Chickens Begin to Die in 10

Well I just got myself a lesson.
Before I get to the bulk of this post I will explain.
I always thought that being ignorant meant knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyways.
Because you want to.
It is not though.
The word for that is immoral.
Don’t believe me I will wait while you go and look it up.
I typed ‘what it is called when a person does something knowing that it is wrong’.
Let that sink in for a moment.
What has set Miss Priss off this morning many of you must be groaning.
Get that next cup of coffee.
I will wait.
And a few more for those who know that it is a good idea to throw on another pot before beginning our morning chat.
I am not even going to go off too too badly.
Four headlines.
All stories dealing with Covid.
And stupidity.
I am not going to identify any areas save for my own.
City being sued by religious bodies to allow in-house service.
Because we all know packing people into small spaces in not conducive to passing along the virus. (Can you hear the heavy sarcasm?)
Nope it is all good.
Let’s pray.
Let’s hope that we are protected.
Let’s hope that entire congregations are not wiped out.
Police had to change the locks on a restaurant.
Change the locks on a person’s business.
Said individual defied public health orders and remained open for dine in service.
Orders put in place to protect the public.
Do I think that is going too far?
This individual and all supporters are putting lives at risk.
It must stop.
In 1 month provincial Humans Rights Commission have had between 50-100 calls with regards to how masks are a violation of a person’s right.
Boo hoo.
I totally understand having a medical exemption.
What I find violating is that these individuals have no reason to not wear one other then they are being told to.
So they are choosing to harm others.
On purpose.
Granted not all are going to be carriers.
Not all are even going to get sick.
But there will be some.
Who will never realize how far reaching this devastation can be.
Local Church to hold another Sunday Service in defiance of the Public Health Orders in place.
As all who read my blog know there was an anti mask rally put on in the city I live in.
Organized by a church.
This church which is located outside the city but shares a close name to a church within the city.
A church that is drawing the ire of not only residents of the city but across the province as well.
The pastor is worried about the church being vandalized.
He has been on the news and a notice has gone out on their Facebook page.
The spokesperson for the other church (which also defied orders and held service last Sunday and was calling for people to come out this Sunday as well) shrugged his shoulders and said that has nothing to do with us.
See as I said at first I thought ignorance was a good word for these actions.
Except that ignorance means lacking knowledge or information.
None of these groups/people are lacking knowledge.
Absolutely none of these groups/people are lacking in information.
Cases are still climbing in our health region.
Our ICU is overtaxed.
And than we are faced with this immoral behaviour.
This outrage is not even for myself.
And if people out there think that I am skipping around throwing flowers like a Cheerful Cherry think again.
I am tired.
Tired of not not being on all the time at work.
Tired of only having T to hug.
I love giving hugs.
I give great hugs.
No offense to the boy but I need to hug others.
I have lost two more customers in the last five days.
That does not include the 8 or so who have passed within the last two days.
Their obits are not out yet.
Another one of my regular customers came through my till.
Second gentleman to have survived his bout with Covid.
Of my list I can now remove one of my seniors.
He came in today.
The day I last served him was the day he had to go into quarantine.
I almost cried when I saw him.
Prior to being ill these gentlemen were robust and healthy.
Now they look frail.
They look older.
Some of the vim that bubbled out of them is missing.
But they are the lucky ones.
And they know that.
This is a disease that is ravaging our elderly.
Ravaging them.
All one has to do is look at how quickly it is ripping through Care homes.
However it is also beginning to rip through Senior Housing (apartments/condos for seniors not sure what else to call it) where all the seniors are healthy individuals with active lives.
My outrage is for them.
My mom (sorry mom) falls in this category and the fact that people are out there spreading their germs willy nilly pisses me right off.
Willy nilly.
What a funny word.
Willy nilly definition:  adverb
                                               in a disorganized or unplanned manner; sloppily.                                                                 whether one wishes to or not; willingly or unwillingly
Willy nilly. A fun word doing a scary thing.
Immoral: Knowingly doing something wrong.
Rant is now over.
I guess I should explain the title.
Ex messaged offering to make T and I supper tonight or tomorrow.
Tomorrow we have eye appointment but thought he might like to hang out with T for day.
Making arrangements and explaining eye and dental appointments.
Out of nowhere this text arrives:
It has taken us a long time but I can say that the Ex and I are good friends.
He is and always will be one of my closest friends.
And besides what better example can we set then to show T that it is possible to be a family even when your parents get divorced.
Have a fabulous Friday loves.
©Nov. 27/20
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Menopause or Pandemic? or Your Guess is as Good as Mine…..

I don’t even know where to begin.
I have been so out of sorts it is unbelievable.
On a roller coaster of emotions.
Swearing a lot.
In my head.
In my texts.
More tears.
And forgetting things. (Almost forgot to write about this)
Which could be attributed to the pandemic.
Also in menopause so I mean there is that too.
The receptionist burst out laughing when I cheered.
Told her it was the best news I had received.
Was I thrilled.
Damn rights.
What I am not so thrilled with is being warm/hot all the time.
You might think that that is a weird complaint from someone who is always cold.
Because my cold thermostat is at war with the warm/hot thermostat and I am the dial they wrestle over.
I start off cool.
Than begin to warm.
Warm-Hot-Inferno-Ice Cold Water thrown on me
Now add on a mask 8 hours a day.
