Thursday was a sunny day.
I baked dog cookies using peanut butter, pumpkin, flour and eggs. Rumpy loved them and I love that even my dog can also enjoy the fall flavor blitz.
I went shopping and bought myself some new clothes. You see, I made this list of things that I want and need, and I’m making a conscious effort to get those things for myself. I now have a wardrobe for when I land that new job.
After complaining for a year about AT&T’s internet service, my contract is up and I have signed up with Wow. They come out today to connect their service.
Oh, and a shooter in Oregon killed 9 people and injured 7 others before “the threat was neutralized.”
President Obama talked about how we have become numb to mass shootings. I know I have. I can honestly say I feel nothing. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I am sorry for those families whose children were harmed or killed. I am sad that yet again our emergency response personnel had to respond to a scene of carnage that was absolutely preventable.
I find it poetic justice that Sheriff Hanlin, who wrote a letter opposing gun control legislation after Sandy Hook, is facing first-hand the consequences of his choice.
But, other than that, I feel nothing. No anger. No hurt. No frustration.
While the Umpqua Community College shooting was the latest event, it won’t be the last. Like our president said, our inaction is a choice. As long as we are a nation with an idiotic obsession with guns, people will die, so we may as well get used to it. I know I did.
Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I washed my car yesterday and cleaned it out. Funny how good it feels to drive around in a clean car.