Monthly Archive: February 2019

Oh, “random celebrity”, you’re so brave!!

We’re going to start this post a little differently than usual because I want to make a few bits of terminology clear. Because this is about celebrities some things need to be kind of fleshed out first:

  • When I say “our” I mean the people that “pay their salary” by buying their movies/buy the products sponsoring their TV shows/buy the products their endorsing
  • “Fault” means them having something that all the rest of us have always had to deal with but when it because a “fad” to admit it, then it’s a “fault”
  • “Brave” means admitting they can actually get what we all have, and how brave depends on what admitting it will get them.
  • “Inspiration” is what they are when they have the exact same thing your neighbor/friend/family member/person walking down the street that you’re annoyed by because they’re also showing the “fault” but is in your way.

So, here’s the thing. I get that celebrities generally live under different circumstances than we do. They have to look their best constantly (yeah, that’s our fault though, isn’t it?). They have to show off their prestige (that’s also our fault). They can’t show faults unless it makes them feel brave for having said faults (huh, our fault too, I believe).

But it seems that nowadays, “faults” are all the rage. And while I do understand that coming out and admitting you suffer from a mental illness IS very big and unusual (and could likely lessen your roles in Hollywood), it has gotten more and more… and I’m ok with that for the most part (there will always be attention getting folks that “pretend”, but if they’re doing that they do have some kind of mental illness anyway, even if it’s not the one they’re claiming they have).

I also understand some ailments could limit roles/availability of roles. But… Ok, yes, this is going to get personal. Some actress apparently “came out” last year that she has MS. Is it bad? Apparently. And, of course, the little blip that I saw likely isn’t the only “news story” out there about it. But she’s all decked out, with her “custom cane”, made up (which I do get), and walking with the interviewer wearing her fancy clothes (after talking about financial hardship to the woman) and her high heels… wait, heels? I have problems walking in tennis shoes on my best day…

Do I think she’s faking it? No. I see NO reason for someone to do so. But she does really seem like she’s putting on a “show”. I guess that’s what we’ll get from an actress. And then the discussion on how she’ll be going back to the doctor in a year and seeing how things are going: “I want to see… I want to see for other people and I want to see for me, see where I am..”

For other people? Not even sure what that means. Maybe she wants to see if she’s gotten enough people’s attention enough? Hopefully it’s because she wants to bring awareness. Who knows. But I really think it’s time we stopped giving celebrities kudos for things we wouldn’t give the person down the street who doesn’t come out much, or the cashier at the store having problems, or the person in front of us moving a little slower in line, or any other number of people who have problems of any magnitude, whether it’s MS, lupus, anxiety, chronic pain, bipolar, fibromyalgia, HAE, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohns, … and there are lots more.

Please, yay for celebrities that are actually bringing awareness to light. But if it seems like attention hunting, than maybe it is.

Or I could just be sensitive.

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Adding a little spice to my life

I have an herb garden. Have I mentioned the herb garden? I got the herb garden as a Valentine’s Day present (never mind we haven’t done presents for years. I think Jon just thought I’d like the herb garden and used this as an excuse. lol) and found really nice planters to go in it. Of course while I measured and picked the planters carefully, they don’t all fit in there. But that’s ok, they look nice. Yes, I did put the letters on there using my wonderful Cricut. First time I’ve done the sticky vinyl! Used removable so I can change it easily if I get different herbs.

Anyway, the whole point of this (yes, there is a point!) is I’ve got little sprouts!! Yay!!

It’s amazing how quickly these little buggers grow. The first pictures were taken Saturday evening (2/23), and the second pictures were taken on Sunday evening (2/24). They should be 4 ft tall by the end of the week! (yeah, I know, not really… but that would be funny, wouldn’t it?)

So, new little plants to take care of. Now, if I can actually juggle keeping everything alive (I also have three potted lilac bushes, one potted gardenia spring that was in the garden under the gardenias, the gardenias themselves, a few phlox that I hope come back up, the daffodils that are doing just fine, and a lavender that I didn’t expect to still be there!), I’ll be shocked! (and I’ll get pictures of everyone once mother nature stops being bipolar out there and figures out what season she’s going to give us!!)

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And we’re here!

Looks like everything is up and working. Well, at least the auto post to Facebook. I’ve been working on the comments thing, but there are like/share buttons on the website. Of course, you can share the link on Facebook itself as well.

Looking forward to getting this all set!

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Plants and gardening!

Went through all my plants in a little check. Looks like I’m going to lose one rose out of 6, so that isn’t bad (at least it’ll give me a pot to put the sixth one in that I shouldn’t have bought. :P). I’m starting to “wake them up”. They’ll go out on the front porch maybe in March?

Also looks like I’m going to lose my funky looking portulaca that’s in a pot. If it goes, I’ll either find another or put regular portulacas in it. All my other regular hanging plants look good. Really need to get hangers on two of them. I even have the rings for them, just haven’t done it.

Everything else looks good though! Yay! Daffodils that I separated when I found the big bulb while gardening is coming up and a few actually have flower buds already! Hope we don’t get a bad freeze/frost that might kill them. Lavender is still there and I’m hoping it gets big during the summer (it should get part to full sun where it is. Gardenias are, of course, fine. I’ll give them a good trim also after risk of frost (probably late March maybe?). They really need it. Might see if I can make them balls. 😀 Also will massively trim back the stupid boxwood in the front of the house.

Lilacs in their pots (three of them) are looking very good, and 2 already have leaf buds that are green! The other has leaf buds but not open as well as the others. Will likely pull them in if frost, but I’ll see. Might not. Would love to get rid of the boxwood and just put a lilac there instead. (the others might go with us when we eventually move, but they also might be too big by then.).

So, yeah. If anyone is interested in my plant abilities it’s been a big yay this year!!

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