Those of you that do not know, “Cutting the Cord” is the term for getting rid of expensive cable T.V. We did this a little over two years ago now and love every minute of it.
We spend our days mainly doing farm work, gardening, and crafting (for my sister is it baking more than crafting – that is where her O.C.D. stems), so when it comes to watching T.V., we don’t need a ton of junk we don’t watch. The cost for all that junk just kept going up and up every year, and we said enough!
I decided to bring up this little post today because I happen to be watching one of my favorite movies:
The next one I am watching is:
Instead of cable (and it’s huge bill), we have freebies – Pluto and Tubi – and we decided to buy into Netflix (only $12.99 per month, we can live with that). We bought into Amazon Prime ages ago for good shipping and deals (we do love to shop online), and as of last year, we have some great things to watch on there too. We missed our British channels/shows, so we do spend $5.99 per month extra through Prime to watch what they call “Britbox.” This has all kinds of different T.V. series and movies you could normally (sometimes) catch on PBS or specials. This last month we added Boomerang (also through Prime) for an extra $7.47 per month. Now we are actually paying to watch what we want to watch without all the extra B.S. that we never watch.
The interesting thing I am trying to get to here is that the freebie channels load what they choose. I am sure there is some method to their madness, but I have no clue what that may be. I did find it funny that, with all the hype about the Coronavirus going around, Pluto chooses to feature the movie Outbreak.
I know that the Coronavirus is serious, but when is any type of flu not serious? Every year we seem to go through some kind of major something – cold – flu – airborne something. Maybe, it is because I am older and have been through a lot in my life, but I don’t panic on any of this anymore. Every year we take the same precautions:
- Get shots if available (my sister does, I do not because I had always gotten sicker when I did)
- Wash hands constantly. This is just a standard procedure for us anymore.
- We can’t afford to travel abroad, so then we just watch out for friends/family that do.
- Knowledge is power – this is my biggie! The more we know about anything, the better prepared we are to handle it.
We don’t consider ourselves preppers, but we like to be prepared. I don’t believe that you should ignore the required shots that our ancestors lived and died to develop for our protection and the protection of our young (hello California – mumps?? That had died out when I was a kid in the 1960s.).
Bird flu, swine flu, Asian Flu – hell, why not just call it “flu” because they are all the same basic stuff. Yes, we need to know and understand where they originate so we can work to fight them, but they will always be a part of human life. The grand delusions created in things like Star-Trek are wonderful, but so not in our cards (at least not for centuries yet.).
There will always be something, always be those to help fight it, sometimes a cure will be found, sometimes not. I choose not to hide under a rock, and I choose to live my life as fully as possible. I will continue to:
- Knit and Crochet
- Paint and Draw
- Above all, Live and Laugh.
I know that some people will watch Outbreak or Birdbox and freak out. That is sad because they are just movies. I think we would be closer to The Day After Tomorrow if anything were to change. Once again, that is just my opinion.
So, in the meantime, I will continue to do the things that I enjoy. I will continue to help those that I can. I will continue to laugh, as often and as much, as possible. Maybe it is just because I Partied like it’s 1999 – in 1999. (Wow, what that a great New Year’s Eve party!)
You can also check me out at: https://lifelessonslived.com/ for all the fun things I have learned in life.