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Behide but Moving Forward

Boy I am behind on my blogging. I have just been so busy. If you see my house right now you would know it’s not that I have been busy cleaning. My home has been neglected too. 

I just got a few minutes here at 10:46 at night to type a few words and read a few blog post. I can barely keep my eyes open. I will eventually read through all the ones I follow. It may not be until the weekend but I will get there. 

I have a good excuse why I haven’t been actively blogging these past two weeks..

1. I have been reading my Bible. I am trying to read through the New Testament. I am in Acts now. I have been reading this instead of blogs. I read some in the mornings and some in the afternoons. That’s when my eyes start feeling heavy. They say that reading the Bible will do that to you.
I have to say, “It is hard to read the Bible”. I am a terrible reader and have trouble understanding what I read. Add those biblical words and names and my brain becomes mush. I just hope it’s all sinking in and will come to me later when I need guidance.

2. I started a new job. I have kept hush about this one for a while until I actually started. I started Monday.
I accepted the job offer the first of July and put my notice in at the accountant office on July 5th. My last day there was last Wednesday. It was a nice place to work but I just couldn’t turn this one down as it has benefits. I am now an Administrative Support Specialist with the County. I will be working in children and family services. I think I'm going to enjoy it and so far everyone seems really nice and helpful. 
I can’t wait to go in tomorrow to see what else I can learn. 

I plan to get back to blogging regularly. Life just throws me loops sometimes and the older I get, the harder it hits. 
I need more hours in the day. 

Have you ever read through the Bible?
Do you read the book or use an app?
I have several Bibles in the house but I choose to use the Bible App as I can just click on the app anywhere I am and start reading. 
I love the plans and other features. 

Too Much News

I remember when we only had a few channels on the TV. There were a lot of family shows that seemed to be timed for when children were at home the most. For example, early mornings were the times when they showed a lot of learning shows such as Captain Kangaroo and Sesame Street. On Saturday mornings everyone would sit down in the living room floor and enjoy cartoons. 
That was always a treat for us. 

Midday while the kids were napping or in school is when the soap operas would come on for the stay-at-home moms to enjoy and have something to talk about with their friends. We as kids were not allowed to watch the soap operas as they had some bad words and Adult content. 
Now just look at what they watch.  

Afternoons were mostly family friendly shows like Andy Griffith, Gilligan's Island, Leave it to Beaver, and Happy Days. Night time was the only time you watched the news and that was usually after the kids were in bed. At 11:00 pm, the TV would just go to a blank screen. 
My oh my how TV has changed. 

Now days when we turn on the TV, the first thing we see is news. The news is on 24/7 and it’s not good news either. We can not go anywhere without hearing negative news. We turn on our computers and nothing but chaos. They could report bitter news and just go to something else, but no, they will talk about the same thing over and over. They bring in different people to share their views on a topic. They make it an all day thing and people are hooked like zombies on a hotdog (I don’t know where that just come from but I'm leaving it).

Now people want to be in the news. They are always looking to do something bad so that they will be noticed and be put on every channel and social media page they can. BECAUSE, they want attention. The worst news brings the most attention and viewer reviews.
In my opinion, Stop the cameras and the rowdy crowds will slow down.

I think they show “To Much News”. They show the worst scenes in a town and people have a hunger to keep seeing it. It’s sad. It’s a sickness. The news will cause you to be in a bad mood, brings on anxiety, loss of rest, madness and bitterness. The world is not at peace. Do you really think people want to live in a world full of hatred, trashed out towns, and violence? I do not think so, but they do want to be on the news and will do whatever it takes to do so. 

If you turn off the negative news and stop following negative stories on social media for a few days, you will feel a sense of relief. Your mood will be better and your home will be happy. 

The world needs less news and more Andy and Barney. 

Handling Social Distancing

I never thought I would live in a world where we would have to keep a 6 foot distance from people. But actually, I’m ok with that. I’m not real fond of people walking on my heels or breathing down my neck anyway. If I can hear you breathe or smell your cologne, then it’s to close for comfort for me. However, I never usually turn down a hug, no matter who it is.

Businesses are closing, so I feel so sorry for the employees. 
I know the feeling of panic setting in when there is no income. 
I know what it’s like to all of a sudden not to get up and go to a job you did for many years.
At least most people out of work can enjoy some time off, because they know they still have a job waiting for them when this crises ends. I on the other hand have lost hope in finding a job while this pandemic is going on. 

Restaurants are closed and only allowing curbside service or takeouts. We ended up with takeout Saturday night. This is still safe to do! Covid-19 is not found in foods. It attacks the respiratory system through contact with an infected person through cough, sneezes or droplets then touched on your face or in the air. 

If you get take out, make sure to tip them. It’s not the waitresses or cooks decision to close and they are all in this with us. 

Schools are closed leaving it up to the parents to home school their children. Some children are not safe at home. Some schools are closed for the rest of the year which interferes with sports and graduations. Keep the kids in mind. They are struggling and stressed like everyone else. As far as I know, teachers will continue to get paid. 

Churches are closing. I had to listen to my pastor give his sermon through facebook live. 

It was nice, but not the same. If your church is closed, remember churches still need tithes to keep the bills paid. We have drop off times at our church for those that wish to give or mail it in. 

We went to the grocery store today for our weekly shopping. There was no one hardly shopping and the shelves were bare. No bread, eggs, or milk.
Toilet paper was still gone but luckily we have enough to get us by a few weeks or so. As I turned the corner and saw more bare and broken shelves, I almost lost it and my eye filled with tears. It was so sad how life can change so quickly. There was not even any dry beans left, and what is Lentils?

We got enough foods to get us through a week or so. Hopefully we can go down to the beach soon, so we do not need to stock up too much. 
It’s not really all that bad around here, It’s just different. 

The good thing about this social distancing thing is that families might now eat together around the table. Parents can teach their children new things around the house like cooking, creating, cleaning and yard work. Dads can show their kids how to change the oil in a car or change a tire. 
Makes me think of the olden days. We are just back to the simple life for now and that’s not such a bad thing.

Hope everyone reading this is doing ok and you all are in my prayers!