Friday, January 22, 2021

A New Day Begins

On the first full day of the Biden presidency the sun rose in a magnificent sky. The colors poured through our windows and lit the room. We felt renewed. We felt joyous. Our hearts rose as high as the sky. The monster is gone...gone.

Roger received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Thursday as well. So far so good. We are so happy about that. I didn't get it because I'm not ancient enough (LOL!). Here in our county they are inoculating the 75+ age group. They won't get around to us young'uns (65+) for a few more months. Biden actually has plans. He is making sure that production is high and things get done efficiently. It's a whole new world here.

It's still life in the time of Coronavirus, but we are hopeful, renewed, and joyous. We haven't felt like this in years.



 

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  1. That's amazing Robin. I'm so happy for you. We are so far away from the US and yet we also felt so happy yesterday - we went out for lunch to celebrate! It's like a dark cloud has lifted. Now we just ahve to figure out how to get rid of our neo-liberal right-wing born-again-elitist-Christian (as in, only those who go to his church will be saved from COVID) prime minister. I'm hoping the change in your country signals the death of 'the Patriarchy'.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- I love that you went out to lunch to celebrate. We are all really on one planet, and what happens to one country reverberates. I'd love to see the end of the Patriarchy. Schmucks.

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  2. A step in the right direction, isn't it? :)

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    1. Carruthers-- Yes, it really is. Although the jerks are already making life a bummer. We still won. Ha ha!

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  3. Great news all around. The general populace around here still isn't getting the inoculation, and there are no dates yet for when that will begin. And then I am in at least the 2nd wave, but Libby should be in the first.

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    1. Paul-- It is great news all around. Although the jerks are already screwing around. With Biden in charge, we'll all be getting vaccinated in an efficient roll out. I'm ready!

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  4. I took the same photo earlier and thought of you at the time. Lets hope it leads the way to better things for you. Like you I have to wait till at least Feb to get mine

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    1. Billy-- I love knowing that you took the same photo. That's so cool. I hope you post it so I can see it. We wait for our vaccines and hope for the best.

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  5. I know, isn't the relief an actual physical thing? I found I was actually hungry Wednesday for the first time in ages. Prior to that, I just ate because I knew I needed it. I was just existing, now I am eager for the day. Ahhh.

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    1. Patti-- It is so incredibly uplifting to have smart experienced adults in charge for a change. Things will get better and better. I'm eager too!

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  6. It is certainly a great feeling to move into Post-Trump-Trauma time.

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    1. Barbara-- Yes, the Post-Trump-Traum time. I love that. Four years of abuse ends.

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  7. Good to see that a huge weight has been lifted from your life.

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    1. Red-- It really feels so good. We are grateful and relieved.

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  8. Yes, I felt so relieved and hopeful and grateful.
    Glad Roger got his first shot.
    That lovely sky is celebrating with us! Thanks for the happy post, Robin Andrea!

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    1. Ellen-- Isn't it a wonderful thing to not live with that constant threat of stupid psychopathic energy hanging over us. We are happy, and it was fun to post a happy post for a change!

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  9. Yep. A dark cloud has lifted. We are stronger for having lived through the past four years. Our beautiful sky continues to give us something that can't be taken away.

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    1. am-- I agree, we are stronger for having endured this nightmare. We come out stronger on the other side and more aware of what darkness is possible. Yes to the skies!

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  10. As a rule, I try to remain apolitical, but like yourself hope that the worst is behind and they things will slowly, but surely, improve over time. We registered for the vaccine today as we are both in the age category and hopefully will get an email confirmation shortly.

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    1. Beatrice-- I hope things go well, but I can see already that there's going to be a lot of battles ahead in Congress. I also hope you hear about the vaccines there soon.

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    2. Thanks Robin and as noted in a blog post this week, we have been able to register and receive an appointment for mid-Feb here in Nashua, NH. Hopefully, you and Roger will be able to complete the process soon.

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  11. It feels like such a great planetary outbreath - such a vile and depraved chapter of cruelty and ignorance and incompetence and greed, almost every single awful human quality so fully embodied by one man and his enablers....and now, a genuinely nice person in charge of the most powerful country in the world....will an elderly Joe Biden do all that needs to be done to fix all that needs to be fixed in profound, fundamental and necessarily radical ways? We'll see....for now and for always January 20, 2021 was a great healing....and Amanda Gorman's poem set the tone for all of us to live up and in to....thinking of you and roger way up here, where it's sunny and cold, the chickens are in bed for the night and the wood stove is warm and lovely. all aflame...

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    1. John-- We feel such a sense of relief here. There are battles ahead, but having a truly and sincerely kind man who understands the job and the way things work is an amazing sense of relief. Amanda Gorman reading her poem was an historical moment. We watched in awe with our hearts rising. As I type this the morning sun has not yet lit the eastern sky. We wait...

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  12. The past four years seem like a bad dream now. A really, really bad dream. I never imagined how good normal could feel.

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    1. Mark-- Yes, a really really bad dream. Now we have a qualified and kind man in the Oval Office. Yes, normal feels so good.

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    1. e-- Glad you liked it. Thank you for stopping by.

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  14. it's incredible the difference, not having a crazy self centered vindictive toddler in control and destroying everything he can't have. I think the whole country must have PTSD after four years of being on high alert watching the damage accrue. It's so nice not to have to worry about what's going on in DC because we know a compassionate adult is in charge. I'm glad Roger got his first dose. Now that Biden is in charge, I'm more confident the second will be available. two more weeks til I'm supposed to get my second shot.

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    1. ellen-- It feels so different. The Republicans are still acting out in their petty vindictive ways, but Biden is such a thoughtful politician. He so knows the rules and the problems.
      I'm looking forward to getting my vaccine some time in Spring.

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  15. Yay! I'm so glad Roger got the vaccine. What a relief! That IS a beautiful sky, and yeah, we're all feeling more hopeful these days. :)

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    1. Steve-- It really takes the edge off a bit to have Roger vaccinated. Now I tell him he has to do all the chores and shopping. LOL! Glad you like this sunrise. It was a beauty.

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  16. It certainly looks like the dawning of a beautiful day.

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    1. John-- Yes, it was the dawning of a beautiful day. Perfect!

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  17. That's what you get for hangin' with an old-timer.

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    1. 37paddington-- Yes, such hope, and it feels so good.

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  19. I'm being hopeful, renewed and joyous myself. Stay safe!

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    1. Dave-- Well, I have to admit my joy has been somewhat diminished by the ever-present BS in congress. Oh well, so much for dreaming. You stay safe too, Dave.

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  20. I also feel a sense of relief, hoping it's well placed. We aren't seeing an organized roll-out of the vaccine around here. Lots of "I don't know." One hospital did a pilot clinic of 18 people! Geez. Hearing short staffed. Also pharmacies don't know how many doses they'll get and when. Very hit or miss at this point. I do give Trump credit for the vaccines' existence - he paved the way for pharma. It's interesting to observe that when Repubs are in control, my husband focuses on following politics, when Dems are in control he focuses on managing our finances more closely. Must say, I don't miss the din of politics in the house these days. Kim in PA

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    1. Kim-- I'm feeling a bit less hopeful than I did when I first posted this. The battles ahead seem so difficult now, and it's all so worrisome. I'll be relieved when everyone has been vaccinated and there is some sense of peace in our country. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Good to hear from you.

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