Today was a pretty good day. Slept late, walked the dog, caught up the laundry and changed all the beds then made a quick supper before heading out to the high school for some basketball. Of course before leaving the house I set the tv to record President Obama’s speech . Back at the high school the girls team won by some ridiculous number, so much so that I was cheering for the opposing team to make a goal, please. The boys game was better with the home team winning by three or four points (I always forget details when the game is over).
Returning home about nine or so the dog and I went around the block for the last stroll of the day. He took care of business, barked at some of neighbors for having the audacity to be getting out of their cars after dark and peed on a few mail boxes. The usual. Then I got into my jammies and sat down to watch Barrack Obama give his last speech. I am so thankful to have had this man in office during so challenging a time and I will miss the class his family brought to us. I so appreciate that he encourages us to be responsible citizens and to never give up.
Even with encouraging words I fear very difficult times ahead for working people like me and my family. I hope that we can enjoy the everyday things like local sports, fish fries at the lodge, parades on holidays, all the pleasures a free society allows. But will we? Will we be able to afford these small pleasures? Will we be able to get help when we are sick? Will our children have a decent education? Can our seniors afford decent housing and food? Will we be war torn and weary? Will we even be at all? I don’t know, and you don’t either.
I hope we will survive, overcome even, but I am fearful.