Thursday, November 09, 2006
the blog gods are smiling
Aside from the emotional thrill of the election and the big bloom of hope in my soul, I'm not feeling so hot. I think I might have to go to the doctor, which I generally do precisely once a year, for that unavoidable appointment known only to women. This will make 2 whole trips to the doc in one year! For years as a "starving" artist I had no insurance at all and was blessed with virtually perfect health (still am, knock wood). The blithe uninsured era of our lives came to an end with Jim's melanoma. Now we pay hundreds of dollars every month to enjoy our good health and the possibility one of us might have to visit the doctor unexpectedly. Hundreds of dollars a month. Totally healthy and never using the system. That's so screwed up. I want to be able to go to the doctor when I need to, but I shouldn't have to pay THAT much for peace of mind. It's so disproportionate.
But enough of that. I will mutter under my breath one brief hopeful prayer that the Democrats will make us all proud for the next 2 years, and then even prouder for the next many more years when we get a Democratic president in office to undo the years of depraved incompetence of the current half-wit tyrant. [whisper whisper pray pray] There. Done. Onto FUN things!
I got to meet another blogger in person this week! Meg! My first blog friend and my partner in Sunday Scribblings, was in Seattle all the way from England to visit with some other blog gals, and she and Liz drove down to Portland in the middle of the MONSOON to see me & Alexandra! (Thank you Liz for driving!) It was wonderful, though I wish we'd had more time. We had sushi, a slumber party, desserts, a fire in the fireplace, pizza-sized pancakes in the morning, and the necessary pilgrimage to Powell's Books, and then, too soon, it was over. Thank you blog gods again for providing this weird matrix for the meeting of kindred spirits!
Posted by Laini Taylor at 11:24 AM