A New Low

Thursday night, I was getting my latest post done early so I wouldn’t miss any of the GOP debate. It wouldn’t have mattered if I had. It was ugly. It was crude. As DH would say, “It was rude, crude and lewd.” That’s it in a nutshell, no pun intended.

Carson had bowed out and later called off his campaign but it took two days for him to make an official announcement. Without him, there was only one calm person on the stage. John Kasich is hanging on. I hope it isn’t for naught. He is the GOP’s best hope, in my opinion.

Sadly, this video pretty much sums up the behavior of the other three candidates.

Substance? Very little. If it was supposed to elevate any of the three, they missed the boat.

Yesterday, I don’t know what happened. The bed was stripped, bedding washed and put back on and the dishwasher unloaded. I did take a bath but, as far as getting much else done, I didn’t. The laundry I should have done yesterday is in the washer now.

One of DH’s cousin’s daughters sent me a private message on Facebook.

Hello Tommie Sue, I was wondering if you were going to be home tomorrow, Sabbath afternoon? I have a little surprise to give to you 🙂 . hint hint…..it’s little and it meows. Your cuz

I was horrified. I replied, “If the surprise is a kitten, I don’t need any more felines!”

She wrote back,

Oh dear!!! I thought you might still be catless after loosing [sic] your beloved indoor calico……so when this lady in my Bible study group was looking for a home for this little long haired girl black&white kitty, I thought of you, and took her.

I guess I wasn’t very tactful when I told her, “Dangerous, my dear! Never assume someone wants to replace a cat. I’ve gotten rid of all the indoor cat paraphernalia since all the others are acclimated to the outdoors. After 17 years, I’m cured.”

After a minute or two, I added, “Thanks for the kind thoughts, anyway.”

She wasn’t giving up easily.

Okay, but I’m a big believer in pets for those that live alone! Are you SURE? 🙂 . They can lower blood pressure, increase endorphins, and Snuggle with you at night. I’m very thankful to have my Ellie on my bed at night. And this particular kitty came with all of her stuff, including toys, crate, litter box, food and bowls. Can u tell I’m a little stubborn?….. must come from my German great-grandmother, ha. Hugs.

After a few more exchanges, the conversation was over. And I don’t have another cat.

This morning, I opened four cans of Meatless Select Five Bean Chili and one can of red beans and dumped them into the crockpot. A bag of organic blue corn tortilla chips I’d bought at the used food store rounded out my contribution to the fellowship meal.

The church was very warm when I arrived. I didn’t need my hand warmers today since I could keep my hands from freezing by putting them in the hood of my coat. That didn’t keep my feet warm, though. I don’t know what to do about that. I guess I’m doomed to have cold feet.

My sister-in-law, her friend and our adopted sister came in during song service. Of course, being at the organ, I could do little more than smile at them.

It was disappointing that the microphone on the platform didn’t do much to pick up the pastor’s voice. My SIL told me later she heard little of the sermon. I had my hearing aids turned up again and I didn’t hear a whole lot, myself. I coulda sworn the church has a lapel mic but maybe it belonged to the former pastor.

Trying to visit at the fellowship meal was interesting. There was a lot of noise. I think I would have done better without my hearing aids. My chili went over well and I enjoyed the homemade gluten our adopted sister had brought. My SIL had brought some kind of dip that I missed when I went through line. It looked like she had most of it left when it was over.

She wanted me to follow them to her place and visit some more, then come home. As it was, I didn’t get here until after 4. If I’d done that, I could have seen her place and then turned around and rush to beat dark.

I got home, changed and sat down. It wasn’t long before I was sound asleep. When I put the laundry in the dryer, I think I will be done for the night.

Tomorrow night is another debate but it will probably take place on a higher plane than the one did Thursday. Bernie and Hillary aren’t in the business of bragging on the size of body parts.

Other than projections, there’s only one state in the five (Kentucky, Maine, Kansas, Nebraska and Louisiana) where the results are all in. Bernie and Ted have won Kansas. And Dorothy says, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”

2 Responses to A New Low

  1. Lila March 6, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    Obviously the cousin doesn’t read your blog. Hope she isn’t stuck with a kitten she doesn’t want!

    • Tommie March 6, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

      She said she wouldn’t have any problem giving it away.

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