July 1, 2020

**Just a disclaimer that I have included some of my own opinions about the Coronavirus pandemic and also the rioting going on right now. These are my opinions based on facts/articles/news…whatever I have read or heard recently.

my thoughts for today

bright eyes

Wanted to take some time this morning to say thank you to all my followers!

Thank You
From the bottom of my heart

Every follow, like, comment and view means the world to me. You mean the world to me!

It’s been a crazy month, year…I have no idea where I’m going – but I’m glad I have you to join me in this journey. To think that at the beginning of the year (2020), there were only about three hundred. I have no idea why, but thank you none the less.

There have been many ups and downs, most recently my cat passing away (June 25). I don’t normally get so attached to cats, but he was different. The strangest, most lovable, talkative cat I have ever known. Why my sister didn’t love him, or like him, I will never know. Anyway, it’s been a hard week, as I am having trouble staying motivated. I will get through this, just need to power through – as they say. Do what I need to… every day gets a little better. Today has been exceptionally hard, and it’s still early.

And then there’s the pandemic and the riots/protests going on… Covid-19 has pretty much kept me at home, unless we go somewhere out of the way – like fishing, or walking, with less people around. With my asthma, I can’t wear a mask for extended periods. When we go shopping, I’m ripping the mask off as soon as we walk out the door. I’ve seen articles where people are coming down with lung diseases from wearing a mask for long periods of time. I’m not risking my health, not like that. I quit my job (Home Instead Senior Care) in October and haven’t really worked outside the home since. I’m lucky I don’t have to worry about rent or a mortgage – just “normal bills” – or I’d be SOL. Did you know that the “common cold” is a variation of the Corona Virus? Yeah! According to the CDC, which I really put little trust in, states that the common cold, is in fact a “common human coronavirus”. So when you get tested, and come back positive, it could be just a cold. At least that’s what I’ve read – the testing doesn’t differentiate between the different virus’ – just that you’ve come in contact with/ have corona virus – but not which strain. Ahh, the joys of technology! I’ll take my chances and just stay away from everyone! 🙂

And the riots? I won’t go into great detail here – but I believe the U.S. is in a cultural civil war. It has been for a while, we’re just at a tipping point. “Black Lives Matter”? It’s just a front, in my opinion. The leader of this group – some would say militant group – is a trained Marxist. She claims it herself. I don’t believe I owe anyone anything for what my ancestors may or may not have done. We fought a bloody Civil War to free slaves (among other things), and when the war ended they (the freed slaves) were given reparations (30 acres and a mule), which was appropriate for the times. When our founding fathers founded this nation and wrote the Constitution, Bill of Rights, they wanted to address slavery in this country. But they knew that in order to get the Southern states to sign, they had to leave the issue alone. For the time being, knowing that eventually it would be addressed. Is it really a crime to be born white? Do I need to repent for being born white? Do I need to give my property to someone less fortunate than me? Because they feel they deserve it? And I don’t? No, no, and no. Some churches have started preaching about being “woke” and having to repent for being born white. We were made the way we are for a reason. I’m not 100% Caucasion anyway… I have more Native American blood in me (Souix) than Elizabeth Warren claims to have. And don’t get me started on how Native Americans were treated! Whites, Native Americans, Orientals and blacks have all been slaves. I believe that everything that is happening is 1) to destroy America 2) destroy Trump and to gain back control. They are both tied together, I believe.

All lives matter!! Not just black lives that are killed by police.

Enough of that… although I feel a little better for getting that off my chest. But not really…

On to the future of this blog. The main thing with my blog is my photos. Many of which are available at Pixels, Picfair, and/or Shutterstock. I also have images available at Pinterest and free images available on my blog. I’ve started linking any photo that is available, to the store/shop where it is available, to make it easier to find. Every once in a while, like today, I will do an opinion piece. Which is solely my opinion.

What’s staying the same…

  • picture of the day – Monday thru Friday (any photo/any time)
  • picture of the week – Saturdays (taken in the last week)
  • Sunday’s inspiration – Sundays (an inspirational piece)
  • Fun with words – Mondays (just for fun)
  • Legends – Tuesdays (ghost stories, legends,)
  • My dad’s story – Wednesdays: this is going to be finished soon, so I will figure something else to post
  • Thursdays and Fridays: catch up days
  • my thoughts for today: an evening or later in the day post, when I feel the need to share

Fun With words: I’m going to bring back 100 word sentences and also posts like A red herring is distracting. This is a post where I can have a little more fun!

What’s changing…

Nothing much, really. I do plan on starting up my estore – or whatever you call it – through WordPress. I think I mentioned it before…with my cat passing away last week, I’ve been focusing on just getting through. Soon, though, you will see my store. I promise. I think I will offer downloads, prints, and editing services. The prints I’m not sure about. How does that work, and all that?

Reblogging…I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that I’ve started reblogging some older posts. This is mainly so I can get it into one of my pages.

Now that summer is here, I won’t necessarily post like I do in the winter months.

I think that’s about all I have – for now anyway! So, if you’ll excuse me…I must get in the pool!

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

a frog on the side of the pool with reflection and words

take care
stay safe
much love

7 Comments on “1200+

  1. In my opinion, ‘black lives matter’ doesn’t mean ‘just black lives matter’, it means ‘black lives matter, too’

    • they do matter, every life matters. There’s so much more going on, it’s hard to wrap your head around it. When little kids (black kids) are shot in drive by shootings and there’s little to no outcry, but cities get destroyed because a black life was taken by a cop ( a bad cop, I know), there’s more to it than meets the eye.

  2. I really enjoyed reading your post. And I look forward to future posts. I agree with alot of what you say. 🙂 thank you for sharing

  3. This was a refreshing post, and I too agree with most everything you say. I am a regular church attender (although for now virtually through Facebook). Never has there been anything about repenting for being born white. That is not in the bible, so I wonder what church that is. I do my very best to treat everyone equally, regardless of race, color, or any other factor.
    I am also so sad to hear about your kitty. I hope your days get brighter and you have a wonderful weekend! 🤗

    • Thank you! I personally don’t know what church is doing this, but I have heard a number of people on Facebook, Twitter and on the news saying this. I try to treat everyone the same as well, until given a reason to do otherwise.
      There is so much going on in the country – and the world – we need to stay vigilant. Or one day, we may wake up to something we do not want.
      Thanks again ☺

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