I normally sit with the farmer and watch the six o'clock National News - the one time in the day when I hear it, as I just can't bear to hear it every hour on the hour - it is too depressing. But tonight, after hearing the Headlines I have come out of the television room and on to my computer, as I can no longer stomach hours of the 'Scotland Debate'. By Thursday the votes will be cast, on Friday the Post-Mortem will begin - it will take another week to die down.
All members of my family have loved a good argument and I grew up with my father (ardently Left Wing) debating issues with my Brother in Law (ardently Conservative). When my first husband came on the scene (also ardently Left Wing), he and my father got on like a house-on-fire, both being on the same side. Sadly my Dad died long before I married the farmer (typical farming stock and therefore conservative with a small c), but he would have driven my Dad mad because he would never argue about politics.
But during the whole of that time I never knew anyone to change sides. Dad stayed Left and my Brother-in-Law stayed Right. Because, let's face it, our views are pretty entrenched. We all think we are right and nobody is going to make us change our minds.
So it does beg the question, why is the Prime Minister spending so much time trekking round Scotland trying to persuade voters to vote the way he wants them to - and similarly why doesn't Alex Salmond sit at home and relax and let people vote how they intend to?
By the week-end we shall all know what is to happen and I can categorically state that within a week the whole issue will have disappeared from our screens, as has the war in Syria and the whole Middle East situation - that will return next week once Scotland has sorted itself out. Why must the media all centre on one issue and do it to death, then let it disappear from our screens as though it is a thing of the past?
I genuinely believe that it is up to the people of Scotland to decide whether they want indepence or not - and as I am not Scots then I don't waste time thinking about the issue. Looks desperately like rain outside and my washing hangs on the line, so I must fetch it in - that is the area of my thinking at the moment. Hope that doesn't sound fascetious but I am truly fed up with the whole issue.