Off The Cuff

Things on my mind

The other day I had to get bloodwork done, so while I was waiting, a lady who had just done hers exited the side doors.  Because of the masks, I didn’t really recognize her, but she knew me.  Mainly because I forgot my mask in the truck.  We kept our distance and had a nice little chat.

It’s a new normal these days.  Having to carry a mask around with you everywhere you go.  I don’t mind wearing one, I bought 3 cloth ones to rotate.  Though I do buy the cheap ones at the dollar store so I don’t have to wash mine that often.

Towards the end of our conversation, I told her that the one major thing that this virus had made us all realize was to slow down.  Everything before COVID was all fast pace.  Air pollution from vehicles, planes, and even trains (even though there’s none here on Newfoundland any more).

But everyone was always so busy and had no time to just stop and take a breather.  Only when things were shut down, were people actually taking time to smell the roses as it were.

I get not everyone was kind to the new rules.  Keep your distance.  Wear a mask.  Stay home.  No more parties.  And now that things are starting to open up, and people are able to move around more freely, wearing a mask when social distancing isn’t possible when out and about, is what some people b!tch about the most.

I get that some people can’t wear them, and I’m not knocking them for it.  But can we look at the bigger picture?  The more people wear them, or stay home and have someone else run errands for them, the faster we can all beat this until the vaccine becomes available.

And I’m not writing this blog to sh!t on anyone, or to have people leave me nasty comments back.  That crap won’t be tolerated.  This is my opinion.  I just feel that if we look out for one another, we’ll all be better people in the end.

So please, be kind to one another.  Things will get better.

Until next time.

K ❤

Off The Cuff

The countdown is on…

HAPPY 6TH OF JUNE!!!

No, this is not a special day for me.  Not that I know of anyway.  I just wanted to shout that out there, LOL

So, there’s only 14 more school days left and the kids will be free from their institutions LOL.  Then they will have summer holidays that runs for about two and a half months.  Well here it’s that long. Depending on where you are in the world, your Summer vacation might be longer or shorter.

But just think on that for a moment though.

Kids have 2.5 months of vacation.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have that too?

Seriously,, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have summers off without loosing any pay?

Then again, maybe not.

Though, summers are not all fun and games.  Especially for my two kids.  And especially not for this year.

My oldest is autistic, so he needs a routine.  I just wish part of his routine would to realize that you can sleep in during summer holidays.  Then again, it would be awesome if he would do that on weekends, LOL.  But at least it keeps me from sleeping too much day away.

My youngest on the other hand, love sleeping in.  Can’t say as I blame her,,, I love my bed too.  But there’s things that just needs to get done.  Eventually she will come to realize that.

However on that note, I do have a math workbook to help her prepare for the next grade.  And she’s got the first 4 Harry Potter books to read.  I’m still working on book 5, *rolls eyes*.  Why did this book have to be the one with 800 PAGES?!  Seriously Ms. Rowling,,, what the devil were you thinking?  🙂

Speaking of writing.  I have 2 of my own to get finished up.  Maybe this will be the summer that I’ll actually get them done.  This is why I need an agent, preferably for free, LOL.  Although, I do have amazing friends who keeps me on my toes and keeps pushing me to get them done.  Especially the sequel.

Seriously, to those of you who has the first book,,, I’m reeeeeeeeeally sorry it’s not done yet.  I’m now thinking I should have just waiting on publishing it in the first place until I can have a proper ending for it.  I’m trying to keep it the same amount of pages as the first, but it’s becoming to be a chore.  I can only drag out so many scenes before it starts to become boring.

Plus making sure the first lot of chapters reads right is a challenge as well.  So not only do I need an agent,,, apparently I need an editor as well.  There’s only so many times I can re-read it to make sure I have all the grammar errors corrected.  Though, I have to thank Word for underlining words I’ve either spelled wrong, or a sentences that doesn’t make sense.  And someone who’s dyslexic trying to figure out another way to write a sentence to make it read right is a challenge in itself.

Hence another reason for such a delay in getting anything published.  Distractions.  And I have a lot of them, LOL.

And specking of distractions,, this is one of them.  So I shall head off and get some things accomplished today.  Wish me luck, 🙂

Until next time,,,

K ❤