So he tried the discouragement method of reminding me those treacherous Roads would never get better for me driving them... True that. I'd just have to then reluctantly finally use Amazon Prime, like virtually everyone else on Planet Earth already does... to have everything I'd ever need Delivered and send Bezos into Space in another Penis Rocket again for his Minutes of having the Best Day Ever, and... could I LIVE with THAT!? *Gasp! Clutching my Hippie Love Beads!* I know, he's very persuasive about dashing my Daydreams all to Hell, isn't he? *Winks*
Of coarse, even with Brain Damage, he's always been the Logical Analytical one in the Family, so the Artistic Crazy Visions just never cross his Mind. He's very Graciously gone along with some really Crazy Shit for my sake tho', I ain't gonna Lie, this Man LOVES me. *Awwwwww* So, when all the Kiddos are finally Grown and Gone off on their own... and I've Downsized enough to go Didi Kai again and consider a more Vagabond Nomadic Free Spirited existence in our Advanced Old Age, he'd be on board, however reluctantly. It would be an Adventure... he's always Down for a Great Adventure, he's Fearless like that!
No matter what outrageous shit I might just randomly say one day about lets just Sell everything and move to _______________, he'd not miss a beat about saying, well, Okay then, if you're Sure that's what ya wanna do? Because this Man could live out of a Duffel Bag and in the Wild quite effectively and Happily, so where we'd end up wouldn't likely phase him so long as we made it our Home Base. He only has Anxiety when it's Temporary and he hasn't made it our Home yet. But, once Settled in and Settled Down, he'd be just Fine. I just Hate the Moving part of it all and wouldn't do that again unless I offloaded and disposed of A LOT! A whole Helluva LOT!
As you keep on getting Older and realizing you're not going to be taking any of that shit to the Grave with you anyway, since no Hearse has ever been seen with a trailing U-Haul behind it, it all begins to become less relevant or necessary. I figure I've got mebbe a Decade left, if Luck holds out and I last that long, before I'll want most of it just gone, the possessions. The Great Edit and Purge has taught me one thing, getting rid of stuff becomes easier as Time marches on and you start detaching from Things, which seems a Natural Progression for the Aged.
My Dear Mom was very much like me in that she Liked The Good Stuff and she surrounded herself with it in Life. But, when she got to be in her late 70's and then her 80's, she told me she didn't miss any of it. She actually got to the place in her Long Term Care Facility, where her Experiences with the Friends she'd made there and their Activities was what she most looked forward to now. If she hadn't become afflicted with the Advanced Dementia, I think she would have been just Fine in her new way of Living, because she'd cultivated Relationships there to replace her Stuff she had to leave behind.
I have started over before, from scratch actually, and more than once already in this Lifetime, it's not so difficult. Starting Over actually is rather Exciting in so many ways, Blank Slate if you will. Those of us who Love to Create, rise to the Challenge of Creating something out of Nothing, it Excites us. Once I have everything I tend to then become Bored, Uninspired, sometimes even a bit Overwhelmed by the magnitude of EVERYTHING. Nothing is ever so much easier to Manage, it really is. *LOL*
The Selling Off of my things has been kinda Fun, except Today when I went in to pick up my nice Check from a really Strong 2-Week Pay-Period, and realized some Cretan or their Kids had intentionally Vandalized our Showroom and Stolen some items too. They Stole Cheap items like the Hippie Bracelets and Love Bead Necklaces and left the cut Bags behind, they only Sell for $2 and $3, just stupid to risk catching Shoplifting Charges for that! But what really irked me was they dumped things out and threw things around like they'd lost their Minds and broke some expensive items on Purpose. Too much carnage to be Accidental... who does that?! The Fuckers... Gypsy Curses on them!
Princess T helped me clean it all up and we reported the Theft and Vandalism to Management. He wants me to come back, clearly some of the New People aren't working out and doing their Job to be a Presence on the Sales Floor to inhibit such incidents from playing out unnoticed. I won't pick up a lot of Hours, but I do think I'm ready to go back now, only Evening Shifts like before, only On Call at first and then if they have a solid Shift Midweek that would be Okay on a Day or Two only. I enjoyed my Shifts and my Co-Workers tremendously and have missed them the 18 Months I haven't been working any Shifts due to the Pandemic.
