Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Short takes....

Man, oh man, didja see the news about the Illinois governor Blagojevich being busted yesterday early morning for corruption? Allegedly he was trying to 'sell' Obama's soon to be vacated Senate seat to the frelling highest bidder instead of having the integrity to appoint someone whose truly worthy. It's criminal! It's foul. And he will have earned whatever prison term he gets sentenced to. I heard on the news this guy was supposed to be cleaning up Illinois and ridding it of corruption and then he proves to be utterly craven. On the other hand, we now know Blagojevich doesn't have the ability to discern someone else's worthiness because his sights were set on the lowest common denominator -- and his own words will convict him.

We got a mix of rain and snow today. The foothills and mountains got a few inches, but all the roads got were wet. But my fellow New Mexicans were driving as if the roads were as icy as they get in Tulsa, OK, or Plattsburgh, NY. I've driven in them both in bad conditions. It really makes me wanna holler, "It's ok to go the fuggin' speed limit, folks! I promise the road conditions are tolerable. 'Sides it's not dark yet and the temp's close to 38 degrees this part of town." And ya can't say it's just NM's nuts and sluts on the road overreacting. Saw a few with Texas, Colorado and New Hampshire plates bein' dumb. You'd think that the folks from Colorado and New Hampshire would've had a clue or two.

I've had to learn now to give my dog shots. She came down with canine diabetes mellitis. I wasn't as squicked about doing them as I thought I'd be and after just three treatments, she is already showing a noticable improvement. This was not an extra expense we needed right now, but she's become important to both me and DH, so we'll work it out.


The saga of my damn feet seems to be resolving itself after nearly a year. Finally. Yay!!! The plantar fasciitis in my right foot is healing. I've slept with my foot in a night split pretty steadily now since July. Within the last two weeks, I've found I can use the splint every other day and still wake up in the morning without pain. This is a very good thing even though I gotta be careful about not overdoing. My ankles are both doing better and I've worked slowly to strengthen them... It took a lot longer to work out because part of the treatment for PF is staying off ones feet!


Suzanne said...

It's a shame that integrity is somehow viewed as weakness or lack of savvy. Words are very powerful and I hope that his words will convict him and not get so spun that the true reflection is not completely distorted.

On another note, my best to Raven. I am glad that you are able to give her the shots yourself and that she is improving!

Yea, you can stand even taller on stronger feet.

Morgan said...

I agree. It is a damned shame people think that way about integrity. Living with integrity is a choice people make when they put the common good ahead of self interest. Blagojevich's words are blessedly unambiguous and self-serving.

Raven is doing good... she'll have a follow up with the vet in a couple weeks and we'll get to calibrate her dose better.

Thanks for your note!