Typical Friday

Last night I knit for maybe an hour. I felt like knitting and a wee bit of progress was made.

This morning I felt like knitting so I did a few rounds while listening to a podcast. It felt good to knit. And learn.

The rest of today is going to be littered with Christmas prep and a little Pokemon Go. Then this evening more knitting.

How are you doing? Is the Covid stuff getting you down? The lockdowns are increasing. I’m hearing more and more about an increase in depression and suicide. There are more overdoses too. If you’re down reach out. There are people who will help. We’ve got to be there for each other. Help of all kinds is available for those that ask.

If you’re angry reach out. Work together. I got a text from my state telling me how to celebrate my holiday. I’ll be remembering who valued freedom and my ability to make my own informed decisions when I step into the voting booth. Last I knew I had a Constitution protecting my rights and limiting those of our government. Yes, our government. The people we hire (in elections) to represent us and do our will. Remember who is in charge. It is We The People.

Oops. It seems a little politics has made it’s way to my front page and stepped out of the comments. There comes a time when we have to say enough is enough. I’ve reached that point. Have you?

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20 Responses to Typical Friday

  1. yarnmama10 says:

    I have been at that point for quite some time tbh. I thought America was a constitutional Republic and that i have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That is not what this year looks like for sure. I’m done.

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  2. ReginaMary says:

    Thank you for reinforcing that we all need help from time to time, and this year has been particularly challenging for so many. I have reached a threshold with the hypocrisy of some govt. officials who operate by an entirely different set of rules than the ones they tell us to abide by.
    Our school is going to go remote for the last two days of the year as a precautionary measure. I think it is wise. We have done so well. Who knew we would see us stay in session with no disruption for as long as we have.

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  3. I reached that point about 2 weeks after the 15 days to flatten the curve. I’m not a little kid, I don’t need to be lectured to wash my hands or to sing Happy Birthday while doing it. I don’t believe that if all these things they’re forcing on us were working, we’d still be dealing with this. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I’m not depressed, I’m angry at the fools who are believing this crap. Oops, got a little heated there

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  4. I was done with the lockdowns and restrictions after the “flatten the curve” nonsense way back in April. My emotion meter ranges from sort of ok to anger to depression. 😕 🤬 🥺
    I agree with susiecreamcheese and the insanity of it all.
    I read somewhere that we are all in the same boat. That is not true. We are all in the same storm but our boats are all different. Some are luxury liners and some are in leaky boats without a paddle.

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    • Agree. We should all decide for ourselves. I predict a good number of the “decision” makers will be gone as soon as their terms are up, except Newsom who may be gone sooner.

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    • I responded to someone who said “remember, we’re all in this together!” with pretty much your comment, although I like your wording better. I said, “if you have a job and a steady income and don’t have to worry about where your next dollar is coming from, you are most definitely NOT in the same boat as a lot of other people!” Oh, and my favorite – “I’m protecting YOU by wearing a mask!” Well, good for you, then you don’t have to worry about my cooties!

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  5. chrisknits says:

    I was done with it all before it began. I still want someone to explain why I have to mask up when I tested positive for Covid in August, likely exposed in July, but the sensitivity of the test procedure still caused me to test positive 6 weeks later. I will not get it again, I never even had a symptom when I “had” it. Just let me live my life, I cannot infect anyone with something I can not contract again! There, that felt good! I am knitting 2 projects at the moment and sewing umpteen! LOL

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    I feel so bad for all of you nearer the coasts. We never had a lock down in SD, and while we made national headlines when our surge finally hit in October, we are now dropping quickly. While I do believe the virus is real, I think that the data was skewed to create panic, so that the powers that be could impose controls that hide the real problem, which is the Federal Reserve constantly creating money out of thin air and repressing and manipulating the markets. Sorry, that was probably going too far!

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  7. Every country I know of is back in lockdowns to protect their people and the hospitals cope with the numbers of cases. It is only America that we keep hearing on our news that people think their own rights outway the health and lives of the masses.

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    • I’m with you. I know of several people personally who have had Covid, and one who died of it. It’s real. People are dying of it. It’s nasty.

