happy halloween! we'll see if there will be any trick-or-treaters who show up tonight at our house for candy. who knows! leko will be on the lookout for them.
even pre-pandemic, i'm someone who spends a lot of time starring at screens every day. lots of screens and lots of starring means i often have tired eyes at the end of each day. now since the pandemic, it's even worse because i'm spending even more time in front of screens.
three years ago, ryan and i traded our contact lenses for lasik eye surgery and it was easily one of the best decisions we ever made. i want to make sure i'm taking good care of the investment that we put into our eyes and not damaging them with the blue light that emits from screens.
for months, everyone has been talking about blue light blocking glasses. i was hesitant to try them at first, but after too much eye strain i decided to buy a pair to see if they help. there are tons of different ones on the market ranging from really inexpensive to crazy expensive. i decided to try this $15.99 pair from amazon based on a friend's recommendation. they are the brand orange by tijn (which is much more expensive on their website and much more reasonable on amazon, btw).
i'll give them a try for a bit before i make a final verdict, but i'm hoping they help. (many people even say they sleep better after a day when they have worn them.)
our family has enjoyed cruising for years. we've been on many and had great times. we even had a family cruise scheduled for this past september which had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
well, now that the cruise ship industry is shut down indefinitely, i found these articles interesting about where cruise ships are at now. turns out they're either headed to a scrap yard in turkey or floating out in the middle of ocean somewhere.
for the vessels that aren't ready to end up in the scrapyard, they are getting a lot of onlookers via a ferry that is taking people out on a sightseeing adventure. (ryan and i were on the allure of the seas back in 2012.)
it sure is sad!
it was two very long days setting up a full stage area from nothing in a parking lot for dr. jill biden, and the whole even was over in the blink of an eye!
i really cannot sit idly by anymore and take the constant verbal abuse of society running their mouths around. everyone feels entitled to loudly boast their opinions nowadays about absolutely everything and it's to the point where i don't want to have a conversation with anyone for fear of being verbally accosted.
you are 100% entitled to your own opinion, beliefs, choices, lifestyle, etc. but for the love of goodness sake, stop trying to convert everyone to your side when it comes to every single issue. it's maddening.
we're at the point now where people are fed up and their patience is running low as a result of the pandemic and the upcoming election. all of that negative energy is really toxic and i want to hibernate until everything blows over.
guess what? you can vote for whoever you want! just stop making every conversation about converting everyone around you to your beliefs. (for those who are guilty of this, i have news for you . . . if you are this type of person, the majority of the time the people around you don't want to hear about it because they don't agree with you.)
do not tell me what i should believe, what is right/wrong, what is fact/fiction, who to vote for, how to live my life .
can you think what you want? absolutely, but keep it to yourself.
i certainly have my own opinions about everything, as i am entitled to, but i do not go around running my mouth and trying to convert everyone to my side. i make comments inside my own home to my husband but not directly to people's faces (although i would certainly like to most times).
there are several people who i am now embarrassed to be in public with because they are so loud and obnoxious.
ryan and i recently had a conversation with a close family friend. all three of us agreed that we will never put a political sign on our lawn for fear of having our property vandalized. how incredibly sad is that? when people press us about voting for a political candidate, we lie and agree with them in order to shut them up in order to end the conversation sooner.
people, keep your politics and religion private. if the most exercise you get is running your mouth, jumping to conclusions, and pushing your luck, then you need to reevaluate your life.
if only closed minds came with closed mouths.