Monday, June 15, 2020

Are They Sick?



Some people in The Land Of Blog have gone off the grid... some people in Real Life have gone off the grid... no way of really knowing are they now Sick with the Virus?!?  Of coarse, the depression, anxiety and negative energy abounding during Pandemic affects a lot of people too.  It's even begun to affect one of the Hamster Brothers, I swear!  Now when I have to change Midnight's Litter in his Habitat, he acts like he's literally Dying for about 20 Minutes after it's done!  He's either become very Dramatic, or it really now stresses him out to have any Change, even if it's a regular occurrence he should be used to by now.  But, lets face it, many Humans aren't getting that used to Lock Down either and the now regular Changes that have to be made in their Routines.  Some of us are Okay with Lock Down and could sustain this and Cope, some simply cannot for a myriad of reasons, many of which are totally legit.




I just had to change the Hamster Brothers Habitat Litter and Midnight did his Death Routine.  Now he's Fine again, after quite the Dramatic performance that looked authentically like his This Is It Death Throes!  *LOL*   Now that the Stress of New digs is being Coped with, he's back to Normal, Thank God, I worry about anyone/anything that is Alive and not Coping well or possibly Dying!   The Son is in Rehab, he finally got a Bed, he wasn't Coping with Pandemic well at all and previously we couldn't find Placement to receive the Help he needed.  Now he's under the Care of Doctor, Therapist and Psychiatrist and he said he already feels encouraged and less hopeless, I'm relieved.  The Panic Calls were beginning to be closer together and I always had concern my Words wouldn't be enough or the right ones to anchor him?!  Him being in a Medical Lock Down Facility during Pandemic is concerning, but it's the better of two Options of do nothing or receive Help.




The Man and I drove out to where the Beloved Mountain Preserve Fire had ravaged some of it, after it was put out.  We had to know what remained, Thankfully it had been contained to under 200 Acres and a portion of the Park. A whole Mountain was visibly blackened, but much of the Beloved Natural Scenery and the Beautiful Library were saved... Whew!   I do Hope that they will be more strict about enforcing Rules for the Visitors flocking out of Lock Down and acting like they've lost their Minds and can't follow any Safety Recommendations to Save their very Lives!?   It seems a Month or Two of Sacrifice and Social Isolation were just too much for too many people and they've become Covidiots!  With more Lock Down likely going to be necessary when 2nd and other Waves hit... and they WILL... how to contain the Lunatic Fringe will become a particular Challenge.  Well, until Natural Selection thins that Herd anyway.




I'm not saying that without Compassion, it's just an Observation and Fact that the Virus doesn't particularly Care if you're just Stupid or too Weak to do what you should do to try to avoid it hopping on board you as a Host.  If you cannot follow mitigation efforts or refuse to, you are voluntarily putting yourself in a Higher Risk Category.  Now, some people Involuntarily just happen to be in that High Risk Category thru no fault of their own by Age or Health Conditions... or because they are on the Front Lines and Heroically hold that Front Line for the rest of us.   But to those that take unnecessary Risks stubbornly or stupidly, I just no longer have Words.   The Virus will have to Teach you what you refuse to Learn any other kind of way I guess, but thru Experience and Consequences.  Mebbe you will Survive your Experience and Consequences of your Poor Choices, mebbe you won't... Mother Nature rarely suffers Fools.




On a Positive Note, we choose to avoid as many Covidiots as possible, we just mostly stay away from people... and that's Working for us.  I could be Okay just staying away from people for as long as it takes and only having to be around them for Necessity Death Runs for Supplies that are unavoidable interactions in Public.   Princess T said she's Okay with that too until they force her to go back to School.  She's already having Anxiety about starting High School, which will be another Brand New School and Experience as a Freshman... plus School during Pandemic, which doesn't seem Safe at all no matter what they do as precautions.   I'm rather having Anxiety about that too as I don't know how I will have the Control to keep our Medically Fragile Family Safe once she HAS to resume School and be exposed to even more people?!?!!!  I think every Family has similar Concerns in varying degrees.  I don't envy Teachers and Administrators of Schools having to figure it all out!




I almost can't wait for November to get here so that Hopefully we can banish this incompetent and dangerous Administration.  I'm sure we'll still have Pandemic in November and we need better Leadership to get thru this.  We need an Administration with an actual Plan of Action and not the Helter Skelter Approach infused with Magical Thinking and demented Behavior that exacerbates an unprecedented Global Crisis.  I'm weary of the Dramatics and Lunacy of this President, it's like watching an Out of Control Child whose Parents are impotent to Manage the extreme Behavior of.  You know something Bad is bound to happen, as they spiral further out of Control without a Responsible Adult intervening and taking Charge!!!  I'm not Partisan, I don't align with any Political Party, but the Republican Party certainly has fucked itself with this Guy Labeling himself as one!   Mebbe Die Hard Republicans would still follow anyone slapping on that Label... I dunno... the Election will tell I guess?




