A bit of a mixed bag this week, ISO restrictions have eased a little this week, so we can visit family and friends in small numbers, which meant I got to see Mum and Dad and a few friends. Some photographers hit the ground running, but I don’t think it is right, but then I can barely hold a camera so maybe I am just being jealous (see do I judge people below lol). I am two weeks post-surgery and while things are not perfect, they aren’t too bad. I am still in a sling 24/7, but I can type. I struggle to hold the phone, thank goodness for speakerphone. I am drug-free, but sometimes at night I struggle to get comfortable and sleep, but I am sleeping in the spare room and have my own TV and Netflix, so am watching plenty of that. I am loving being at home and I have gotten a lot of tutorials done and am teaching via Zoom, so that’s fantastic and I think I am going to keep that going. Anyway let’s move onto Melanie’s SYW this week;
What’s something you really resent paying for? To be honest not a lot. I mean I don’t LOVE paying for health or car insurance, but sure glad I have them, especially after major surgery on my shoulder a few weeks ago. I have also had a few car accidents over the years. I have never (Thankfully) made a claim on my house insurance, but that is nice to have too. I don’t resent paying for services rendered, as a service business myself, I know it is often difficult to get paid real value for your worth.
I guess if I was to be resentful of anything at the moment it is due to the dollar value, the Aussie dollar is currently at all-time low and that makes paying for anything from overseas expensive…more so than usual. The other thing I guess is postage, currently, it is so slow, I feel like we sure are NOT getting value for money, but things are improving and I guess couriers and poor old Aussie Post were not expecting COVID19!
What was the most unsettling film you’ve seen? Sadly a few, “I spit on your grave” was one my brother (who I don’t have contact with these days) conned me into watching when I was about 16…..totally disgusting. The others are Jaws, scared the daylights out of me and I didn’t swim in deep water much after that. Still feel icky in deep ocean water. The other which scarred me for life is Silence of the Lambs, true it was gruesome, but it was the psychological part that got me.
“Do you judge people? Don’t we all? I often find I judge people for judging people! I am a bit of a snob, not like a million dollar baby rich snob, but I still tend to look down my nose sometimes. It’s not something I am proud of and I try not too, but hey…it is what it is, right?
Finish this sentence: “Back in my day, we…”? Respect…for our elders and police and people in charge. But even then things were changing. Not like now, where kids seemingly have no respect for anyone, even themselves. Perhaps this is one good thing that may come out of the world lockdown?
But we also didn’t get coddled like kids today…you have to wonder if the two are connected? My girls grew up in scarier times than I did, but thankfully before the whole social media world came about. Now THAT is some scary shit, online bullying and grooming and cyberstalking. My girls knew about stranger danger and we had Neighbourhood Watch, my girls had to be home before dark and I wanted to know where they were and who they were with…not over the top but basic stuff. I still like to know where my daughter (not the married one interstate, but the one still at home), where she is going and who she will be with, especially if it’s another Tinder Date!
I guess my biggest gratitude this week is the internet, I know it might sound crazy to some, but can you imagine this whole Corona Virus nightmare without it? I am still running my business (OK So I had to modify and change things but still…) I can connect with family and friends. I am entertained either by social media or streaming services. Heck I even did a photoshoot via Messenger lol
Well, whatever you are up to and whatever you are doing I hope it is a great one…
~ Julz, xo