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Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul  

sexyldy1000 60F  
8799 posts
4/13/2021 1:29 pm
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul



Recently, I took some time to step back and step away from here. I needed the break to reflect. refresh and reenergize. Here's what I confirmed for myself:


Each day is a blessing. Each day is an opportunity to start afresh. Each day gives you a different feeling and the chance to build yourself even better.


Life's hard knocks have taught me how to survive and how to stand up for myself. Others should not mistake my good-natured demeanour for being a pushover.


Being loud and obnoxious has never been my style. Sometimes, staying silent is the best option. It quickly quiets those looking to stir up trouble when none exists and they realize they can't bait you into a meaningless debate.


Salt and pepper shakers. I have sets that belonged to my great-grandmother. my grandmother, my mother and my own. All but one pair (that I use every day) are sitting in my china cabinet. The old ones are rarely taken out but hold fond memories of special family get together and are hard to part with.


Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/13/2021 2:11 pm

Last week I had my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Due to how vaccines are being distributed here, my second dose is scheduled for July 30. This will be a huge step towards getting back some normalcy.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/13/2021 3:14 pm

Do you ever ‘step back’ to reassess?
What do you own a ridiculous amount of?

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


Allhard4u50 59M
1552 posts
4/13/2021 3:19 pm

Wow...Canada is really behind. I had both of mine in February. My wife in March......they’re vaccinating 16 year olds here now....


hippiechick1967 56F
12909 posts
4/13/2021 3:39 pm

Congrats on getting your first vaccination!

I don't step back as often as I should - thanks for the reminder.
I own a ridiculous amount of seeds: I have more vegetable seeds than I can possibly plant in 5 years. I just love finding varieties new to me.

Elevate me...


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/13/2021 3:40 pm

    Quoting Allhard4u50:
    Wow...Canada is really behind. I had both of mine in February. My wife in March......they’re vaccinating 16 year olds here now....
The distribution has had all kinds of issues including delayed shipments. They started with the oldest 80+, most vulnerable and were lowering eligibility in 5 year increments. Now they have added by postal code in the ‘hotspots’ and some 18+ are eligible.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/13/2021 5:57 pm

    Quoting hippiechick1967:
    Congrats on getting your first vaccination!

    I don't step back as often as I should - thanks for the reminder.
    I own a ridiculous amount of seeds: I have more vegetable seeds than I can possibly plant in 5 years. I just love finding varieties new to me.
What do you usually plant? Do you also have flowers?
A green thumb is something I definitely do NOT have. I always said my best plant was my artificial one .

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


resant78 42M  
3092 posts
4/13/2021 6:24 pm

Yay, congrats on your first dose! I tried to schedule an appointment, but after I filled out the questionnaire, it responded with a weird jumble of "this recipient is under 16, this recipient has already received vaccine, & try again later" it was a very strange response and I checked back in later and ALL the appointment slots in my county have been filled up. (Oh the fun of vaccine scheduling.)

Speaking of stepping back! I feel it may be like a movie where I need to wait for a week or so to let the hardcore crowds do it first.

Yes! As much as I complain, I know that every day is indeed a blessing! Sometimes I forget about that, but I am also quick to remind myself.

I don't know if it's a "ridiculous" amount but by typical standards, I do have well over a dozen cameras, and I stopped counting at around 30 odd lenses.
I don't think it's ridiculous because there is still more cameras and lenses that I am planning on getting. Some are professional related, some are for my pleasure and art.

I did notice when you haven't been blogging and I was missing you! (hug!)


MrRareity 61M  
4258 posts
4/13/2021 10:16 pm

Congratulations on getting your first vaccine. But why such a long wait in between doses? I got my first one and the second one three weeks later it was also the Pfizer vaccine as well.

I agree with you on stepping back as you know I have stepped back from time to time and to be honest I didn't miss it. I did miss those that I have contact with but with the B/S that goes on with the site, and how I've felt at times I need to get away.

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/13/2021 10:58 pm

    Quoting MrRareity:
    Congratulations on getting your first vaccine. But why such a long wait in between doses? I got my first one and the second one three weeks later it was also the Pfizer vaccine as well.