I don't think the Pandemic is going away anytime soon, if ever, so we just have to begin Living fully and doing what we must in spite of it now. There will be some people who won't behave, won't ever be on board doing the responsible thing, being a pillar of Society and all that. It's an unrealistic expectation to assume the 30% or so that are the biggest problem are going to be anything but always a problem. I can't even think, of viable Solutions at this point that would improve the unfortunate situation we're all in enough and that troubles me. Because I doubt that our Sane Elected Officials will have the capacity to Deal with the Enemy from Within. Representing ALL of the People means you've got to at least try to reach ALL of them, even those who despise you and would never do anything you do to try to Help them.
Statistically you're always going to have the Problem People as I call them, granted their Herd is being Culled and Thinned by a Virus of all things, Natural Selection has it's ways of working things out. Nature is harsh at Weeding out what isn't gonna make it. It's not my Call. I'd rather people just Wise Up and Protect themselves and those around them, but many won't. I suspect even those who Survive won't Wise Up enough and will still be problematic to their End, they are Hard Core now in their Belief Systems, even if flawed and detrimental to them and everyone else around them. Indoctrination is an insidious thing like that and deprogramming those who've allowed themselves to be Deceived but can't or won't admit they have been, and are Ride or Die for a Lost and Twisted Cause, is something greater Minds than mine would have to figure out a Solution for!
What does concern me is they're saying Pediatric Cases are rising and the Innocents are now beginning to be at heightened Risk and they Deserve better Protection than many Adults are giving them! Even if a Family is Ignorant and incredibly Stupid or are Vile Human Specimens... if they have Minor Children, I don't think the Sins of their Parents should fall upon the Innocents. But, that's going to happen and it's going to be incredibly Tragic as it happens. As Younger people fall Victim to the Virus because they didn't get Vaccinated, they could leave behind their Orphaned Children... their Widows and Widowers... Society will be burdened to Provide for those left behind and suffering the consequences of Poor Choices.
When people make incredibly Poor Choices it always has far reaching consequences beyond them, many fail to recognize that Truth and that Collateral Damage caused by them. They are now saying this Delta Variant is more contagious than Ebola and the Common Cold... Splendid... compounded infection rates are going to exponentially multiply to the point of no return. I have a Granddaughter whose a Nurse, they're already exhausted and both Mentally and Physically Drained from how much they've already Sacrificed and personally Risked to Care for the COVID Victims overwhelming the System. It's callous and crass not to think of those Heroic Essential Workers at all when you make your Choices.
It's incredibly draining for a Health Care Worker to stand in stead to the Dying, since their Loved Ones cannot be at the Deathbed due to Pandemic. To send out that last Message on their own Phones of the regrets the Dying are having for not getting Vaccinated, a Simple Effective and Free thing they simply refused or didn't get around to doing, preventing so much. A grieving Young Widow left to Raise 5 Children Alone was on the News showing that last Text Message the Healthcare Workers sent out from her 29 Year Old Unvaxxed Dying Husband who succumbed to COVID this Day. She, an Anti-Vaxxer too, may have to reconsider her stubborn stance, lest her 5 soon become Orphans, the Youngest was 17 Months Old! This is the Reality! God knows how many others the Husband infected too?
Docs are losing Empathy for Covidiot Patients heaping abuse onto Staff who are overburdened, exhausted, valiantly risking their own safety and lives to have to Care for them and taking up valuable Space, when it was completely preventable. They should turn them away and give the Beds to more deserving Patients who didn't intentionally put themselves in that predicament and then continue to be holding the Country Hostage with their incredibly Stupid Choices. I personally think it's become the No. One Threat to National Security actually and their Politics have become the No. One Threat to Democracy, the Enemy within! We don't even need Outside Terrorist Threats when Domestic Terrorism and Radicalized Cult Fanaticism is now running rampant with their ilk!
It's a waste of valuable resources for them to not Protect themselves and then take up limited Hospital and ER Space, while also often even being horrible to and abusive towards those trying to Minister to them. If someone has a Stroke, Heart Attack or Catastrophic Accident, the Covidiots could be monopolizing the available Beds, Ventilators and Staff that now those Victims won't get. I personally have no Empathy left for the Covidiot Crowd whatsoever, they get what they deserve and willingly put themselves at risk for and in harm's way now. Alas, they put everyone else at great risk too, so they've become a threat to all of Society. Good riddance is now how I feel about them, they perhaps should be on the Hurry Up And Die Plan they claim they'd rather be on than take the Vaccine, it's become like some demented Suicide/Homicide Pact they've all made.
