It’s been an interesting week/month/year, hasn’t it?
Covid-19 had us all going into lock down mode and due to the increasing numbers in parts of Canada, some Provinces are going to more restrictions. Most stores here in BC have “Mandatory Mask” signs.
We utilized our stashes making masks for loved ones. Online stores were overwhelmed and our favourite LQS’s were amazing and offered drive by shopping. We had the opportunity to replenish our stashes so that we were able to keep sewing for the sake of our sanity.
We tried so hard to keep our political opinions unvoiced because we blog about life, quilting, crafty, fun things you know?
We all experienced bouts of exhaustion, depression and lack of imagination/creativity or motivation.
I thought that I was in a minority group, having family and so many friends in America that we can no longer visit because the Canada/USA border is closed. I’m learning since the Election in America just how many Canadians are in the same situation I am.
This past week a friend posted this on Social Media and I just had to share;
It seems that I am not alone in feeling emotional knowing what my American friends and family are going through. I think there are some Americans and many Canadians who don’t realize how much their world affects ours!
My favourite television stations to watch news on are CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). Both stations are spending approx 40% of their talk show time slots covering the American Election news (yes, still) and the USA Covid statistics.
In this past week I had a good friend of over 20 years unfollow me for my posts. She was “offended” that I voice my opinion (incorrectly to her frame of mind) about what is happening in another country. I also had to unfollow 2 blogs that I had enjoyed for several years when I kept seeing Q-Anon posts on their pages. I know people have the right to hold their own opinions and while I might not agree with them I certainly would never argue with them, belittle them or swear at them. I have been verbally attacked on Social Media because I reposted the above meme. It has been a learning experience; I learned how to delete comments, how to turn commenting off, how to block people and how to not be provoked in to responding. I’m ready for things to calm down and return to some semblance of normalcy and basic politeness.
On the positive side of life, I have been having a fun year taking part in some Blog Hops, following others and even attempting to keep up with a couple of QALs. Squirrels have visited, some classes were taught, Jack often visited. I have found new to me bloggers which I am following. I do enjoy my on line friends and all of the inspiration they share.
I have watched (via photos and video chats) my grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and become their own persons. My second granddaughter is going to be 13 in February and is already taller than I am. She is a reader as I am and we have had fun these past few months designing a quilt that she asked me to make to gift her best friend. My third and fourth granddaughters are very unique girls with minds of their own. They aren’t afraid to try things and have been riding horses, quads and skidoo’s since they were 3 years old. I have learned that it is impossible to win a debate with these two! Once they take a position or make up their minds, don’t think you can change them.
The boys will need a whole post of their own. They are pretty special, very unique with so many different characteristics from their parents! 😃
Now we are all turning our thoughts forward; to Thanksgiving in America, to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Plans are being made to visit or not, to travel or not, to be home or to be with family. The choices are ours to make. However you do, please be safe and be well.
This year is coming to an end. As a good friend reminded me, there are only 50 days left in this year; a year we will not soon forget, a year that will be written about.
Stay well my friends and thank you again for taking the time to read my ramblings. 🤔 Carol