Used to be cancer, now it’s Covid and I’m beyond sick of hearing the word. I think we are pretty divided about how to handle it. I posted a meme on MY personal Facebook page that and boy did the comments start to fly. Some came up with highly articulate things to say like “dumb” and “stupid”.
I quickly saw the divide between, “We’ve got to get the country back open before there is nothing to come back to” to “I’m gonna stay inside until there is no danger left from anything.”
Almost as bad as talking about republican or democrat. Geez. I’m all for you making the decision for yourself. If you want to go back to work and life. Go. If you want to stay home. Stay.
So this turned into a long post on over 3 subjects. I’ll color code so you can skip what is of no interest. 🙂
He is risen. The tomb is empty, He is alive, I raise a hallelujah! Happy Easter 🙌
YOU are invited to join me at church ~
and did you know you can listen to 106.9 on your phone or computer?
Even though I can’t sing, I plan to take part in singing Amazing Grace from my front porch at 10 am this morning.
Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come.
T’was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home,
And grace will lead us home
Amazing grace, Howe Sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
Was blind, but now I see.
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Since I work from home, my self-discipline to get up and get stuff done has not changed all that much, except the amount of photo and book cover jobs coming in has slowed basically to a stop. We have been working in the yard more than normal. We usually buy stuff for the yard and garden. This year we’re transplanting and moving stuff around. Figure may as well take care of what we have already, and when I work in the yard, I have two things to show for it. It’s good for me and our yard looks better. Win-Win. If we’re going to be at home, our home and yard may as well look the best it can.
This year I decided to take a walk around the yard and see if we have any volunteers I can cultivate and move to where I’d like them later. I was hoping to find some fast-growing maple trees but as of yet, without the leaves out yet, I wasn’t sure what the young trees were. I did clip a straggler off the bottom of one of our maple trees to root it. I wish it was from one of the red ones but it was a wild maple that turns yellow. Still looks nice, grows fast, provides a place for squirrels to escape the outdoor cats.
I’ve been trying to add sorting and organizing to the days. I have been doing pretty well emotionally with the ‘safe at home” though. I’m not quite getting to everything, but just taking each day as it comes. Some are productive, some, not so much.
I wonder if, I hadn’t said I am a Christian if anyone would be able to tell from looking at my life?
I sure hope so.
However, I do miss being able to get what I want for the weeks’ groceries in one darn trip, but other than that and worrying a bit about my older friends and family, and watching church online…. things are not that different in the Maxwell House. I do wish the media and experts would just say “we don’t know” instead of guessing. I had to laugh about the letting people out of jails to stop the spread, when the prisoners were in jail, they were contained but let’s make the decision to let them out and tell the to self contain. Obviously, they’re good at following laws. SMH. Buncombe county blows my mind. Tests sites closed because of not enough test and/or they don’t want you out if you’re sick to see if it’s covid you have symptoms for that brought you out to be tested. Just stay at home unless you can’t breathe, but don’t be around anybody just in case. They may as well say “we don’t want to know how many have it.”
I’ve been trying to get a photo of the turkey in our yard all fluffed out. The husband came in and said the male attacked his truck tire and chased the truck so I needed to be careful walking to the mailbox. So, I went out with my camera. I got more than I bargained for. #turkeynuggets
We went for a drive and I laughed when I saw a cow pasture with the cows all spaced out funny. Apparently, they were told the 6′ rule too.
Just thinking of all the social distancing things I could do. How about you?
The picture is of a gift my mom gave me at Christmas this year. You know if it’s a good gift when it tears you up. I know when she was on vacation… she thought of me. Some gifts are tangible. some are an experience, some are gifts of time, and some are gifts of withholding.
Could be better. Could be worse. Hope it gets better.
I appreciate our military troops that are away from their families and I am aware that this isn’t always the merriest time of year for everyone and some years are harder than others. We kind of skipped a lot of the Christmas traditions last year. No tree, no letter, not much other than our nativity set and seeing family. My heart just wasn’t in it after losing Trinity so unexpectedly. It hit me pretty hard. I know Christmas is about Jesus, and He is in our hearts and minds year-round. Continue reading