I do get increasingly Angry when I hear these Stories because just about all of them now are Preventable! Yet if you Channel Surf past Faux News, the Misinformation continues without Legal Consequences to spinning intentional Bullshit that is literally Killing people and whipping that already unstable Base into their Frenzied misbehavior and entrenching their resolve to resist doing what they should during a National Health Crisis! Hey, to keep us, the Majority Safe, some things just need to apparently be Mandated. Those that refuse, are in the Minority but are having a huge Negative impact, so have Consequences for disobeying a Mandate. Perhaps they're Denied Access, Travel, whatever, due to their Choice to be among the Infected and Unprotected. Then THEY have to Deal with it and not ALL of us instead Dealing with them!
Those Sources of Lies and intentional Misinformation should be Sued until they are Bankrupt and/or Indicted, all of them. There haven't been enough Consequences and Liability thus far for anyone prolonging this Pandemic, if any Consequence or Liability actually, for doing this kind of thing! I say make the Consequences and Liability heavy and costly enough they Cease and Desist immediately or pay the Price personally too, a very High one. I shouldn't pay the price and you shouldn't pay the price FOR them, that's all I'm saying. We're trying to do the Right thing for ourselves and for our Society at large, it's the Adult Responsible thing to be doing. We're not Children and it is our Responsibility to protect the most vulnerable who can't Protect themselves too. We can't adequately Protect them from this Ignorance right now.
To me those irresponsible Politicians and Media Sources are as Guilty as Jim Jones, David Koresh, Charlie Manson and the likes of those Fanatics ever were at Manipulation, often for Profit and Egomaniac Gain/Power Grabs. At creating a Mass Suicide and/or twisted Homicide of sorts intentionally by what they're doing and saying to those who Trust and Believe them, effectively Brainwashing whoever is vulnerable enough to be Exploited by them and Weaponized by them. Only this time there is much more collateral damage of infecting people who aren't on that Crazy Train at all! Every infected person now likely to infect 9 or more and so on and so forth exponentially!
Has Mankind reached a Paradigm Shift of doing enough stupid shit now, even if it's the Minority of folks causing the most risk, to risk inevitable extinction eventually, I just don't really know. It would be a damned Shame tho' for those of us who've done everything we possibly can to beat this thing, to succumb anyway because of some Cretan that refused to get a Free Shot and Imagined that their definition of Freedom was worth Killing everyone around them for.
When their alleged erroneous interpretation of 'Freedom' fucks up everyone else's Freedom and Costs us our Lives, that's where it ENDS! Sometimes I'm having a very difficult time being the least bit tolerant of that level of Entitlement and Selfish Egocentric Stupidity, I really am. It's no Wonder I needed the first Vacay in a Decade, to come back to Center! *Eye Roll* Yes, Dealing with Pandemic Cray-Cray really can be like an Anchor dragging us all down or steering us into the Iceberg like the Titanic, can't it? It eventually takes a Toll on everyone to keep having to Deal with the Militant and Crazy People who will never Get It that this Pandemic is Real and deadly as Hell, so will get the Virus instead.
I know I just have to come to terms with coexisting with whoever Survives this that will remain Stupid, ill Informed, operating with Low Information and possibly still in Denial tho'. Identifying who they are isn't always the easiest task, tho' in some Cases it's evident as can be. Some of the most outspoken practically froth at the Mouth and becoming quite the Spectacle, they get themselves so worked up into their demented Frenzies, they appear damned near Rabid! Some Nurses and Doctors Interviewed said that some of the Dying Victims deny they have the Virus right up until the end and blame the Health Care Workers for making it up, because it would prove they themselves were Wrong all along... I mean, that's pretty deranged to a degree I can't fathom. Denial unto Horrible Death! You can't get away from this Pandemic Thing anywhere you go on Planet Earth right now!
So, it's always there and looming large. Just when things get better, the Covidiots make it worse again. A vicious Cycle that seems to never end and worsen as new Variants mutate, as Virus just do Naturally if they keep finding Hosts and get more developed and resistant to our efforts to eradicate or control them. It's a Parasitic Organism that requires Hosts and the only way it can Survive is to Adapt and Mutate constantly. The least Intelligent people seem not to understand that Diseases like this Evolve and Science has to Evolve to keep Pace with the Changes in the Virus too. That's a No-Brainer for most of us to easily wrap our Minds around, Right?
