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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Stop the world I want to get off

It's been, what, 70  days now?  Unrest is increasing around the world and here, in America, the death of a black American has set off riots in numerous cities.  Unfortunately it isn't just white businesses that are being destroyed but black as well.  The fact that the riots are happening simultaneously has me wondering about what, or who,  may be behind it all.  Looting is common during these events.  And it isn't just blacks who are rioting, looting, burning.  Whites are right there in the middle of it all.
It doesn't matter that the police responsible for the death have been fired and the one who was kneeling of the poor man's neck will face murder charges.  For some, that isn't enough.  Destroying people's businesses (some started with a life's savings) and burning a police station, rioting in the streets (seems too organized to me) just adds to the belief that all blacks are bad.  Well, there were whites in there too. I believe ALL lives matter.  The pictures and stories in the news are all about the destruction and yet, there are those who are out there (black and white) attempting to clean up what was destroyed but you don't see that on the news.  News is now all about sensationalism not impartiality.  I fear for our future if this kind of thing continues.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

When will it end.....or will it?

I'm beginning to think this pandemic is never ending.  Meanwhile someone is trying to make artificial meat.  Real meat supplies may decline, as well as all other fresh foods.  Some farmers are now selling directly to the public.  Others are having to let their crops rot.  It's crazy.  Don't know if any of you have seen the movie about soylent green (Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson) but it exists today.  Has for a few years now.  Supposedly it replaces every food you might need for good health.  It's been on the market for a while.  Don't believe me?  Look it up.
I've been trying to stay busy.  Not going out.  Am having minor outpatient surgery tomorrow and sort of looking forward to it.  Seeing new faces, getting the hell out of the house.  Daughter will be going with me but will have to wait in the waiting room with mask on.  She has to drive me home and will stay overnight with me just to make sure I'm okay.  I'll probably sleep.  I do a lot of sleeping these days.  Mornings I get things done.  Laundry, sewing, cleaning.  Afternoons I tend to sleep even though I've gotten a good night's sleep.
And if things weren't already crazy, the weather decided to get in the act.  These last two days have seen the temps drop into the 30's over night!  Glad I haven't put the plants out.  Something else I've noticed.  Every year we have geese, then goslings.  Haven't seen a one.  The hummers usually come around about this time.....nope.  I've put out nectar in hopes.  Hell, even the birds are quiet.
I have to admit I wouldn't want to bring a child into this world as it is today.  As shown by the public's reaction of grabbing as much toilet paper as possible, it's every man for himself and to hell with sharing with others.  Ours has become to most selfish society I've ever seen.  Thankfully I come from a different time.  Don't know how much longer I'll be around but I hope to see society turn around while I'm still here.  I don't mean everyone share and share alike.  That's socialism and it doesn't work.  And one has to be selfish to a certain extent, just not like I've seen.
I've quit watching the news. It's all about the pandemic and now local governments have people turning in people who aren't "obeying" the rules.  Um......has Hitler come back to life?  Do you make something up about a neighbor you don't like?  Scary is what it is.
Enough of the ranting.  Y'all have as good a day as possible.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

It's getting old

I've gotten some sewing projects done.  Now I'm out in the yard getting some weeding done.  Every weed I pull has a politician's name attached.  I'd still like to know how this virus spread so quickly, especially to people who weren't socially out there (such as nursing homes).
I'm in the category that is supposed to stay "sheltered at home" until some time in June.  While I do want to stay "safe", it is irksome.  Thankfully I have property on which I can walk about.  And yes, I am getting things done that might have waited much longer.  However, just because I'm getting things done and trying to stay somewhat active, I'm still bored.  The only time I'm not is when my daughter comes up.  I do miss seeing my friends.  I'm not technically savvy so visiting via the internet is beyond me.  I tried to be a part of a knit group via ZOOM but that was a failure.  Thankfully I have music which does lift my spirits some , particularly Celtic music.
I'm getting tired of Facebook and all the incorrect panic inducing posts from people who don't check facts before they post so I may stay away except for the two games I play.  Needless to say I will be very happy when all this is over.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

This is.....