    I agree with you on stepping back as you know I have stepped back from time to time and to be honest I didn't miss it. I did miss those that I have contact with but with the B/S that goes on with the site, and how I've felt at times I need to get away.
Here, the goal is to get as many people vaccinated as possible with their first shot. Based on shipment supply dates, the best way to do that is to wait the recommended maximum number of weeks between first and second doses. Shipment delays continue to be an issue.
Yes, I totally understand the need to take a break for a variety of reasons. Keep well 😊.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/14/2021 4:59 am

    Quoting resant78:
    Yay, congrats on your first dose! I tried to schedule an appointment, but after I filled out the questionnaire, it responded with a weird jumble of "this recipient is under 16, this recipient has already received vaccine, & try again later" it was a very strange response and I checked back in later and ALL the appointment slots in my county have been filled up. (Oh the fun of vaccine scheduling.)

    Speaking of stepping back! I feel it may be like a movie where I need to wait for a week or so to let the hardcore crowds do it first.

    Yes! As much as I complain, I know that every day is indeed a blessing! Sometimes I forget about that, but I am also quick to remind myself.

    I don't know if it's a "ridiculous" amount but by typical standards, I do have well over a dozen cameras, and I stopped counting at around 30 odd lenses.
    I don't think it's ridiculous because there is still more cameras and lenses that I am planning on getting. Some are professional related, some are for my pleasure and art.

    I did notice when you haven't been blogging and I was missing you! (hug!)
There have been all kinds of problems here with shipment delays and booking systems so I am glad to have gotten my first shot with no side effects.
The word ‘ridiculous’ is subjective. Some would view your amount of camera equipment vas out-of-the-ordinary, while others would think it quite reasonable.
It is nice to be ‘missed’. A hug 🤗 is something I miss more than anything so thank you for the virtual one. Keep safe!

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


WyoCowboy7751 67M
1588 posts
4/14/2021 5:36 am

Got both of mine last month , two weeks apart Since I had had THAT SHIT ; I was initially told that I only needed the 1 dose & be covered Went for 1st & then told that it was recommended too get the 2nd NOW ; they seem to be undecided on if a Booster is needed in 6 months or 1 year


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/14/2021 7:11 am

    Quoting WyoCowboy7751:
    Got both of mine last month , two weeks apart Since I had had THAT SHIT ; I was initially told that I only needed the 1 dose & be covered Went for 1st & then told that it was recommended too get the 2nd NOW ; they seem to be undecided on if a Booster is needed in 6 months or 1 year
Congratulations 👏 on being fully vaccinated! Seems the ‘experts’ everywhere are learning on the fly and keep changing recommendations. We have to keep looking after ourselves, knowing things will get better.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


hippiechick1967 56F
12909 posts
4/14/2021 7:38 am

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    What do you usually plant? Do you also have flowers?
    A green thumb is something I definitely do NOT have. I always said my best plant was my artificial one .
I plant carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce, kale, snap peas, cucumbers, and green beans from seed. I already have enough carrot seed but can't pass up packets of red carrots, purple carrots, rainbow carrots, etc. I have pole beans and bush beans, romaine, spring mix, green curly leaf, buttercrunch, and red leaf lettuce. I always have to give lettuce away. I sometimes will plant sunflowers or morning glory from seed but I mostly buy annual and perennial plants. I don't know much about indoor plants, though.

Elevate me...


Tmptrzz 58F
95612 posts
4/14/2021 7:59 am

Welcome back my friend, I am so glad to see all is well, and your so right we all need to step back from here from time to time to keep our minds in a good and safe place. I hope you enjoy your Hump Day..


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/14/2021 8:07 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Welcome back my friend, I am so glad to see all is well, and your so right we all need to step back from here from time to time to keep our minds in a good and safe place. I hope you enjoy your Hump Day..
Thank you for the warm reception . There was a very foggy start to today but that has cleared and there's lots of sunshine and blue skies. Looking forward to heading out for a refreshing walk. Keep safe !

