The hubby and I were talking a little earlier today about how fortunate we are right now in terms of our employment. We both have jobs in which we have been able to work from home. I’m still getting full pay, he is at 80%. During the Indiana hunkering down, we’ve been able to help… Continue reading Pay It Forward, and Backward
The Patio is Coming!
We have gotten approval to put in our patio and gazebo from the HOA! The gazebo has been ordered and we’ve hired someone to put it together for us. The patio company will be here tomorrow with their contract. Hopefully they can get the patio poured sometime over the next two weeks. That would be… Continue reading The Patio is Coming!
We Have Great Neighbors!
We have been twice blessed with great neighbors! In Albuquerque, we got to know our neighbors, helped them when we could, and heavens knows how much they helped us with the kids, and in not asking too many questions during some rough times. We all made sure to keep any eye on one another’s places… Continue reading We Have Great Neighbors!
COVID-19 Lost Souls Memorial
I wish we could all show up in Washington, stand in view of the White House, and show all the pictures of the 10,871* loved ones who have fallen due to COVID-19. Although I have not lost a loved one, my heart has been breaking for those who have. I can’t imagine the grief, the… Continue reading COVID-19 Lost Souls Memorial
8,454 Souls Lost* in the United States (3:37AM GMT, 4/5/2020)
As of 3:37AM GMT on April 5, 2020 8,454 souls have been lost in the United States. 288,356 cases of COVID-19 are still active. 8,206 cases are in serious, critical condition. 20% of all people tested are positive. Death rate of those infected is 2.7% (higher than the predicted death rate of 2%). Right now… Continue reading 8,454 Souls Lost* in the United States (3:37AM GMT, 4/5/2020)
Is Coronavirus God’s Punishment?
Hurricane Katrina, HIV/AIDS, Hurricane Sandy, Haitian earthquake, 9/11, Sandy Hook, and so many other tragedies, have had religious leaders calling them God’s wrath for a multitude of sins by certain citizens of the countries affected. Now add Coronavirus COVID-19 to this list of tragedies as an act of God’s wrath. With Coronavirus now on the… Continue reading Is Coronavirus God’s Punishment?
I am a Worrier
If it is true one’s worries are what turns one’s hair gray, you’d see I worry, a lot. I think it is both hereditary and because I’m an educator (teachers never stop thinking about their students, even 20 years after they had them in class). My current worries, which are mainly due, but not entirely,… Continue reading I am a Worrier
What Are You Doing to Help During this Crisis?
Every day, as the Coronavirus cases increase, and more things are shut down, I keep wondering how can I help others out during this time. I’m worried about the people who are hourly and non-exempt who may not have sick time, don’t have benefits, who can’t take time off because they if they do they… Continue reading What Are You Doing to Help During this Crisis?
We used to watch out for one another
Does art imitate life or life imitate art? One of our children is in color guard and we are DCI fans. Over the past couple of years it has been interesting to see the shift in the types of shows these groups do. Some of the shows involve what appears to be misogynistic tendencies, violence… Continue reading We used to watch out for one another
It’s Always the Fine Print
Whenever you encounter a contract, the advice has often been, make sure you read the fine print. When an authoritarian such as Trump starts taking over, life does go on. We’ll wake up to go to work or school, we’ll have TV shows to watch and newspapers to read, the internet will still be available,… Continue reading It’s Always the Fine Print