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    • salpal1 says:

      I agree. New Zealand has managed to keep the curve not just flat but virtually non-existent. In my state of Maine, we did well all spring and summer by remaining vigilant, then once it started to get cold and we moved indoors, and people understandably grew tired of social distancing, etc, our numbers have gone steadily up. Still low compared to many places, but still up. Clearly masking, washing, distancing does work to slow the spread. If people would understand that and voluntarily take those steps, we wouldn’t need to have all the restrictive mandates, etc. I think we all follow many public health safety rules every day without thinking twice. We wear shoes and shirts in the grocery stores, for one. So why is it so awful to follow two more? If doing so stops the spread, keeps our businesses and schools open? Keeps our neighbors alive? I live in a state with 369 deaths that are Covid related. That’s not many. Yet I know three different people who have lost loved ones to the virus, and my own ex-stepmother (don’t ask!😉) is in the hospital fighting it. It is a dreadful, horrible virus. The situation we are in now could have been avoided. There is a vaccine that will help us finish the fight, if we can be patient and let it get to the people. And if the government can distribute it in some kind of organized fashion. I am struggling to have faith in that at the moment, given the events of the past two months, and especially this week. That’s another tale…

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      • The federal government has distributed the vaccine and offered recommendations on who to vaccine but the states seem to be slowing things down. I spoke with a friend who is a 30+ year RN at a Boston hospital. They are limiting the vaccine to only a few doctors and nurses each week. I can understand not wanting to vaccinate everyone the same day but to hold the vaccine when it could be given to other staff and patients makes no sense.
        I feel so badly about the loss of so many people. In the beginning I was forgiving of initial mistakes but now that we have both a vaccine and reliable treatments there is no reason for additional deaths.

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      • salpal1 says:

        OMG that is awful! Maine is moving to the next phase of vaccines, people over 70, but we aren’t getting what we ordered from the feds, or were told to expect. New case and death numbers rising daily. I am in CT with Dad, afraid to leave the house… I hate this.

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  8. randomlyerin says:

    I wish that our governor would do more to help slow the spread, but he refuses. The governor across the river from us is just as bad if not worse. Oh well, we just keep doing the things we know we should do not only for our own safety but out of respect for those we come in contact with. And you’re spot on about depression being worse because of this. (you read my blog, you know what I’m fighting with) And so yes, having a support network of friends and family, and sometimes health professionals, as part of your village is more important now than ever before. I have a few friends that I get on Zoom with and text regularly. We check in on each other and when one of us is down we offer support. It’s so cliche now, but we’ll get through this together. PS – thank you for being part of my village. ❤

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  9. Your sock is looking great – glad your mojo is coming back, at least a little!

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  10. I feel very fortunate that none of the extended family members who’ve contracted the virus have died. My 30-something nephew was miserably sick for over a week, though – unable to eat or sleep, coughing constantly, even the codeine cough syrup didn’t help. The countries who have controlled the virus have taken extreme measures – but now life is normal in New Zealand, although one can’t travel there; mask wearing is universal in S. Korea, and there have been a couple of complete shut downs – but in between, life is normal. Vermont has done really well, relatively speaking, and everything is open with occupancy limits – contract tracing has shown that nearly all spread has been unmasked social events, so we are asked to not socialize. Fortunately exceptions are made for those in danger, and those who live alone, so I am able to spend holidays with my sister and brother-in-law – but I quarantine first, from an access of caution.

    If more people were compliant with precautions, maybe more states would be in better shape – but there are too many who refuse to wear masks as a statement of personal liberty. (How about the health and liberty of that cashier who has no choice but to breathe your air – and that of the other dozens of people who come through?) I walk out of places where it’s too crowded, or people are not wearing masks. They don’t need my business. I shop during “Senior Hours” and thank the management for making that available. My two local LYS’s are open, by appointment and for pick-up; I’m trying to work from stash, but if I needed more yarn I could get it in a safe way.

    My life is very normal – except for wearing a mask when I’m in stores or the library or the post office, I’m doing what I would be doing anyway. (And quarantining before visiting my sister, but that’s my choice because I care about them.) The neighbors came up to help me get the woodsplitter going. I take them cookies. That’s about as social as my life usually is anyway.

    Keep well, keep safe, be patient!

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