Needless to say, we all know 2020 and now 2021 has proven to be, well, strange, sad and confusing. The many things that I try to work on such as Anxiety, stress, grief and the loss of loved ones took its toll. So, I had to have something to help. That is when I let my love for art and writing kick in. I had to have something. I found new creative ideas and I am glad because it kept me from going insane. Now, I just draw or paint whatever comes to mind. One plus in the last season of weird. 🙂
I am learning so much being at home and learning how to try and cope with all of this. I am learning how much I love Prayer, Yoga, meditation, quiet time. I am learning to enjoy the beauty of Nature again. I am learning to take a moment to just be still and feel the sun on my face. To be able to enjoy the things I had taken for granted. I am picking up my camera more, painting again and I am writing. I am trying to quell anxiety but yet take from all of this that I do not have to worry constantly or over think every single little thing. I am best of all learning to live again.
We are stuck here at home and phones had become boring,
We have napped, texted, and talked. Sometimes I start roaring.
But then we decided to clean up the house,
Every nook, cranny, corner, no scraps for a mouse.
We have cooked tons of meals and store them to freeze,
We are re-learning manners like Thank you and Please.
We face time our family, we face time our friends,
We found out the yard needs updating again!
So we have tackled the house, the yard and now planting seeds,
Thrown out any junk and got rid of weeds.
And we also are finding together is kind of okay,
Now we wake up, drink coffee and say to each other hey!
The world in a spin and a virus locked us down but not out,
We have to endure it and try to work everything out.
But if blessings can come from this sad tragedy,
It is now we are family again, us, you and me.
I am trying to be calm and smile at silly funny things and be positive amid all of the things going on. I am trying to find ways to bring Joy and still face reality. But so far, no Corona as far as I know at least. I go to my bathroom and do Yoga, I pray, and I am trying to calm my very active Anxiety. God be with us all and I am thankful for everything to help in these trying times and scary times. The upside? We are clearing our air a bit. Go out and breathe some in and get a shot of Sun if you can. Our Country is trying to unite for the most part. Small but beautiful blessings.
I am sipping my morning Java and looking out of my office window as Lucifer strolls down the street. I am safe. Until he learns how to break through windows. If we had a Zombie apocalypse that is one dog I would be running from and I mean fast. Okay, so he is only like a little over 3 lbs. I guess but that Chihuahua is packed full of devil. Sheer demon forces rule that dog. I am surprised his owner doesn’t have more stitches than someone having major surgery but I guess he has chosen to live in peace with her.
If I must admit, he has been somewhat good from my view this a.m. He has only chased (on a long leash) two squirrels, the neighbors cat (currently hiding in the tree right by my window)six leaves that he killed without mercy and the rain that he must have decided is the enemy as well as all of us neighbors as he is now jumping in the air at it while biting and snarling. His owner is as good as the mail service. She will walk in rain, heat, the few times we get snow. Anything for Lucifer. I think I started writing about him to ease my anxiety in hope that I would realize he has only broken off of his leash and come after me like 5 times. Not too bad. But, honestly, I wish we could be friends because I love animals but I must confess. I do not love Lucifer. lol
Sooo,a couple of years ago, my niece wanted to go to a Halloween party as a zombie Princess. So I pulled out some make-up, my daughters prom dress from a few years before and off we went to see what we could do. I have to say, It turned out pretty good considering I had no clue if I could pull it off but I will post some of the pics on here and you can tell me what you think!
I love them but not probably for why you think. Just mindless creatures eating people, right? No. Not at all. If you actually read the books, you find some really useful stuff because many of them are actually very smart, retired military, or etc. just very smart but bored people. They have studied their background and history and many know secrets that we do not and they come in handy. I have even gotten storing ideas for if I had an outage.
They have gotten so much better and they have so much info, I am like wow. Of course there is adventure too. Yes, some are stupid but that happens in any book genre. So, for those who love to read and are not squeamish, I would suggest checking them out. You can learn a thing or two you never knew! 🙂
Now 36, she was used to all kids of weird things happening but the rat attacking her had put a really bad taste to her day. However, it would only be later that she realized how blessed she truly was. The Journalist, Ronald Simp, went home, got his wife Maurita, a teacher at the local school and had her take him to the hospital. He was treated and released after being given a rabies vaccine until he could go back and try and find the rat. Until then he would have to come back for rabies treatment.
The time of infection was different for each person. The nurse, Andrina, was infected when Ronald’s open wound got on a cut she had that had not fully healed and she was often absent minded about putting on her surgical gloves with patients. It took 3 hours before she began running a high fever. She was going to call off and go home but the hospital was filling up with sick patients and she had never seen so many at once so she decided to stay. Andrina worked, attended to patients and passed along the infection to some who might have survived but she was coughing and it in turn infected them, most of whom were not immune. Neither was she. When the infection finally affected her, she was helping a doctor stitch a wound while he checked two other patients, and the heat came on. Within minutes, she had attacked the Doctor.
Ronald Simp, the Journalist, took 7 hours and while having relations with his wife, bit her on the neck but since this was not unusual in their routine, she just thought he bit a little harder than usual. While she was at school the next day, her husband became fully infected and was the first in his neighborhood to attack someone when he was brought a mail delivery. The mail carrier, Richard Townsley, was bored and hot, waiting for someone to answer the door. It was his last delivery for the day and he was tired and at 300 lbs. sweating profusely. He hated the job but it paid good so he kept it. He was strumming his fingers on the box he was delivering when the man opened the door.
Richard stepped back without realizing it when he saw the mans crazed look and his eyes that were red and a dark purplish color on the pupils. He was about to drop the box and run when the man grabbed him and ripped his throat open with his teeth and then drank the sprouting blood. Ronald then ran out of the house, looking for fresh blood. As for Mack Buyer, he was immune but not fully.. He was now a carrier for as long as he had a fever. When his fever let up his immunity would kick in.
A zombie world
By: L.S. Rockel
Copyright 2014 All Rights reserved
North Georgia & Florida
It started with a virus. They all start with a virus of some sort. This virus came from a lab rat who escaped during testing for various cures but it was infected. A careless employee forgot to close the cage after hearing one of the other other animals trying to tear out of theirs. The Rat chewed its way out of the lab, through a very thin wall and out until it made its way to a subdivision nearly 20 minutes away. By this point the infection was raging and the rat wanted to feed. It only had a few hours left before lack of feeding on fresh blood would kill it.
It chewed its way into a garage where Mack Buyers, an accountant with a love for anything risky, was taking a week of vacation time in Florida to surf and play around. He had left his car door open while grabbing luggage for the airport. The rat jumped into the car and waited. Mack drove to the airport and as he was getting his luggage, the rat grabbed his hand with its teeth and bit in. Mack flung the rat off and, being in a hurry so as not to miss his flight, got his first aid kit and applied some antibiotic cream and a couple of band aids. He would find a Doctor when he got to Florida. Right now he needed to catch that flight.
When the rat was able to get back up, it was by now in an almost rabid state. It attacked a flight attendant when she got out of her car and bit her on the calf where it finally drew some much needed blood. A journalist just arriving home heard her scream and came running to assist her. As he jerked the rat off, it jumped onto his arm where it bit him before he was able to fling it down and stomp on it. The rat was dead but the virus was just beginning.
The flight attendant, Janice Dodge, boarded her plane where she treated the bite until she could land and see a doctor, which she did 6 hours later. She was immune and would never run a fever but she was such a rarity, her battle would be fighting those who were not immune. Janice had been a flight attendant since she was 24.