When the CDC informed fully vaccinated people that they could ditch their masks in most places, Douglas and I were ecstatic. We stopped wearing the masks at the gym, on hikes, and in restaurants. We had visits by two of my grandchildren and a great-granddaughter for Mother's Day, and we went to Charleston SC for... Continue Reading →
Fully Vaccinated: Hoping for Freedom!
Douglas and I took our second dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine today. So far, we are both feeling alright. We learned that it will take about another two to three weeks for the full effectiveness of the vaccine, and that we must continue to wear masks and social distance. Douglas has declared March 1... Continue Reading →
How Did America Get to Such a Disrespectful Place?
Douglas and I had received the Pfizer vaccinations on yesterday, and after sitting for 15 minutes afterwards to ensure we had no severe reactions, we were allowed to leave. I didn't even feel the inoculation, having a wonderful young nurse who knew her craft. Feeling happy to have the process started and with the day... Continue Reading →
The Virus is Real for Those of Us Who Mourn
My cousin, Nelson, died on December 12, after a severe case of COVID-19. He was just 70 years old, and oh, what a vivacious person he was. We graduated in the same high school class, even though he was a year older. He probably contracted it visiting his sister in an assisted-living facility. He made... Continue Reading →
Thank You, United Kingdom, for Vera and Britbox!
I love Vera! I discovered the show last year, but it went off the cable almost as soon as I started to wonder what night it came on. Then, I discovered ACORN TV and Britbox, and, there she was, with nearly all of the seasons. I am so thankful! I have been bingeing her every... Continue Reading →
Am I Letting My Fears Control Me?
My gym has reopened, and with the Silver Sneakers program, I can return to exercising for free. Douglas went to visit the gym, on my insistence, and found that the owner had made changes that should keep people safe in these days, even as we live in one of the states with coronavirus rates that... Continue Reading →
I Need a Hug! How About You?
Just a few seconds of one person's arms around another can change a life. I know, because I grew up in a home where hugs were not given. As a child I longed for the hugs that I saw other children receive from their parents. There were times when I wanted to run to someone... Continue Reading →
America, We Are Smarter than This, Surely!
The bottom is near! No ending to the virus. Caption: Wear a mask! Written for the Three Things Challenge #316: caption, ending, bottom. We have to get a handle on this thing, if we are to get our country back to some semblance of normal. Listen to scientists, not politicians!
Mending The Fabric of Society in a Crisis: Weekend Writing Prompt
We are all in this crisis together Is the fabric of our society. We're not alone in the struggle, That belief lessens our anxiety. But, lately the fabric is fraying, Torn by protests and lies told. Politicians wanting elderly lives sacrificed Just so a few doodads can be sold. "There're more important things than living,"... Continue Reading →