I am happy it's Friday. It surely has been a busy week. The last group of kids is back from the beach. I am going to enjoy this evening on our boat, cook a good dinner, and sleep in tomorrow.
Next week is not as crazy busy as this one has been. So it looks like I will be out on our boat for the weekend and Monday too. The Civil War re-enactment will be going on this weekend on the island near where we anchor. It's a big event for the Sesquicentennial celebration. I think there is a big difference in commemorating such things and celebrating them. Wars aren't a cause for celebrating, rather trying to figure out how not to repeat tragedies.
We are so divided in this country at the moment that I wonder what the outcome will be. Shutting down all non-essential services in government seems drastic. What is preventing us from getting along and reaching middle ground? I don't understand how bickering over Planned Parenthood or green house gas emissions can bring us to a halt.
My goal Is to Live and Let Live. I do my best to not dictate to others what they need to do. Having an opinion on something is good but cramming it down everyone's throat is not. I hope that we can avert tragedy by softening our rhetoric and views. My edges that were sharp and cutting have been smoothed by recovery. I am grateful for that.