Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Stuff I Think About
It’s been a busy couple of months. Among other things, my little sweet potato has been keeping me busy. She went to the hospital November 20th to get spayed. I hated leaving her there – the look on her little face when they took her in the back was enough to break your heart. She had to spend the night, and was ecstatic to see that I hadn't abandoned her after all and came and got her the next day. She did great with her surgery and recovery; didn’t slow her down a bit. Once she felt better, we shopped for darling little sweaters and coats for her. She's wearing one of her little fleece hoodies in the photo. We had some Indian Summer, and had a really warm spell the last few days but, overall, it’s been darn cold since November. Alas, the 70s from the weekend are gone and it'll be a cold Christmas. And not even any snow to justify the cold.
Work’s been keeping me über busy. I don’t mind hard work, and I truly appreciate the fairly frequent bonuses, but a raise would be nice. Especially now – our administrative assistant gave notice the same day as our Christmas party, and last Friday was her last day. The boss left for Florida Sunday and won’t be back ‘til the 30th, so guess who’s picking up the slack? Yep, I’m wearing so many hats I can’t even keep up with them. I can’t complain too much this week, though, since I’m off for most of it. And I got a very nice Christmas bonus. Maybe I'll buy myself a bigger, prettier, more sparkly hat.
North Korea – damn scary. Dennis Rodman – damn nuts. This new despot, Kim Jong-un, who constantly preens and postures and threatens other countries with nuclear annihilation, executes his own family members. What’s he going to do when Rodman ticks him off?
Also pretty scary – Yellowstone. Apparently, the super-volcano’s about 40,000 years overdue to erupt. And when it goes, they say it's going with a huge, virtually apocalyptic bang.
What do you guys think about Obamacare? It's something of a field day for the insurance companies, if you ask me. I don’t pretend to understand it, but it looks to me like the premiums are jacked way up and, if one’s income is low enough, the government is picking up the tab. Who’s going to pay for that?! You and me, I guess. For example, I looked at some of the available plans, and the cheapest one I saw was over $500 a month. If your household income is low enough, however, your monthly premium is 0. People need decent healthcare for sure, but I don’t know that this is going to provide it. Just my teeny-tiny little opinion -- if you want a decent healthcare system, you need to get the insurance companies out of it.
And now I think I’ll go sit quietly and stare, Zen-like, at the twinkling lights of my itsy-bitsy Christmas tree. They're calming, you know. It’s Christmas Eve tonight. If you’re opening some of your presents this evening, have fun! And have a safe and joyous holiday, everyone!