So, how’s it going

I long for the day I can listen to The Beatles, Back In the U.S.S.R. again, without the tinge of what’s going on over there right now.
This morning I heard NASA crashed some sort or space craft into an asteroid, aiming to send it off course, if one comes heading for our planet in the future.

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This is why I stopped watching the news. And I keep getting email from political groups in the US. Trying to frighten me about Russia/Ukraine, nuclear weapons. Asking me to get involved with stopping right wing senators getting elected in various states. I keep unsubscribing, but they don’t stop. I don’t live in America anymore. Haven’t done for 35 years. Leave me alone. Then the U.K. political shit.
I don’t wanna know. Sometimes I will sign a petition online but I don’t have spare cash for these people. It’s infuriating.

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It’s rather tense and scary right now.

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With regard to news and current events, this describes the past three years quite adeptly…

Me, every single day: “Nothing surprises me anymore.”

The next day: “Hold my beer.”

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I’m exhausted. All the damn time. Our fall quarter started the end of September. After working a hybrid schedule for what felt like forever, being back on campus, on my feet, and in front of students has been exhausting. Fun and rewarding, but damn I’m tired.

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SNL had a cold open last night of a game show called “So You Think You Won’t Snap”. The jokes were okay, but I especially appreciated the premise.

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Went on a camping and canoeing trip with my 11-year-old’s Boy Scout troop. 37F at night, so a little chilly. Canoeing was fun but I’m a bit sore today.

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I haven’t been well the last few weeks. Had a serious lung infection, I was coughing up blood & being a past smoker, I thought I was going to die. I had CT scans & a bronchoscopy in hospital, which revealed it was an infection & not anything so gravely serious. They put me on a course of antibiotics & was given 4 weeks off work. I managed to do a 30 min. walk yesterday without losing my breath & the bloody coughing fits have ceased. :crossed_fingers: It was probably the most scariest health issue I’ve ever had. I’m feeling good now & nearly fully recovered. I honestly think it was stress that caused it. Don’t think I’ll be taking on any extra shifts at work when I return.

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Wow! That’s terrible but so glad you’re feeling better. Definitely take care of yourself.

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That sounds horrible. Glad you’re feeling better!

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I’m so glad you’re on the mend! That sounds wildly scary.

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Thanks guys. x I did some gardening today without any problems. Have an appointment at the respiratory clinic next week for a check up. Feeling positive that I’m back to my old self.

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I went to a Quiz night on Saturday, There were about eight groups, we came third. The collective noun for ravens was a doozy, “An unkindness of ravens.”

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That is actually the title of a book by my favourite author Ruth Rendell, who sadly passed away a few years ago. An Unkindnesss Of Ravens. I love all her work. The crime ones are great, but the deep dark psychological novels are mind blowing. She publishes the darker ones under the name Barbara Vine. It’s not a pseudonym. Her Scandinavian family called her Ruth and the British ones Barbara.Rendell is her married name. If you like that genre, I highly recommend Asta’s Book (Anna’s Book in some countries for copyright reasons.) and A Dark Adapted Eye. Those 2 are my favourites. For Ruth Rendell, there’s a huge catalogue and all of them are great. Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter and Simisola are my 2 picks, but there’s not a bad one to be found in all her body of work.
I’m so relieved your health scare was no more than a scare and that you’re feeling better. I have pulmonary hypertension and know only too well the fear that comes with problematic breathing. Sounds like you’re doing great.:relaxed:

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