Hey Everybody! well, I'm still hanging in but for some reason, I just have had no idea or information to post about. I've rolled things over in my head for some time and am just not really sure why I've been so quiet lately. I have felt much better this past week and went back to work but that in itself is an act of pure frustration. The job has become depressing and futile. The only nice thing is that I get to see my fellers some, and that only at lunch. I think I mentioned that my old company was bought out and then the company that bought us was bought by a company from California. Well, I suppose as a sign o' the times, we now have to sign our life away to work for these people, so I can no longer blog about work, the people I work with, what we do at work or how I feel about work. Even if done anonymously, as I always have done. So, that takes out subject matter for a number of posts. And general how-to info that a lot of people could probably use. Going back to my old job has certainly made me think about a lot of things lately and most of it ain't good. I feel so badly for a lot of the guys I work with that bought into that consumer lifestyle and are now indebted to these corporations with no end in sight. They say peonism was outlawed years ago but I believe it is still alive and well, flourishing even. The only difference now, is that instead of false arrest, they use shiny new vehicles and $300 cell phones to lure people into servitude. I thank God every day that something showed me long ago not to enslave myself like that.
I guess I've also been fairly frustrated at some of the trends I see in social media. Namely, if you are a even slightly conservative or religious person you can expect to be insulted, criticized, stereotyped unfairly and have numerous hateful comments hurled your way. I guess because I am an artist a lot of people just assume that I would be wholly liberal and without any religious convictions and so at times have been flooded with all types of hateful, bigoted crap on Facebook and other areas, designed solely to discredit Christians or any other conservative person, all the while spouting how open-minded and wonderfully non-judgmental they are. I've even seen writers for a few public forum type homesteading blogs spew such crap. You know, on your own blog, you can write whatever you want, but if you are a guest writer for a homesteading blog, the fact you were offended because some person had the gall to name a pet after a Christian term has no place in the public post you are writing. But that's the thing, the sport du jour these days is to insult or criticize as many Christian people as you can. And yes, I realize there are plenty of hypocrites in this world; I build churches fer cryin' out loud. But I know a good many conservative, religious people that just don't deserve that kind of counter hypocrisy and hatred. So, while I have a good rant brewing in my head, I've been trying not to explode all over the place. Turn the other cheek and all that and ya'll long time readers know, that's a real hard one for me.
I also feel that I just haven't given ya'll much decent information over the past few months. And yes I know many of ya'll have commented that you don't read this blog for info, you just like to see how I'm getting along and such. While I sincerely appreciate the sentiment, that's kinda depressing too, if you'll excuse me. I want my readers to get something they can use out of this blog. Something that might help your life be a little easier or a project go better or a way of doing things you hadn't thought of. I don't want to post yet another picture of my daffodils blooming or the chickens running around the yard.
So, I guess I'm just a little discouraged by my own ineptness and things I see out in the 'real' world. I don't know. I'll snap out of it. I'm getting my spring plantings in the garden and I'll show ya'll some of that. It's definitely looking like spring around here now and I know that will brighten my mood. So, how are ya'll getting along??