Last Thursday in October. Perhaps I've mentioned this, but I truly hate the months whose names end either in "-ber" or "-ary". Short month names, like "May" and "June" are fine. "December" and "January" are not. But it comes with the territory.
Dear Wife is lying in bed, very very sick. Again. Still. We had her to doctor yesterday, and she started the latest round of antibiotics yesterday as well. Probably be tomorrow if we know if they are having any effect whatsoever. She spent most of the night in the motorized recliner, which provides a posture which helps with breathing. Breathing is A Good Thing, after all. She's in bed now. And has a toothache now, as well. Which may or may not be a dental issue: sinus infections, which she has, can press on the nerves and simulate a toothache. Right now, we can't afford, at all, a dentist visit, which we've been deferring for the last year just out of brutal necessity. She wants me to go chase down some oil of clove, which is an old -- and effective -- remedy for toothache. But getting quite hard to find, now. It appears that I'll be heading out shortly to check out the "health food" joints.
And on top of it all, today is the birthday of Beloved Older Daughter. She is far from us now, in every sense of the word. Distance, being around 1,000 miles distant. Long drive. And she is mad at us, me in particular, as I gave an honest and unvarnished assessment of the person, candidacy, and positions of Bernie Sanders. She's refused ALL contact with us since. Hard on Wife in particular, but me as well, and being on a birthday makes it worse. Wife's birthday is in less than a month, and for the last few years, no card or call on birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, or any other occasion. Just adds to what is already a dreary day.
I was up at 05:30 feeding the cats, then lay back down for a bit. Got up, made coffee, heard the trash truck go so went out and retrieved the can from the road. Wife was scheduled to "watch" Great Niece today but is too sick. Fortunately, her sister, the grandmother, was able to help out and is there now.
Fun live we lead.
The day's Old Testament reading continues in Jeremiah with chapters 20, 21, and 22. This is NOT the sort of thing that the "popular" TV preachers would be saying, though I suspect that they should: the moral condition of our nation is altogether too much like that of Judah at the time. And we know what happened then, right around the time of these warnings. It can happen again, I fear.
Our reading from the New Testament is chapter 1 of 2nd Timothy.