I was home from work today with a virus. You know- the headache, body aches, fever kind of virus. Blah! Good news is that I am feeling much better. It's amazing what 14 hours of sleep and a day of doing nothing will do for you.
I did lots of laying around on the couch watching TV this afternoon. I rarely watch TV so it was a novelty. There is only so much Paula Deen I can stand to watch so, sadly, I ended up channel surfing and watching too much news that just made me irritated. I have, at several points in my life, been in that 47% that didn't pay income tax but I have NEVER considered myself a victim or dependent on anyone. Different circumstances led to that at different points of time- all of my own making. I think that lumping of many people who don't pay income tax (for a whole variety of reasons) as victims and dependents insulting and showing a limited understanding of real life, real people and their struggles. It is a low blow to people of both parties and from all walks of life (including, I hear 4,000 millionaires!). Not everyone who doesn't pay income tax is a dependent loser. I'm sure the millions of retirees and military personnel would agree... as would all those people who pay payroll tax but because of a variety of deductions and credits (approved by both parties) end up not owing income tax. Yes, there are people using the system, who don't want to take responsibility, but lumping everyone together like that just pisses me off.
OK... end of rant. Maybe my continuing headache is from my irritation and not just the virus. I've gotta stay away from the news. I'm cranky today.
I did make it out to the greenhouse today. I've got little radishes starting to sprout. That makes me happy! The weather is definitely fall like. It was down to 40 this morning and it only made it into the low 60's, even with plenty of sunshine. Another cool night tonight and then it should warm up to a bit more seasonal pattern. We could definitely use some rain again but that doesn't look too likely. oh well, I'll take what we get.