I just got back yesterday from a week-long family vacation. I wish I was a person who could afford week-long beach vacations on my own or just me and my daughter and my dog, alas, I am not. But I am blessed to have parents that can give us a break once a year to visit the ocean and the boardwalk and listen to my daughter scream in glee and my dog race to the water's edge.
There was such sadness and horror in the news and I tried to avoid the heartache, but it is unavoidable. All I can say is, as a white woman, my heart breaks and I know I will never first-hand know the feelings of my POC brothers and sisters. As the daughter and granddaughter and neice of police officers, I know that there are good ones out there, but the system is in desperate need of reform. As a human being, I'm just sad.
Personally, my dog is going to start chemotherapy soon, my kid is starting camp tomorrow and I will not get nearly enough sleep for the foreseeable future. But, I am continuing to watch GoT from the beginning and I had forgotten that Elyes Gabel had been in the first season. I'm so used to watching him as Walter O'Brien on Scorpion that it took me a moment to recognize him as the Dothraki Rakharo.
And in the mean time, I have to plan a 7th birthday party for a wildflower of a child, on no budget and with only about a month. Yay.
I'm Kirsten. Some things you could label me with; tattooed, geek, mama, animal lover, weirdo, nerd, writer, movie and TV addict, lazy, ambitious, insomniac, feminist, LGBTQ+.