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.