Stay Home – It May Save Lives- Not Just Your Own

This is from Facebook. It reemphasizes what I have said, as well as many others, since day one.

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Let’s say you woke up with a terrible cough, a fever, and severe body aches. Immediately, you rush to the doctor and unfortunately, you鈥檙e diagnosed with COVID-19. For the last two weeks, you鈥檝e been unaware that you were infected and you鈥檝e ignored “the rules.” You’ve gotten together with some close friends for pizza, had a few people over, even visited a park and a beach. You figured, 鈥淚 don鈥檛 feel sick. I have the right to keep living my normal life. No one can tell me what to do.”

With your diagnosis, you spend the next few days at home on the couch, feeling pretty crappy; but then you鈥檙e well again because you鈥檙e young, healthy and strong. Lucky you. But your best friend caught it from you during a visit to your house, and because she didn’t know she was contagious, she visited her 82-year-old grandfather, who uses oxygen tanks daily to help him breathe because he has COPD and heart failure. Now, he鈥檚 dead.

Your co-worker, who has asthma, caught it too, during your little pizza get-together. Now, he鈥檚 in the ICU, and he’s spread it to a few others in his family, too–but they won’t know that for another couple of weeks yet.

The cashier at the restaurant where you picked up the pizza carried the infection home to his wife, who has MS, which makes her immunosuppressed. She鈥檚 not as lucky as you, so she鈥檚 admitted to the hospital because she鈥檚 having trouble breathing. She may need to be placed in a medically-induced coma and intubated; she may not get to say goodbye to her loved ones. She may die surrounded by machines, with no family at her bedside.

All because you couldn’t stand the inconvenience of a mask; of staying home; of changing your familiar routines for just a little while. Because you have the right, above all others rights, to continue living your normal life and no one, I mean no one, has the right to tell you what to do.

#SocialDistancing = It鈥檚 not about YOU!
#WearAMask = It’s not about YOU!
#StayHome = It’s not about YOU!
#GetTested = It’s not about YOU!

Written by Anonymous. Copied from a friend and shared.

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I don’t need to add anything else to this.

Devil’s Food Cake

This is from Kelly Bagnasco, on Facebook. This looks delicious.

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Kelly Bagnasco

Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake
You are going to get lots of requests from family and friends to make this one at family get-together’s… trust me!

INGREDIENTS

1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil’s food cake mix
1 pkg. (4 oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2cup sugar
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
12 OREO Cookies, coarsely crushed

DIRECTIONS

HEAT oven to 350潞F.

PREPARE cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP and crushed cookies.

PLACE 1 cake layer on plate, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top with chocolate glaze; let stand 10 min. or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

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Humanity And Mass Generalizations

This is from Facebook, but I am having to write everything down as it wouldn’t copy and paste like the others have.

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Why is it we are compelled

to make mass

generalizations and peg

individuals as something

or someone they clearly

are not?

We are losing our

humanity.

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I am inclined to believe that this is happening on account of the pandemic. The quarantine makes us become almost unrecognizable, what with having to wear a mask and gloves when out in public places. This is necessary so as not to spread the COVID-19 to our self or to others. Unfortunately, I am one of those people that may recognize you in a uniform, if you wear one everyday, but not recognize you in regular everyday clothes. The same thing applies to people that normally wear their hair up and when they wear it down, I don’t know who in the heck they are. I know that this is true for me, but I have a hard time remembering people’s names as is. The mask makes it several times harder to know who you are talking to.

The worst part about all of this pandemic is the people who are not taking it seriously, and therefore not wearing the required masks or gloves. They think that they are invincible. Not once do they stop to think about the other guy on either side. Does this guy have COVID-19? Will I actually be able to not get deathly ill if I go around this guy? Will I give this COVID-19 to someone else in my family, that won’t be able to overcome it if they get it?

These are the things that selfish people don’t even care about. The reason being in the first part of the word SELFish. They only think about how it is going to burden them with having to do all this extra stuff, not to mention not being able to go where ever they want to go because of social distancing and most places being closed or semi-closed in that they are only open certain hours and then only let in a certain number of people.

Hopefully this COVID-19 won’t last too much longer, and we can get back to being basically normal with just still wearing a mask when going out. Although I have read that it’s possible that this will last to 2022 and the longest period going out to the end of 2025. So far as I’m concerned, I will keep doing the precautions until there have been no new cases reported for a period of 4-6 weeks.

 

 

One Bowl Apple Cake

This is from Facebook. Kelly Bagnasco’s page.

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Kelly Bagnasco

One Bowl Apple Cake
This cake is so moist and rich and just perfect for this time of year. (and easy to make!)

*To Save this recipe, just S-H-A-R-E it to your timeline*

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar (adjust sugar to your liking)
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon (adjust to your liking)
1/2 cup oil
6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honeycrisp apples
2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking soda (Use sodium bicarbonate,not baking powder)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350掳. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.) Mix together the baking soda and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9×13 or two 9鈥 round pans. I used a 10 inch spring form cake pan Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

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This sure does look good.

 

From A Distance Or Through A Window

This is from Facebook.

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Gladwire

This picture says it all. I cried my eyes out. It need to go viral.馃挄

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This picture goes to show that even small children can learn to understand about not seeing someone in person, but from a distance or through a window. This so sweet.

Being Lonely

This is from Facebook.

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Gladwire

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I know how this can be. There have been some people that I used to go to nursing homes and help with them. For whatever reason, they either didn’t have any visitors, or only one or two, here and there. I would go every day and visit with them and feed them. I usually stayed until time for them to go to bed for the night. After I had a shoulder replacement, I was in a nursing home myself. There were some good friends that visited me as often as they could, but it was still lonely sometimes. This was especially true when it was rainy for a few days and my friends couldn’t come to visit with me.
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Kitty Mae Had Fun

This is from Facebook. It should not have ever happened for this picture to be able to be taken. And there’s a medicine bottle in the picture too. Good thing she didn’t get that open either. No telling what kind of injury she could have had from this incident. I thank God that nothing really bad happened to her. What did happen was bad enough.

The paragraph below is what I wrote back to my niece and nephew-in-law about the situation.

Good thing that she didn’t find the gun they go in and accidentally put them in and shot herself or somebody else. This kind of thing is why guns and bullets are supposed to be locked up in a safe place. And there’s a medicine bottle in the picture too. the little one you’re talking about could be fighting for her life right now instead of you thinking she had fun with what was on the floor. What would you have done if she had have swallowed one or more of the bullets or actually opened the medicine bottle and swallowed the medicine inside? I just thank God He was watching out for Kitty Mae while she was “playing” with this dangerous stuff!

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Kitty Mae had fun

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Kitty Mae should have never been able to get these bullets to begin with. She could have thought they were candy and swallowed one. Any number of things could have happened when a child finds bullets and a gun. Thank God she didn’t find the gun they go in and accidentally put the bullets in it and shoot herself or someone else. And there’s a medicine bottle too. Thankfully she didn’t get that opened. One thing is for sure, God was watching out for this little one. This picture gave me cold chills when I saw it.
I just hope that my niece and her husband get their act together and remove these kinds of dangerous things out of the reach of the children.