So I had a bad day... not feeling like I want to talk to anyone, be around anyone, easily irritated and frustrated. Put all that in a p0t and mix it up, and what do you get? A recipe for disaster... so what did I do with my glorious attitude (for the day)? Accomplished a few things in the house, made phone calls, and ran exactly 3 errands and came straight home and canceled my plans for the evening. I didn't think it would be wise to socialize while in such a foul mood. It's unfortunate, but we all have our moods and ups and downs, right?
I'm sitting here blogging away, and flip to the news. Who do I see? Our President, Barack Obama. He's discussed many topics: The stimulus plan, the absolute lack of Republican vote in the Senate, flag draped caskets returning to the US, Iraq, and Afghanistan amongst others. First, I feel very refreshed that I can sit through an entire Presidential news conference... It's kind of nice. I just couldn't bear to sit through Bush's news conferences/State of the Union's- lies upon lies, upon lies... I was unaware there was an actual process generated and passed down from the Pentagon that the flag draped caskets of our fallen heroes were not to be photographed or video recorded and broadcast. From what I’ve read since hearing this, the consensus is that this was put into place so that the American people would not fully realize the human sacrifice of war if they didn't see it. Somehow this idea is ridiculous to me... but the "human sacrifice" of war is in the forefront of my life- I suppose to some it, isn’t so obvious because they are unattached. Furthermore, I'm not sure it's respectable to photograph death in order to prove a point to people who simply don't understand that war costs lives- real lives, husbands, wives, sons, brothers, daughters and cousins. If it were my soldier in the casket, part of me wouldn't want those photos broadcasted on TV to prove a point... but then on the other hand if people could be respectful and compassionate it's almost ok if they feel and appreciate the loss. That was definitely contradictory, but there are always two sides to every coin. However, my first instinct would be no pictures.
Well, at this point I wish I had a glass of wine, a movie, and my hubby to cuddle up with on the couch. That isn't going to happen for a few months so, I'll settle for a cold bed, and a stuffed dog.