Randomly Thinking: Week of September 27

You’ll notice this week that it’s all starting to get to me by a couple snippy random thoughts. Bear with me. I just need a bit of a vent then I should be okay. Luckily I had some funny thoughts too the last couple of weeks.

I think selfies with a face mask are pointless. There, I said it. How do we know who is behind the mask, both literally and figuratively?

  • I guess my mom and I are reading too many romances on Kindle Unlimited because I keep getting ads for these cheesy, ridiculous cliche romance novels on the front of my Kindle. It’s always some shirtless buff man and he’s always “the bad boy” who “she wants to make good.” Good grief. This is why women don’t have realistic expectations for relationships. They read too man romance novels where the woman actually changes the man. That’s not reality folks. Escapism is good, but those type of books make me want to facepalm everytime I see them.

My dad is 35 years older than me and he has unending energy. I wish he could bottle it up and give me some. He and my son went for a bike ride in the hills of Pennsylvania, picked up an old couch for my brother, made several stops, got home late and the next morning my dad was up at the crack of dawn, ready to go and do more. It’s exhausting just watching him some days

  • My adult cat is like a moody teeanger, spending much of her day glaring at us all. My kitten is like a speed addict – bouncing all over the walls and furniture and then crashing hard when she comes down from her high.
  • I asked my husband to edit my novella (Quarantined). I told him to feel free to fully edit it (like for content) and not just copy edit it (like for typos and grammatical errors). It came back with words, lines, and sections scribbled out. Ouch. Next time I’m telling him to refrain from going into full-on editor mode (which used to be his day job). Seriously, I’m really excited for him to actually help me tighten up my work. I hope he will do it with The Farmer’s Daughter too.

  • There is nothing more depressing than seeing a photo from my local library with the aisles roped off with signs that say “Do not enter.” Heartbreaking. I miss being able to look at and pick out books on my own.
  • I don’t think a lot of 6-year olds talk like mine. “I just love these pants! They are so lightweight and soft and comfortable.” Lightweight?!

I think one of the worst ways to combat racism is to tell people that marrying outside their race is “a betrayal to their race” or mocking people for adopting children outside their race. It really feels like some people are trying to drag us backwards back into the early 1960s. Jesus, come quickly. We’re not improving. We are getting worse.

  • I’m addicted to watching reaction videos to Marc Martel performing Queen songs. It’s so much fun to see first-time reactions to his voice and how he sounds so much like Freddie Mercury. This was a new one from this summer and the look of delight on the man’s face was fun to watch.
  • I didn’t watch any news for three days for my birthday weekend and continued into the next week and it was wonderful. Our world really is a dumpster fire right now so I extended it another few days. I like my head in the sand since I can’t trust the media to tell me the truth anymore. This video explains how I feel about ALL national media right now (yes, Fox and CNN and everyone else).

I had no idea that the author George Eliot was actually a woman named Mary Ann Evans until two weeks ago. In related news: I was never assigned a George Eliot book to read in high school or college. I did however have to read 1984, Hiroshima, and The Awakening.

So what are your random thoughts for the week? Let me know in the comments.

15 thoughts on “Randomly Thinking: Week of September 27

  1. Great random thoughts!! Love that your dad is such a go getter, what fun!!❤️ and I agree, ‘Jesus come quick!’
    My random thought: How effective are the masks if I can still smell the old people’s “toots” when I’m cutting their hair at the nursing home?!…

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  2. I love your random thoughts, Lisa. I am listening to the debate in the background now, but I keep having to turn it down. Lol. I spend a lot of time praying through these crazy, mixed-up days! What a blessing you have with your parents so close by. They must enjoy your children so much! Blessings to you this week.

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  3. Wow, I want some of your dad’s energy, too. My 6 year old throws around big and scientific words all the time, but I think it’s my and my husband’s faults because we use that kind of language around him. The scary thing is, he actually knows how to use them correctly. And then he’ll start singing about poop. This age is so exhausting, but so hilarious.

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    • It really is a funny and odd age. My son would use big words in the correct context at a pretty young age and it would really throw us off at times. I’m sure your son has picked up those big words from you two but it’s cool he knows when to say them too. Better watch that one. He’ll be a sneaky one as a teenager 😉

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      • Haha, just proves kids are listening better than we think they are! If only they would show off their amazing listening skills by actually listening to things like “put your toys away” and “eat your vegetables.” I’ve decided I’m a little terrified of the adolescent years and what will come out of my kids’ mouths, so am perusing fluffy bedding sets I can cower under.

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  4. Your posts always put a smile on my face. I love your tiny bit of humorous sarcasm. I am still reading my missing book about people who have gone missing out in the woods, not a 411 series though but I have heard about those books too. I wish our library was opened but it is still closed, think they have been told to wait until after the election, we will see. Mostly everything is opened here. Up north the churches were all crowded Sunday when we drove through the mountain towns. Lots of people out shopping, camping, fishing and eating out. You would never know there was a pandemic if it wasn’t for all those colorful masks everyone has on. I think you are brilliant for staying away from the media right now. It is so depressing when we get tangled up in their web. There are people here in our city talking about having drinking games during the debate tonight. I don’t drink alcohol, maybe I could drink lemonade or root beer instead. You and your family have a great week, stay safe and when you figure out how to bottle up your father’s energy please send some my way.

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    • What will they do, take a drink when Joe Biden can’t remember what he was saying and another when Trump brags that his presidency is the “best presidency ever”? lol. The both have such odd personalities, I don’t think I’ll be able to get through it. If I had to take a drink each time one of them did that I’d be roaring drunk in less than five minutes. As you can tell, I’m not a fan of politicians in general at the moment. Our libraries are “open” in that you can reserve books and go pick them up or step inside and a librarian will find them for you. We’re not allowed to actually walk through the aisles or touch the books. Sigh.


  5. I’m commenting on your randoms. I totally agree with you about the selfies with masks on — what is the point, really?? So yeah, I’m in a ranting mood too. Going without watching or listening to the news is like being out in the fresh air, I don’t ever want to go back inside. I think your 6-year-old daughter and my 5-year-old grand are mini adults. The other day she informed me that something seemed “very suspicious.” I still chuckle when I remember the time we were at a restaurant and she told the waitress she wanted water to drink because “I’m dehydrated.” 🙂

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    • Oh my gosh! My daughter says that about dehydration too! Maybe because I’ve had issues with dehydration so I talk about it too much. 🙂
      My daughter uses big words a lot. My favorite is when she tells me “now that would be inappropriate.”

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