Politics, Survival and Exploding Eggs
Under the current regime our country has amassed a debt that my great-grandchildren won't be able to pay off, our dollar is falling, our soldiers are falling, health care is a mess, education is struggling and our country is losing respect around the world.
My illness dictates that I avoid stress, it has a very negative effect on my condition, but how does one do that, especially in the current atmosphere? The answer is we can't, not unless we choose to remain ignorant of the world around us, and that is not an option. And, in the real world, there is always conflict and adversity. From the small day-to-day glitches to the war in Iraq to global warming, to live on planet Earth is to be involved.
So how do we survive? By being involved and doing what we can when we can. By taking good care of ourselves and caring for others. By living life to its fullest, keeping in mind that our time here is short and it is our one chance, and by always keeping our sense of humor.
Which brings me to... Willie's eggs. A few nights ago my husband was boiling eggs for his lunch the next day. He set them to cooking then came in to join me for the evening news. Since he'd had a long day, it wasn't long before he fell into a light sleep, the eggs forgotten by us both.
I was engrossed in the news until I heard a strange popping sound in the kitchen. Figuring it was our cat, I gave it little attention. A few minutes later there was an explosion that brought my husband straight up out of his chair and into a full run. There was a moment of silence as he entered the kitchen and then I heard him burst into gales of laughter. The water in the pot had boiled dry and the eggs had exploded, covering, from what I could discern between bouts of hilarity, a substantial area, including the ceiling. This is the kind of thing that usually ticks my husband off and sets me into fits of giggles. I was happy that, this time, he could see the humor in the situation and let the stress of the day evaporate with his laughter.