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A Sunday Update

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Folks, I’ve been doing one of three things the past few weeks. These are, in no particular order, helping family, editing, and resting. (Yes, I include fighting migraines and other health problems as “resting.” I don’t think that’s how most people would see it, but if I’m not up and doing, I’m resting.)

I’ve also been concerned about a number of things in the news, as per usual.

The War in Ukraine continues, though the focus on it in the American media is less. It seems to have become a proxy war between Vladimir Putin and everyone else. I admire Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky, and believe he’s done as much as he can to save his country from annihilation. But if we take our eyes off that war, we run the risk of making things worse for ourselves.

In other words, reality must be faced. Even if we don’t like it. Maybe especially when we don’t like it…but reality must be faced.

That’s the only way to do anything about it.

Anyway, on to other things.

One clickbait video I saw a few minutes ago is about Amber Heard and a disgusting, disturbing “prank” she played on her then-husband, Johnny Depp. She put “poo” (feces/poop) in his bed, and called it “a prank gone horribly wrong.”

What kind of woman does this?

(No, I didn’t click on the video. No point.)

For those of you who have had weird things happen during the course of your relationships, or worse, your marriages, I want to urge you to think of this: Not everyone behaves this way. Not everyone is as disturbed as Amber Heard seems to be (and/or anyone else who thinks this is a good idea). Most people do not and will not ever behave this way.

As I’ve said before, my two marriages before I met and married Michael were awful. I dealt with a lot of stupid, petty crap, and my second marriage in particular could’ve easily been annulled. (Michael was the only keeper, and he always said that as far as he was concerned, he was my only husband. I tend to agree.)

But even my ex-husbands did not behave like Amber Heard did in this instance.

There are some lines, folks, that you should not cross. What Amber Heard did is one of them.

Anyway, I must return to my editing. Do take care and have a great week ahead. (I’ll check in at some point, with whatever is on my mind most at the time, as per usual.)

Written by Barb Caffrey

May 1, 2022 at 2:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. But Barb! The Woman Is Always Correct! [Sarcastic Grin]

    Take care. 😀

    • Not Amber Heard. Not then. (As you know.)

      Paul, I have no idea why someone like that does anything. There are people with screws loose among all gender flavors (as Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan would put it), and she assuredly seems to be one of them.

      Barb Caffrey

      May 2, 2022 at 7:39 am

  2. Really Ms Heard??? As if Life wasn’t difficult enough.
    As regards Ukraine It seems the current US administration are going to go down and tough and keep feeding weaponry; UK is also on the same line and the rest of NATO in general.
    Also it seems as if Russia is back peddling, currently, from the Nuclear threat.
    The war which has been on hold since the early 1950s is on for the long slog.

    • Yes. I agree with you, Roger.

      I don’t know why Amber Heard did that. She doesn’t seem…well, she doesn’t strike me as someone who makes good, sound decisions all the time. (That’s my kind way of putting it.)

      Barb Caffrey

      May 2, 2022 at 7:37 am

      • Agreed Barb.
        Depp has not had a history of stability either.
        Probably no coincidence that they were drawn to each other, but the toxicity set it.
        Shame really. All the bitterness and excess.


        May 2, 2022 at 1:12 pm

      • Yeah. Agreed on all counts.

        Barb Caffrey

        May 3, 2022 at 9:00 pm

  3. Yeah, my ex-husband was more of the tyrannical Type A personality and I’m glad I got out from under that oppression. Jeff is my keeper and I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

    Leslie Means

    May 1, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    • I’m glad you got out of there, too, Leslie.

      You and Jeff fit together very well. 🙂 I just wish I lived closer so we could get together more often. 😀

      Barb Caffrey

      May 2, 2022 at 7:36 am

  4. The fact that this is one victory in acknowledging that men are abused also, and can happen at the hands of a woman!


    May 2, 2022 at 11:15 pm

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