Who was your childhood hero and/or favourite character? I was going to write more to this Blog, but I just have no energy. I should not have taken that nap, lol
Just hear me out! lol
I felt like I REALLY needed to put in the NOW in there. Because I haven’t always been jealous of the US, but I am now and currently.
What am I so jealous about?
Every time you see the term “Boring Biden”, believe me when I say. People in other countries want to have sex with boring, we NEED boring…Our brains can’t handle this “excitement” anymore,lol
In the UK and in my land of down under, we have two Trump wannabe clones. We’re still dealing with the Trump fallout. With neither Morrison or Johnson seeing the irony, that Trump was voted out by the people, and yet, they keep doing everything he did. The US election, didn’t change anything for the UK or Australia leaders. Although, one can see little changes with the US NOW. People seem less guillible.
I don’t think though until Morrison and Johnson are gone. That we can breath a sigh of relief. The World needs to see what people think of Morrison and Johnson.
I was writing a comment on a fellow bloggers post, and I wrote that I have decided to do what I wish I had done when I was younger. Only thing is, I’m not sure what I would change? Haha.
Like, as boring and as a basic bitch, as I am. I don’t really regret anything. Sure, I wish I had kids when I was younger, my body is all currently falling apart. But you know, I have had a good life. I don’t regret any of my relationships, my first serious one got me travelling, however, I don’t want to be with anyone else but my current partner. I guess I have always wanted to colour my hair red? Take some boudoir photos before my body completely falls apart. But I can’t think of anything else, lol.
But then I saw (and hopefully I find it before this is posted) a photo/quote that said that not everyone has to have a exciting life. This social pressure we have to have a exciting and interesting life, is a pressure I feel all the time. I am not ashamed to admit that I am probably the most “boring” person in my family. So I felt that, a lot, lol.
468 years ago today, the Lady Jane Grey (and technically England’s first Queen) was removed from the Throne. Lady Jane Grey was appointed the ruler of England but her accession to the throne lasted only a mere nine days.
The execution of the sentence was suspended, but the participation of her father, in early February 1554, in Sir Thomas Wyatt’s rebellion sealed her fate. She and her husband were beheaded on February 12, 1554; her father was executed 11 days later.
If it hadn’t been for her father, the Lady Jane would have more than likely been released, or at the very least kept in “jail” or would have been transferred to a smaller castle or home to be watched. Either way, she more than likely would have lived. #DeadbeatDads.
Out of all the Royals in History, personally, I feel sorry for Lady Jane the most. A lot, if not all, happened to her, because of OTHER people. She was executed because of her father and brother, not because she actually did anything wrong. Let’s be honest, I don’t think she was ever brought up to be Queen. And it’s not like she would have had a choice to say “No”. I mean, some men today still think “No” means “Yes, please”. At the same time we know so little about her, even though she was technically she was the first Queen of England (and the others, haha). If Mary hadn’t of won (which the Lady Jane was again, not aware of anything. She was trusting her advisers) Lady Jane Grey would have been the first Queen of England (and the others, haha) for a long time.
She was only 16 when she was executed.
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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before. My Gran has recently, well nearish the beginning of last year developed dementia … or Alzheimer … Seriously, I can never remember (and it’s okay to laugh at that). Either way she’s got one of them. So it’s been a little … well more than a year since she diagnosed. She was diagnosed just before COVID really hit.
If you managed to read about my “long” weekend yesterday, than first of all … thank you ❤ I don’t think I even realised if I was making sense or not.
What I would like to write about today, is how, if you ever find yourself taking care of someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. That it’s important to remember to take care of yourself too. Too remember yourself that it is hard for the person with the problem. However, you need to remember to take care of your life problems too.
Life always has this annoying thing, that it goes on and things crop up. Life doesn’t stop because someone we care about gets a horrible disease.
Now, in the case of dementia and Alzheimer’s, from what I can see from my mum and Aunt, is the guilt. The guilt of doing the wrong things.
I’m going to post a podcast episode about this very thing. My mum was telling me about, and I listened to it. I’ll break down a couple of things, and then post the podcast link.
What really made me sit up and listen is when she started to talk about and to remember (as a carer), in that moment that the “patients” feelings and emotions are just as valid, in that moment, as they would be to anyone else. So, if say, in five minutes, they’re happy and fine, then they are happy and fine. As carers, they tend to focus on the bad moments, and worry themselves with guilt about how they might have done something better, differently etc.
The thing is you can’t worry. It’s a natural human thing to worry and worry a lot, when you really love someone and they’re in pain (even for a moment) and you don’t know what to do.
