and other assorted stuff.
Today's theme is blue.
I don't know what everybody else is posting, since I don't like to look until after I've posted, but I took blue to mean not the color, but the feeling.
Here's some pictures of my bunch being a little blue, a little melancholy, or sad, or depressed in spirit.
Here's Older Brother with Punkin (Youngest Nephew) after waiting about 45 minutes in line for Santa Claus a few years back. Although I don't know why they're so blue: they went shopping while I waited in line. I guess maybe they thought I would roll over all the little children in front of me, like some kind of wheelchair bulldozer. Needless to say, I did not do that.
Look! It's me. (See, people, I sometimes post me, even though I hate, hatehatehatehate to have my picture 'tooken.') Here I am, looking pretty dejected, waiting for my Senior Prom date. I am blue because A) it is 5:30 and he is late. I hate being late. I have been ready since about 4; and B) it is 5:30, I have taken a box and a half of caffine pills in order to be semi-energetic tonite, and it is obviously not working. My hands are shaking, sure, but I could still curl up in a ball underneath the table and fall asleep... which, I maybe did (and, that wasn't even my worst prom story). CFS/FM certainly sucked during high school (and, unfortunately, hasn't stopped sucking since).
And, lastly, here's SisterM, being comforted by our grandmother, after surviving the terror that is getting up on stage to dance. She survived the terror, btw, by not actually getting up on the stage, but instead, bursting into tears and having to be carried away. But, to give her credit, she did manage to do it the next year.
So, there's us, with the blues.
Also of note today, according to to my NOW action newsletter, today is Women's Equality Day! Here's what they had to say about it:
On August 26, 1920, after 72 years of lobbying and protest, women finally won the right to vote in the United States.
In 1971, the late, great Rep. Bella Abzug convinced Congress to designate Aug. 26 as Women's Equality Day. Women's lives have changed dramatically since 1920 and even since 1971. By organizing, voting, speaking out and demanding change, we have made incredible leaps in every arena. But, we still have a long way to go.
Of course, we do. But I just have to spend a little while thinking about those "72 years of lobbying and protest," and how far we've been able to come. So, Happy Women's Equality Day, everbody!