I’m sitting here awake at 3:45, and I’ve been up for over an hour already, less than 4 hours of sleep. Later today will be time for napping, I suppose.
My numbers the last few days have been pretty good, only need one shot of Novo in the last 5 days. Currently my greatest ailment is the trigger joint in my thumb. It woke me up this morning. In my sleep I tried to reach an itch on my back and was jolted awake by the pain. I need to look into getting a splint or brace for my thumb to wear at night to help relax the tendon — dozens of options on Amazon in various price ranges. When I’m awake in the daytime I’ll need to go back and read the reviews for some of them.
There was a time in my life when I thought both major political parties actually wanted what is best for the American people, they simply differed in how they thought it best to achieve that end. That may have been naive of me in my younger days. But lately it has become clear to me that one party wants to help the American people, and the other party not only doesn’t give a damn but they are actually bent on obtaining power and using it to actively harm common citizens. I am glad that I am of an age where I don’t expect to live a lot longer; I would hate being a young adult trying to start a family in the current environment in this country.
My distress is compounded by the advances in technology. In the last 20-25 years as the Internet has grown from America Online and CompuServe into this vast international network of information, we have seen how other countries do things. I used to think we were the leader. I don’t know if we ever were, but we clearly are not now. I understand why certain countries block Internet access to their people — they don’t want their people to know there are better ways to run a country.
I should head back to bed and see if I can sleep, although I doubt I will.