With so much going on in weather, politics, sports, etc. you wouldn't think I'd be tongue tied, but my first instinct lately is to keep my mouth shut. My job has been to keep peace, make my home a restful and happy place, and keep everyone fed.
Oh sure, I'm upset about Tom "Terrific" Brady being out for the season and I'm nervous about the Tampa Bay Rays staying in first place through this tough road trip, but I just don't feel like chatting about it. When I watch the Rays I have to remind myself to breath and it's tricky talking when you're not breathing. Stop leaving so many runners on base guys! Who can possibly block out the political scene.......it's everywhere! I used to get very emotional about politics, but that wasn't good for my blood pressure. Can you believe that the top news story has to do with lipstick
and pigs and we're talking about the United States presidential race? What would the founding fathers think? I'm pretty sure they would not be pleased. The best way for me to handle it is ignore all the petty stuff and just vote in November.
And as for weather, well the "cone of uncertainty" the weather fellas have been using to show us they really don't know what's going to happen has given me more than a few giggles this hurricane season. Cone Of Uncertainty?! Sounds like something in a Batman movie. Tampa has been right smack in the center of the Cone Of Uncertainty for every hurricane that has come across the Atlantic from Africa, but ultimately we've been spared any destruction. The worst thing that happened was our lights flickered one afternoon and a few blooms fell off the white crape myrtles.
Anyway, as you can see, I'm having a terrible time expressing myself. Sometimes I'm just as quiet as a mouse and can't think of a single thing to say. (Sighhhh...............hee hee!)