Apparently, the holidays are over.

Today marks my first official day back at work after #Celebrating43DaysOfME. ๐Ÿฅณ I have mostly avoided social media and the news. ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Unfortunately, it is impossible to block out everything. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Anyhoo, to ease back into the swing of things, I decided to read The New York Times Morning Briefing while I was sitting outside enjoying a cup of tea. This is what I saw…๐Ÿ˜ณ

NY Times Morning Briefing
Stakes rise as Iran sheds nuclear limits

What caught MY eye…๐Ÿ‘€:

โ€œโ–  Lawmakers in Iraq voted to end the presence of American troops in the country, though it was unclear whether Iraqโ€™s current caretaker administration has the authority to take that step.โ€

My Thoughts…๐Ÿ’ญ: Authority from who, exactly? ๐Ÿง #1. It doesnโ€™t appear to me that they are asking for anyoneโ€™s permission. ๐Ÿค” Also, I was under the impression that everyone could do what they want to rn. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Boeingโ€™s risks may go beyond software

What caught MY eye…๐Ÿ‘€

โ€œWhatโ€™s next: Regulators have suggested that the Max could be approved to fly again by the spring, even if the wiring issue needs to be fixed.โ€

My Thoughts…๐Ÿ’ญ: This is an interesting side note…๐Ÿค” So is flying in Max, with his wiring issues, still considered to be โ€œsafer than drivingโ€? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง

Old Hollywood holds off the new

What caught MY eye…๐Ÿ‘€

โ€œAt the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the traditional studios struck a blow against the streaming giants, with Netflix taking home only two prizes despite leading the night with 34 nominations.โ€

My Thoughts…๐Ÿ’ญ: Unfortunate and not surprising. Hollywood is struggling to retain control of the movie industry…I wonder how much they are going to end up paying to own Netflix and all the other streaming studios…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿง

Giving birth on their own terms

What caught MY eye…๐Ÿ‘€

The Canadian government once pressured Inuit women to travel far south to give birth in hospitals, an experience that many found isolating. Inuit midwives are now reclaiming womenโ€™s choice to give birth in their hometown.The midwives, trained by a nearby hospital, can speak the womenโ€™s first language and know their culture. The move is part of Canadaโ€™s efforts to make amends for its brutal history of relations with its Indigenous population.

My Thoughts…๐Ÿ’ญ: At first I was like, โ€œWhy do I care about this? โ€˜Merica has itโ€™s own problems right now.โ€ ๐Ÿ™„ โ€”But hereโ€™s the thing. Each and Every Country has itโ€™s own problems rn. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Some have similarities to problems we are facing here…Many of Their Problems have a direct impact on Our Problems. Itโ€™s refreshing to see a government actually work to solve a problem.

Then there was this:

What caught MY eye…๐Ÿ‘€

โ€œDeparture in Afghanistan: John Bass, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul, is leaving his post immediately, the State Department announced today. The departure comes as the U.S. tries to negotiate a tentative peace agreement with the Taliban.โ€œ

My Thoughts…๐Ÿ’ญ: ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿง Now, this is an interesting turn of events…

In Conclusion:

At this point I really wanted to roll up and go watch a movie and just disengage. But look at me, WORKING and doing my job to the best of my ability. Why? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Cuz I want to.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Thatโ€™s pretty much the only reason I do anything these days. ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ’œ#netteford

Special Thanks To:
  • The Father, The Son, & The Holy Ghost
  • The Late Jean Pearl Jackson
  • The Late Andre Monroe Ford
  • The Late Jerry L. Jackson
  • The Late Henry L. Jackson, Sr
  • Lord Proctor
  • My Heart & Soul, The 7, New Friends & Kind Strangers
Elevate Some More…

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