January 21st, 2021

mood - smack a bitch: ushitora_icons

I need more time and less argumentative acquaintances

I have to keep reminding myself to breathe. In. Out. Don't get bogged down by the weight of it all. Just in. And out.

I have SO much to do. Two galleys. Work at the library. Stuff around the house. Big things like taxes. Little things like mailing packages. And right now, I have a headache from trying to get stuff done and failing to find too much time to give myself room to breathe.

It doesn't help that the husband of a friend of mine keeps picking arguments with me and a different friend on Facebook. He's a fire chief and doesn't like Biden. He's gotten into it with us on a whole host of things. Today, it was a news item she shared about rejoining WHO. He jumped all over it and said we were right to leave because it was better to give the money to Americans and not to "foreign countries that suck." And I commented when I should've let it go, but I've always loved him before all this and it just makes me so sad to hear all this shit coming from him. This, in particular, triggered me because he *is* a public servant. He thinks it's wrong to give anything that might help Iran or a couple other countries, so the fact that it helps 95% of the countries he "approves" of doesn't matter. It should all get thrown out. By that logic, he shouldn't help save people from a burning building if it's housing a criminal. Or someone he doesn't approve of (an earlier fight was about letting religion trump all other rights and essentially giving people permission to deny services/help to people they disagree with, a problematic view for us because of his job).

Arg. I'm still angry about it, which doesn't help my mood.