There Must be a Reason

Warning: Rants follow, although following the rants are non-rant paragraphs.

There must be a reason that we have this new Block Editor, right? I mean, the WordPress gurus wouldn’t have made the change willy-nilly, for no reason whatsoever, right? It has to be in our best interests, wouldn’t you say? Or. . .

The WordPress gurus are really part of the evil axis, deciding we have become too complacent, too relaxed, and it’s time to wake us up, make sure we’re paying attention, then bring us to our knees. Because, you know, the national stress level has been reduced, what with no Twittering from the White House.

Except I question whether the national stress level has been reduced. Our political parties are still more interested in maintaining their party status, their party structure, their “protect the party at all costs” stance. They are still not doing what we elected them to do – or at least what I thought we elected them to do – and that is, govern. Govern, you know, make the government function in a way that is for the people. By the people – which requires that you listen to the people, not the talking heads for the party.

That rant is over now. So now for a different rant. What is it with the guns being drawn and fired, seemingly all over this country, these days? What is it with our defensive attitudes about protecting our rights to have guns, with no restrictions, no controls? What is it with our apparent fear that we might need to protect ourselves from our own government which would require that we possess guns? Seems to me from my apparently skewed viewpoint that the risk of that happening has been reduced by the same action that ended the presidential twittering. Except, of course, I’m wrong. I know this, because I keep getting told I’m wrong. And it’s okay that people who should never ever have access to a firearm have access to firearms and are busily reducing our population with no regard for anyone else.

On the other side of my world, I have had my second vaccination against Covid-19. I got my shot, and spent the next day taking naps, because the vaccine was busy working inside my body, doing its job, which was very hard work and made me very tired. Now I feel a sense of relief, a sense of freedom, despite the fact that I am fully aware that I must still maintain a reasonable distance, fully masked, when I am out in public. That’s not a problem for me – I don’t feel doing the things that make it safer for me and those around me are an infringement on my freedoms.

I do enjoy the idea that maybe I can have lunch out now and then – following guidelines. Maybe even get a massage, fully masked, sometime this spring. I have missed things like massages and pedicures, and the feeling of being pampered, like someone special.

To live like this – no stress. Knowing there is enough in this life.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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16 Responses to There Must be a Reason

  1. dawnkinster says:

    I look forward to my second shot too, sort of. The second shot threw my husband for a loop, and he says he expects I’ll have the same issues. We’ll see. I don’t mind spending a day in bed having food brought to me. He had his second shot last Wednesday, Thursday he felt awful and I waited on him after I got my first shot. Yesterday he woke with perhaps a pinched nerve in his neck and we spent the morning at ER and the rest of the day me waiting on him while he napped in the recliner. Hmmm.. today he feels well enough to sit on the sofa and watch TV. Which is a step up from sitting in the recliner while watching TV. I guess that’s progress. He has a doctor appointment on Wednesday for this, and I predict by then he will be just fine anyway.

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    • Carol says:

      We had the Moderna, and Kat’s husband had a reaction that was flu-like. Kat and I were just really tired and cared only about sleeping. A friend got the Pfizer and had no reaction. Hope his neck is all better!


  2. And what’s with people discriminating against their own species by colour, dogma, and boundaries?
    And what’s with people spreading misinformation and lies, despite the mess they create?
    So many questions, Carol.

    Good to know you got vaccinated. Hope you can meet your family soon.

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  3. Jim says:

    I can’t find the “Comments I Made” link anymore. I must have left it somewhere.

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  4. Well, my two cents on your ‘rants’ is that NO. You are NOT ‘wrong’ about the gun thing. The folks telling you you are wrong, are wrong. Everyone has this huge sense of entitlement these days, courtesy of that twittering boob that was in power until January. We’re all ENTITLED to crap our forefathers never dreamt of in their most dystopian nightmares – like owning automatic weapons and military firepower. Those of us who can see a clear middle ground are vilified for thinking and using our common sense, and I say to them “Aw $#&% off and get away from me. Stupidity is catching you know!” I’m glad that you are now fully vaccinated and I too hope you can get some pampering done. We could use some, given the past year….

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  5. lois says:

    Your rants are always the voice of reason, Carol, so please rant on. Getting told you are wrong, by all the people who are right? Don’t even get me started. That’s a whole nother conversation, isn’t it? Husband and I get our second Covid vaccine this week, and I am waiting to see our reactions. It seems body aches and being lethargic are top of the list so, purposely, nothing has been planned this week. I hope to eventually feel like that little kitty…not as cute, but stress-free. 😸

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  6. Fandango says:

    All very rant-worthy topics!

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  7. Joanne says:

    I don’t like the new WordPress block editor either, Carol. I’m navigating around it okay now, but there’s still plenty of features that I know are there – if only I could find them. :/


  8. Rant on, dear friend. It clears those pesky internal barbs that keep us prickly and out of sorts. I’m so ignorant about the workings of WordPress leaving me frustrated and less likely to post. I know I have posted less since the WP ‘improvements’ and its because it is too time consuming to figure out how to navigate the site.

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    Rants are good for your soul. WP is trying my patience, too. Actually many people are trying my patience, too. Maybe it’s the time of year. Happy to now you’ve received your shots. Am still waiting to start mine.

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  10. Lisa says:

    My second shot was Pfizer and it took be down for a good 24 hours and the headache lasted 2 days. But all is well now. Glad you were able to get yours. Rant away about the block editor. I hate it and have tried to find forum to voice my distaste for it. Not that it will make any difference. Gun control is a very polarizing issue (what isn’t, these days?). I don’t think military-style guns need to be available to anyone outside the military and I’m just fine with background checks and waiting periods. But, as with everything, the sides take their positions too far. One thing is for sure….criminals will always find a way to get whatever gun the want, whenever they want it, regardless of the laws, controls and checks. Anyway, I hope you are able to get out and about now that the weather is getting nicer. xoxo

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    • Carol says:

      Yes, criminals will always get whatever gun they want, but so many of our mass shootings are not being done by criminals, but by people who had too-easy access to guns – like the school shootings.

      My friend had no reaction whatsoever to her 2nd Pfizer vaccine – I hope that doesn’t mean it didn’t work.


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