Plus it's a Novel Virus, nothing we've dealt with before, so a lot of Unknowns and lots to Discover about it constantly as it's Studied by Experts in those Fields of Contagious Diseases. Those trying desperately to find Solutions and keep Pace with this thing, as it's Evolution seems quite rapid and relentless, even jumping Species. We don't really even know it's Origin for sure, if it's been Engineered in some Lab or is some Freak of Nature? Probably because most of the least Intelligent haven't Evolved all that much from their own Neanderthal Cretan State of Being, they Imagine whatever was said in the very beginning can never Change as the Virus Changes constantly.
Seriously, some may not have the Mental Capacity to understand even the Basics, however carefully explained to them at the most Juvenile levels possible! Because it's impossible to get thru to these people, they'd rather Believe some Fantasy Bullshit Conspiracy Theory than Facts that can be easily Proven and Validated. Their Alternate Reality stance is Interesting from a standpoint of how the Hell does an Adult get there? Since LaLa Land seems to be a place too many of them reside in 24-7 and 365 now and not all of those people lack Intelligence, so it's really Strange to me how the Intelligent ones can be so easily duped and misled? Shit, Kids understand this better than some Adults running with Low Information and not Fact Checking it... or are so Poorly Educated they'd Believe anything and just be that gullible!
That's why I do some Pandemic Updates in Posts every so often because we really do need to have intelligent Dialogue about this, too much is remaining unsaid because Heaven Forbid a Covidiot become Offended or Doubles Down on their Lunacy! I'd like to just be able to Blog about the Fluff of Life full on most of the time, but in these very tense and dire times it's very difficult to just concentrate on the Fluff of Life and ignore the Important Stuff going on and not discuss it ever, I just can't. It's just too Important and it affects and could infect every single one of us now.
I'll be sending my Grandchild back to School in only Four Days. Yes, she's Double Vaxxed, but I can Guarantee not all Staff nor Students are and that's problematic and potentially deadly. Some Schools already beginning their new School Year are already in Crisis just a Day or Two in! That's not a Good Omen and I fear it will only worsen and put the most vulnerable at greater Risk than they should be in, so that they aren't Denied their Education. Education is vitally important as we all know, but so is keeping Children Safe and Healthy enough to be able to Grow Up and USE their Education. We do see what Low Information and Poorly Educated masses end up like.
I find it Curious that I've had to provide Immunization Records for all my Children while growing up and all the Grandkids I've raised too for them to enter School. Yet, right now nobody has to provide evidence of COVID Vaccine to either work at the Schools or be a Student there if over the Age of 12. Anyone under 12 is particularly vulnerable since they can't even have the Qualifications to get a Vaccine to Protect them adequately yet. So all their Teachers should have to be Vaccinated and Tested regularly lest they infect the Kiddos and they in turn infect their Families and Friends!
Let us not wait til the Children are dropping Dead in droves too! It just makes zero sense to me... that you can't enroll a Student without Vaccination Records for everything else, but not this Pandemic Virus... go figure! It's not as if thruout History we haven't Mandated certain Vaccines that for Public Health Reasons, could prevent Epidemics and Pandemics in the Past and in the Present. My Parents didn't have a say on whether or not I got certain Childhood Vaccines, we all just got them and it eradicated some pretty horrible Diseases that were going around in those days like Smallpox and Polio.
In some Countries, like where my Mom was from, they Vaccinated against Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever, she got those as a Young Person and was one of the few who Survived it all, she lost many Childhood Friends to them tho'. Her Younger Sister survived Polio but was crippled for Life by it and spent time in an Iron Lung. In other Countries Tuberculosis and Malaria or other contagious Diseases have effective Vaccines to protect their Citizens. Others like Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox are Childhood Illnesses I remember well but my Younger Kids and all of my Grandkids didn't have to suffer like our Generations did, because Kids get Vaccinated, unless their Parents are rabid Anti-Vaxxers, nobody resists those Vaccines. So the resistance to this one makes absolutely no Sense and sets a dangerous precedent.
I am Worried about her returning to School..., yet, Pandemic Home Schooling did not Work for her at all because the Special Needs Children did not receive their IEP Services while Online so they fell further behind than ever. She spent all Summer in Summer School trying to make up Credits for Classes she Failed because her Resources were not made available to her while all her Schooling was required to be Online due to Pandemic. Of coarse a lot of Kiddos without Educational barriers who are Mainstream Students fell behind and had to attend Summer School too, so it was all rather a cluster fuck experiment that didn't quite work for most.