I have to start off with apology, I haven’t been very interactive this weekend. I will say that I’m going to try and go over your posts from this weekend, but I can’t make any promises.
This weekend, have been a really weird one. My baby brother was able to finally come over from his state to ours, and we met his really lovely partner. However, Sydney’s COVID has really taken off, and not in a good way. Neither myself or my brother live in Sydney, but we do have family in Sydney. Today over 600 healthcare workers are now in quarantine.
What is frustrating about the Sydney/NSW situation. Since the beginning of COVID. NSW/Sydney leaders, news “journalists”, media personalities from VICTORIA, including Government in Canberra. Have been putting down Victoria and Melbourne, they’ve literally been calling NSW the “Gold Star” standard and they even said that the NSW state leader “saved” Australia. All these people are now starting to delete their tweets, but we wont forget. Once you tweets, it’s out there. They can’t delete the whole “the woman who saved Australia” (from what we still don’t actually know) because that was a whole news, front cover page.
Also, this weekend, I realise how bad my Gran’s dementia has gotten and how bad it is. This is a woman who went overseas to America, to help AIDS and HIV victims, during that pandemic. She then travelled America, in her 50’s alone. She run two libraries, watching over one when they had to move locations. She just knew things, she attuned me to do Reiki … Too scared to be alone in her home for over 10 years. It sad and really weird.
Seriously, I would still prefer cancer over dementia/Alzheimer. What makes it extra frustrating, if you go and talk to her, she seems fine. She can still speak eloquently still, so trying to get a stranger to see that, trying to convince people she needs help, they just don’t believe you, lol. Even her health is fine, her blood tests are good, she’s still got good bone density, and she’s in her 80’s. Yet, she’s constantly calling my mum and my Aunt, and my Uncle’s partner (who lives in Sydney) and she’s crying. I’ve started calling her to give my mum and aunt a break, and I’m thinking of staying a few days.
The biggest problem, is she lives far away, and I don’t drive. Once I leave, she’ll forget I was there. But I would be doing it for my mum and Aunt. Too give them a break. When someone’s there, she’s fine. At the same time though, when she’s had no visitors over that day, that’s when she seems to get lonely and upset? It’s almost like her mind remembers someone was there, but she’s all alone again, and then gets up. Whereas, when she’s had no one over that day, it’s like everything is normal. Well “normal” for her.
Then, my cousins partner had a fall, and when she woke up she couldn’t remember short term stuff. She has three youngish children. 13 and under.
This all happened on the weekend my brother came over and we meet his new partner. His new partner is completely lovely though, and he went through something similar with his own Nan. Which is what got me thinking about staying with her for a few days. She’ll forget I was there, the moment I step out the door. It’s more about me being there, so she’s not so lonely. So she’s not constantly ringing people.
… Being a white European in a country, that has been colonised and saying to other people who want to live in your white European colonised country. That they have to abide by OUR culture. Completely and utterly forgetting that if they want to abide by the actual cultural of that country, that means abiding by the culture of the Indigenous cultures that are still (luckily) there.
Also, how are they not adhering to the “Australian” culture? They’ve come from a foreign land, according to WS, they’re taking over…So again, exactly what the white Europeans did to the Aboriginal people. Refuse to learn the language (according to them) How many Aboriginal languages do they know? (The answer is none) And the Chinese are throwing money where they see problems, just like the white Europeans did to the Aboriginal people’s when they created welfare. They also want to stick to their own Religion, just like the white Europeans did and did not conform to the Aboriginals Stories, at all. These foreigners are very much adhering to Australian “Culture” by all accounts really.
Now this is a map showing which Aboriginal Tribe were in which areas. I have been trying to find one that I can actually read, lol.
cw: bullying, childhood trauma
Actually, people who hate on strangers are probably more likely to have had a tragic childhood. Hate is taught. A lot of therapists, actually think that Trump (as an example) probably had some traumatic incident when he was a child. And thus, he’s been stuck at that mental child age.
It makes logical sense when you*THINK* about it. Those who are bullied, become bullies, like transphobia. Chances are, it’s more likely that people who are being transphobic, are far more likely to have had a traumatic childhood, or were raised by bigoted parents.
Common sense would dictate that trying to bully, harass and take away the rights of people who are not only strangers to you, but you don’t know any, and haven’t been harmed by that group. THAT’S not normal. Trans and gay people are definitely normal. Its just their brains are wired differently, that’s it. They’re still normal though. Whatever that is, anyway.