Signs in Sugar Land
We've been staying home, so I haven't been aware of local changes. When Don drove me to the (off hours) post office the other day, I studied the world around me. I saw closed stores and long drive-thru lines. I spotted a couple drivers wearing face masks. I looked at cars and license plates and wondered, "Where is everyone going? Are we really supposed to worry about where people are coming from?"
When I saw this sign, I cringed. I get it, that each state has their own rules and that some states are more affected than others. But when our country is hit with a Global Pandemic, it seems creepy that our borders suddenly have new meaning. We seem so divided. Will they really start having checkpoints at state lines?
Smart Financial Centre
This sign is 1.5 miles from our home. Usually the gigantic beast of a sign, announces upcoming shows that are coming to the mega venue. Today, the sign wasn't luring us to buy tickets to see The Celtic Woman- Celebration or The Bachelor Live on Stage! Those shows are cancelled.
Instead, the parking lot at Smart Financial Center, was set up with tents for drive-through testing. I've seen this on the news, but didn't realize this was happening, so close to home. Will I be one of those people someday... rolling down my window to welcome a swab in my nose?
Signs I Like
There are other signs that I like much better. They are the ones that people have made, to cheer one another.
My sister-in-law saw this one in their New Orleans neighborhood.
My brother and sister-in-law in Boise, ID saw a few chalk messages when they walked their dogs. Evidently a young neighbor wrote messages to his friends, in front of their homes. What a sweet thought.
On my early morning run, I spotted a new sign, that cheered me up.
I returned and added my own ribbon. I used a Sharpie to write positive words, before I tied it to a branch.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!