It’s a new Monday, a new week and the first day of August!
Which you know what that means for the Southern Hemisphere???!!! We’re finally start to head towards Spring!!! *insert happy dance here*. We just have one month to go until calendar wise, at least, we are in Spring again. It’s getting to that point where there’s a sun out, but the Sun being out doesn’t mean it warm, lol. It’s still so cold.
I just thought that it was kind of cool that New Monday, new “beginning” of the week and beginning of a new month. Surely there must be some kind of witchy, spell, coming together…Right? lol
I do consider myself to be “woke”, but sometimes there are just silly things. For example this article below. I was reading it to see what the latest “outrage” was. While I got what the problem was about. What caught my eye though, well, can you see it?
One of the things I asked for and got a lot of for my birthday were writing pads!
I am talking all sizes! Large, medium, little ones that can fit in my bag, and I am already writing in them! Probably of no interest to anyone else, but myself. But who knows what future generations in my family will think! The main reason for me wanting to start writing my thought again. Was because of my Gran.
When we had to put her into the aged care home. We had to go through her house and we found all these writings and thoughts of hers. My Great-Grandfather already had done this and we’ve got some of his writings. It’s a pity that neither of them were able to put them into books. Maybe I can start thinking about it myself!
As bad as everything is now, I don’t want the “old days” back. The reason why NOW is so bad, is because the good ole days, let a lot of things slide. As much as I dislike Trump, I think his “Presidency” showed a LOT of what’s wrong with the world.
So what am I looking forward too in the hopeful not to distant future:
A MUCH better system of Government, there’s no way we can keep doing it the way it is. We need to make room for independent government members.
Finally people making actual equal rights for LGBTQIA + people.
Something to actually STOP Trump from running for POTUS again.
The Royal Commission, in Australia, into the Murdoch Media Enterprise.
I initially was going to write this about COVID and are we already for a new COVID, as it starts too get back to some sort of normalcy. Now the cat has passed away, kind of unexpectedly. Having a “new normal” sort of has a different meaning again.
So I guess what I want to ask/talk about with you. What would you like your “new normal” too look like? When it wasn’t just the cat passing. I thought that during the “new normal” period, one thing I am looking forward too, is better hygiene. Before COVID, it never occurred to me to think about it, generally. Like you always do the norm, wash your hands, yawn with your mouth closed.
Now though, I am more aware of what I’m doing, rather than just, you know, doing, lol.
I take better care of my hygiene, like instead of just expecting all the dirt to come off in the shower. I actually look at my hands, my nails and I even take better care of my feet! I have always sneezed into my elbow, so that wont change for me, lol. Things like washing your hands may take longer, but it’s only like 30 seconds – 1 minute longer. I extra clean things now. I don’t go hypochondriac overboard, but I do a little bit more cleaning. Say before, unless I felt something touch my hands. When I’d take the bin out, it didn’t even occur to me that I should wash my hands. Now I get some hand sanitiser, and clean my hands, even if nothing touched it. You don’t always know what’s touched your hands.
As for the kitty, I’m still not out of the routine, I mean it has only been 48 hours since he passed. I have had several moments, where I thought that he was in the room. I am having literal pains, which was not like Pippy at all. I couldn’t stop crying with Pippy, with Travie it’s been random crying and literal stomach pains. I am not enjoying this “new” kind of grieving
I was just thinking over the last couple of days, I don’t think that many from my generation 40 and below, have ever really had to protest before. I think of the protests that we’ve had over the years, I wonder if part of the reason why they don’t seem so effective is because we just don’t know how to.
Then again, I also think we live in a different state of the world. The last “great” protest I’m thinking of, are those against the Vietnam War, but then again, a lot of them protested against the soldiers, just doing their jobs and not necessarily the war themselves.
Before that was maybe Martin Luther King Jr and that Civil Rights March. Which is probably the most “famous” of them all. However, I am sure for different people, there are “great” protests that I am not even aware of.
I can’t help but think, we protest these days, because stupid people and “deaf” politicians, just are not listening to the Science, the Health or Medical professionals. We’re not protesting, because of the Government being wrong. We protest because they wont listen. Protests are done to make people feel uncomfortable, which some do. At the vigil for Sarah Everard, there were quiet a few signs that said “TERFs’ not welcomed here”. The TERFs were not happy, lol.
There must be a in-between that my generation is just missing out on?
