I think in all of my blog posts, I’ve written exactly one long post. Then I tend to write shorter and shorter posts and ultimately become the lazy blogger that never updates said blog. Ever. Fast forward six months and there will be a new post, finally. Life got dark and dramatic but is now back to being cool and slow, not to mention bright. I am always grateful to have the quiet slow pace come back….as that is usually the first thing to go. So now that it’s back and I’m caught up all of my courses I guess it’s time to update the blog with a fresh post. Halloween passed thankfully and now it’s onto Thanksgiving. We have our 21 lbs turkey again this year along with everything needed to prepare it..as well as pie. (This year I remembered the rolls and pie.) However this year started out with a quiet bang…..we got overcharged for everything, including the turkey!! We spent a total of $121.00/four people! That might be cheap in your standards, especially if you have a large family but for us…it’s a lot more than we spent last year and we forgot two items! Also this year it might be done early again, for the same reason we had it early last year. So…all in all not a big deal. The turkey is thawing in the fridge currently and its doing a slow thaw so I am grateful for that. Grateful that maybe it’ll hold till Thanksgiving and we can just do it the day of. I hold out hope at least.
Also, the weather in NY is just downright horrible. I feel for those folks…I really do. I know what it’s like to be stuck in your house because of snow. But these folks cannot even open their front doors..the snow is directly up against it. Same applies for their garages. I have seen some of them trying to dig out but when you have fifteen Ft. snow drifts…where do you even start? Plus by Friday they will have two more Ft. of snow to add onto the amount they already have. So….I truly feel for them and I hope that someone somewhere can help them dig out eventually. Smh….the weather is just crazy recently and it’s definitely a little early for that much snow!! By this weekend they will be in the 50’s so once that starts melting …I can only imagine the flooding that will take place!! I’ve been in that situation once…and it wasn’t a pretty picture. Ditches overflowed, as did basements from the amount of water that was flowing in from the saturated ground above it. Lots of personal items that year, ended up being ruined, including photos. It’s a sad reminder what Mother Nature is capable of if you tamper with the environment too much.
Another subject I wanted to touch on is privacy. I don’t mean privacy online …I’ve touched on that subject once before. I am talking about good old fashioned privacy. The kind where you if you told someone something private or personal..they respected you enough to keep it that way. A growing problem is that if you send someone something online, such as a pic or some sort of private information they tend to go back and use it against you in harmful or evil ways. Or if you get them upset or hurt them, they get vindictive and use it against you in ways that are just immature in nature. Such as revealing private information, or pictures that have been sent on Skype….nothing stays private anymore. When a place deteriorates to being something that is just a battle field instead of the loving, friendly place it once was, you can expect that sort of behavior. People nowadays just back-stab regularly without a second thought of how that affects another person/person’s. The lack of empathy these days is astounding and it clearly demonstrates where the world went so wrong. This generation lacks empathy and morals as well as any real consequences for their wrongdoing. When you leave high school, you are expected to leave that sort of behavior behind you. But unfortunately some people still seem to carry that bubble around with them as they age, which actually prevents them from growing as individuals.
If people treated others as genuine, real people who have feelings and use tact plus diplomacy when dealing with others, the world would have been a different place. Before the tech age came along, we had more of that and less of the latter. Unfortunately, life evolves and changes along with people. Cyber hacking came to be more prevalent, as did cyber bullying. It’s to the point that you can only trust a few people and only open up to a few because the rest are just merely curious and want something new to gossip about. I’ve seen this happen day in and day out in a chat room I am a regular in. This is sad and unfortunate but also a part of our daily lives. It’s reality. So much of humanity is loving the darkness…..when it should be embracing the light. The evil that is so prevalent in our world makes us all go into hiding and shut down….makes us less social. As well as that of bullying in any form online…whether on Face Book (which I’ve covered as well before) or in a chat room. Yes we all have people that we don’t get along with..or just don’t like. However, it’s easier to block them or just simply ignore what they type rather than attack them and start an online flame war. I should know..I’ve done this until just recently. It’s never worth it in the end…it just makes wherever your at….less enjoyable for yourselves as well as others. Plus it gives them the attention they are craving. Just not worth it….plus is it actually worth making someone feel less-than about themselves? If they are doing this behavior already..then they are simply acting out of how they feel about themselves and really don’t need reinforcements. Just my opinion but think about it…..and I don’t mean giving out your credit/debit/home address/phone number information either. I’m talking information about someone’s life. Just be careful whom you trust. Until next time..Lisa.