This is getting old....fast.  I now find it difficult to do anything but sleep and read.  I get a little sewing done, some knitting but, otherwise it's just get in my recliner, tilt back and let the cat snuggle with me.   Granted I live in a warm.climate with a lot of acreage so I could go out when the sun is shining. The temps have been up and down....blackberry winter time.  That is, in the upper 30's to 40's at night then warm in the afternoon.  I don't go outside much due to a certain medication I have to take, especially if the temps are above the 70's.  I learned that lesson the hard way but won't go into specifics......too nasty.
I can't help but wonder if there isn't something else going on behind all this.  Seems all there is on the news is about Covid-19.  I don't watch the news anymore.  I think we're being told too much of some things and not enough of others.
I have observed that there are those who believe rules don't pertain to them.  Lots of out of county/state license plates on the road.  Lots of people not wearing masks or maintaining distance in public places, like the super market.  Forget the gloves, they're useless.  Just wash your damn hands!!
I don't go out much....only to get things I need.  But I don't need TP like some hogs.  Mostly just milk, juice and some fresh veggies (which I get from the stand just down the road).
I sense Mother Nature's hand (as well as carelessness in a lab) in all this.  Time to show us who is really in charge?  I'm to a "tree hugger" but I do believe we have over populated this home of ours and are damaging it in ways that may not be repairable.
There are a lot of "I's" in this post but it is mine, after all.  And these are just my opinions.  There is one thing we might agree on though.  It will be great when this is all over and we can be close to family and friends again.  I miss hugs.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How much longer?

It's been two weeks.  How much longer is it going to be?  Who knows.  I've quit watching the news as it's the same thing over and over.  We've had a few more cases here, probably caused by carelessness or outsiders.  I've been to the market a few times and can't believe the number of people who are not wearing masks.  Gloves seem to end up on the ground in the parking lot.  Geesh.  The market people got wise and now the aisles are one way only.  That, at least, keeps some distance between bodies.  I suggested that plan to the folks at Dollar General since their aisles are a lot closer together.  While I've been getting some sewing and knitting done, I've also started reading books.  There's nothing on the boob tube really and I record what I want to watch.  One of my rules to myself, which maybe comes from childhood, is no TV during the day.
Wish the weather would make up it's mind.  Night before last I though I just might have to head for the basement with the cat.  Wind like you wouldn't believe, lightning without thunder save for one humongous flash/bang.  It woke me up, the wind that is.  It was ferocious.  Truth to tell I was kinda listening for the sound of the train.  Didn't happen here but it did not far south.
Guess I'd better get a move on.  Don't know what I'm going to do, but something.  Sewing, knitting, reading.......
Y'all have a good day and hang in there.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Staying busy

I am trying to stay busy.  I've been sewing, doing laundry, some cleaning, reading, watching TV and movies.  Geesh.  What I miss the most is seeing friends and doing things together.
I have to wonder at the timing of this pandemic.  And it shows just how easy it is to shut the world down.
 I confess to going out to shop at the market and my favorite fabric store.  Yes I WASH MY HANDS!  So far our county has only 1 case of Covid-19.   That may change as people from the cities drive up here.  Our restaurants are drive-through or curbside only and shops are limiting their hours.  but that doesn't stop people from coming up here.  I wish they wouldn't.  It would be nice to get through this without somebody bringing sickness here.  People are panicking for no reason.  They believe that if they get away from where the sickness is they'll be alright.  They don't understand that that isn't the answer.
We'll get though this.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Frustration and sadness

This whole Covid-19 thing is frustrating.  Mainly because the whole pandemic thing could have been avoided.  How?  Maybe closing borders sooner, not allowing foreigners into the country sooner.  I am healthy and mean to stay that way.  When did this thing start?  January?  I was in NZ.  Came back the 1st of February.  The airport I had to go through when I got back?  LAX.  Was I just lucky what with all the Asians there?  I know a lot of them were wearing those white paper face masks.  And the timing of this thing is just a little suspicious.  But then there's always been some kind of virus in an election year.  This one, though, has gone beyond all others.
The sadness comes from seeing the unnecessary panic of the masses.  Toilet paper?  REALLY?!  People buying up hand sanitizer then reselling it for exorbitant prices (Thank you  Amazon for blocking him).  Empty shelves in stores because people believe there won't be any of those items any more.  Fighting over goods.  One good thing is that many grocery markets are now making the first hour of shopping for senior citizens ONLY.
I confess that I am disappointed in mankind in general.  The reactions of individuals says a lot of how  selfish people have become.  It has become "all about me".  My only shopping will be for things I need at the moment, like needles because I am diabetic.  It will be interesting to see if anyone offers to be of assistance since I am over 70.  I plan on going on with my life and if anyone out there needs help will gladly give it if I can.  Oh, and I wash my hands.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Pandemic or ?

