Mama seems to be doing a tad better the past few days. She’s headed to her doctor tomorrow (my daddy and sister will meet her there) to get her staples out Mentally, she seems to be going down a bit. I don’t know if it’s loneliness, meds or what but it concerns me. I continue to pray she’ll be home soon.
#2 Son and DIL took the kids and went to visit #1 son and dil. They’ll be gone til Tuesday. I’ll miss them but I plan to catch up on tutoring plans, and get some deep cleaning done. Yeah, I know I should rest but this might be the only chance I have and all the mess makes it feel more chaotic to me.
We are doing away with sign up sheets for karate (thankfully) though I won’t go tomorrow. Simply have too much to do.
I’m tired of people arguing and being ugly over covid, masks, vaccine, politics, etc. I skip post (even here) where I feel the person is being rude, judgmental, etc. Though if they are respectfully sharing their beliefs, I enjoy the read. So the next couple of paragraphs are my beliefs. Should you want to skip that. Feel free. 😉 I’m not asking anyone to agree with me, debate with me, etc. Just sharing my opinions. If you do read it..be sure to read the entire paragraph. 🙂
Masks: I’ve been told by medical personnel that they don’t work. I concur. I, nor my students wear masks. We are extremely close in proximity b/c we have to be. I don’t spit, cough, laugh, blow, etc into their faces nor allow them to do so to me. While we practice good hygiene I don’t sanitize b/tween sessions or require them to use sanitizer when they come in (though I have it in the school room available.). Not one parent or child got covid when we all had it. SIdenote: We got it b/c we all love and kiss on the kids, plus we kiss each other bye, etc and our dil got it though she was a “religious” mask wearer . In karate, we don’t wear masks, (though anyone can if they desire). I’m up close and personal with students of all ages, But again, we don’t blow, cough, sneeze, etc in each other’s faces and that is how the virus spreads according to medical personnel I know and it seems to be true. Not one of them got covid when we did either. I do distance, have good hygiene, etc I do that for all viruses/flus going around. I’m not anti mask. I’m pro choice. So yeah, unless it’s a hospital or seeing my mama like we did before she went into rehab. I don’t wear a mask.
Vaccine: Not for me (or mine so far). Though my parents plan to take it. Again, not anti vaccine..just pro choice.
Politics: While I won’t get into this much, I am a constitutionalist. I believe we should stick to our constitution. This includes the right to free speech and the right to bear arms (yes, I carry). I don’t think we should be bullied or manipulated by any person in government. On a different note, I can not speak as to what happened in other states, but in my state (GA) there was definite voter fraud and our governor is up to his neck in lies and involved in criminal activities. I pray justice is served for all who have participated in crimes.
I believe all lives matter. We fostered many black and mixed race children while Stephen and I lived at the children’s home. We are in touch with a good many of them who still consider us ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ as we consider them our children. They are with us on this and have gone out of their way to tell us so. We also had a youth group that was 98 percent black. Often, we were the only white people there. As in the children’s home, we learned much, as did they. I’m proud of how they, too handled all this stuff going on months ago. It’s important to reserve judgement until all the facts are in. I’m against ALL racism, ALL hate, ALL prejudice, non peaceful protests, riots, and ALL injustice, I also am against BLM as an organization as (among other things) they’ve proven to be Marxists who spread hate and violence. We all need to come together, work together and hear each other out. Again, whether or not I agree with a person’s beliefs or opinions, is not relevant. We all have to right to be heard, to speak our truth. I absolutely believe we need to listen to each other, share respectfully our own points of view and move on if an agreement can’t be made. We can still be friends, encourage each other, love each other and be mature. How on earth are we ever going to accomplish anything if we just argue, fight, judge, etc.? Again, I don’t judge or condemn those who differ in opinion on any of these issues. Nor, do I think less of them. It is their prerogative (and mine).
There you have it. 😉