I received an email this morning from a casual reader of the OneMom Blog. The note was one of chastisement for my recent move away from meaty issues to what they referred to as “fluff” pieces. Looking over my posts for the month of February, I suppose they have been on the fluffy side. I’ve written about George Beverly Shea turning 100 years old; I gave a yummy (and inexpensive) recipe to help in this tough economy; tried to get you to vote for our Sussex Spaniel, Nell, so we can win a new vacuum cleaner; and reported on another Sussex Spaniel who won the Westminster Dog Show.
In the month of February, I have also discussed the politics of United Steel Workers and Big Oil Companies. Most recently, I fussed about the much too light scolding that Nancy Pelosi received from Pope Benedict regarding her public support of abortion and embarassing lack of knowledge regarding the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Behind the scenes, my daughter’s been sick and we’ve been snowed in so many times it’s not even news anymore. Of course there’s also first grade where we are spending much of our time working on basic addition and improving comprehension in her reading (no small task when working with a child with a severe expressive/receptive language disorder, but we’re making progress.
Personally, the news (stimulus, Nancy Pelosi, etc etc) has been so infuriating that I have not been able to adequately express my thoughts without triggering a massive anxiety attack. For now, let me say this: I believe that Nancy Pelosi is out of control and is the most dangerous person in Washington. I also believe that we would be better off with Nell being Speaker of the House … she’s more rational and more pleasant to look at.
So for now, please pardon the fluff.