Hi there Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, etc.

Hi everyone! I hope you’re staying healthy and safe these days. Thank you to those who have reached out to me over the past few weeks. This is a wonderful community whether I’m blogging or not. I’m so appreciative for that. It’s been about two months since I’ve last updated the blog! I’ve been reading some of your blogs but not as much as I’d like. I’ll have more time for that soon. Like usual, I was working two jobs and freelancing on the side. I’m also a part-time high school student! I’m kidding…I mean I have to help my son with remote learning. I’m sure you all know we have a new president now. Lol. Thank God for that! Only 50 more days of the Trump administration! I’m counting down the days!

I’m not going to lie, it has been rough these days. I quit my job in home healthcare this week. I still have a couple of shifts left but then it’s over. Whether I decide to go back into that field or not, I have some wonderful memories and stories for the rest of my life. I met some amazing people along the way. It became too much to handle. I thought I could continue being strong but I couldn’t anymore. My mental health was beginning to suffer. I was having lots of sleepless nights, constantly worried about things happening there, constantly being tested for Covid-19. The thing I was worried about the most was getting Covid-19 and passing it along to loved ones. Covid is the ‘gift’ that keeps on giving!

I’m just going to say many have been affected with Covid-19 in El Paso. For me, it’s friends, former co-workers, their family members and so many others I personally know. I can’t even tell you how many I know at this time. I have already lost count but everyday it’s someone I know. Some unfortunately are no longer with us because of it. I see their obituaries in the paper. I try and remember the good in these El Pasoans, their kindness and/or smile or minor details like…she enjoyed playing Bingo or he enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys games on TV every Sunday. It’s surreal. We are up to 82,809 cases in El Paso since the pandemic started. There are 36,640 active cases. We have a population of about 840,000 give or take. It really is alarming!

What you’re seeing on the news about El Paso is unfortunately accurate. This Covid stuff is real and no joke. It makes me so sad, angry and hurt! Our mayor, Dee Margo doesn’t care about us. He went on national television to make that perfectly clear. He’s up for reelection in January and guess what? He’s not getting my vote! Not that he ever has! The main reason for this is because of the way he’s handled the pandemic. Him and the governor refuse to shut down businesses again. Yes, the economy is important but what about saving human lives? We need safer alternatives. I am all for businesses surviving, especially small, local ones, however… We are losing too many moms, dads, abuelas, tias and many other loved ones here! Why the hell don’t they care? Because money is more important. Sure, money is important to everyone but human lives should be even MORE important! We can’t depend on them anymore. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work but that is what it has come down to. We, on our own, have to remember to wear a mask and wash our hands and limit where we go. We also can’t be getting together for big parties. I keep seeing people having big parties! Why? You are part of the problem! STOP it!

So…tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful and blessed for so many things. The main thing this year is not testing positive for Covid-19 so far. I know I was probably exposed but thankfully I have tested negative everytime. I wore my mask and washed my hands constantly. Masks really do work and save lives. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m also thankful for you, yes you, for reading this blog. Please keep being safe and healthy. I gotta go check on my apple pies in the oven! This is not an actual photo of mine! Ha ha! Until next time!

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  1. All my paid and unpaid work at the airport ceased after the Pandemic started but I will try something new when the vaccines are working. Have a lovely weekend. K x

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  2. Hi Kerry! So good to hear from you! I remember you enjoying working. Weren’t you working at the airport? That’s too bad you aren’t able to. I quit my job in healthcare for right now. It just became too much. My mental health was suffering a lot. I can’t agree with you more, my friend! I wish people would take Covid more seriously and wear a mask. Merry Christmas! 🙂

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  3. A rather belated Thanksgiving wish from me. I understand how hard it is to work in that field even when it is not a pandemic. My work has stopped (no travel or conferences) and now I miss it. I wish people would just be less selfish and more caring as a society. Just wear a bloody mask!!! I wish you Feliz Navidad!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

    “Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” — W.T. Purkiser

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  5. Wow. Well that’s good that cases are low in Australia. They don’t care about the people here with that clown as the president. I’m hoping things will change when Biden becomes president in January. He is already trying to do things. As I mentioned, it is also up to the people. Unfortunately a lot don’t care or believe in the virus.

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  6. Greetings from Germany! Happy Thanksgiving Lisa and to everyone! May God Bless President-elect Beiden and everyone else! Take care and stay safe! 💕Karin

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  7. We are SO lucky- cases so low- all our states locked themselves down so no one could cross borders without a pass, & we’re an island, so international flights all got quarantined then stopped. I’ve lost all my work but it was kinda peaceful just staying home & growing veggies- we have a very supportive welfare state, unlike you folk in the US. 😞

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  8. Hi!! Thank you so much for stopping by! Yes ma’am, it is pretty crazy nationwide. People don’t have food either or can’t work. How are things in Australia? Are Covid cases low?

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  9. Your whole country seems to be in a nightmare! Thank god the Orange Clown is finally leaving, but he should be tried for murder I reckon, for how he’s mishandled the pandemic. You have my deep sympathies for all the stresses you’ve all been put through 😦
    May Biden & harris PLEASE shine some hope & light, for everyone. Blessings from Australia, G 🙂

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  10. It’s great to hear from you Lisa, and glad you’re doing alright, albeit suffering from too much stress. It’s been sad to see such a high COVID count in El Paso. I hope things start turning around soon. You and your family have a nice, quiet Thanksgiving.

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  11. Ooh I see! I got confused I think. Lol. Yeah, that would be really hard for you and the 4 or 5 year olds! My son goes to class from 9 am to 3 pm Monday-Friday. He likes it. Luckily, he doesn’t need help in all of the classes.

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  12. Do you like teaching virtually? Over here, school was delayed until August. It has all been done online. The way things are going now, the classes may be online until next school year or close to it. It will depend on when the vaccine is available I think.

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  13. Our school have been open fully since September, but I was in school all the way through, since March, and live teaching from June… 😢

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  14. Wow! That is scary, Ritu. Yes we are definitely facing some weird times. The schools are closed here in El Paso and I think in Texas. El Paso has the most cases in the state, maybe the country too. It’s definitely in the top 5 nationwide I believe. The kids are doing classes online. They gave us the option to do it for the whole year and I said yes. They pushed back the day for those who wanted to go to class in person. Everything is open with restrictions. A curfew has been set up for today too.

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  15. We’re nearing the end of lockdown two, but school is open so no lockdown for me!
    Theatre planning ways families can be together at Christmas, but we fear a third lock down after, as people fail to adhere to guidance.
    Numbers are spiking in different areas.
    My kids have been in isolation for nearly 2vwwwjs as both had cases in their classes, but they seem fine, themselves.
    It’s just weird.
    How’s things your end? X

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