CoronaviruSmoke – Higher Risk

Quarantine Shaming': US Navigates Radical New Social Norms

How many days we’ve been in quarantine?! 322?! LOL … that’s what it feels like, but all the “rules” and “regulations” that our different states have advised (some under stop and frisk) has been to try to help us. Yet, there’s something I don’t get …

Last week I decided to go to Wal-Mart to get a few items of food. I hadn’t been out of the house in, about, 4 days. I heard some reports on those wearing masks but wasn’t sure if I was supposed to have one save setting in the parking lot talking to a friend on the phone and surrounded by different ones with masks. A lady, and what looked to be, her daughter pulled up – set in the car for a moment to put on their masks. A guy getting ready to leave entered his truck and removed his mask. I must have missed something important!

Shaking My Head | Funny cartoon, Purchase card, Vault boy

The strangest thing happened!

The lady and the daughter got out of the car and, I guess, were getting some bags to take in to shop when it happened … the daughter slid her mask over her forehead, pulled out a cigarette and SMOKED!! Wow!!!

Huh? What? ……….

Yeah, what????

I don’t understand. So put on a mask while sitting in the car to prepare yourself to be around other strangers — before entry — remove mask to smoke! …. Really?!!!

Yes, I have an issue with smoking; not smokers! Quick explanation: I don’t dislike the people I HATE the habit!! The habit is most deadly to those of us who don’t smoke than those filling their lungs with it. Now, in this case, why didn’t she smoke at home or put the mask on in the first place? But here’s some information inspired by the story ….

Are smokers and tobacco users at higher risk of COVID-19 infection?

Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. Smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase risk of serious illness.


Smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouth pieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 in communal and social settings.

Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2020/03/23/smokers-at-higher-risk-of-severe–covid-19-during-coronavirus-outbreak/#e59770e7638d

Ladies, 8 Reasons Peeing in the Shower is Good for You

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Come on, you can admit it. You’ve totally peed in the shower before. It’s not something that usually comes up in dinner conversation, but we’ve all let our pee flow free while bathing at least a handful of times in our lives — and now you can actually urinate in the shower and feel good about it, rather than ashamed ….

Emotional cleansing …

Economical …

Hygiene …

It’s actually cleaner …

Take a look at sheknows.com to find out more information….. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/8-reasons-pee-shower-not-212000484.html

Bloggers, Am I Back — Refund?

Hi all. Happy Monday??? …. Evidently I thought my subscription was up, almost, a month ago. I’ve been waiting and waiting for my refund and haven’t received it! So, what’s a gal to do?

Now, wouldn’t a person utilize something they’ve paid for even if it’s here or there? I mean, for me — I’m not rich. And even if I had money …. I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED THESE MANY DAYS; WEEKS — MONTH!!

So what should I call this blog? I have the faintest clue. I’m rather teed! — says the covered frustration reasonably angered consumer!

Is there a depiction out there to describe when something like this happens? One might think “It’s only a few dollars.” Sadly, rich folks don’t look at “It’s only a few dollars.” Nope. The reason they have is because they take account for every scent; down to the last penny.

What would you do if someone took advantage of you and it cost you something? In recent weeks I’ve been learning the lessons of the Christlike principles. It’s one thing to say you’re a Christian; it’s an entirely different thing to actually act them out!

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I found a depiction! It absolutely positively has NOTHING to do with today’s post …. but ….. heeeey …. it’s a depiction of loveliness!!! 🤣🤣🤣🥰😍😘

Anywho ~ Last week, while at the gym, I was (again) telling my Dad that truth sometimes hurt. Although, a person needs it because it can and will free you, it just hurts at times. Do you know what he told me? “Truth doesn’t hurt! It is what it states ‘IT WILL MAKE YOU FREE’! It is to inform a person no matter what the situation is. The reason why it supposedly hurts is because how the person takes it. It disagrees with what you really want!” Craaaaaaaaaap!!! Now that’s the truth!!

The title just came to me 5:44 PM. “Bloggers, Am I Back — Refund?” Excellent question!

It is apparent I still have a year. Thank you for those who read my “last” post and even decided to join the club of readers! Perhaps, I’ll have something to say!

Until next time ……….Refund Denied said yes, you are back! lol

A Blogger’s Close

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February 12, 2020. As my finest hours come to a close I ponder, again, “What in the world am I doing here?” Me?! A blogger? What was I thinking? “….tell stories …. paint pictures of reflections {especially since my whole get up was about reflections lol} …. blog other people’s blogs …. try something new …..

I guess the list is a tad longer, but how is it I’m at the end of a year, which feels like an era, and I’m more lost than I was when I started?! I have the faintest idea.