It's Three in the A.M. and I'm having the Three O'Clock in the Mornings again, I didn't Feel Well by Yesterday Afternoon, nothing Virus related, but I suspect Stress or mebbe Food related?   I took a Mid-Afternoon Nap that extended 'til Midnight, I felt Well enough by then to roll back out of Bed and get on with Life.  You might be Wondering about the Food related comment?   Well, I've kept with a Meatless Diet by choice, for Health Reasons, for over Two Years.  But, during Pandemic I strayed some from that and ate some Meat a few times.  I got Sick each and every time afterwards, even tho' I enjoyed it... so that might be a Clue to continue avoiding it?!  *LOL*  I had a KFC Chicken Pot Pie coz the Family wanted Take-Out from there and KFC had nothing on the Menu for a Vegetarian or Vegan Option.   I didn't get halfway thru the Pot Pie before the Stomach problems were severe and I felt really Sick!  It tasted Divine, I just probably won't eat one again and suffer that much for doing it!  *Le Sigh*




I don't Miss Meat, I really don't, it was more a Convenience thing than a Craving of any kind... a Pandemic Induced Laziness if you will.  You don't go thru Withdrawal when you give up Meat, so clearly your Body doesn't Physically get Addicted to it and Mentally or Emotionally I didn't long for it either.  I was able to do it Cold Turkey {no Pun intended}... and yet I did discover that my New Diet took more Thought, more Meal Preparation and Planning Time and I had less Options when eating out or getting Take-Out especially!  Thus the Lazy Part and Frustration part does Factor in somewhat.   Especially if everyone else in your Home is still eating Meat, you end up preparing Two Options for every Meal... yours and theirs.   It wasn't like trying to give up my Coke Zero, which almost put me over the Edge when I abstained for a mere Three Weeks!  So I was Glad when my Diabetic Specialist told me there was really no reason for me to omit it and give it up... Thank God... I got a Fix right after leaving her Office that Day!  *LOL*




Oddly, one Meat Option and a specific Meal Option does not give me the Stomach agony thing.  I can still eat Bacon if I want to, no problems and that's good coz there are no good faux Bacon substitutes, they're all vile!   The Meal Option is my Beloved Chicken Lemon Grass from a particular Favorite Vietnamese Restaurant and The Man jokes it's because he doesn't Believe it's Chicken?!  *Bwahahahaha!*   Well, even if it is Mystery Meat, my Stomach can handle it, so no problemo, I LOVE that stuff and about once a Month I Treat Princess T and I to it as a Comfort Food during Pandemic now.  It's super Spicy and I have a Stomach like a Goat usually so this Stomach Issue with Meat now is just uncharacteristic and Weird to me... I usually have a robust constitution when it comes to eating anything at all!   Strange, that giving Meat up Changed that somehow?  I'm Okay if it did, I don't NEED to eat Meat and it's not a Discipline Issue as to Why I make the Poor Choice to now.  So the Stomach Thing will keep me accountable for sure now!  *LOL*




We've now covered everything from Hamster Drama to Food Complications in one Post, transitioning smoothly I might add from one Weirdo Topic to yet another!   You've come to expect that Randomness from Bohemian Valhalla tho' I suppose?!!!?? *Smiles*  Now for something else Random and Hilarious... The Granddaughter introduced me to a Cartoon that IS OUR FAMILY and the parallels are so similar as to be HILARIOUS!!!!!   I laughed so hard that I was crying and my sides hurt when we watched an Episode Yesterday Afternoon before I took Sick!   The Grandmother IS ME... actually the Neighborhood is OURS... and Honestly, the rest of the Familia is US TOO... the Experiences are strikingly similar to where Princess T was saying, "See, I told you they'd made a Cartoon about us Gramma!", every Quirky bit of it!  OMG, I Loved it, I'll become a Devoted Fan now of a Cartoon!




The Grandmother, Rosa, even had her Box of Potions and Spells, her Home Altar, Sageing her Home to Cleanse it... Specialty Altar Candles... Quirky Cures when the Kiddos complain of being Sick... Princess T was Rolling!  One of the other Characters, a Girlfriend of The Son of the Main Family, even DRIVES like me!  *ROTFLMAO!*   Below is the Familia, I'd be the Character in the Top Right Hand Corner and directly below holding her Elvis Altar Candle and doing her Readings, and I swear that Woman's Cartoon Character is representative of me down to a Tee, it was Hilarious, our similarities of Grand Parenting and just a State of Being!  *Bwahahahahaha*  To see the Parody of yourself in Cartoon Form was so Entertaining and Amusing, it causes you to Laugh at yourself and your Honest to God Quirks being Animated in Superb Stereotypical Parody Humor!   I am my own Best Parody, I know this already!  *Winks*




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Blessings, Love, a Healing Touch if  you Need it, and Light from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


11 comments:

  1. a good third of our population is ignorant and self centered and Trump has legitimized that and so they think they can just do whatever the fuck they want and so a couple of months of temporary inconvenience has them squawking about tyranny and trampled rights and being belligerent when they don't get their way. let the smart people stay home and wear masks when they go out and let the stupid people go out and infect themselves. I have no compassion for them. a friend said there are two kinds of people in the world...those that care about others and those that only care about themselves. every person who goes out without a mask in these days is telling you which one they are.

