Dear Wife just went Next Door in order to "watch" the Beloved Great-Niece as mom goes off to work. We've been told, as niece has been told, that she'll finally have a consistent work schedule. That's not been the case since she went back to work after having the child: they've sent her a schedule around 6 p.m. Sundays, which sometimes (quite often) had her being there at 07:00 Mondays. Often. Meaning, of course, that Wife needed to be up early and over there around 06:45 (he doesn't need to leave until around 07:15 for an 07:30 start). So this is better.
Wife took her weekly Humira shot Monday, so yesterday had her feeling the effects of it. It's been nearly a miracle drug for her (I said "nearly") but it has side effects like any other and it has to be powerful, so it has some collateral effects. Partly from its own effects, but also in conjunction with all the other meds she must take in order to stay alive one more day. Every day is a challenge for us.
And we live in a world that is strange to me. I see that places like the Phillipines have become drug centers. Not so much for the use of the people there, but they're making methamphetamine for sale into China of all places, and the import and sales are being run by high-ranking Chinese officials or those connected to them. It's an "open secret" that the ChiComs would love to invade and take over the Phillipines (and Japan as well), and have the military power to do so. Could happen, people. Of course, the ChiComs also have their eyes on portions of Siberia. Lots of minerals, etc. there. Russia occupies around 1/6 of the earth's land area, but much of it is sparsely inhabited, and the downward spiral of birth rates among ethnic Russians has to be giving onlookers some thought. Scary for the Russians, they have a whole lot of internal problems, and some very restive ethnic groups both within and adjacent to the border, many with centuries of built-up resentment towards the ethnic Russians. The "-stans" for example, like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc., many of which were ruled with an iron fist during the Soviet Union era, are prominent there, and others like Georgia as well. (Though Stalin was Georgian, not Russian, from Gori, Georgia).
And there are other oddities as well. I see, courtesy of the Drudge Report, that one matter that may become a "thing" is sex with robots. I find it difficult to reconcile that with being beneficial to anyone, but it certainly is getting some notice. And, lest one think otherwise, not "just" robots that have female components. Male ones as well, in part for human females I gather, and possibly for genetic males with weird dispositions. This is progress?
What looks much like a car bomb, operated by Muslims (of course) has been apprehended right next to the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Probably won't be much mentioned by the US mass media, mustn't feed "Islamophobia" after all.
The morning's Old Testament reading is chapters 11 and 12 of the Proverbs.
The New Testament passage is verses 33-58 of the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians.
I Corinthians 15:33-58