I swear if I awake in hell I will be well prepared for that type of heat.
I hope it is dry though cause I hate feeling all sweaty.
Which leads to the next thing.
No happy medium in sleeping.
Either I am freezing.
Or I am dying of heat.
I have comforter pulled up to my chin.
Fan going at my feet.
Well I also use my magic bag as a heating stone.
Like I was in the 18th C or something.
Not a hot water bottle but a magic bag.
And my mattress cover is topped with Sherpa fabric?
It is fluffy and so so so soft.
Yes I have slept on it without a sheet.
So fluffy!!!!!!
Hormones or Sherpa?
Who knows.
Whoa this one is coming out of left field.
Mostly it is coming out in the form of road rage.
Which is ridiculous because seriously where am I going in a hurry?
Well to work but still I am always touting the slower life we are experiencing I should know to leave earlier.
There is though something that I am trying to discern.
Maybe someone here will be able to explain it to me.
A portion of my drive is a stretch of highway where the speed limit is 70 km/hr or 43.46 mph.
Yet somehow it has become a continuation of the 50 km/hr or 31 mph.
That is where my road rage really takes over.
I mean come on!
There are two lanes if you would like to go 50 please move to the right so those of us who would like to do the speed limit can.
Ranks right up there with the incorrect turning at a four way stop.
When two vehicles are turning the same way onto a two lane road can go at same time.
Each one enters lane closest to them.
And then signal to change lanes.
Nope where I am they pull right over into the far lane like this is the right thing to do!
I have half a mind to follow the letter of the road to a T but it is not worth the hassle.
Hormones or stupid driving?
Who know?
Forgetting things.
Well not so much things but in the middle of a conversation I go blank.
As in I suddenly have no idea at all what we were talking about it.
I have had to ask people what we were discussing so I can remember where I am going.
That though is not abnormal.
Others have been doing it as well.
My best so far has been attempting to get out of the car while still in drive with the car running.
Covid Fog I believe it is called.
I always cry.
Have my entire life.
It is very cleansing.
Well it use to be.
Before I began to drink to hide from them.
Before I began to use pills to hide from them.
Well I kicked the pills Dec. 23/17 (3 year anniversary fast arriving)
And it has been 130 days today that I have quit drinking.
I am feeling all the feels.
Longing for physical touch.
Time needing to be filled.
I could go on and on and on.
With T as much as I post the fun stuff we have our struggles.
Attitude is beginning to come out of the wazoo.
He is big.
He is brutish.
He takes up so much space.
I adore him…..
why as parents when we are complaining about our child(ren) do we have to insert a qualifying statement…..
you know I adore him so why must I tell you?
He is only going to get bigger.
He has been spending time in his shack at his dad’s blaring music.
Every time I talk to him ‘huh?’
I feel like I am constantly nagging at him…..
clean the litter box…..
wash/dry dishes and put them away…..
clean up room…..
take garbage out…..
nothing that is going to cause him a great deal of grief were he to do it when asked.
Yet he does not want to.
Pushes the limits until I get annoyed and do it myself.
I know I could leave it but I am not leaving the litter boxes.
I cannot leave my counters piled high with dishes.
Trying to get him up.
Oh my god it is like trying to pull teeth.
I swear I have seen a sloth move faster than this kid does.
I know I have said that in previous posts but he would try the patience of even a sloth mom…..
I apologized to him yesterday for nagging at him.
He says he did not think I was nagging only I thought I was nagging.
What the heck does he think I was doing?
When I was repeating every 10 minutes: T come and clean up the kitchen.
                                                                 T have you done the litter boxes yet?
And so on and so forth.
As you can see the list for both is the same.
A 50/50 shot as to which one is responsible for what emotion.
Who knows?
I am rolling with the punches.
I did just take two days as mental health days.
It helped.
I feel more centered.
Oooooops that was were I was going when I mentioned being sober.
I was asked if I was feeling more is because I would usually turn to alcohol to buffer me.
At first I pooh pah’d the suggestion.
Yet the more I thought about it the more I realized it could be playing a part.
I am rawer now.
No longer pushing those feelings down.
I can only go for so long before even I crack.
As I told a co-worker who passed me as tears leaked down my cheek: Sometimes I am not always as strong as the rest of the time.
She did not know what to say.
People at work are not use to me being like this.
And not to beat a dead horse with a stick but happiness is so new still.
How do you quantify it?
Let’s be generous and say that my slide into depression began around age 14.
Throughout the years I have been ok/believing that this was what happiness was like.
I was 45 when I went Ka-boom.
31 years before I knew what real happiness was.
What peace in life was.
When I get like this…..
I fear…..
it is a terror I carry that I am sliding back into that black hole of depression.
I am doing something though about it.
I am talking to my friends.
I am being honest about everything.
No more splitting hairs.
No more hiding behind my ability to play words so I am not really accountable.
And I am crying.
A lot.
Which is ok.
My boss-who use to be my 2nd when I was Front Lead-is amazing.
She knows how to lead me through these blips like a champ as she knows exactly what I am going through.
And she always reminds me that having a few bad days are okay it is what makes those good days even sweeter.
I do remember it eventually and life returns to normal.
Now though?
Who knows?
It could be Covid Pandemic.
It could be Menopause.
But all of it is me.
©Nov. 25/20
Picture is my own