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/14/2021 8:09 am

    Quoting hippiechick1967:
    I plant carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce, kale, snap peas, cucumbers, and green beans from seed. I already have enough carrot seed but can't pass up packets of red carrots, purple carrots, rainbow carrots, etc. I have pole beans and bush beans, romaine, spring mix, green curly leaf, buttercrunch, and red leaf lettuce. I always have to give lettuce away. I sometimes will plant sunflowers or morning glory from seed but I mostly buy annual and perennial plants. I don't know much about indoor plants, though.
Wow! I am impressed . I probably have space to have gardens but simply don't have the inclination or interest to do so. I admire those who have the skills and patience.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


takeout42 65M  
34 posts
4/14/2021 9:23 am

Amen....nice to see you back on top


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/14/2021 9:38 am

    Quoting takeout42:
    Amen....nice to see you back on top
Thank you 🙏. Always good to see you stopping by 😊.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


Kalbi54 66M
1332 posts
4/14/2021 12:50 pm

So you're a hoarder of S&Ps It could be worse. I imagine they don't take up that much space.

Just watch out for the 2nd shot. I should've known that it was going to be more impactful on me when my arm started to hurt a few hours afterwards. But I'll take the discomfort and flu-like symptoms any day over death


Paulxx001 64M
19233 posts
4/14/2021 12:57 pm

Last week I also got the vaccine, and my next one is on July 30th as well. Hmmm... We'll BOTH be protected finally. 👍 I haven't been to Toronto in four years.

I constantly reassess; in fact, I was reassessing just the other day and concluded — fuck her, I want nothing to do with her.
Today I reassessed THAT thought and realized that perhaps, I was hasty. But I tend to flip; it's a character flaw I'm working on. I wonder what she'll say or if she even cares. 😶

Too much of? 🤔
I'm not much of a hoarder. I'd say digital music. I've lost track of how many thousands and thousands of songs I have. Anything and everything (good) ever recorded between the twenties till modem times. It's overwhelming.
I've stopped making copies. I guess THAT'S why there's YouTube.

But the old stuff I have, you can't find ANYWHERE! ❗❗😎🍷🍷


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/14/2021 1:13 pm

    Quoting Kalbi54:
    So you're a hoarder of S&Ps It could be worse. I imagine they don't take up that much space.

    Just watch out for the 2nd shot. I should've known that it was going to be more impactful on me when my arm started to hurt a few hours afterwards. But I'll take the discomfort and flu-like symptoms any day over death
Oh my goodness nowhere near being a hoarder!
Yes, I have heard that often people have a reaction to the 2nd shot. So many factors impact whether someone does or not. Definitely agree, a little discomfort over being intubated or dead is a no-brainer!

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


p1947q 74M  
94 posts
4/14/2021 4:58 pm

Welcome back. Have to admit that I haven't been spending as much time on here as I used to so I didn't realize you hadn't been on. A ridiculous amount of digital pictures from travelling - some really should be deleted - fuzzy, road sign right in the middle stuff but even though the quality isn't great in some of them they all have a memory attached to them.


lonlyforlove2 78M
18841 posts
4/14/2021 9:06 pm

A collection of "shakers" Never even give that a thought. . I do have some very old china, I keep displayed behind glass in the dining room..There will be a fight over that some day.. and I am not sure just how to straighten this one out..
I had both my shots, last on o 19 Feb... Pfizer they were, and not one issue, not even a sore spot... welcome back from the shadows!!!


upsidedownsky 40M  
377 posts
4/14/2021 11:58 pm

awesome.

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trixietrixster 53F  
3012 posts
4/15/2021 1:05 pm

We all need to revive ourselves in the way that works best for us. Very much hope you are in a better place ... *hugs*

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/16/2021 11:44 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Last week I also got the vaccine, and my next one is on July 30th as well. Hmmm... We'll BOTH be protected finally. 👍 I haven't been to Toronto in four years.

    I constantly reassess; in fact, I was reassessing just the other day and concluded — fuck her, I want nothing to do with her.
    Today I reassessed THAT thought and realized that perhaps, I was hasty. But I tend to flip; it's a character flaw I'm working on. I wonder what she'll say or if she even cares. 😶

    Too much of? 🤔
    I'm not much of a hoarder. I'd say digital music. I've lost track of how many thousands and thousands of songs I have. Anything and everything (good) ever recorded between the twenties till modem times. It's overwhelming.
    I've stopped making copies. I guess THAT'S why there's YouTube.

