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Putting the ‘X’ in Anxiety

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

I wanted to take a walk. This wasn’t my first walk since you know, this. But it was my first walk in a few days of possibilities to do it again. I used my yard as my physical activity lately with sunny, spring days. I just wanted a walk. Headspace. A good playlist as I Appreciate every clear, pain-free breath of fresh air. Or so I hoped. Then it became a jog and short cut back. Just go home, I thought. I’m a people pleaser, I get it. I’m the one that will go out of the way to ease…

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Fabric Face Filters. Is this going to be a thing?

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

This is the third Saturday since it began. You know, the COVID, Corona, quarantine, stay the eff home stuff started and it continues to get weirder. We are now to the point where the guidance says you can wear a mask if it makes you feel better but really since all the front line people need them, you can get by with a scarf or anything really that could act as a filter. I’m still me. Following that distance stuff and no mask. What I noticed on my fast trips to the kroger or like today, the first warm and…

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The Only Employee Who Should Fear Being Let Go

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I keep reading all of these fear-inducing articles about what employees should fear losing their jobs right now – entry-level, duplicate duties, overpaid managers…. Look, I fully get that in a grim and gloom world, that’s a natural assessment of the weakest links who shouldn’t get a rose to move on to another week of reality. Sure, maybe this is the excuse your boss needed for some time to dismiss those types of employees who fit within the above stereotypes, but I’d call that a preexisting condition that affects the virus. Those employees you questioned in the past, the ones…

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Signs, Signs Everywhere are Signs

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Signs make things official. A sign makes a rule. A rule sets an expectation for the readers to follow. We use signs as décor within our homes and landscaping to communicate our beliefs or passion or declaration of unity. There are signs to allow us the opportunity to self-educate or pay homage lest no one forget the real story. Lately, we have a new category for signs similar to the rules but merely policed by societal judgment.  Sadly, I get it. The whole gamut of signs that had to be cranked out to immediately communicate the new way things gotta…

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Stop Breaking the Boomers

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

I believe that starting today, the President should be able to approve any and all marketing plans for products that target our senior citizens as consumers. The specific advertising categories are drugs, unsound financial gimmicks or any service that uses fear and panic as the tactic for a call to action. Here’s my why story to support that statement. Like, what the hell is this add about Heaven? Watch this – I couldn’t believe it. What bothers me about this one, is paying $149 bucks to have a total body ultrasound screening to make sure your blood is pumping through…

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Can you feel it coming in the air tonight

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Que the Phil Collins Drum solo. I must say, having round trip airplane rows to myself and a Chicago layover both ways with no lines was quite refreshing. Having the American Airlines ticketing staff call me by name while I was still at the kiosk was a memorable customer experience. “Hey, Heather – I’m printing your bag tag over here, you can bring it on over.” Well, thank you very much, Shari. I appreciate that. TSA checkpoint number 3 (Kiosk 1, bag checker 2) was all officers. And me. Since this was a personal trip, I had no laptops or…

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Take a Day

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

My wish, hope, prayer is that you get a day that’s yours. A day where the only interruptions are made by you. A day where the only decisions are made by you. A day where you create something satisfying. A day where you feel something gratifying. A day where you feel validated for taking your day. A day you cut out just for you, like a thin slice of pie after everyone’s had their fill. A day you look forward to, experiencing positive anticipation while working up to it. A day you recognize is open and block on the calendar…

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