First Truthful Tuesday of 2021: 5th January 2021

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The Question

Now that the holidays and last year are over, are you filled with a renewed sense of hope at the coming year, or something else? Please explain.

To be honest, I don’t know how I’m really feeling right now about the New Year.
I’m not one for making resolutions, though always try to be optimistic. If my glass is half empty, I know where to refill it sotospeak.
I’ve experienced bad years, and 2019 was one of the worst as I had a second strike with breast cancer resulting in a mastectomy. 2020 was worse, with illness for Hubby and Maggie and her eventual loss. It seemed to be never ending, and when Hubby finally had his op in September, there was no aftercare support, so we were on our own.

For the first time in over two decades we toasted in the New Year with a tipple.ย  Were we optimistic about it? Maybe not, but we were realistic and hopeful that healthcare in our town would improve.

We are now in a ‘Tier 5’ lockdown, although not officially stated as such. It is more restrictive than lockdowns imposed in April, with schools and colleges closed (finally).
BoJo is going to address the nation again at 5pm this evening, with his scientist Chris Whitty riding pillion.

I cannot feel optimistic about solutions being found and applied in the coming year with idiots still denying the existence of the virus, and not abiding ‘by the rules’ like the majority of us.ย  They are a risk to everyone with their stupidity and ignorance.
Our surgery is still refusing to participate in the vaccine rollout, though according to a health officer who responded to our second email of concern to our MP, there is a hub planned for our town………… no mention of when, or where of course.

Hubby and I do not worry so much about us, just the effect other people can have on us. That currently is off the charts, especially in respect of our government.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to First Truthful Tuesday of 2021: 5th January 2021

  1. Y’all look happy though, behind the masks! Governments all across the globe are disappointing and full of peacocks, who are corrupted, greedy and self-serving; without any compassion nor kindness it seems. Over here, we’re just hopeful that T-dump, the Pumpkin Headed Fool gets the %$!@# out of the White House without a war happening. Admittedly? I don’t have too much faith in the new guy either; but he’s GOT to be better than Trump. I guess time will tell. My best wishes to you and your hubby, as always! I keep you in my prayers!

    • Bless you Melanie. We have a lot going for us, so I can’t complain. Doesn’t look like Donny is going to go quietly though, does it. And as for him even thinking of coming over here to play bloody golf when all clubs should be closed, even if he owns the damn thing……. I hope he’s turned away at the gate. After all, he can’t exactly use Air Force One any more can he?

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I do hope you get your vaccination soon๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    • So do we, but it’s unlikely to be until June at the earliest as we aren’t in any of the priority groups, and there is a question as to who will tell us and where we’ll have to go ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      You should get yours relatively quickly I would think, which is brilliant.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I’m hoping tRump fades into obscurity with all the monies he’s been raising. Perhaps Putin will welcome him!

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