“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” Let me say I have been in the garden. Now I am inside, and I guess my next move is to take up baking. I keep listening to the radio and looking online hoping for a baby ray of something positive.
What am I going to do to outlast this mess? I am going to clean closets, I am going to cut my nails to the lowest possible point. I am going to write to Nancy Pelosi and tell her to get another face lift tomorrow and while they are at it wire her jaw shut. I need to cut something. I could do my January rose pruning today. I could slice up all my too small clothes. No wait, if I am poor then perhaps I can starve and be able to use them. Since the beginning of my life, I have been waiting for the next depression. Therefore tomorrow I am going to go out and buy new underwear so I will have enough for the duration. I do not want to be one of those women who have not kept their underwear up. First things first.
I am going to learn to like Spam. My husband already does. All those vegetables like turnips and kale could be my new best friends. (Actually I loved the turnips that I grew this year in my garden.)
I am going to take my axe to my congressman and saw off his feet at the ankles. Take that, you jerk, this is what you did with my husband’s retirement.
I am going to take many photos. When they come to repossess my new camera that my dead mother bought for me on credit, too bad, they will never find it buried in the sack of dried beans with which I have stocked my pantry.
Oh hell, I am just going to a nearby corner with my “will work for food” sign and pout. I joke, but if I can pull it together I am going to try to pray for my enemies. Wish me luck.