I mailed my Christmas cards on December 11, 2020. That’s about a week earlier than I usually get them ready for the mail. But I figured with the hot mess this country (and the world) is dealing with, I’d get a head start.
My sister lives less than 200 miles from me. She just received our Christmas card yesterday. 25 days to go 200 miles. That’s around eight miles a day. I think the Pony Express moved faster than that!
And yet it is called the postal “service”.
Ravelry has become completely unraveled.
I am a white, conservative, Roman Catholic, heterosexual, female over the age of 60 who supports our country and President Trump. According to the powers that be at Ravelry, that makes me a “white supremacist.” I personally don’t care what color your skin is, your ethnicity, your religious or political views, age, sex or sexual orientation. Maybe that makes me a bad person but I care more about being respectful and compassionate towards others than about how someone looks.
You may not agree with my politics and I may not agree with yours. But this country has become divided and hateful because some have different opinions. Everyone is offended by something so should we ban anything if it offends someone?
Ravelry took something nice for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber enthusiasts to share knowledge and patterns and turned it into their own political agenda platform replete with censorship. If they want to be all inclusive and non-political, they should ban anyone who politicizes “in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.” Click here to read their policy.
I view Ravelry’s stance and ban of supporters of this President as un-American, offensive and divisive.
Shame on you Jessica, Casey, Mary-Heather, Sarah and Christina.
Thank you for all your good wishes for my health. I ended up going to the clinic and three hours later was diagnosed with bronchitis. At least it wasn’t pneumonia…something that I’ve had more often than I care to admit. With 48 hours of meds in my system I’m not 100% but getting better. At least I want to knit now!
Winter Storm Stella didn’t dump as much snow to cripple our area…thankfully. We got about eight to ten inches of the white stuff. Enough to cause cancellations for many activities but not the end of the world amount. I have serious issues about the way the media hypes up every snowfall into a major, life-threatening disaster. They have cried wolf too many times for me to believe most of it. Now I did believe we were going to get some snow but I wasn’t going to stay glued to the TV for up to the minute blow-by-blow account of where it was. For the hour I spent in the waiting room at the clinic the only topic was Stella on the Weather Channel. I get the need to inform/warn people but not to cause panic. And that’s what was happening. No news or weather about the rest of the country. It was all about Stella. S-T-T-E-E-L-L-L-L-A-A-A Makes the decision to not have TV so much easier. We’ve been unplugged from that idiot box for several years and I don’t miss it at all.
It boils down to common sense. If you live in an area that gets bad weather: tornadoes, hurricanes, snow storms, rain storms, floods, dust storms, droughts, then be aware. Be prepared. Help your neighbors and community.
OK, rant over.
How are you feeling? Did Stella come to visit you?
My home computer was purchased in 2005. That means it’s traveled around the sun nine times. Nine Earth-Years. I’m not sure what that translates to in Technology-Years. It seems like computer technology changes quite often. Daily? Twice a month? For the sake of argument let’s say it changes once a month. 12 times a year. That means my computer is 105 Earth-Years. (I got it in July 2005).
I’m running Windows XP. Beginning on April 8, 2014, Microsoft is discontinuing support on Windows XP. I’m already having issues with my browser as it is very outdated so I can’t see or do certain things on the Internet with my current setup, like access support for some of my other electronic devices.
Our office just purchased a cute little tablet-that-converts-into-a-PC which I took to the conference in Orlando last month. Once I figured out Windows 8, it was fine. But I don’t use this device regularly so I don’t remember the ins and outs.
Upgrading an operating system AND expecting it to work seamlessly (IMO), is like trying to unburn toast. It just doesn’t work. I know for a fact that my Office 2003 will not work with the new Windows OS. It didn’t work with Mr. Aitch’s Windows 7 computer so I’m sure it won’t work with 8. What other surprises await?
I’m not looking forward to this at all: transferring files, bookmarks, programs, and learning a new operating system.
I guess I’ll just have to figure out how to work in a new computer out of my already stretched-to-the-max paycheck.