Hello and happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! That probably came out sounding more excited than I intended. I admit I have only a mild interest in whoever wins the game today. I do appreciate you meeting with me for a chat on what is basically a national holiday. I promise not to keep you long.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I actually won’t be watching the game today. I have never been a big fan of football, or any sport for that matter. I am a native Coloradan though, so I do care a little bit about who wins today. I’ll be checking the scores on my phone and getting the highlights from Twitter throughout the evening.
If we were having coffee I would tell you this week was a hard one but it flew by quickly. We did get the snow day I had been hoping for but instead of having Monday off it ended up being Tuesday. All said and done, my part of town got about 9 inches of snow. Nothing unusual for Denver but conditions were just too crappy for the kiddos to get to school. I spent the day reading and doing a bit of brainstorming over the poetry I have been trying to put together for fēlan magazine. I didn’t get as far as I’d hoped and next thing I knew I was back at work and had no time to work on it again.
By then the week was half over but because of the snow day time sensitive plans were put off schedule and we had to work a little harder to stay on track. We’ll still be playing catch up for another week but I think it will all turn out fine in the end.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that because of the extra reading time I was able to finish The Prince that same day. I will write a proper post on it this week but I’ll tell you now I very much enjoyed it. I have told all my friends about it but I don’t think I am doing the book justice. I can’t put into words why exactly I believe this is a must read. The best I can come up with is it is so different from everything else I have read and I find the subject matter stimulating and refreshing.
Now that I am done with that I have moved on the last of the three books that came in my Jane Austen set, Sense and Sensibility. I’m over a third of the way through and I can already tell this one is going to my favorite. Pride and Prejudice will come in a close second, and Persuasion will be third. I also have plans to read Emma later this year, after Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, which I picked up just yesterday :)
If we were having coffee I probably wouldn’t be able to avoid getting political. So far I have restrained myself from talking too much into the upcoming elections but I don’t think I can hold out any longer. I have vented on Twitter, especially during the debates but very soon I will start writing more about it here. The Republican side of this is more than a little scary and I have to do what I can to get people motivated to vote. No one should be sitting this one out and ignorance of the issues is no excuse.
The world is changing and I think we are really coming to a time where there will be less room for mistakes and harder recovery from an error. We need wiser people running this country. We need to think bigger and have the courage to vote with a feeling of hope and compassion instead of fear and anger.
If we were having coffee I would get down off my soap box now….
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I felt a little down this week. I can’t put my finger on why but I was sad and irritable most of the time. Nothing felt right and all I wanted to do was go home and get back in bed. I was so tired. Not the kind of tired more sleep could have made better, but the kind that left me with no motivation and the need to be left entirely alone. I still feel that way a little but a trip outdoors and a bit of shopping yesterday helped.
I am betting the weather has a lot to do with it. Bitter cold temperatures and 9 inches of snow are exhausting. I fell shut in and my body works harder to keep me warm. The sky’s are gloomy and it feels like the sun has been gone for so long and may never return. The sun did return though and I feel a bit better now, besides having the Sunday blues that is.
If we were having coffee I would probably let you go now. I believe the game is about to start and none of you will be wanting to hear me ramble on anymore. I hope you had a very good week and I would love it if you would drop a note in the comments to let me know how you are.
Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday. Eat, drink, and have fun cheering for your favorite. I hope the team you are rooting for wins today, but only if that team is The Broncos :)
Featured image via Charlie Choppa