Friday, October 3, 2008


Today's entry from a blog I read sometimes called "Chatting At The Sky". Couldn't have said it better myself if I tried.

"I don't talk about politics here. But all the talking heads have got me thinking about the big picture. The thing about election season is that all the candidates have an idea of what they are gonna do. The problem with that is, it is easy to say what you would do if you were in charge. Sometimes things change when authority is actually given and you are the one responsible for all the consequences.

Decisions are rarely 100% one way or the other. Sometimes you have to work with a 49/51 balance. At least that's what my dad always tells me. It can be hard to justify that 2 in the face of 49 reasons not to.

When I was young and single, I said I would never go out in public without taking a shower, I would always have my hair fixed and I would never, under any circumstance, wear socks that did not match. I would be the mom who never let herself go. The one who cared what she looked like, no matter the cost.

That was back when I was still number one.


I agree that it is important to care about what we look like, to take pride in our appearance. I agree that political candidates have to talk about what they will change and how they will change it. It's one thing to say it, it's another thing to do it. And that's all I'm gonna say about that."

1 comment:

Andrea said...

So true, Abby. A lot of my opinions have changed, now that the shoe is on the other foot. I remember when it took me 15 minutes to get ready to go to the grocery store. Now I just want to get there and get it overwith, who cares what I look like? LOL!

I understand the "other side" a lot better now than I used to, and I agree that we don't always get to have things our way, even when we're in charge.