Election 2016 Ends and Life Continues

Yes, I am stunned and disappointed with the outcome of the election.  This is not the first time an election result gives me pause, though feeling nauseous about it is a first. Regardless of my discomfort, I’m holding to the notion that the “state of our union” if not secure is at the very least, stable. I wish I had a bigger statement to make, but I’m still struggling to process Donald Trump as President, much less Vice-President Pence.


Both Moshe Moshi and Lexi Liu sensed my mood, I'm sure. They didn't wake me or follow me downstairs for breakfast. They did ask for petting and headbutts after they ate.  Though I do get this from Lexi on occasion, this is not a habit for Moshe Moshi, who usually hops atop the TV after morning meals.  He was waiting for me on the bed and sat next to me still and quiet until I left for work. I hope they will do the same for Grandma this morning when she wakes.

I do feel uncertain about what happens next for the United States, but for the moment there is nothing to do but what is required to complete a day's work and life's little chores.  The kidz holiday outfits have arrived, and they are beautiful.  I haven't completed the holiday card for 2016, but it will be just as special as what preceded.  I am cooking for Thanksgiving (I haven't done this since moving in with Mom). My Mother did well this past spring with her left hip replacement and is preparing for the right hip next month. I will be returning to blind rehab hopefully while Mom is away (I'll explain what that means later).  So, just like life before the election, life continues now that it is over.

Have a good rest of your day.

13 comments:

  1. I'm having a hard time processing myself, to be honest. I'm unbelievably disappointed, but trying to remain positive in any event. Because disputing the results does nothing to accelerate or change my mood. I started the morning with some chanting by Ravi Shankar, did some deep breathing/meditation, and have decided to stay off of social media today. So far, so good(ish).

    XOXO and sending much love your way. Stopping in from BlogPaws.

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    1. I guess I just hate feeling embarrassed by him leading this country, as a citizen and especially as a Veteran. It’s hard reading emails from my friends and family outside the US showing me what a buffoon other nations think he is. It is scary to think that a man’s fragile ego might be the catalyst for US policy abroad (racism, sexism, Islamic/Mexican phobias notwithstanding).

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  2. I remember when Obama was overwhelmingly elected. I was so proud of what this said about America. Now I am just embarrassed and ashamed. It's hard to believe we did such a flip-flop.

    We just will have to muddle through day by day and see where it goes.

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    1. There protest nearing the riot level in New York, Chicago IL, and Los Angeles CA. There were even protest in Richmond VA and Portland, Ore. We've had some breakouts here in DC too.

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  3. *Hugs* I think there are a lot of people here in the US that feel the same way as you do. Personally, I think that there is always a big hype a the end of every election that makes it feel like the world may end - but it never ends up that way. I think that things will turn out better than they are projected to be.

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    1. How is your country reacting to this (I'm curious)?

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  4. I think at least half of the country feels the same way. ♥

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    1. Because I live in Washington DC, the unrest in the streets around the country has me worried more than anything. Since the election, there is a HEAVY police presence is seen in the city. We have a protest here all the time, but I see preparations to curtail rioting along with the usual prep for the inauguration.

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  5. As I told my husband early Wednesday morning as he stared hopelessly into the television screen; "the struggle has just gotten real" Hang in the my sister, you've got plenty of company :)

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    1. There is protesting in front of the White House as we speak.

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  6. It's very brave of you to speak up and talk about how you're feeling. I know a lot of people just aren't doing that right now, and that's what worries me. We're not alone! We just need to speak up so we can find one another.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  7. We are still in disbelief!

    Noodle and crew

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  8. I had a very hard time this week as well but there's nothing to do but carry on & pray this doesn't completely divide our country. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal & be thankful for what each of us still has.

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