Cooled Coffee

 Mornings are hectic at my house. That is when I have the most energy. I took a nap yesterday and got up with the same effect. Man retirement sucks in that your body seems to know you don't have that endurance. A physical therapist warned me that when I retired to spend a certain amount of time standing. Those muscles would weaken from sitting and not getting up like I did when I worked.

I drink a huge cup of coffee and check my sites on the internet most mornings. Not a whole lot goes on. I don't click the reading list or I'll be at my computer much too long. I've enjoyed all the politics. I do read a few news sites. I had never heard of "morning joe" before. But, I drink a lot of Joe.

I try to think younger. I remember when I entered the work world, I just tried to keep it light with everyone. Agree as much as possible with folks without taking a stand. More importantly, I had lots to do. Although I have always read the newspaper, I just did not get that excited about politics. I had things to do.

So I ask myself, why in the "h" "e" "double hockey sticks" people have gone crazy over the politics of the day? It's not like anybody really cares what each of us think.  "Baby boomers" just don't know how to get along. Remember the sixties.

Once I looked the woman in the mirror and she was right, 😊 I began to block all the politics on Facebook from people. I got both sides coming full throttle. I mean the world is still turning. Fortunately, of all the tragedies in the world, I've got a roof over my head, food to eat, and a computer with internet. I'll try not to think of that person making $7 an hour, $280 a week, maybe $900 a month after taxes.

Impeachment news gets under my skin. We will have this President whether people like it or not. I'm incredulous when people say he is ordained by God to be President. No he is President in that he reflects the American people who voted for him. It's that free will thingey.  2020 will be around before we know it.

What I have learned from the harsh opinions is that I am more concerned with the ability to be President. I do tend to vote Democrat. But, the best candidate in my opinion was Mario Rubio. He is young enough to do the job.

My father taught me you have to have float. You have a disagreement with your friend. You don't stop being friends. You don't do something spiteful or hurtful to get back at them. You get over it.

You might think this is an old way of thinking. It is as old as time and adaptive. This is something I tapped into as a teacher. Most parents try to instill this way of thinking. Yeah, I know about the helicopter parent. But most parents are not that parent. They are making judgement calls continuously. Am I helping my child, am I hurting my child. Sometimes you are the helicopter and sometimes a kid needs one.

Helicopter parents to a degree gives a child a leg up. But those adaptive skills will save their sanity at times. I've met people my entire life who made it with a lot of help from who they knew. They developed adaptive skills. I had a a lot of help in my life from people who got nothing for helping me nor did they have any vested interest in me. I try to be those people when I can.

But when that 20 ounce cup of coffee of mine gets cool. I take the rest of my vitamins with what is left and go feed the dogs. I remember my dad's story of some old man telling all the men in a Robins Air Force Base hangar in the late 1940s that the world was messed up when he came and would be messed up when he left.
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  1. How right you are. The world is still turning.
    My father told me that it didn't matter who you vote for - a politician would be elected. And he had a point.
    And politics/religion are areas I try to stay away from. I am not going to change anyone's mind, and may cause unpleasantness.

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    1. Your dad had a good response. So true about not changing someone's mind and for what. There is so much to our lives and fate that is beyond our control.

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  2. Is that a dog? It looks like a polar bear.
    People, he's our president, just deal with it. Tired of the circus.

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    1. It is hard to keep up with it all the uproar. I do enjoy a few comments. People are so nutty. I save a few to use as a template for dialogue. You spend your life playing nice and where are all those crappy fourth grade arguments you were so good at.

      Boo Boo likes to think of himself as a scary bear. But he likes his bed way too much to live up to the image.

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  3. It is what it is, the less attention one gives him the less anyone will care. Sure looks like a polar bear haha

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    1. So he is what all the dogs look like in Canada? Boo Boo is a mess and a half. I'll send him to you. He likes cats.

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  4. Yep, the world continues onward and so should we. That is one cute dog. :)

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    1. Boo Boo is my sister's dog. He is a sweet boy.

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  5. I love the new look of your blog! The little dog is adorable. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have as little to worry about as he does? Most of the work (and play) I do is on computer, so when I heard that sitting is the new 'smoking' I got myself a Veridesk. Now I rarely sit, but when I do it's hard to get back up ;-)

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    1. Oh and I love to sit. I'll have to look at the Veridesk.

      I thought it was time to have a bit of a change with the blog. I was hoping it would be an improvement.

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  6. Your father was very smart. Now, when people disagree, it's ugly. No one dares take a stand on anything anymore.

    Puppy is so cute!

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    1. It is crazy how serious people are taking themselves and/or trying to browbeat those who don't agree.

      Dog has wanted to stay at my house in the past. It is my sister and lives here permanently now. Lots of hair is all I can say. But he is a ham.

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  7. I use the Chrome add-on, Social Fixer, and block 85% of all political news (maybe more). Keeps my sanity...of course I still see it all on my iPad. LOL!

    Being widowed in my 50's changed how I viewed things quite a bit. I don't stress over things that used to drive me crazy. I know what's important in my life and that's what I concentrate on.

    Good post!

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    1. Big events like losing a spouse does change how you look at the world. I think people get caught in a loop of thought and don't develop other aspects of their lives.

      I'll have to check on the Social Fixer. It's the unvarnished opinions I would like to opt out. They are as bad as the fake news. Of course that is my opinion too. lol

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  8. That old man was wise! The few shout and scream and demand and push. They don't represent me, they don't reflect the meat and potatoes of this nation. But they seem to be granted new ground every day. So many fundamental beliefs of decency, tact, respect, integrity, honor, etc. are laughed at, pushed aside, forgotten in the wide, loud, overreaching view of media, news, social and otherwise.

    But, I find, by and large, close at home, one on one it still exists more than it doesn't. Will it stay that way? Will it fade away completely or make an outstanding come back?

    I don't know. And, honestly, in the big scheme of things it makes no difference to me. For my hope rests not in politics, or America, or might. My hope rests simply in the blood of One shed on a cross over 2000 years ago.

    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. 😉

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    1. There is a power much greater than mans.

      I think of the quote by Robert Burns, The plans of men and mice often go astray. You can't control the world, fate or other people.

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  9. I block political stuff on Facebook too. There's tons on Twitter. Politics is so ugly right now. Nobody listens to anyone else's opinion. I always have my coffee in the evenings. I like water in the mornings and throughout the day when I'm busy.

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    1. It is hard with the politics. Part of the democratic process is input. But the my way or the highway approach is disastrous.

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