I really was. There has been much to rant about in the last couple of days.
Our Governor here in Minnesota is at it again. This time his power grab has had an effect on several members of my family. He cost one of my sons one of his jobs. He made some of my grandchildren cry by depriving them of proper schooling, of their recreational and competitive sports and is isolating them in front of computers instead of allowing them to be with their friends doing kid stuff.
I also had a pretty good rant going about the state of our national election. I had lots to say about cheaters and fraud and corruption.
But here's the thing.
They have finally worn me down. The politicians and the pundits and the newscasters. I am so done with it all.
I don't want to see any more press conferences from either side. I want to see proof in a court of law and I want this election to be decided one way or another.
I don't want to hear any more governors telling me how very sorry they are and that they feel our pain and oh, yeah, you no longer have a job and you can't go to school and you can't go to the gym and forget about that funeral for your Grandmother or that wedding of your niece and sorry, but your grandson can no longer go for religious instruction for his Confirmation. And forget about a traditional Thanksgiving and you probably won't be with family at Christmas either.
And most of all I don't want to hear about a 12 year old friend of my grandson being caught using Google to search for ways to commit suicide.
I want our lives back. I don't want a new normal. I liked the old normal just fine. I want our country back. It used to be a pretty good place to be.
I wonder what would happen if everybody just stood up and in unison yelled "NO MORE!"