All it takes to create mass hysteria and panic is to release a virus.  Is this the beginning of a new world order?  Is that the goal? The timing is interesting.  Also interesting is that there has been a flu "epidemic" every election year.  This one, however, is really raising havoc around the world.  I wonder why.  Why is it spreading more rapidly than its predecessors?  Of course the media isn't helping any.  If anything it is creating more panic.  Common sense has gone out the window.  And who controls the media?  I think you know.
I'll be going about my business and WASHING MY HANDS as I always do.   As for paper products I have enough.
What are your thoughts on all this?

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Learning new stuff

Tomorrow I head to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Mountain Quiltfest.  I'll be taking some classes.....all handwork since I don't feel like hauling my machine.  I'll be rooming with three others from my quilt guild.  Happily we all get along quite well.  Don't really know what the weather will be like although rain is predicted for just about every day.  Temperatures will vary from the the 50's and 40's during the day and down to the 30's at night.  Last time I was there it snowed.  Ya never know.
At any rate I'll be learning some new skills (I hope).
Y'all have a good and healthy week.

P.S.  It's interesting that there has been a viral outbreak every election year.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Unfortunately the weather can't make up it's mind.  One day rainy and mild, the next sunny and cold. Pneumonia weather.  To top it all off just about everyone is panicking re:  Corona virus.  The media is making it worse.  Taking the same precautions as against the flu is what is needed.  It is worse for elderly people, particularly those with breathing problems or weak immune systems.  I'm angry with the media for their doomsday predictions.  No wonder the stock market has taken a big hit.  Quite frankly I can't help but wonder if this is some kind of nefarious plan by China.  I'm no doubt wrong but...this type of flu has been around since 2003.  How did it all of the sudden come out in China?  I bet if the media shut its "mouth" the panic would die down.  It's either that or maybe shut our borders to all incoming and outgoing.
Yes, I'm ranting.  My daily routine is not going to halt.  I will take the same precautions I do every year at this time.  And I will travel in country.  Okay, I'm done.  Carry on.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Mother Nature

Dear Mama Nature,
     I wish you would make up your mind.  PLEASE.
     First it's cold and wet, then it's warm and wet, then it's cold and dry, then it's warm and dry.  Then it's.....well you get the picture.   One doesn't know how to dress for your weather since one doesn't know what the weather is going to be.  Because of the time of year I tend to dress for colder weather. I'm learning, however, to layer since it's cold in the morning, then it sometimes warms up midday, then cools down in the afternoon.  Frankly, I don't want to leave the house but do because I have to shop for groceries, get my mail, etc.
     I suppose I should be grateful that we haven't had the weather as has Australia and other parts of the world but I do believe we here have had more than our share of the wet stuff.  I'm beginning to feel downright soggy.  Also, the daffodils and other plants are also getting confused.  The daffs are in bloom but other plants don't know if they should or not.  The poor dogwood trees are loaded with buds but don't know what to do with them yet.  
So, please Mama, make up your mind.
I love you anyway.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wither the weather

It's cold this morning...in the 20's,  then it's going to go up to the mid to high 50's.  Did the same thing yesterday.  I call it pneumonia weather.  You don't know how to dress for going out.  These days I layer.  For the most part, however, if I don't have to go anywhere I don't.  I especially stay away from places like Walmart unless I absolutely need something I can't get anywhere else.
I had a great trip in January.  Australia and New Zealand.  It's summer there.  I'd go back to New Zealand in a heartbeat given the chance.  A beautiful country and really nice people.  Where else can you find people volunteering all over a city to give directions to tourists?  Australia was nice as well and so were the people.  Went to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and boy, was it hot!  More resorts now than when I first went, which is understandable but disappointing.  While in Sydney I wanted to do the bridge climb but  wasn't allowed because of my age.  I was told I needed a certificate of fitness from my doctor.  Well, that wasn't possible so......I climbed the bridge in Aukland!  So there.
Back to the weather....it's supposed to start with the rain again...sigh.  So depressing!  I'll be happy when the warmer weather comes along with the sun.
If you ever get the chance to go "Down Under" take it.  Also, New Zealand is welcoming those who wish to live and work there.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Wow, what frustration.

I'm back (sort of) after months of not being able to figure out how to get here.  Blogger changed everything and when I tried to sign on it wouldn't let me.  Now I've lost months of news from those I followed.  I'm beginning to think it isn't worth it except for those whom I've sort of gotten to know.  Guess I'm just going to have to start over 'cause there's just too much to try to catch up.
Y'all have a great day.