2020 → → 2021

Did you ever think 2020 was going to end? It certainly was a very challenging year for us all. From having to stay home to wearing masks in public. Kids not getting to go to school. People having to close their businesses. I cannot even comprehend what so many have lost.

To add to my 2020 woes, I have had a series of falls. It has been unbelievable. In late August I had an episode of collapsing while walking my Gracie. I was talking to the dog and then I was being asked by two women if I was OK. I wound up in the hospital with a fractured shoulder. The same shoulder I fractured in Miami almost 5 years ago. Then I wore a monitor for 30 days which showed absolutely nothing. After my physical therapy I thought all of my problems were behind me.

I went along doing what I do. I got a little job which gave me the interaction I missed living on my own. Fast forward to December. Minding my own business I began getting lightheaded and falling again. Nothing serious happened until 2 weeks before Christmas. I had 6 falls in those two weeks. First hitting my head so hard that I had a tennis ball sized lump over my left eye, my left eye immediately swelled closed. I immediately had a shiner even Mike Tyson would have been proud of. Two days later, I had to take Gracie out before bed. I couldn’t take her for a long walk, so we just went up to the end of my building.

It happened again. I got a little lightheaded then went down. My daughter had just left. I immediately called her then she called 911. I had hit my head pretty hard on the opposite side. So I got the full treatment. Neck brace, back board, and off to the trauma center we go.

I used to work trauma but I had no idea what the process feels like to the patients. What an eye opener. I wasn’t in the center ten minutes when my clothes were cut off, a second line in, monitor on, full body check, and CT scan of everything. I realized that to someone who doesn’t understand the process is probably so scared.

Ok, long story short, I was admitted. On he 23rd of December, I was getting discharged when finally something showed up on the monitor. My heart rate was dropping into the 30’s. So, in comes cardiology. They cleared me to go home, but have to follow up this month. Since my discharge I have had someone with me. No driving, no walking the dog…and I have still had some spells. \

Other than that, I had a wonderful Christmas with most of my family with me. My daughter did the cooking and I was able to just sit and enjoy the kids.

As for the rest of 2020, the election in November, to say the outcome is a disappointment for me is an understatement. Sadly, the main-stream media has joined forces with the Far Left Rhetoric that becoming a socialist country is the right thing to do forgetting that socialism leads to communism. The government tells you what to think, say, and do. Freedoms become a thing of the past, and the individual owns nothing.

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.Ayn Rand

I think the biggest insult to me is being told by the Biden administration that I am a racist because I supported Trump. That I need to be reprogrammed. That unless I am reprogrammed I will be a useless member of society. Does any of this sound familiar?

I hope that I can keep up with this blog better than I have in the past year. I do like blogging, I just sometimes feel as if I don’t have anything of interest to anyone to blog about. I guess we all feel like that sometimes.

Keep the faith ya’ll!

Happy Mother’s Day

mothersdayWhat a lovely day it is here.  Not too warm and sunny.  Gracie and I had a very nice walk this morning.  Right now I am sitting with my legs propped up, Gracie is right beside me and I am sipping an iced coffee.

While I was out walking I saw a few things I wanted to photograph.  When I got home I looked for my camera.  I can’t find it!  I have no idea where it could be.  So, my Mother’s Day has been spent pulling things out of my very overstuffed quilt room trying to locate it.

My daughter was disappointed I wanted to stay home to work on my quilt room.  Funny, kids don’t understand that sometimes it’s nice to just be by yourself so you can tackle a project that has been weighing on your mind.  We faced timed this morning which was really nice.  She was fine then.

So, I have pulled numerous boxes and bins out of that room.  So far no camera.  I haven’t panicked yet.  But, I did ask my son to do some research on cameras for me so that I can get a new one if necessary.  I really have missed my photography.  I know that I am not that good, but I do enjoy it so much.

I have been looking around for some challenges like we used to have on WordPress.  I remember that some people ran some on their own.  I like doing challenges because it forces me to write more often.  If anyone can suggest any, I would appreciate you letting me know.

Have a good rest of your Mother’s Day.

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Hurricane Florence

Has really kicked me in the butt.  I am still not in my home and I have no idea when that will change.  Seems that many of the workers have left NC and gone to Florida which has left a big hole in the recovery of our state.

I have been blessed with a wonderful friend who has opened her home to me and made me feel as though I am home.  I miss the blogosphere.  I will return as soon as I can.  In the meantime, I wish all of my fellow bloggers a very Blessed Merry Christmas.

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Class

Tuesday’s Chatter is hosted on Brew n Spew for your creative pleasure.  This week’s word is Swanky.

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image from Vecteezy

The time had come
The time was right
For venturing out
Into the lights

Dresses that dazzle
Shimmering jewels
Photographers snapping
Those famous fools

Then dinner right after
At that swanky place
Cocktails and caviar
A prelude to scorn?

Conversation
Exhibition
Flirtation
Deception

Reality reveals
To every lad and lass
Money and fame
Doesn’t mean you have class

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Share Your World

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Share Your World is hosted by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography.  Each Monday she posts questions that are designed to get to know each of us who participate.   Here are the questions for this week and my responses.

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?  This is an easy one.  It would be chocolate ice cream.  I love love love chocolate ice cream.  This is the only treat I allow myself since I have gone on a Paleo diet.  

Teleportation or flying?  Flying for me.  I enjoy the experience.  I also think I would have a terrible fear of me landing at a teleportation site with parts of me missing.  Who needs that?  Of course, if it were a few pounds of adipose I wouldn’t mind.  🙂

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?  I would much rather live where it is hot rather than cold.  I don’t do well in cold weather and I love the beach so it’s a no-brainer for me.  

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?   I really appreciated that my oldest daughter was able to take me for my procedure on Friday.  She is so busy with her family and I know that it is hard for her to get away sometimes.   I am also very appreciative that the procedure went well.  🙂

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains and Tracks

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Cee of Cee’s Photography hosts the  Black and White Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme is Trains and Tracks.

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These pictures were taken years ago.  They are of some of the trains my husband had collected.  I had fun going through these for this challenge.  I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

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Two Doors

Three Line Tales is hosted by Sonya of Only 100 Words.  If you would like to join in the fun you’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page.

Three Line Tales, Week 124

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photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana via Unsplash

Two doors joined by design or happenstance.  The pink reflects compassion, caring, and love’; the blue trust, loyalty, and serenity.  It’s life expressed in color, captured in time.  A blueprint for us to follow if we just open those doors.

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