Another week kicked in the guts. Speaking of guts, mine are causing me a lot of pain and nausea. I've got a doc appointment this afternoon to get a referral to GI specialist. Could this all be stress induced, or is something physically amiss? Hell if I know. I just can't stomach must of anything. Literally and figuratively.
I've been watching the serial show, American Horror Story, which has been around for awhile and -- to my mind back then -- was too grotesque to watch. However, needing some diversion (not Disney films) I tried it and it is actually quite good watching. Populated with accomplished actors, it explores the sick psyche of our human race. It also has redemptive value, of course, which is why we endure the horror part. What made me turn to this series? Was it a desire to connect with my darker side? A need to see the true inhumanity of man? Or just a good ol' fashioned scary flick to disappear into for respite? Could be all of the above. Or I just enjoy watching Kathy Bates paint her face with blood with obvious relish. The standout star, for me, is Jessica Lange. Now a mature woman, the various roles she plays require an actor with depth. I really do believe her various characters, and Jessica disappears completely. Now, that's acting.
Keeping track of the Drumpf transition, via the NY Times. He really is doing things he said he would do, as evidenced by the people he is appointing to his cabinet. No folks, he was not fooling around. But I knew that. Every time a supporter brushed off his most horrific rhetoric, I knew he was serious. It's that old saying, "when someone tells you who they are, listen." He's told us. My sister just returned from a business trip to D.C. and she says it is a very subdued town. Murmured conversations of "we're fucked" can be widely overheard.
I had great fun creating a new profile pic on Facebook. Pretty much sums things up for me.
I would be most gratified if others did a similar picture. I am going to RESIST and be a bad ass Nasty Woman for at least the next four years. His Presidency is not going to be normalized by this gal. No way. We're in for a bumpy ride.
On the home front, a fall cold snap is finally here. Indian summer has waved good-bye and I couldn't be happier. Fires in the fireplace, 12 hours of sleep each night. I am mimicking nature and going dormant. It's a relief. I am enjoying hearing from friends, both on their blogs and Facebook. Great guffawing laughs at the funnier side to this sick national scenario. I haven't seen my parents since the election, and I'm a little afraid to. Given that they voted for Drumpf. We aren't usually on the same side politically, and if it had been another Republican candidate, I could at least understand since that is their party. But Drumpf? That's beyond the pale.
Spending Thanksgiving with my husband's family, which is good news since we always have a good time and they are decidedly anti-Trump.
How are you coping with the current state of our union?
Wishing you a peaceful and beautiful weekend.