I rarely mention politics here on the blog because there's rarely anything good to say and I get so worked up over things going on that I like to keep this place a kind of refuge from negativity. But I feel I must mention what happened in Charleston last week.
What a horrible, sickening, terrifying thing the murder of those nine people was. I can't understand that kind of racially motivated hate towards innocent people. And it's scary to live in a culture with an absolute gun fetish combined with so little respect for human life and dignity. This has been a year filled with racial tensions and I hope things don't continue to escalate. I don't want to see anyone else get hurt or killed and I dread the thought of more riots and mayhem.
One good thing that's come of all this is that it looks as if that damn flag is finally coming down from public property once and for all. It's way past time and a shame it's taken so long.
Closer to home, my poor Ginger has a cyst on her side that got infected and ruptured, leading to an emergency trip to the vet Monday morning. She has to take antibiotics for two weeks and then has to have surgery to remove the cyst after that. We're so worried about her even though she's going to be fine and this is all relatively minor stuff thank goodness. I hate for my animals to feel bad. I cried the whole way home after hearing she would need surgery! I'm so pathetic!
The best news so far in June was Gregg's yearly CT scan and quarterly check up with the oncologist showed him to be in excellent health! What a relief that always is....and now after 3 1/2 years he's being switched to only twice yearly check ups! I'm so very grateful for his continued good health....it really keeps all the bad things in perspective.
My friend's grandma has a huge garden and sent us a bagful of beautiful homegrown tomatoes the other day as well as a dozen cucumbers and a giant cabbage. I adore homegrown tomatoes!
|Delicious and beautiful!|
Last but not least, I was recently invited to join a book club. Tomorrow is our second meeting, and I really enjoyed the first book we read and look forward to discussing it. We meet twice a month.
Oh, and it's hot as hell here. This summer has been setting records for high temperatures. It's miserable outside.
That's my June so far in a nutshell.