15 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 12-31-22

  1. 😦 People still convinced the vaccine works and is necessary for visiting them (D3 and her husband). Their daughter turns 3 next week and they won’t let us in their house. We’ve only seen her a few times other than face time. It’s not the same.

    πŸ™‚ People who trust the Lord to keep them healthy regardless of vax status (Our other children).

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  2. 😦 The many scars and lingering difficult personal situations and feelings this pandemic has caused and will, for a while, leave in its wake. None of this has been easy for anyone, no matter where they fall on the various scales of opinion.

    πŸ™‚ We all have different perspectives based on a myriad of the issues that came at all of us.

    πŸ™‚ I don’t know that the vaccine “works” or not; it certainly didn’t work as well as any of us had hoped. It may help with serious illness, or not. But there are folks out there who need to take extra care, we an’t know everyone’s situation.

    :-). I absolutely trust God to bring about whatever He wills, illness or health, in his providence, in my & in all of our individual lives, vaccine or no vaccine, immunity or no immunity, variants or no variants.

    πŸ™‚ I also thank God for our medical advances (including the inevitable less-than-perfect attempts at such as we push forward and learn and get to reach better results, God willing, in the future). πŸ™‚

    πŸ™‚ Grace and patience and understanding for dealing with our many differences of perspective in this area. None of it (or us) is perfect.

    πŸ™‚ Praying that this very difficult period with the pandemic is soon (really) behind us and that we’ll all be able to forgive, rebound, and move forward, knowing that God is and was at work through it all; praying also for lessons learned among the medical community, that those lessons can bring some general agreement and be used to help us all do (much) better next time.

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  3. πŸ˜€ Warmer and raining in GA

    πŸ˜’ The house feels chilly

    πŸ˜€ The warm cat in my lap

    πŸ˜’ Masking is still the way of my life when I go out

    πŸ˜€ Pretty or sporty masks

    πŸ˜€ Good food

    πŸ˜€ Good appetite

    πŸ˜€ Full cat bowl of food

    πŸ˜’ Brother still not speaking over our mask diffrtences

    πŸ˜€ Mail came during daylight hours

    πŸ˜€ Callendula cream

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  4. I came in to say what DJ said better. I don’t trust God to keep me healthy but I trust God with my health. He has His purposes.

    I was willing to get the shot for my folks peace of mind but the side effects teetered them toward letting it go. They get the boosters and I only hang out with them.

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  5. πŸ™‚ Finally realized that it was sleeping on my back for the last few hours of the night that was aggravating my sciatica and making it worse. Supposedly, sleeping on one’s stomach is the worst position for sciatica, except for a small percentage of people. I am apparently one of those.

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  6. I am not anti or pro vaccine. Left to myself I probably never would have gotten it. It’s important to my husband so I did.
    I figure we are all going to die of something and only God knows when my last day will be.

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  7. Ultimately true, Kim.

    Meanwhile, we have means available, depending on our own conscience and what we see as a wise way forward, to make those choices — while understanding (and accepting) that our neighbors may choose different options.

    We are called to cherish the life we are given, so health care can be viewed as part of that call.

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  8. 😦 Televisions, like so many other appliances, have such a short lifespan.

    πŸ™‚ Our daughter could walk us through making all the connections needed.

    πŸ™‚ All the store clerks we have been in contact with have been so helpful and friendly.

    πŸ™‚ The modern technology of facetime was so helpful.

    πŸ™‚ We were able to celebrate Christmas with all our children and all the grandchildren but one.

    πŸ™‚ It is always so fun to see the children in their element, like the basketball games we got to watch. What a beautiful school and huge gym that was held in! Four courts going at once. All the whistles, horns and squeaking tennis shoes would have confused me.

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  9. dj, we bought a new television. Pretty much the same one, but enough different to be confusing with where to put the wires that had to be hooked up. My husband worked in the electronics field and finds it all confusing now, so he is not much help. He was the one who used to do all this type of thing. As I told him, though, this should help keep our memories stronger. Brain exercise.

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  10. I bought my last Apple laptop at Best Buy early last year and signed up for the store’s one-year tech support package through Geek Squad. Best Buy is OK, I’ve bought tech stuff there in the past, though I’m not a fan of Geek Squad, their in-house repair arm. But I find the idea of buying my TVs, computers etc.there from now on and maintaining that tech support service contract for a couple hundred dollars a year maybe makes sense for me.

    I bought my current TV on Amazon about 2 years ago for only about $300, wildly cheap these days (former one many years ago was much smaller and cost $800+ “on sale” — at Best Buy).

    I was able to set this new one up on my own with a phone consult or two with Real Estate Guy who’s an engineer by education and mental wiring.

    Not sure I’d try It mostly by myself again with the next TV, though.

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