The blank page …

The rhetoric posts …

The experience

The gratitude moments (which I can bask even after this moment)

The repost of another’s post

Ooooo, the write of a writing {what people call poetry but more of a spoken word — or performance poetry written to be performed!} —- wow you guys … maybe I need to try this on the new excursion!

The reflections … yes, this one has been my foundational idea since the very beginning. There is a creed in the COGIC (Church of God In Christ) organization which states “We pledge our unselfish devotion and loyalty to the principles and doctrine of our COGIC faith. To be representatives of holiness in our everyday lives. And to LET (allow, surrender) our lives be a MIRROR THAT REFLECTS the IMAGE of Christ”. I learned this pledge when I was a little girl. It has, obviously, stuck with me all these years. But not only that it has been what I’ve come to realize in a whole different belief! Our lives are mirrors! We reflect something everyday!!

🤔 That’s what this stage was for!

If you have read this far, look back at the first paragraph; the first 4 words: “As my FINEST hours …” That’s a pretty strong statement! I’m not the best writer; clearly not a good blogger! I’m not the best anything which makes this the finest hour I’ve had in the blogging world! …..

WHAAAAAAAT??? VERY CONFUSED??? …

My mirror has reflected flaw, distortion, light, comfort, reconciliation, anger, depression, selfishness, etc. — YOU!!

Thanks for this opportunity to have received your eyes! I will never forget ….

Block the Block — “And, Then What?”

This is so sad when a person is at a lost for words and is a writer 🤦‍♀️ but the issue of inspiration is not the problem this time. It’s more on how to start this blog.

How do you start writing the idea if it escapes you? Are you, like me, honest to say writer’s block is your friend (in the moment) and you have mechanisms to cope with the block? One of my tendencies is to walk away for the moment, praying earnestly, the idea will come. I’m, even, willing to admit rhetoric fills my brain and I just sit and type … seems like what I’m doing now 🤷‍♀️ but, thankfully, it has lead me to the idea.

When all else has failed and you’ve tried (experienced) everything there is to experience — then discovery comes — no more block! No more heartache! I’ve achieved my goal in whatever I was trying to accomplish. After all was said and done…. “And, Then What” happens …

And, Then What?

From grade school to achieving goals to live life
Success in singlehood or a husband taking a wife
Working hard from day to day
Being with loved ones for special holidays
Singing, laughing; the occasional sorrow and tears
Precious moments experienced every year
These simple notations, to everyone, clear-cut
But a question remains ... "And, Then What?"
The powerful question answered with rhetoric
Covers to prove methods of "cleverness"
Kind of sad to realize the limitations in planning
Showing the emptiness of life regardless of understanding
Are you able to grasp the point to the writing's angle?
Life is as vapor, chasing the wind, leaving us entangled
Entangled in thinking; pressing ahead
But after accomplishment a looming dread
The dread is: eventually we get to the "but"
Conjunction is the suggestion ... "And, Then What?"
Anguished! Confused! Still don't get it? 
A world allowed choices which end in transmit
Think about it ...
We're going to leave this earth 
Even leaving a supposed legacy will lose its worth
Legacies are based on people passing on a history
Otherwise, a forgotten path taken with no inquiry
Millions dying, being born - all at the same time
An unstoppable evolution to everyday grind
Family, friends, politicians ... enemies
Get it -- we are generations of specialties
Legends in time like Thomas Edison
And the scientists of this time bettering our medicines
It's the world's epidemic 
People of skill academically
Strange to believe ...
One day my generation will completely be gone
And, maybe, some positive deposits that will live on
Important to establish whatever the strive it's ultimately a connective
Good or bad is the person's directive 
The touchy subject in belief to a life hereafter
Either way ~ there is a thought to capture
Be it resolved no matter your rebut
The  question will remain ... "And, Then What?"

Tweaked Exert by Katherine Matthews

The Irony — 8 Trips You Should Book

It’s time to travel! A, every now and then, is good for the soul! Yes, the soul! We need inspiration. We need a refresher. We need REST! Getting away is really dire for us in general. Here are some places to check out.

The Discoverer Blogger is on fire ….

How to Travel with Someone Who Hates Traveling

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February 10, 2020. Good afternoon ladies and gents. It’s down to the wire and I figured the last few days should be power pact info.

Spring and summer are just around the corner. We all like to do some traveling every once in a while. Don’t you just hate those who make travel more stressful than it already is? (lol) Kind of a downer considering the person decides to travel. Once again, ridiculous.

Here’s what the Discoverer Blog had to say about it …