Hi everyone! Here we are poised at the start of another week and I was happy to wake this morning to what had the promise of a really nice winter's day with the sun out and the sky streaked with blue. Alas, I haven't even done my Monday post and already I see more cloud creeping across the sky. But it doesn't matter, as there's nothing pressing to make me have to go outside.
Welcome to any new members during this week. As always, hoping you'll enjoy being here and will join in, or at least feel you are among friends.
Another good thing this morning was to hear that the next group of people are about to be called for covid19 vaccination starting this week; the over 70s, which really will start to include many of the people who belong to the Care Community, whether it's those who are being cared for, or even some like myself who are over 70.
Can anyone who has already had it, tell us how their vaccinations went and were there any minor side-effects? Most people have told me there was nothing untoward at all, and a few have had tiredness and/or a sore arm, but nothing more than that, thankfully.
Just before sitting down to write this, I was flitting through some YouTube videos and saw one headed "A good rant is very cathartic". That had me thinking. I agree it's fabulous medicine when you've come to the end of your tether and no one's listening to your problems. We often see that need here on the forum when tired, unappreciated carers can't get the things which are so badly needed, from respite to finance.
But I did stop to think about what happens if you 'fly off the handle' at someone who doesn't deserve it and couldn't do anything to change the situation anyway. You walk away feeling so much better, but the person you ranted at then gets to endure carrying around all your bad feelings for quite some time. I bet quite a lot of us have had that happen too!
So if you can, I guess it's a better thing to pause for a moment and then let rip somewhere like the Care Community, where the depth of your feelings are really understood by like minded people. Unless you are managing to make your points to the person who is ultimately responsible for the outcome of your problem that is.😊.
What do you think?
Anyway, let's hope we can all get through the coming week without even feeling the need to do too much ranting! Take care everyone and please continue to stay as safe as you can.