Thursday, December 11, 2008

If It's not One Thing . . . It's Another

I mean, really. First it's bitter cold, then it's raining - and I mean raining - pond in the backyard raining - then it's cold again, but not quite so cold as before, then it snowed, then the Governor got arrested on federal corruption charges, then I got a blister on the side of the ball of my foot again. And out of all those things, the stupid blister has been the most on my mind because it hurts so dang much. Not even a very big blister, but a blister. In the most irritating spot that hurts with pretty much every step I take. Which means that today, I'm not doing my usual walk on the treadmill. Oh well.

I'm going to go to one of those specialized runner's stores (not that I run) and get fitted for the proper shoes because this is ridiculous. Every time I start to speed up my walking, I have foot issues.

And on the other - well we have no immediate control over the weather (but hey - can you say global warming?); however, we do have control over who we put into office. This governor has never been a favorite, but there it is - four of the last seven governors of this state were/are in prison. I hope he resigns - and I hope the Illinois House and Senate enact something that will prevent him from appointing someone to President-elect Obama's seat in the Senate. Trying to sell a Senate seat to the highest bidder (allegedly)?? Demanding people be fired because they don't like him (allegedly)?? It's crazy. And now the state is in political turmoil on top of the financial turmoil we're already struggling with.

Like I said, if it's not one thing, it's another. I suppose this too, like the blister on the side of my foot, shall pass, but it's going to leave another scar on Illinois politics (which, unfortunately, already looks like a punch drunk prize fighter). I hope we can get it right the next time.

7 comments:

Kris said...

My mom was having the same issue and just had to break down and buy some special shoes from the Walking Company.

Knitterary said...

Trish at Nana's has decided I should replace Obama, and she's taking up a collection to bribe the governor. So far she has $35. We have to act fast so we can buy that seat before Blago goes to prison. How much do you think it will cost us? I'm guessing a half-million bribe ought to do it.

Linda said...

Our standards are now so low for governor, it's pathetic. Knitterary, I heard on NPR this AM that the IL Senate seat is already up to $9 million on eBay, so I'm sorry to say your $35 won't do it. Obviously, this is not a legit eBay auction! Or is it???

Karen said...

ahhh - politcs - just when I was starting to like it again

I hope your foot is feeling beter soon :-)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Maybe all Illinois citizens should be required to take one of those FBI profiling classes -- you know, where they train you to look for subtle body language clues to determine who is lying, etc. Then maybe you guys could elect an honest person for a change! On the other hand, the way running for political office is funded, I'm not sure an honest person could make a successful bid for office.... Sad, isn't it?

Political Peace said...

Sorry about the blister-- love the writing--funny. Sounds like calling out one day would be a good idea, bundle up and then DON'T watch the news. It's just going to get worse. Let's get everyone on this blog to just go in and clean up Washington! It's time the politics comes back to the people and not these people whose lives depend on getting elected to office and spending their life screwing the hardworking, honest people of our country.

Okay, off the box now. We should all pray/send light/etc for our leaders. They need it!!

candy t said...

Amen to all of the above. I'm over her in NW Indiana but we get all the Chicago news. Hope your foot gets better, too.