There’s the good news, and then there’s the bad news.
Welcome back. I’m not sure if you noticed, but 2017 has been an awful year. Sure, 2016 wasn’t all that and a bag of popcorn, either. But this year has really and truly sucked.
There. I said it. It’s out in the open now.
*wafts the odor away*
In case you have been living in cave a thousand feet underground with marshmallows jammed in your ears and had no idea, there’s a giant racist potato running the country of my birth.
It seems like every day there’s one more piece of bad news. Mass shootings, hurricanes, earthquakes, missile launches, neo-nazis running amuck in the streets. You know, the usual.
Right now I’ve got over 15 family members stuck in Puerto Rico. That’s right. THAT Puerto Rico. The one you’ve been hearing about all over the news lately. And it’s possible you only recently discovered (along with the disturbingly large number of other Americans who were unaware) that Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. Which means the giant racist potato is in charge.
After Maria hit, the whole first week of not-being-able-to-contact-anyone-on-the-island thing was gut wrenching. But it came barking down the heels of a whole lot of other no good, very bad personal news, as well. I got sick. My husband got sick. Our adorable bearded dragon got sick. And whole lot of other awful, really bad things happened, too.
Through all of it, one thing has kept me moving forward. My sense of humor. I may be punny (and puny). My jokes may reek of the dad joke variety. But they’re simple, and they’re pure, and I wouldn’t have my dorky self any other way.
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