My renewed kitchen bouquet with fresh berries, and carnations from the grocery store.
After two days of eating a low fiber diet (Oh, I miss my apple and my almonds and my blueberries!), I am now on the third day, the purging day, of my colonoscopy prep.
My procedure is tomorrow afternoon. I am on clear liquids today, and in a few hours I will get to start drinking this.
I'm sure some of you have suffered this procedure prep and know all about it. This is my third time. The colonoscopy is nothing compared to getting ready for it.
It's hard to get any food value out of clear liquids, and I am hungry, perhaps even hangry, so maybe that's my excuse for the rest of this post.
All of the appalling behavior we saw in his campaign has continued. Any hope of him becoming "presidential" has vanished. He still fosters hate and violence and divisiveness. He has undermined our free press with his claims of "fake news", fills the airwaves and his tweets with lies, and has left many not knowing who to trust or believe anymore.
He has eroded our health care system and spawned uncertainty among providers, insurers, and consumers alike. Grasping at any chance to be a "winner", he has pushed congressional Republicans to pass a tax reform bill that is ill thought out, lacking in details, and detrimental to most of the people who voted for him, as well as the rest of us ordinary folks.
His cabinet appointees are denigrating science, undermining our environmental protections, and even attacking our national parks. Justice is looking less like justice for all and more like survival of the richest and whitest.
Internationally he has alienated our friends and antagonized our enemies, and who knows which one Russia is.
Yes, for me it is purge day. How I wish there was some giant jug of solution that would purge us of that piece of $#@! that is our president.