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    1. Ellen I am in complete Agreement with you and your Friend's assessment. I just didn't realize how many ignorant self-centered people existed until this Administration seemed to draw them out in droves! I gave most people the benefit of any doubt, so the most shocking thing to me are the people I thought I knew who have turned out to be the type I really have no tolerance for the behavior and attitude of! It was as if some were Closeted and faking a different kind of persona until their Cult Leader hit the White House and then they took off the Social Mask they had apparently been hiding behind! I do think there is a 3rd kind of person who is just Evil and they more easily manipulate the ignorant and selfish type, they have enough of those traits in themselves to make it appear they are like the people they make their Pawns... this President is that 3rd type of person and he seems to be able to use unlovely characteristics in Society to his benefit and for his Agenda to where they don't even realize they're being Played. Thanks for stopping by and weighing in, Be Well and Stay Safe.

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  2. Is it possible that the magazines you're shredding for the hamsters are giving off a vapor that is effecting them? You could test that theory by using regular hamster bedding next time to see if it's just change they are reacting too. Old magazines really set off my allergies and can make me sick.

    I love KFC but have never had one of their pot pies. I can't imagine living without meat but I have bought some Morning Star brand meatless corndogs that fascinate the heck out of me because they taste and look like real hotdogs. If they could do a good rib-eye steak I'd be in love with going meatless.

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    1. I thought about the Magazine paper shred last month and quit using it, because I had wondered if he had been treated with something Midnight seemed to have a sensitivity to? So he only has the store bought Hamster Litter now. Hammy has zero reaction when his litter is changed regardless of what I used, but to be Safe he's also just getting store bought litter now also. As for fake meats, they do have some that you really would be hard pressed to tell the difference, they've been perfecting it. My fake Hot Dogs, the Impossible Burger, my Soy Chorizo for example... taste like the Real Deal. I have been told by long time Vegan/Vegetarians that it's all in the Spicing of the substitutions, they could be Right.

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    2. Ooops, I meant the Old Mag Pages might have been Treated with some chemical? Not the Hamsters... LOL.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your eating woes. As a person from a family with multiple digestive issues, I feel your pain.
    I heard from a vegetarian doctor that she couldn't eat meat anymore because she wouldn't have the enzymes after not eating it for so long. I wonder if that is what could be going on?
    I am curious about that cartoon now. I will have to search it up!
    Sending blessings, love, and light back atcha. xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. The Enzymes Issue could be a logical explanation since it has been over 2 Years of refraining from Meats. I never had any negative consequences from not eating Meat so my Body handled that transition well at least. That Cartoon brought levity during a time we really needed it to laugh about ourselves!

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  4. A lot of people have fallen off the grid for various reasons. I'm pretty sure depression is #1 on the list of reasons why. Our government has failed us, and if it weren't for the current Governor I have things would have been a lot worse. With 39 million people here, there's a lot of asymptomatic people running around.

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    1. Yes Depression, even for those who normally haven't experienced it, is rampant now, so is Anger and when Angry or Depressed it makes it difficult to be functional in a Social way especially. Experts have said about 40% of Spread is from Asymptomatic people and that is significant. I sadly see where there are still those people who can't see that our Government has miserably Failed us during this Crisis and choose to Believe all the Spin and Lies rather than Face the Truth. Pollyanna Thinking gives them the Illusion that everything is Fine, even tho' clearly it's not, and so too many are now behaving as if it's over and they can go back to business as usual... it is already having dire consequences and if not corrected, will medically and economically collapse the Country.

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  5. Well, I've been easing off meat since the Smithfield and other packing issues started. Not completely but when I can. Amazing how good canned salmon can be with lemon, capers and egg noodles. I'm serious, by the way. It's pretty darned good.

    Counting the days till November. We may not be able to rid ourselves of the virus but we have a grand op here to rid ourselves of Trump. Let's do it.

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    1. God YES lets rid ourselves of this Orange Parasite even if we can't rid ourselves of the Bat Soup Parasite! *Winks* I still eat Seafood too and a lot of the Vegan fake Meats are pretty good once you find the brands you like best.

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