How I Deal With Stress

So it’s no secret that we’re all, pretty much everywhere in the world at this point, dealing with the effects of COVID-19. It has made it tough for a lot of people. Some people are very ill. You may even know someone who has passed from this tragic illness. If so, I’m sorry for your loss.

But for most of us this is causing a lot of stress, inconvenience, and fear. The majority of us are not ill, but we must stay away from each other to make sure it stays that way. It’s causing a lot of people to be out of work. Some get to work from home, which has its own stresses.

To all that, I have only one thing to say: Stress eating is a perfectly legit way to deal with it.

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Yeah, uh, I’ve gained about eleventy million pounds during this.

I snack. A lot. Too much. I try to do my normal thing, but writing is more difficult than normal right now. Usually writing is a bit of a release. It helps me put some of my troubles aside for a few minutes. Right now, I can’t even manage that.

We will get through this, everyone. Just stay in, protect your family, and try to relax if you can. If you work at home through this, you are not going to be at your best. That’s to be expected, so go easy on yourself. It’ll be fine.

Stay safe, everyone!

Why Are We Still Debating Equality?

Today they are debating the Equality act on the floor of the House of Representatives of the United States.

Finally.

Except we all know this isn’t going anywhere. The Senate is controlled by… well, by Mitch McConnel, but technically by the Republicans. The right wing of the Republican party always, always, always plays to fears of their base. If we give equality to people then they will have to serve cakes to the icky gays. They will have to sell homes to us. They will have to admit we exist and they can’t get rid of us. And, of course, they always claim trans people will be going into the bathroom with your children and assaulting them. Because, ya know, the only thing stop anyone from doing that right now is that it’s illegal for them to go into the bathroom. Which, of course, ignores the fact that assaulting a child is illegal in the first place, not to mention immoral and inhuman, so if the law was going to stop them then they would not be doing it regardless of this law.

So why are we debating this? Because they want to say “religious freedom” and stop everything. That is an excuse. As I just saw someone paraphrase from the bible, you are supposed to love your neighbor. Not love your straight neighbor. Not love your cisgender neighbor. Nobody is telling everyone they have to like serving gay people. The civil rights act never forced people to like any minority, only to treat them fairly and equally. That’s all this act would do, except now for LGBTQ people.

So why are we not already treating EVERYBODY equally in the United States of America?

I don’t know. I just don’t know.

Have a good weekend!

Snow?

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The thing is, we only really go out and do very much on weekends and vacations. So a weekend is coming up, and of course we’re expected to get half a foot of snow. Yay. Just yay.

So I like snow and all, who doesn’t love the look of a snow covered field with rolling hills, or maybe a wooded area where all the treetops are white and showing their leafless glory? But why does it always seem to come on the weekends!?

Anyway… on to something else.

I’m editing book 3 of Non-Vampire series right now. Actually right now. I took a break to post this. It’s going well, I expect to release this sometime in a few weeks.

The Chiefs play the Colts in the playoff game this weekend, so that might be exciting. It’s a home game, so we’ll see what effect the snow will have. Of course I’m more of an Eagles fan (for forever, actually), but I root for the Chiefs too. It would be very nice to see those two meet in the Super Bowl.

Which means the Eagles need to upset the Saints this weekend. Not sure if that is going to workout, but I hope so. I am not counting them out, for sure. This Eagles team is battered, but they are still the same team who won the championship last year. There is still a chance. Plus, they played pretty good against some excellent teams at the end of the season. I know their secondary is mostly injured, and you might even see a random janitor out playing cornerback when games start for all you know, but they are still a good team. And nobody is going to completely stop the Saints’ air attack, so if the Eagles can just pressure the QB they may have a chance.

Anyway, back to editing.

Have a good weekend!