Shit Show — Season 2 The Unveiling

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As Season 2 of that shit show we call 2020 continues, I must say it’s been interesting. What are we on now Episode 9? All I know is I’ve spent a good portion of it crying at EVERYTHING—my emotions on steroids. Not the happy go lucky ones, the “you look like Alice Cooper” kind. I’ve already lost a pair of contacts to a riptide on my face.

A dear friend reminded me that tears are an excellent way to hydrate. I also believe this to be true. My skin is glistening, and my eyes no longer require fake tears in a bottle. I’m one sad song aways from bottling my own and selling them on Etsy. Tears are Us.

Ok, so back in Episode 1, I was on the brink of losing it. Not only was I grieving the loss of my mother, I had the realization that I was also grieving the loss of the way many things had been for years. I was mostly missing that upbeat call at midnight, wishing me a Happy New Year as I lay sleeping on the couch missing the ball drop. Kind of a bummer for the season opener.

Episodes 2 & 3 were much better. I spent the morning trying to figure out what I could do with this newfound freedom. As I left the house for a fun-filled day with my love interest, I was excited about the possibilities. We walked around a small town in New Jersey that I swear was the set of a Hallmark Christmas movie, and I saw my first sign that anything is possible. It was a plaque with my full name, middle initial, and all, followed by PhD. Not that I have any intention of getting a PhD., but it made me think, ‘you got this world by the balls, now go get it.” All the answers are there if you keep your eyes open.

Oh, Episode 4 was a real doozy! It was my first day back to work after 252727262782 days off, and there was NO INTERNET! I work for a physician, and our entire system is internet-based. The phone was ringing off the hook, patients were coming in with new insurance information, and this one issue was about to paralyze our day. I thought, “No, absolutely not, not today 2021 you 2020 wanna be, NO!” There is always a Plan B waiting in the shadows; no matter what the situation, look and you will find.

Ugh, by noon, the earth was back on its axis, and our internet was restored just in time for the start of Episode 5, which was almost too perfect. These days I’m skeptical of smooth sailing. I’ll assume that’s a little PTSD from 2020. I got into my car, and as always, made sure my phone was on Bluetooth. Why? Because every day for the last, FOREVER days, I called my mom on the way home from work. Another contact fell victim to this cry festival.

Episode 6 began with waking up after a dream that was so vivid and intense it left me lying in bed wondering, “Was that a dream?” I spent the rest of my morning analyzing that bag of crazy before heading to work. As if that wasn’t enough, real-life crazy started with news alerts on my phone about the new Civil War talking place in D.C. Hearing and seeing this footage was alarming, but I was not surprised, to be honest. Was I expecting it so early into Season 2? No, but here we are riding the crazy train. That entire episode shined a big fat light on subjects that can no longer be ignored, denied, or defended. 

As I opened my eyes on Episode 7, I thought, “What’s next?” Ugh, while watching the morning news, it became clear that shit was getting very real here in the good ole U. S. of A. Watching the hypocrites surface and take flight was a real highlight. I’m not positive, but I do believe I may have broken a record for consecutive obscenities screamed at an object a/k/a a T.V.  Oh, and I was laid off, but I’m happy.

Wow, that is all I can say for Episode 8. The list of flip-flopping hypocrites was growing at record speed. At the same time, our Commander in Lies continues to search for a 12-year-old with more than one social media account he can use, and we are now up to 5 senseless deaths following whatever the hell that was that took place in Episode 6. On the bright side, I had a male and female cardinal show up in the tree outside my window. They spent over an hour watching my every move. I’m just going to call them mom & dad and leave it at that. 

Episode 9 opened up with ANOTHER vivid dream that was absolutely exhausting. I really believe this is the universes way of saying “Girl, we tried to tell you while you were awake, but you kept ignoring us.” We all know what this means – change is a coming. Something tells me those cardinals are working hard.

As I look at my personal life and the world around us, the veil is being lifted from reality. On a personal level, I recognize things about myself and those around me who may or may not remain in my circle with a clear lens. The evil and injustices evident to many for far too long are finally getting recognized with greater clarity and an undeniable audience. A change is gonna come.

In the meantime, my griefcase is packed, my eyes are open, and as always, I’ll fasten my seatbelt for the rest of Season 2 and try to Enjoy the Ride! 

8 responses

  1. There are a lot of us on this crazy train hoping that the banditos get kicked off before we pull into the station. Great post.

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    1. Seriously! Ugh, it’s all a lot.
      Thank you!

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  2. Lisa, too few of us consider the look at the US from the lens of other countries. The US reputation is in the toilet and this was before last Wednesday. We are not trusted as our president is untrustworthy, taking for granted one of our key strengths of our allied relationships. We have so botched the COVID-19 response by not telling people the truth, we will likely not recover soon. Because of this failing, there are too many who regard it as a hoax or overstated. We have come perilously close (and are not there yet) to voiding a key exemplar of the peaceful transition of power.

    Whether people support or detest the president, these are sad truths that break my heart. The outgoing president lost the election because he got fewer votes and has lost 59 out of 60 court cases and every recount. He cannot lose any more than he already has. But, instead of being presidential, he decided to follow his niece’s warning that her uncle will burn it all down to avoid losing the election. What he is doing is predicted and predictable.

    Democracy has held serve. But, until he walks out the door and let’s other do the job he wasn’t, then we are still in harms’ way. America needs to catch its breath and our leaders need to earn our trust. Too many did not heed the red flags, nay sirens, and did not push back on tyrannical behavior. They let honorable diplomats and inspectors general raise concerns knowing they would be fired, but did it anyway. Those are the patriots.

    Sorry for the long response. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is still too much smoke. Keith

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    1. Amen to that, Keith! It’s like walking on eggshells every day.


  3. Glad you’re writing. Susannah

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  4. Shit Show pretty much sums it up. Along with everything else, it saddened me that the historical Senate victories in Georgia were overshadowed by the attempted coup.

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    1. Honestly, it’s as if it never happened.


  5. I am going to borrow that “griefcase” term. It is perfection. Crying seems to be the norm at this point in our household, too. It hard to tell what exactly is broken because there is so much carnage. It gives me hope to know that your cardinals are on the job. Hugs.

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