It’s nice to have a FO (Finished Object) amidst all my UFO’s (UnFinished Objects). I’m still working on the ribbing of two pairs of socks and will finish at least one pair before I start anything else.
I finished the knitted potholder Sunday afternoon. The lines on either side where I grafted the openings will disappear when I put it through the washer. I’ll lay it flat to dry so it will keep it’s shape and not shrink in the dryer. I’ll sew a small plastic ring to one corner to enable me to hang it up on a hook above the kitchen range. I could have sworn I had a bag of small rings in my workroom, but for the life of me I can’t find it. I still need to make a trip to JoAnn’s for buttons so I’ll get some rings while I’m there.
I’m glad I’ve taken a break from social media for a few days after making an attempt to speak reason to unreasonable people. That’s OK. Most folks don’t have my perspective of what is expected of members of law enforcement and at least a small idea of the training they go through.
That has been one of the big things that has occupied Brad for decades, training member of law enforcement. Everything from classroom education on the law, to role playing when he got to play the ‘bad guy’ in training, to firearms training, to SWAT training, to active shooter training, and some real life experience with the latter. So, I’ve learned more than most civilians will ever know, or need to know, about such things.
It bugs me when people jump to conclusions without the first clue of facts or the reality of a situation, usually spurred on by the clueless, heartless media whores in what passes for journalism these days. Average, middle-class folks like me are losing all trust and respect for government and the news media, and the medical community as well. I can only pray that we’ll weather this BS and nonsense and regain some semblance of sanity in our country soon, but I’m certainly not holding my breath.
It’s times like these that I’m so thankful for my upbringing and education, blessed with the ability to see reason and not allow emotions to cloud my judgement. It really angers me at the way the sensationalist media outlets do everything they can to stir up the members of the public and agitate hate and anger over the tragedies that occur all too often in our world.
It’s sick. It’s twisted. Anything for a buck. That’s the bottom line. And frightened, vulnerable people are affected and taken advantage of by the manipulative media who have no incentive to report facts, preferring sensational stories that are more ‘interesting’ than factual.
And, of course, we have members of the entertainment industry, and public figures like Meghan Markle, not to mention elected officials, who do their best to make the most out of whatever tragedy has occurred in order to push their left-wing liberal crap on the public to garner attention for themselves. There are days I really despise people as a whole and have to remind myself that there are good, decent people in this world.
So, here we are in our little corner of Texas while the world goes mad around us. We have our rural hermitage where we can shut out the noise and all the craziness. Every day we are more thankful of our many blessings.