiday feeling. On the first cool day I get the urge to buy a pumpkin and mum. This year I changed up the mantel (hoping that my cat Morgan wouldn’t inspect or nap in it). It’s a satisfying start to the holiday season.
So how was your week?