Monday, May 31, 2021

Last day of autumn and it's freezing

Another gorgeous vase to gaze at.  The flowers are not in the glass but on the surface and I think the birds might be too. I couldn't find it in the files because I had it under 'blue' when it should have been blackberries.

Last day of our not autumn. Now on to winter.  The cat and I just sat in front of the heater until the house warmed up for breakfast. It's very unusual for the cat not to bolt for the brekkie dish but he didn't move. The heater is set for 24 but this morning it was 6. Every creaking bone did it's best to break the pain barrier so I joined the cat in meditation.

We're in lockdown again so our Crime Minister has left to visit New Zealand leaving the Cabinet to stuff everything up again. All care home staff were first in line for vaccination but it only took one to infect this care home and probably another since once again they are having to work two jobs to make enough money to live. We've had another anti-vax protest on Melbourne streets which is confusing to me because it's not compulsary.  I did hear through the shouting, the same old rubbish published on facebook, the exact words I've read too many times. How ridiculous to yell at a passerby, "It's a lie! Have you seen anyone with Covid?" No, because I don't go near a Covid ward and no, because I don't see dead people. No more on that or I'll have the drum beaters turning up here.

My life has become more complicated when it should be simple so cleaning up is something I'm going to ignore. The cat agrees with me but only as long as that doesn't include not opening his food cans.

Now this will not be my last word on this subject. RUBY PRINCESS, the plague ship that sailed into Sydney. Instead of people blaming everything and everybody, let's remember who let passengers off this ship with no quarantine.

I'm going back to the heater, I'm cold inside and out.



Elephant's Child said...

That is an absolutely beautiful vase. I firmly believe we need beauty - now more than ever.
Smirko and his cronies make me despair. And I am still in recovery mode (very wobbly recovery) after enduring one of the 'independent assessments' more than a week ago.

Andrew said...

It is a beautiful vase. Humankind can do wonderful things, just not organise vaccinations.

I think the anti vaxxers know that while vaccinations won't be compulsory they will be disadvantaged, and rightly so for their lack of responsibility towards community.

River said...

That's a gorgeous vase, but it looks delicate so wouldn't survive at all in my home.
it may be the last day of autumn on the calendar, but I'm following my own internal calendar and calling June the last month of autumn. It's the only way I can accept the freezing September nights and mornings, telling myself it's still winter then.
I've finally got my first vax shot booked, I get it next week.

JahTeh said...

El Chi, I've heard that the 'independent assessments' are brutal. I would hate anyone but Doc Marvin to come anywhere near me and I don't have to explain my aches and pains to him. On Twitter I read about the poor man with leg amputations who was asks was his conditions ongoing.

Andrew, you're talking about humans but we are dealing with the Liberal party, an entirely different animal. Greedy, lying, incompetants who couldn't even keep toilet rolls on supermarket shelves. Just keep to the front of your mind, 'RUBY PRINCESS' because they want us to forget.

River, don't forget the flu shot either. Us with dodgy lungs need all the help possible.

River said...

I had my flu shot in late April.

iODyne said...

we are all in a dozen different kinds of hell my dears.
never forget that Ruby effing Princess was full of religious fanatics on their way to a conference they paid in excess of $200 per ticket for. How Christian is that eh? and health minister Brad Hazzard assessed them as risk free then set 'em loose across Australia.
as if being cold & aching isn't enough.
I hope the person who created that pretty & delicate vase is in a better place than me right now. Joining you Coppy in the bionic woman category: Getting a new non-bone hip in 6 days. Sawing & hammering involved. that ought to be funny. love to youse all