Well Happy after the Easter Weekend. And I am just checking in to see if you are OK. Or to see if maybe you aren’t OK. Guess what either answer is totally fine. There is no correct answer and Covid rants are all ok, regardless of what they are.
Now if you are here for a little bit of style entertaining feel free to skip my covid rant. If you have had enough of peoples thoughts and opinions I will not think badly if you want denims and stripes or in this case HM chiffon and skechers.. Interested in what I am wearing instead of what I am thinking, jump through the words.
Lockdown and Blogging
I usually keep the blog lighthearted, honestly there is enough true news, fake news and just news to fill us up. I don’t normally invite argument, debate or controversy until today. Gosh peeps I don’t even talk Politics, Religion or my union affiliation but I am tackling opinions on covid. Yikes
As of this moment I just found out lockdown will continue till the May long weekend. From March 13th until May 25th that is what we are figuring. Guess there is no excuse for the house and yard not looking the best. Trying to stay positive but wishing the world was all on the same page.
I am confident we will get the all clear and that someone from one of the US states not on lockdown will travel somewhere. And it will begin again. Now what started as my initial reaction to an innocent facebook post has become a 1400 word post.
Good Lord, I hope the person who wrote the comment isn’t reading the blog today. But just in case this is not an attack on them but a need for me to get me feelings out.
My Covid Rants
I thought I had everything completely under control. Sitting here in my home with my holier than thou attitude. Thinking oh I feel so bad for those in cramped quarters. People with young kids and working. Those not working. Sure sucks to be anyone but me all safe in my happy cocoon.
Feeling bad for everyone else. Telling the world, hey I am doing totally FINE. Maybe seeing the word “fine” tells you really how someone might be. Everyone knows when a woman says she’s fine she probably isn’t. Actually I am still good but I do worry about those I know and how they are dealing and will be dealing.
Tonight I was scrolling through Facebook and had a total over reaction to someone’s post. A covid rant of epic proportion, for me anyway. Initially I had a whole “angry paragraph” typed up that I deleted. Sober second thought for once. Facebook is full of reactions and I do not need to engage. Responding is OK over-reacting is not.
Now my reaction may surprise you or it may not. But for me there is not enough we can do to help stop the spread.
The Infamous Post her Covid Rant
I am so over this. And I know some of you feel the same way. I know this is probably not going to be a popular opinion but I’m going to throw it out there anyway. ⠀
Actually, I’ll start with a few questions:⠀
When do we allow people to go visit their family? When do we open parks and beaches?⠀⠀
Will we need to be in government-controlled isolation until they have a vaccine? How long do we #stayhome? ⠀
I am bringing these questions up because I honestly can’t see when our current form of social distancing will end. Perhaps it won’t? ⠀I walked on the beach today. When I walked passed the parking lot of the park, which is closed, I shook my head. What a shame. It is a beautiful day and no one is allowed out. ⠀
The post went on a little longer with a few pondering questions and solutions. It was a well thought out post and not meant to incite irrational feelings from me I am sure. But for me it seemed to illustrate the root of the problem.
We are all experiencing a different reality. And for me I fear all our realities will converge. Only because there is no concrete standardized actions to stop what is coming or is already here.
My Reaction, OOPS
Again, illustrating we are all in a different reality. I read this and instantly went into defensive mode. What kind of person is not prepared to give their all. How dare they even question the legitimacy of what is happening. And then I reeled my emotions back in. I remembered every person is allowed to question and to wonder why? Each covid rant is OK because we need to let our feelings out.
Their questions are allowed and they are even allowed to doubt. Maybe the impact in their area is less than in mine or yours. Every country, city and even neighbourhood is not the same. But I really wish it was. Not for the illness but for the measures implemented.
I would feel a positive end in sight if we were all distancing equally. Reassurance that this would soon be over if I knew ministers were still not holding church services. If friends were not getting together for drinks and if we all just listened for once.
Ironically the post was about “when I walked the beach that was closed”, hmmm if everyone just ignored the rules how could you social distance. In our crowded world distancing does mean isolation at least for a short time.
Covid Reactions Around the World
Why is it so hard for society to understand. To the post I read, I wanted so much to agree. I want the parks open, I want to go to the beach. Hell I want to go cruising on an honest to god Cruise Ship. But I can’t. And maybe not for a very long time.
For heavens sake I cannot even go to the grocery store and trust the person behind me not to come to close. People do not understand personal space let alone social distancing.
Let’s talk about the parks for a minute. It would be great if they were open, but how does a young mom tell her four year old you cannot play on the swings? It is real issue people, germs live on surfaces, and are you wiping it down before they swing on the monkey bars? I didn’t think so.
And what if another child sees your children playing in the sandbox. They come running over, and then another family stops by. And then your are a “group” and you start chatting because hello adult company finally. And you forget to watch every move they make. And then someone sneezes. Is it worth it?
The Elderly and the “weak”
Let’s think about our sacrifice for just one moment. For most of us we are stuck in our homes. With cupboards filled with food, the heat on and internet. Even cable is offering movies and free shows. Streaming services have new content and on line shopping still exists.
Our sacrifice, we have to stay in and not go to TJ Maxx, or Winners or Target. We are being asked not to visit family. Ironically most of us were probably not visiting our loved ones as often as we should anyway. Except now it’s an issue and we blame the government.
Can we maybe hold on for a month, skip the restaurant, the movies and church. Face time mom, grand babies or friends. Plan a trip for later, use this time to reconnect by talking. And guess what talking can be done on the telephone, cuz for “f…. sake” folks we all have phones. USE THEM
Teens and young adults, stay in your room and text all day, no-one will complain. Beat the darn x-box game, join virtually without a parent complaining. It’s on-line gaming freedom, stop complaining start gaming. For us boomers, well Farmville, Castleville and Yoville are probably just waiting for our return. Who know the crops may still be alive/
And remember outside is also ok, walks are still allowed, so put on the shoes and get walking.
Today’s Post and Rant
Sooooo, how awful am I to have a covid/social distancing rant in between outfit pictures. OMG I am totally spastic aren’t I? Maybe I should have gone with two posts. One for the daily outfit I forget to share lately and one for IRL.
But then again if you are here its because you expect weird things from me. This is my world. my space my blog. So now you have an actual In Real Life moment from Linda. And FYI, what I wore to my actual in the basement office on Thursday.
I finally actually straightened my hair, got slightly dressed up and wore makeup. I still stuck with my sketchers because who needs boots in the house. Wearing my HM Chiffon Dress and leather leggings before i pack them away for the season.