Teachers are Retiring Early or quitting in droves, I don't Blame them at all, they didn't Sign On for all of this either! A lot of Public Servants are doing the same, for similar reasons, so shortages are going to abound and compound problems we're already facing and not solving. I'm sure as we lose more Health Care Workers there will be less to Care for the Sick and Dying. As COVID Patients consume all Emergency Services there will be less Services available to you if you have any other kind of Emergency, something to think about. As more COVID Cases flood Hospitals and ER's, well, the chances of contracting it there if you're there for anything else is probably quite high too.
So far I've seen some Health Care Workers picketing coz they're Unvaccinated and don't want the Vaccine! I don't know about you, but I don't want to go to an ER or Hospital and not know if my Provider is against the Science and Medicine that would prevent them from becoming most infectious and potentially infect me! I'd like to know if that's the Field of Work they chose, they'd have the Intelligence and back Science enough to do the Right thing by themselves and their Patients! If not, perhaps it's not the Line of Work they should be in anymore, if they're putting everyone else at higher Risk now by being a willing Host and Breeding Ground for stronger Variants that may make my Vaccine less effective at Protecting me, just sayin'!
These are those very uncomfortable Conversations I think we need to be having but nobody much is. I'm not hearing anyone having them, most are pretending like this is all over and everything is back to Normal, when it's SO NOT! So, it's starting to Feel a bit like an Old "Twilight Zone" Episode to me now. Am I the only one Feeling this way I sometimes Wonder, has everyone else around me seemed to check out and become untethered to Reality or just not keep Informed at all? Insane in the Membrane, that Old Rap Song by Cyprus Hill, just loops thru my Head sometimes when I'm People Watching the Masses doing stupid shit en mass.
Keeping our Loved Ones and ourselves Safe Enough thru the stupid shit others are doing is the really Challenging part, since you can't mandate personal Behavior. If people wanna behave badly and there's no consequences for them doing so, what deterrent is there really? What incentive to do better and be better? There seems to be few, if any, consequences right now for people infecting everyone around them when they make the worst of choices during a Worldwide Pandemic where they become a contagion because of their Actions or Inactions that cause them to be handy Hosts for the Virus to latch onto and then spread. With other highly contagious Diseases mandatory Quarantines existed for the Infected, there wasn't a Choice.
I know I'm Rambling now about all of this, but it it therapeutic to just Write about it, if nothing else. The frustration level I Feel about this Pandemic is just too high not to, 18 Months of this is wearing on me, especially as it worsens because of people being Covidiots. Must... stop... now... before I wind myself up about it too much. *LOL* As it is Princess T has been coming up behind me asking when she can get her Hair Styled and Cut for starting School and also, how about a Trip to The Mall Gramma, there's this one thing I NEED before School starts in Four Days. She's very vague about what that one thing is so I doubt it's only one thing?! *Eye Roll*
In fact, funding Back To School for her and The Young Prince's Visit and 21st Birthday next Month is gonna set me back some I suspect. Too bad my own Birthday is in August and I'm at the end of the Priority List. *Pouting petulantly!* Not that I Need another thing in this Lifetime mind you... but it's the Principle of the thing, you know? *Winks* Well, I'm sure you know... most of us are at the tail end of some Laundry List, aren't we? *Smiles* Taking refuge in Photography, Art, Blogging and such has kept me distracted enough during some of these uncertain times to weather the Storms relatively intact. It's just been a LOT, hasn't it?
I've pre-scheduled most of these Posts and just let them hang out there in Scheduling Land for a Minute, because when I've been in the Mood to Blog I take advantage of it lest I suddenly not be in the Mood to do anything at all. There have been Days like that and it's difficult to even want to get Dressed and do what I absolutely have to do and cannot avoid doing. At least I have enough Blog Fodder Imagery from the Vacay to last a few Posts and give you some Eye Candy.
Okay, so even if the Read becomes a tough one to get thru, as I go to some Dark Corners of the recesses of the Mind and bring up the really hard stuff to confront and discuss among ourselves. Sometimes a good Rant can be therapeutic when you're just fed up with how things aren't Changing for the better and yet we all must muddle thru it as best we can until hopefully things do Change in a Positive direction and the Negative Energy disburses and it put In Check. You can even agree to disagree, that's not even the point here, just don't bring Bat Shit Crazy to my site, I ain't got the Patience for it and will tell you to Fuck Off. Yeah, I won't be the least bit Diplomatic about putting you In Check, mebbe more people should actually so that it becomes very uncomfortable for you to Act Up.
Be Safe and try to Stay Well my Friends... we don't wanna Lose any of you... Dawn... The Bohemian