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Tuesday, May 24

A Mental Timeout

I am mentally tired. I don’t know for sure what the compromise in the Senate meant last night but I do know that the two women who were the sisters of evil yesterday afternoon are today very likely to be approved by the Senate. Not sure what changed there. But, it’s happened and there isn’t a whole hell of a lot I can do about it.

There’s not a whole hell of a lot I can do about anything today. I’m whipped out. My brain is on overload trying to understand Iraq, Afghanistan, the president, the congress and all the other questions whirling around in the world we live in today. I know one thing for sure, I don’t like any of it, I’m burned out, and I’m of little good if I’m burned out. Having become literally sick this morning after staying up too late last night and munching on too much chocolate, I have been riding low in the saddle today. When I try to think, I draw a blank.

Here’s my plan for tonight. When Mr. Pop comes home we’ll have a cocktail and then dinner. Later after the pets are fed and in for the evening I’ll get a shower, put on a comfy nightie and get ready to watch to see who wins American Idol. I’m going to sing along with them if I know the words. Maybe I’ll even have another cocktail while my brain runs free. I’m going to put all the ills of the world out of my head tonight. I have to.

That’s how I handle things. When I was in school and the stress got to me, I would buy a copy of MAD magazine and read it just for the hell of it and for the fun of it all. It was like a mental timeout.

So forgive me if tonight I don’t know the important things happening in the world. Forgive me if I don’t pay attention to the news. Forgive me if tomorrow I’m way behind on current events. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I care too much.

Maybe you want to join me tonight. You too get your dinner and your shower. Put on something comfy. Then snuggle in on the couch or the bed and let’s have a drink and sing along with TV, it might be fun for a change. You might need a mental timeout too.

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