    But the old stuff I have, you can't find ANYWHERE! ❗❗😎🍷🍷
I haven't been to the Montreal area since I was in grade school and went to Expo'67. I wasn't implying being a hoarder just an observation of how many salt and pepper sets I have accumulated. Actually, I probably have even more silverware: full tea services, plates and assorted other items that also belonged to my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother. Some things are just hard to part with because of the sentimental memories and images they hold. As for reassessing, no doubt she was doing the same thing

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/16/2021 11:48 am

    Quoting p1947q:
    Welcome back. Have to admit that I haven't been spending as much time on here as I used to so I didn't realize you hadn't been on. A ridiculous amount of digital pictures from travelling - some really should be deleted - fuzzy, road sign right in the middle stuff but even though the quality isn't great in some of them they all have a memory attached to them.
Pictures are tough to decide whether to hold onto or not. I recently put a slew of my travel pictures onto a flash drive. If nothing else, it freed up storage space on my laptop. Now, if I could only decide what to do with the stacks of photo albums piled up in a closet Always nice to have you drop by and share your thoughts.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/16/2021 11:53 am

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    A collection of "shakers" Never even give that a thought. . I do have some very old china, I keep displayed behind glass in the dining room..There will be a fight over that some day.. and I am not sure just how to straighten this one out..
    I had both my shots, last on o 19 Feb... Pfizer they were, and not one issue, not even a sore spot... welcome back from the shadows!!!
I understand what you mean about china etc. The younger generation seems to have no interest in things that hold so many memories for us nor do they want the clutter. My shot was also Pfizer and have had so side effects. I ill be glad to get the second one and be done with it but here we currently have to wait 4 months! Thanks for the welcome back....definitely wasn't in the shadows. Always nice to see you drop by w

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/16/2021 11:54 am

Don't know what you are referring to being awesome. Maybe you will stop by again on another post.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/16/2021 11:55 am

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    We all need to revive ourselves in the way that works best for us. Very much hope you are in a better place ... *hugs*
Couldn't agree with you more . Thank you for the good wishes and a hug is something I miss more than anything. Keep safe!

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


p1947q 74M  
94 posts
4/16/2021 5:38 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    Pictures are tough to decide whether to hold onto or not. I recently put a slew of my travel pictures onto a flash drive. If nothing else, it freed up storage space on my laptop. Now, if I could only decide what to do with the stacks of photo albums piled up in a closet Always nice to have you drop by and share your thoughts.
I have a relatively inexpensive all-in-one printer/copier/scanner - so I have taken several of my "old" photos, scanned them to the flash drive/external hard drive for posterity. Some of those pictures are of my first day of the first grade of school with my best childhood friend (we still keep in touch) in 1953, my High School group graduation picture form 1965 and a picture of a family reunion taken in the late 1950's


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/16/2021 9:10 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    I have a relatively inexpensive all-in-one printer/copier/scanner - so I have taken several of my "old" photos, scanned them to the flash drive/external hard drive for posterity. Some of those pictures are of my first day of the first grade of school with my best childhood friend (we still keep in touch) in 1953, my High School group graduation picture form 1965 and a picture of a family reunion taken in the late 1950's
What a great idea! I hadn’t thought of that and should try a few pictures to check the quality. More great memories to tuck away.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


easyrider4008 64M
2032 posts
4/17/2021 3:02 am

Glad to see you back and I hope now that spring is in the air you will soon be back to fully charged.


sexyldy1000 60F  
8171 posts
4/17/2021 4:55 am

    Quoting easyrider4008:
    Glad to see you back and I hope now that spring is in the air you will soon be back to fully charged.
Thank you for the warm greeting. The Covid situation here has become dire. Daily case counts, just in my province are now averaging 4400, our ICUs have over 700 patients and deaths are over 20. The stay-at-home order has been extended till May 20, additional public health restrictions added and police can arbitrarily stop anyone and question why they are outside and ask for their name and address; non-compliance will result in a $750+ fine. Thank goodness I have had my first Pfizer injection.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Stepping Back Is Good For the Soul


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