Hello hello! Grace here
I hope this finds you safe, happy, and coping with the world?
Person by person I’ve been hearing of vaccination appointments; left, right and center. How BRILLIANT! My Mark’s parents are getting their vaccinations this and next week, Oma & Grandad are all sorted, Dave has had his first one. Now we wait for Mum and then the rest of us. But for every person who is getting it, there’s a whole host of people still waiting. It’s frustrating for those, I know, particularly in the US. I know way too many people MY age who seem to have managed to get one somehow and are boarding flights, whilst other elderly friends continue to wait.
I have to say the UK seems to be doing very well compared to here. The vaccination system is moving fast and generally in order, for the most part. Nice to see!! Here not so much… But this is just another test of our patience eh? I’m happy to wait in line for as long as it takes for young & healthy people to be eligible. I just wish the elderly and sick were the ones in front of me, not the well-connected and rich! But hey, sometimes squeaky wheels get oiled. If you’re struggling to get an appointment (for the vaccination or ANY health issues) but you’re in an eligible tier… KEEP PUSHING. It never ceases to amaze me how much more happens when you get a bit squeaky (not with us at Clarity though, thanks! hahah). Healthcare wise I mean… sometimes you really have to stand your ground, politely. There’s no reason to be rude to anyone, but perseverance and more perseverance are often the key to getting what you NEED. I find I’m usually the first to back down, and subsequently the last in most lines, just smiling politely at everyone whilst I hold the door open for them. Don’t let that be you! Not when it comes to your health and safety.
Sometimes you have to put your armor on, as my Mum says. Mark’s parents, for example, are only getting their vaccinations in the next week because he spent hours searching for a special link on their county website. Bish bash bosh! I wonder how long they would have had to wait otherwise.
I think it’s a little different in the UK. It does seem to be moving in order, and people patiently waiting is mostly working out. But I think we American-based folks might have to fight a little more for it once our tier is eligible. Shock horror (not).
Anyway, that’s my 2 cents! Rambling away 😉 But maybe someone today needed that extra push to get back on the phone and push for what they need. Don’t give up!
In the meantime, in between time, I’ve been searching through Groovi Worldwide and Clarity Worldwide for your artwork! I didn’t have to look very far! In fact, a handful of you emailed your artwork TO me. Love that! And many of you have used Paul’s Groovi Tuesday or Josie’s Sunday Blog project last week as inspiration! Love that even more!
Please allow me to share with you some of my fave cards of the week!
Wow! How is it possible that your artwork wows me EVERY week. My computer is JAM PACKED with stunning artwork over the last year or so. A treasure chest, if you will.
Thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful artwork 🙂 It brings me joy.
Ooooh! Speaking of sharing work and JOY… I’ve spent my weekends and evenings over the last couple of months designing a new website for my voice over work. I’m quite chuffed with it! If you fancy checking out what your girl does in her spare time, you can do so here 😀
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! It’s very rainy and overcast here. Good thing I wasn’t going anywhere anyway! 😉
Travel gently friends…
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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