From the Editor



“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

~ Isaiah 31:18 ~


I burnt up my tea kettle.  I could have ordered a replacement, and maybe should have, but I have wanted to buy one in person.  I have been boiling water, for tea, in a sauce pan.  Yes, I understand having a tea kettle is a bit of a luxury; but I do have tea every day.

This morning I told Kate I miss being able to just go buy a tea kettle.  But replacing a tea kettle or anything else for that matter, has taken on a life of its own, and it is not nice.

Everything we do has taken on a “life of its own”; and so often it is just not nice and certainly not easy.  How much do you really need/want that tea kettle, or anything else?  What are you willing to do to meet that need?  How much are you willing to pay; and I do not just mean monetarily?

On April 1, I am finally getting my first vaccine.  I really cannot wait.  I have no idea, which one I will be getting; but I am looking forward to counting down the days to freedom, at least some freedom.

I wish it were not on the first, but that was the first available date; my Father died on April 1.

As you know, I have watched some of the videos sent to me, and read the material forwarded by some of you who think the vaccine is unsafe.

But the truth is that I am tired of living in fear and being controlled by this pandemic.  I do know this is not a cure all; and me being vaccinated does not mean all is well in the world.  But it is a start to making things better in my world.

I am so ready for things to be better.  I know I have kept a “journal” of sorts, on these pages, since the beginning of this pandemic, and so I felt that I should let you know that I do see light at the end of this tunnel; I am getting vaccinated.

Yes, I have had those moments of doubt, more so when the vaccines were first ready; but I did not doubt that I would be vaccinated, when I could.

My older sister, has already had both of her vaccines, as she works in health care; and I have been comforted by the fact that all went well.  A lot of my friends have also had both of their shots, and only one has faced a fever and discomfort.

Still, I do understand people feeling concerned about the unknown.  But I am really missing my life!

I do miss being able to come and go, but mostly I miss living without fear.  What I have said since the beginning of this pandemic is that the unknowns are what is most upsetting.  We have not had a clear understanding of who this virus will impact and how; I know a lot of my friends have survived this virus, and I am most grateful for that fact.  I also know a lot of you have suffered tremendous loss, because of the virus, from losing people you love to being impacted mentally, emotionally, and financially.  It has been a long “year”.

I am in no way suggesting anyone should or should not be vaccinated; but I am looking forward to seeing people I love, and not starting a ridiculous count down, to fourteen days.  I just want to know that we are all okay again, or at least as okay as we can be.  That is all for now.

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