Looks like we’re going into Fall with a new surge of COVID-19 Delta Variant. Most likely through the Winter too. My pandemic hair is growing longer and whiter. Other than that I’m settling in, using common sense and using self-care and respect for others along the way. Be Safe, Mask UP and Please Get Vaccinated!
I’m not sure if the white hair is caused by the year-and-a-half long pandemic or if my hair stylist did a fantastic job applying low lights over the years. It’s just that I was ‘shocked’ when I snapped a selfie while sitting outside in the patio. My inside hair doesn’t look this white. I’m growing comfortable with the natural look as I approach 80 years old.
What I’m not comfortable with is the uncertainty of where we’re heading in this United States of America. The EU has set travel restrictions for unvaccinated Americans. We’ve been taken off the safe list. Schools have already begun quarantining students who’ve tested positive even though the new year has just begun. Teachers are going to be teaching both in-person and on-line instruction. Most discouraging of all, our hospitals and health care workers are, once again, collapsing under this new surge.
So, I don’t know what to write this time. We’re all tired and anxious. Especially those who have families and responsibilities that have been disrupted. Being retired, the surges haven’t been as disruptive to my life while navigating through my day. The set backs in life that others are experiencing are life changing! And then there are so many deaths.
Today is my Sixth Anniversary with WordPress! Time well spent! I literally pour out my heart and soul into this blog/website. It has been an important part of my recovery and healing from various medical issues over the last six years. I’m hoping to revive my blogging and get past this brain fog that’s crept in due to COVID-19. Each day I am grateful to be in this world. The one thing we can control is how we respond to what this life places on our path. And this is what I write about!
“NHPCO is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) to inspire, educate and empower the public about the importance of advance care planning.”
“National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. Learn more about NHDD.”
This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge. Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below. It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge in 2016.So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.
The other day I was stopped at a red light while on my way home and noticed a man standing on the corner with a sign. This is becoming more of an everyday experience and we all respond in whatever way we believe will help. This time I watched as drivers, one after another, stopped in traffic to give this man money instead of hastily taking off once the light turned green. Homelessness is getting worse and this just shouldn’t be. The everyday good souls get this! It’s like we’re all invisible and not being heard. ‘Interesting how we, the ordinary people can see it, but the politicians can’t’
Then I came home and read this great post by The Happy Quitter. It would be so good if we could see more and more of the changes she would like to see.
Then one of my Facebook friends, my niece, posted a YouTube Videowhich was written, produced and filmed by her son and other young people in a summer program recently. It can be done and it’s great to see young people looking for positive solutions that can bring about change.