First thing in the morning, which is about 10am for me; I pour black coffee and open Facebook. Most of my feed is weird facts, writing-related or uplifting stuff. Once in a while though, I’m gobsmacked by a shared news article that sets off my need to write an open letter to some dumb ass. THIS post is not that letter. HA!
And ya know what?- Empathy. Some people have too much, and some people have way too little. That’s the take-away. My beliefs: Compassion can be taught, empathy cannot. And if you have an empathetic bent, stay away from the news altogether. Which sounds obvious, but sometimes its sneaky.
Quote of the day: “Know what you know, and know when you don’t.” ie. In the example of the cop. Yeah, he has skills. They weren’t suited for a situation that needed the paramedics.
Friends and Confidantes- Do we need to recognize when the help, needs help? – Grandma Auburn steppin’ away for her third cuppa sumptin…
A bit of background. My husband drove 53ft dry van OTR [Over The Road] for two years. [This was the second time for him. I stayed home the first time to raise our daughter.] We put everything in storage and I rode shotgun. I didn’t drive, but he called me his ‘Nag-a-vator” [instead of navigator! HA!] And I learned real quick how to stand outside the truck and back him into a spot; without getting run over.
We came back roughly every 4 weeks- for 3 days. Homebase was my Dad’s back porch. Those were some trying times. But we had some good adventures, too.
I have so many pictures and stories from around the USA… I thought maybe you’d like to see my scrapbook. PS: If you are contemplating trucking as a career and want some ‘no nonsense’ guidance, feel free to ask me in the comments. Also, the forums on truckersreport.com is a good start. #truckerswife Trucking for 15 years.
“Well, this is scary!”
Thanks for stopping by today, friends and confidantes- Get used to seeing that side view mirror –oh, and cats ears, too!- Grandma Auburn
I’m learning Pinterest as a marketing tool. I’m moving right along on it again, after I’d neglected it for some months. [Learning to Pin my own stuff is weird.] This morning I clicked on a pop up suggestion in the corner – and BAM! full on Beaver Shot Profile Pic! What the hell, people?? Can I report that? I’m no prude, but I don’t even wanna give that another click unless I can. — Grandma Auburn – Slightly traumatized before noon. If you feel like following me. …