Oiling Chopping Boards:
I just finished oiling up my butcher block/chopping boards. I’d ordered the food grade mineral oil from Amazon.com some time ago, but hadn’t gotten around to applying it yet.
I hate oily things on my hands!
If you do this, make sure you order food grade mineral oil.
I have oiled one side. I’ll let them sit for awhile and then do the other side. I should have done this a long time ago.
The Tropical Storm:
I watch the tropical storm footage on TV between daily tasks. The many stories are so sad. How awful that all those people went to a shelter, it flooded, and they were moved again.
I imagine they will be shuttled around like livestock for some time while they get this figured out. Just putting one foot in front of the other and getting by.
And then there’s the young mother who was trying to save her child. Saved the child, but she perished. Boy, so many stories and so much tragedy.
As I watch strangers linking hands to create a long arm from land to water to rescue people in cars, I sometimes tear up from the many displays of people helping other people.
We are all different in color and ethnicity and politics. But when something like this happens, all our differences seems to go to the wayside, thank goodness.
And we come together as people in the midst of tragedy to help one another in whatever way we can.
All these people, worn out and wondering when they’ll step foot inside something they can call home again. They are showing so much courage in the face of adversity.
Some haven’t had water or food for some time. Some with pennies in their pockets. Or nothing in their pockets at all.
People that choose to stay in their homes, hoping beyond hope that they will make it through. I can’t blame them for not wanting to leave their homes. But they are risking so much. Their very lives.
Many just need a hug or an encouraging word. They are traumatized and slogging through water and worn thin.
Never knowing when they might step off into a treacherous hole and be swept under. Water, so much water!
Testimony To Courage:
My, this is a testimony to courage.
I hope that it lights a fire under all the hate in this country that has reared its ugly head in the past months, and proves to everyone that we are much stronger together than apart.
If you saw video of that human chain of individuals that joined hands and rescued the elderly man from the SUV, then you know that we can do so much when we join together as one.
We are all just human:
Our commonality is that we are all human. And I do think humans are intrinsically good at heart.
I’m tired of what is tearing this country apart. I’m so tired of hearing hateful rhetoric that does no one any good.
We are Americans. Our country was founded on diversity and courage and goodwill. Everyone just needs to get along.
Please, let’s just all get along.