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Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm Not MIA

I haven’t been around the blogosphere much lately. It wasn’t planned, it just happened, suddenly—unexpectedly, but, truth be told, I needed the break. After my last post, I found myself feeling quite frustrated. I was reading posts and comments that were upsetting me and making me feel angry. Plus, the whole Madison/Walker/Union fiasco had me on a fence, because I could SEE both sides, but didn’t want to PICK a side. It was just too much, and I knew if I stayed in the fray it would consume me.

I began posting on my other blog, where I could let loose on a wider range of topics and be less stringent and not have to research so much. It’s been fun, but I find that I do miss the political arena. Which puts me into another conundrum.

Recently I found out that my son, who joined the Army National Guard, WANTS to be deployed after Basic Training this October. He informed his father and me that he wants to fight in a place like Afghanistan for 2 years before he goes to college. This information, needless to say, hit my husband and I like a ton of bricks. While we admire our son’s courageous nature, we are fearful, especially now, with all the upheaval in the Middle East. I’m no expert on that region and I’ve purposely avoided researching it because I know ME. If I immerse myself into research I won’t be available to my family and right now, I need to spend as much time with my son as I possibly can—he leaves for basic training at the end of June. Once he’s deployed I know I’ll involve myself – I’ll have to—then. But now, now I can pretend he’s mine, because he is. But once he turns his life over to the Army, I’ll be forced to let go.

So, I can’t get into the Middle East and the war and Libya right now. To me, it’s not happening, because someday soon it will BE my life.

I’ll be on the political blogging track again…when I’m ready—I’m just not ready today.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Caption This --Winner

The winner of my first Caption This post is Elm. She is the author of the blog, Historical and Modern Day News and Trivia, where she writes about politics and says in her About Me "Most of the posts are SATIRE (so read carefully before you believe everything)." She’s been a long time reader of my blog and me hers, although she did take a little hiatus, but she’s back now, and I’m glad, because she’s always been a respectful Blogger, and quite frankly, we can't get enough of those.

So, Congratulations, Elm!

Stay tuned for my next Caption This post, and yes, I will be bipartisan with the pictures. I’m just debating on whether to use Palin or Beck (you folks can let me know in the comment section which one you'd like). Either one of THOSE should make the captions QUITE interesting! LOL!
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