I can’t believe we are nearing the end of June because I swear it was the beginning a few days ago.
This has been a medical month. Doctors, dentists, test, more tests, trying to get medicines I need and can’t afford. Not a lot of fun but I just couldn’t put it off any longer.
What are three scents you like?
Vanilla. Roses. Fresh bread in the oven. I could add a couple more, but I’m sticking with three 🥖
What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?
There are per capita more gun-related deaths in many rural areas than in most cities. This is not true for every state, but true for more states than not. I didn’t believe it when I first read it, either. It flies against my belief that city life, with the traffic, cement, and grunge was part of what makes people crazy enough to shoot people for no apparent reason. I found it hard to believe, so I’m betting so will everyone else.
The way it works is that the total numbers are higher in cities because more people live in cities. But if you break it down “per capita,” it presents a different picture.
Gun violence is not an urban problem.
It’s an American problem.
Would you rather have a massage or get a facial?
Facial only because I have never found a masseur who understood my spine and its problems. Not to mention the price of a really good massage is more than I can afford.
Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?
No and I’m pretty sure I never will. Unless you count a special weekend away with Garry on his birthday as a “party.” I’ve thrown big parties with a lot of people, but extravagant implies fancy food and maybe even (gasp!) decorations and fancy dress. The “fanciest” food I served at any party was killer eggnog (New Year’s Day) — and actually, it wasn’t my recipe. I don’t like it that strong.
A bit of gratitude amidst the complaints.
I’m grateful I’ve managed, though the next few months while I pay down the deductible will be tricky, an inhaler! I’m also grateful for a few other things:
- The antenna on the roof which is giving us 56 FREE TV channels including all the networks and one station that plays old westerns all the time. Garry hasn’t even checked out the other channels. He’s totally hung on that one channel (called GRIT).
- New windows providing cross ventilation and greatly improved comfort
- The wonderful flowers and wind chimes on the deck which have made it a welcoming and lovely place to be.