|Ironing shirts last night|
Earlier today I posted a rather detailed report of why I thought one of my brothers unfriended me on Facebook. Today is his birthday and I went on Facebook to send him a birthday message and he was GONE. I did some checking and it seems that indeed I was unfriended. Oh well, someone else who doesn't like me because I don't bend to his will. So be it.
Briefly, the reason is because I refuse to live a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" personal life. Yes, it is as simple as that. Both of my brothers and their families are very conservative, Faux News conservative. I'm all right as long as I don't throw "it" (the fact that I'm gay) "in their face".
But if I chose to live my life openly, well, that makes them uncomfortable. My previous post, which I took down listed the whole history that led up to this situation today. I decided to take it down lest I throw more gasoline onto the fire. Enough said of this sad situation.
I'm very pleased with my spring flower show this year. So many daffodils and other spring glories. I took a video (see my previous blog posting) which I will use as reference to fill in the empty spots for next year. Each year, better and better.
|Bill checking out the new plantings|
I think that wound on my leg where a biopsy was taken last January is healing. I said "I think" because while I was transplanting some pansies this afternoon I accidentally hit it and the pain shot right through my like an electric shock. I'll give it another week and if it isn't better then I'll go back to my doctor. Hey folks, this has been gone on since January. We may be getting into territory that I'm not comfortable with but I may have to confront.
Bill and I just got back from a ride around the neighborhood and our adjoining neighborhoods. After a five to six year hiatus, building has taken off. It's interesting to see all the new houses going up. I hope soon to see my friend Pat start to build his house. I know it will be stylish, unique and like no other in this area. He has some details to work out about his dual citizenship though first. May take a while. It's easy for us to go to Canada but not so easy the other way around.
I'm enjoying watching the Republicans tie themselves into a knot over their frustration that the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obama Care") is successful. Now their next goal is to suppress the vote in the next election so they can take over the Senate and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Of course they still have that one itsy bitsy teeny weeny problem that Obama is still president and will veto any asinine repeal they pass. Always interesting that the Republicans are agains anything that helps the common man like Social Security, Medicare, minimum wage, equal pay for women, et al. They used to scare their base with the threat of The Gays. They can't use that as a wedge issue anymore because so many of them ARE GAY or have gay family members. So on to the next BIG LIE. Sorry for the political rant but sometimes I have to vent.
It's back to work tomorrow for my regular shift. Occupancy is picking up at the Inn. Not so bad now because the kiddies are still in school but wait until summer, then the hotel fills up…..fast.
Riding around this evening it was refreshing to feel that we're finally out of this long, long winter. Even though things are going to get crazy around here, I still prefer the next six months over the past six months. Don't you?
And by the way, why do I need these many shirts?
|Just some of my many shirts - what's the matter with me anyway?|