Like, if the stupid politicians, and the bigots have social media to echo themselves. They’re not going to listen to a protest. Even though most, if not all, the time. The “lefties” and the “liberal bleeding hearts” always out-number the bigots.
We are the generation that need to come up with a new way to protest. Show the numbers, march, but show them on social media too. Start “hitting” those bigots mid way through their echo. Sometimes protesting on social media does actually work. As an example, a lot of businesses these days will listen to the people saying they wont buy from their business, as their advertisements come up on, say, Fox News. There a few twitter accounts, dedicated to letting the general public know which advertisers are advertising where.
I have no idea where you’d start with that though!lol
New weeks start at different times for different people. I have a friend whose new week starts on Friday, meaning they have Wednesday and Thursday off. They were telling me how it’s weird to be one of the few people who doesn’t have Mon-Fri. Who doesn’t have the same weekend as everyone else.
So there new week, new beginnings doesn’t work at the same time for the same of all of us. Even those who don’t work. Since those who don’t have to work, have to abide by the Government’s time lines, very few people have to do anything on the weekend. So while not working, you still work during the week. It’s just a different kind of work, it’s working to get you work.
Whenever your new week begins, we all have a new week, and new beginning.
Food wise, I am always trying new food and to try to cook something these days. Adventures type wise, I haven’t done anything new for quiet a long time. I guess it also depends on what “new” is. Next week, I am seeing David Suchett (most famously plays Hercule Poriot_ talk about his career and I haven’t gone to one of those for years! The venue is not very comfortable or breathes easily, which is tough for someone with newly-ish developed anxieties. So it’ll be a new thing for some reasons, but also old.
If you were forced to eliminate every physical possession from your life with the exception of what could fit into a single backpack, what would you put in it?
I want to say my furbabies, but I guess that depends on what people would consider possessions. I personally don’t,lol. THEY ARE THE BABIES, NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY GET!
A single backpack, can I carry some too?lol…I would have to have at least favourite photo of everyone I care about. Probably at least two of my favourite books. I just don’t know which ones,lol.
Probably some of my favourite earrings/jewellery. Clean underwear.
What simple fact do you wish more people understood?
A meme is not a fact. If you’re going talk about truth and facts, then you have to back yourself up with them. Especially now.
What food item do you go through fastest in your house? (credit to Sandmanjazz)
I have just discovered Philadelphia cream cheese, sweet chilli flavour pour-over dip. Freaking A! I discovered it probably about November last year. I have two containers of it at my mums and two at my partners,lol.
GRATITUDE (Not mandatory for participation)
Please feel free to share something that really makes you happy!
My partner gave my feet a little gentle rub. It felt REALLY nice. After being sick, work being at it’s crazy busy time. It’s the one time he did it, and it felt good,lol.
I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this to pretty much everyone, except for my partner.
I started an online course to do health administration. Which are the receptionist/front desk people at General Practices, Dentist, etc. I am honestly, excited to be doing it. I am already learning the differences between viruses, bacteria, pathogens etc. I started at the beginning of this week (online, so I can keep working) I’ve already passed one test and I handed up my first assignment today.
It has been really nice learning something again. I think that learning is just something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Learning and Studying. I’ve been trying to get into courses on how to start your own business, but they are just all so expensive! I’ve been finding with this online course, I can keep working, learn and hopefully get myself something more permanent.
I am so excited to finally get to share this with you all!
I have been working on this for the last couple of months, just setting up. This first week I will be scheduling posts that explain what each category will be. Then I guess I will be really open for business!
This is probably the most brave thing that I have ever done!
I mainly wanted to do it because when I looked at other Bloggers websites, they just seemed so organised and they all had a really nicely layout. I feel like my Blog can, at times, be a bit messy. Which is fine for just generally blogging, but I want to start doing others things with this Blog.
I’m hoping to eventually attach a store to my Blog, where I plan on selling, at the moment, candles. I just LOVE candles! However when I try to buy them online, they are just SO expensive. I figured why not then, make my own, as time has gone on. I started to think, why not share my creations? I’ve made too many and nowhere to put them!lol…For future projects I’m hoping to add more. I’ve been looking into designing cups and mugs. I think of so many myself, and so many quotes and sayings I think of while drinking a cup of tea/coffee…Why not put them on a cup, instead of just keeping them to myself!
(Ironically my least favourite version of Harley Quinn…But you get the picture)