Yep! I wrote that! Same shit different digit, that is it! I'm not pretending to be positive and to believe that everyone is nice and kind, that is bullshit. People are fucking stupid and we are proving this daily. You don't believe me? Just watch the news for 15 minutes, you'll see.
Many people were all : it's a new year, things will get better! Come on, all that changed was the 0 for a 1, that is all. Our shitty behaviors and stupidity did not vanish because the zero became a one. We don't want to put in the effort it takes to change, to address our issues, to face the truth, so we play the positive people, who believe in rainbows and unicorns and hope for the best. The pandemic is here, it's a fact, and (I believe) it will be here as long as we keep acting like the selfish people we are. After almost a year of this being "our normal" why is it that we still have to remind people to wash their hands, to wear a mask and keep a social distance? Are we that dense? Really? Obviously. It is sad really. But then, why would someone try hard to respect all that when our, yes OUR government paid them $1,000 in compensation after they've travelled down South during a pandemic? It was ridiculous and Trudeau did amend that stupid decision. What I still can get over is why oh why are we still allowed to travel. If it is that dangerous and that easy to spread, why are we not confining and restricting movements of the population? We've had a curfew established last week, in Québec, woohoo, it was about fucking time!
Everyone bitches and complains about all this, and even if it could be/is a conspiracy, manmade or natural, who gives a fuck, it's real and people are sick. That should be enough to convince us all to be careful. We are so selfish that we just have to get together, to celebrate, because "it was Christmas". I love Christmas, I love to get together with friends and all that, but I haven't really done so in a long while. I've been using Messenger, Zoom, Google, etc. to catch up with some people. I've managed to teach my mother to use Facebook and video chat, since she wanted to see me so bad. She was sad that I didn't visit her during the Holidays - last time I saw her was in June - she was sad that her Christmas gift was mail delivered. She was sad that she didn't get to feed me and give me the goodies she had prepared for us. I rather stay home and away that teasing myself at a distance, with a mask on, not able to give a hug, etc. Yes, I am that way: all or nothing. These half-ass measures we've been playing with for the past ten months are just that, a little tease. I rather be told no than maybe and not know if it will happen or not. With a firm no (or yes), I know where I stand and can deal. I can decide what to do knowing what I can and cannot do.
Ok I think I got my venting out of the way. For now. Hubby's dad is now settled in his new apartment. It was a lot of work, but it is done. The rest of his life is still a big mess, and we're addressing that as we go. Not always easy, lots to deal with and at times quite frustrating, especially in a pandemic situation, it just adds to the fun of it all! Not!
My mom is doing well, considering her beau is basically sitting at home and waiting for death to come. Sad situation, he was diagnosed with cancer and was told they couldn't operate nor treat. They could give him meds to alleviate the pain. So, for the past few months, he's been stone and/or sleeping. On New Year's day my mom asked me to talk to him while we were video chatting... what do you say to someone who's waiting to die? Hang in there, it will be over soon? I can only wish him that. Let's just say it was a short little chat. But mom is hanging in, after all this will be her third man she will burry!
Hubby is super busy, too busy it seems at times. But he said, last week he actually had fun (learning!) so that's good. If ever I had any doubt (which I never did!) that my husband is a true geek, hearing him talk about what he does, proves it to me, almost daily.
He is not only wired to be a geek, he's like the Sheldon of my life, really! At times it can be interesting, for lack of a better word, but one thing for sure it not boring!
On that note, I will close this post, hoping I did not offend you more than usual with my foul language and direct approach on life. Life is short, stop bitching about what you can't do and address the things you can.