There is no path to peace, peace is the path
- Mahatma Gandhi
It was stated by one individual (Dale) that that last journal entry was a lot of drivel. I have assured him it was by far, only a moderate amount of drivel, it just looks like a lot because of the journal formatting.
Ok, firstly, I still do not have a chainsaw, and despite Ian's opinion that I should not have access to one, like he should talk, I plan to get one. Speaking of Ian, did I mention the fact that during his kitchen remodel, I caught him and his father standing in a puddle of water, running a wet saw that was not plugged into a ground fault breaker? And they don't think I should have a chainsaw.
I have promised Jess that if she gets rid of the rotting railroad ties used for landscaping in front of her home, that I would do some hardscaping. What was I thinking? Oh well, there is a chance that she won't, and I will be off the hook, but she is pregnant and the nesting thing is kicking into drive. When my ocd met her ocd over her stained carpet, it resulted in rug doctor.
Speaking of hardscaping, it has been 13 years since I did my own rock work and it has held up beautifully except for the top layer that has taken abuse from various things, mostly people walking on the decorative wall, or bracing a ladder on it. My original design plan did not account for anything but looking good. Sooner or later I am going to have to re-set the top layer in mortar, a chore I've been putting off….and may continue to put off. We'll see.
Today was himself's 4th surgery to correct his sleep apnea. He is determined to sleep without the cpap. If this surgery doesn't do the trick, there will be a 5th surgery that they will do at cost (buy 4 get one free), and if that doesn't work, then there is the mouth appliance. He did try that years ago, but it hurt like the dickens, however, the surgeon says that mouth appliance technology has improved.
Seamus the Viking fell on his face and needed stitches under his lip. They stitched the under layer of meat, but glued the top layer (I did not know you could use surgical glue on the face). Jess was taking him back for a follow up and removal of the inner stitches, but the Viking pulled the stitches out himself. The scar is very clean, I guess from being glued.
Wild Thing is a very bright child, but I have warned Jess not to let those advanced verbal skills fool her into thinking that Wild Thing is anything more than a baby animal without the capacity for understanding cause and effect. Sometimes it seems a lot is expected of WT.
I really liked the horseradish cheese I recently had the opportunity to taste so I got some of my own.
Some sad news, my nephew, the son of the brother who does not speak to me, has had surgery to correct a back/hip problem. There is a dent in his spinal cord that has pretty much paralyzed one leg and he must use a walker to get around, sort of dragging the leg, he may or may not regain function in the leg. I found this out third hand.
Did you know we actually do have "ray" guns? [link]
in case you want to see the test fire.
So the republicans voted to repeal health care for the 37th or so time even though they know there is no possibility it is actually repealed. Ok guys, we get it; you don't like it even if you like it. Now, get off your asses, or maybe sit on them, stop wasting time and money on the gestures and do some meaningful government business….like creating jobs. I really dislike the congress people and would like to punt every single one of them to the curb…senators too….especially senators.
Why do you suppose that voldamort did not have a nose? Here was this super powerful guy but he couldn't form up a nose. Our former vp has a nose, quite a beaky one.
The birds are getting ready to go to bed and are making quite a fuss about it; they make a fuss about getting up too.
I think I will go get some cheese.
"You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarrassment, or denial."
Raise the Chi
******************************************** May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.
-Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)
Some mighty fine jewelry made by a friend of mine. Check her out. Support local artisans [link]
Many thanks and appreciation to
for allowing fellow devs the use of her templets for css.