January 22, 2021

Oh, happy birthday to me......

 

Sioux and I, this past fall, on our way home from a small holiday out of town....

Every 4 years, I share my birthday with the inauguration of the newly elected president of the U.S.  This year I had mixed feelings, happy as I am that Trump is out of the White House, Biden was not my choice, although I did vote for him.  When I was 21, I was finally able to vote, which was the year President Jimmy Carter was elected.  My first son was born that year.  My marriage was already in shambles, but hung on for another 3 years.  

It doesn't bother me that my birthday is eclipsed every 4 years to this event ~ both events are not my cup of tea.  This years inauguration was re-run all day apparently.  I didn't watch it all, just a few snippets of the parts I wanted to see.  Meh.  I'm not interested in the fanfare ~ it is what will happen in the years to come that interest me.  I did enjoy the clip of President Biden and his wife standing on the balcony watching the fireworks.   

I have been watching Restoration Home, which I found on You Tube.  It's set in the U.K. ~ a documentary of sorts where people (& not all of them are wealthy, although most are) buy a crumbly old historical building and then realize the darn thing is going to send them to the poor house in the restoration process.  The over all theme is how none of these people stay within their budgets.  But I enjoy the design and architecture, and the history behind these homes.  I certainly hope they receive a little help from the program, because all of them hit low points where they aren't sure they will be able to continue on.  The results are really fascinating though.  

All is well.  We so far have escaped Covid ~ it's a day by day thing.  Today we are healthy, but tomorrow is not guaranteed.  We're tired of being home most of the time ~ true of most people.  We still need to reschedule patients that *gasp* had the gall to go out of state, and haven't been back for at least 2 weeks.  Most just didn't think about it, some are disgruntled.  And I know that some don't tell us, because their time is just more important.  I have my second vaccination in 12 days, but it doesn't mean my life will change, it just gives me a little more confidence that if I am exposed, I won't be as sick.  

The anti-maskers are really becoming tiring.  We are all tired of the restrictions, but am I just a gullible soul?  I think they believe that there is no stopping the virus, and that eventually we will all come down with it ~ and if a few thousand people die, well, that is the price, right?  No matter ~ we want to go back to our lives as they were before March of 2020.  We don't care about your loved ones, your mother, father, aunt, grandmother, your spouse.  Let them die.........I find them evil and stupid.  If the doctors are begging us to wear a mask, does that mean nothing?  Science means nothing?  Will the Biden administration change any of these opinions?  I don't think so.

I'm tired of all the anger, the division, the outrage over it all.  At first I thought maybe people would learn to be kinder to each other.  Oh, was I wrong, and really wrong.  

Love, 365

January 16, 2021

Oh my!.......

I ran across The Bridgertons on Netflix while looking for something new to watch while working out on the treadmill.  I casually mentioned it to my baking buddy while we were cutting and wrapping cake for the church bake sale....and she said she had watched it all, and found it had way too many "orgasams", lol.  What?  I had only watched up to the third episode....now that I am on the 6th episode ~ I see, haha.  I've never read any of the books.  My interest in romance novels expired years ago, as I discovered that the story is always the same, just set in different places or time periods 😊.....one was even set in space!

I must say that Regé-Jean Page is very nice to look upon....oh my.

I have no rant or an opinion that I wish to share regarding the political happenings of recent memory.  Nope. 

The only thing new is that I have my second vaccine scheduled for Feb. 2nd.  We (& by we, I mean the office) have been receiving Moderna, and as I said in a previous post, this is likely because we're getting it at a local grocery pharmacy.  The nurses and doctors that come in to our office have been receiving Phizer.  Makes no real difference to me, the efficacy rate is nearly the same.  I admit to feeling somewhat less anxious, and a couple of my co-workers said the same to me.   Of course, still doing the hand washing, distancing, mask wearing that is our normal these days.  

All is well.  We are not sick, just a little bit bored, and still snacking a little too much.  It's a bit cold to be doing long walks outside.  I had a reminder on my phone that I need to write a notice of cancellation to the gym we've been members of ~ if I decide that I don't want to return.  Again, it is the only place that has racquetball courts.  There are outside courts, but even if the weather is perfect (my version is 75 degrees, haha) the courts are concrete, and very hard on your knees and feet.  One of my racquetball buddies, who is a few years older than I am, said she would not play there again ~ the surface is too hard.  I have not made up my mind yet.  I need to call them and discuss the dues.  I can tell you that they are not usually interested in negotiation.  

I have a bit of laundry to do, so I will wish you a wonderful weekend!

Stay well!  Love, 365
 

January 9, 2021

The Good, the Bad, the really really Ugly.....

 

The absurdly ugly.....

I abhor politics.  Politicians, for the majority, are vile creatures that have no scruples, morals, or decency.  Even if they begin their careers with all of those things, they are wrenched from it in short order.  

And this week it appears that there are quite a few Americans that are insane.  Breaking into the White House, destroying furniture, attacking the WH police.  I know that I'm not the only one who was horrified.  This is not the America I know and love.......and perhaps will never be again.

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                                            St. George Greek Orthodox Church ~ Albuquerque

The Good.....my solace in this crazy year has been my faith.  At every ugly turn of the virus and everything else, this place calmed me.  Made me feel whole.  Soothed my heart, created joy.  It is quite indescribable.  

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The Bad ~ you figured that out, right?  Is there anything that has changed our lives more than this teeny tiny microscopic virus?  There's really no way to know what 2021 holds, but it is my highest hope that it will no longer be ruled by the Covid virus....at some point!  

Love, 365


 


January 1, 2021

Finishing things up......


 Happy New 2021 to all of you!  Here's hoping for a better year ~ although if I remember correctly 2020 didn't really have a crappy start.  It had to work up to it.....

We did what we always do on New Years Eve ~ have dinner (pizza), watch a movie, go to bed.  Luckily we only had a few fire works go off nearby.  We did get up early and went to a church service, which I planned as I figured most people would be sleeping in, so not many folks there.  I was surprised!  The church was as full today as it was on Christmas Eve.  

This afternoon I did the final baking of cookies that have been in the fridge for a week or so.  So, we had freshly baked Christmas cookies on New Years Day.  I am so glad that I have no more baking to do until my friend and I do our bi-monthly bake.  We try new recipes, or try to perfect older ones.  Right now her kitchen is torn up, so I will be hosting.  We always have fun.  

I no longer make resolutions.  Do you?  My usual one was to lose weight, and well, that's just not happening.  Resolutions are a tradition that are short term, because everyone I know gives up by the end of January.   This was always most obvious at the gym.  There would be lots of new members that fizzled out in 6 weeks or less, haha.

Well, we are going to finish off the posole tonight for dinner.  Here's hoping that 2021 will make that all important turn around from the crap we've had in the last year!

Love, 365

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