Monday Missive – Thanksgiving Week

As we enter Thanksgiving week, I am reminded how much I have to be thankful for. Sometimes in the tragedy of this world, we lose sight of our blessings. We get caught up in the sadness or what seems to be the futility of it all. Today I will start a Thanksgiving post to publish on Thursday. It will help me focus on all the bright beacons in my life.

Yesterday I woke to the sad news of the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. I cannot help but think of the horror of my own family being targeted in such a way. My heart aches for all the families that will enter this holiday season forever changed. How can you not be bitter when no one in our government will put commonplace gun control laws in place to protect our citizens? It is a broken record I fear and one that will not soon be silenced. On Twitter (yes, I am still there but not active) there is much more information about the perpetrator but I will not share unconfirmed reports here.

Speaking of Twitter. It is still ticking after many people thought it would disappear off the horizon with all the cuts made to staffing. It is what I imagine to be my idea of a horrible place to work. Musk reinstated Trump’s account based on a poll of users (or bots as some have suspected). So far, Trump has said he has no desire to come back. I guess I did not think about how many people across the world rely on Twitter for news – unfiltered news. So far I am still there, somewhat on the sidelines. I have started an account on Mastodon but with it comes a bit of a learning curve with its distributed servers and volunteer management. So far they have managed to stay afloat with the influx of thousands of people who left Twitter so good for them.

I have an MRI scheduled for next Monday (at 8:45 pm no less). I am hoping it will shed some light on the source of the pain. It is either something that can be fixed or something I must learn to live with. Ahhh, the choices we get with advancing age.

Our weather has been chilly but tolerable. Our highs are back in the high 50° F low 60° F with lows in the low 40° F for the most part. The rain has moved off to Friday now so Thanksgiving day should be nice weather for most.

I wish you all a peaceful week and for those in the U.S. a wonderful Thankgiving.


29 thoughts on “Monday Missive – Thanksgiving Week”

  1. I am still on Twitter and have resisted moving elsewhere, but I suppose I will have to eventually. I hope your MRI helps you find a solution that isn’t too invasive or expensive or any other awful thing.

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  2. Happy thanksgiving week!

    I dumped twitter and don’t miss it at all. I wouldn’t even think about it except everyone keeps mentioning it. No new sites for me! I’m happy to have more time to read and blog, and I’m fine with the google aggregate news 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Maggie. You’re one of the people whose opinions I like to read. I am still on Twitter. I control what I see by only following lists I’ve created. I rarely see ads and almost never any hate speech.

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  4. I am hanging on with Twitter for now, and will not bother to change if it folds. I don’t use it often, and do not get involved in any of the nastiness there.
    We don’t have Thanksgiving, as you know, but I hope you have a peaceful time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I would not miss Twitter of it folded. I am not sure I even remember my password so if I get logged off I might ever log back on. The only good advice I saw was to keep your profile rather than quitting so someone else cannot take your name and say who knows what.

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  5. Yes indeed Maggie thank you for the good wishes and I send them back to you for thanksgiving. We cannot solve the woes of the world all we can do is try not to add to them.
    Be safe and I hope the MRI sheds good light on your problems! 💜💜💜

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  6. I think I may have a twitter account, opened years ago, but I never use it. I do love to read funny tweets (often in response to stupid ones) that I see on other social media sites. I’m sure all the bots voted to reinstall the former guy but I have no interest in what he has to say.

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  7. Hi, Maggie-
    Sending you all good wishes for Thanksgiving week and beyond. I’ve never been on Twitter, so that’s a non-issue for me. I hope next week’s MRI is informative. We accumulate issues, alas, as we get older, I know.

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