A good day is wished to all who stop in this off-the-beaten-path place. Hope that all is well and getting even better.
It's quiet here right now. Wife slept poorly last night, but having taken a long nap in the late afternoon to early evening may have had something to do with that. She was up before I was awake, had her coffee and banana (for the potassium that she needs) and a leftover biscuit. When I got up and had half a cup of coffee down and a bowl of instant low-sugar oatmeal down, she wanted to go outside and pick some cucumbers off the vines, and to take "little kitty", a.k.a. "Princess Squeak" out on the leash arrangement she has acquired. What that meant was they watched as I picked half a dozen 4 inch long cucumber and also pulled more weeds, a never ending chore. And then we went inside. And, in short order, she wanted lunch, it having been a good while since she had her breakfast. So we ate big salads, employing one of the cucumbers. She's passed out on the recliner, with feet elevated, and an overweight orange cat laying on her legs. I just finished doing dishes and have one load of laundry in the drier and another in the washer. Just did the cat pans as well. Isn't that exciting??
In a bit, I'll finish the disconnection and removal effort of the cable TV box, etc. from the stand, and be ready to haul the lot to the cable "service" provider. No more cable TV, which we very rarely watched and hadn't wanted, but the pre-merger provider insisted we take in order to get the Internet connection. No more cable, no more "land line" phone either. Small loss.
We've been informed that someone broke into next-door niece's car the other night. Got a little loose change and rearranged stuff. She normally is rigidly one who always locks the car, so that is curious. But Wife spotted a device that is available on-line, that acts like a wide-spectrum remote control and is designed to electronically "pop" the locks on GM vehicle , late model ones, and you don't need to be real close to do it either. "Progress" some call it. I'm not so sure. Anyway, we are seeing some "interesting" characters hanging out at a house down the street, one of those that has a registered Sex Offender living there, and some other "interesting" types as well. Most of the neighbors have been informed. There's a "navigable waterway" less than a mile from here, and I suspect that anyone found breaking into cars will be found, what's left of him anyway, floating down that river at a later point. People around here, NONE of them wealthy or even middle class actually, are not big on the forgiveness thing, and while everyone deserves a second chance, some around here are already on their 19th chance and the good will account is overdrawn.
We have appointment in the morning with the oral surgeon, FINALLY! Hopefully she will get some relief from it. It's been a very rough six weeks or so. Very.
And Wednesday, an appointment with the rheumatologist.
Wednesday night will be the tough one. A funeral / memorial service about 15 miles from here. I get confused with some of the relationships, but I believe that it is Wife's cousin's husband or something like that. What will be tricky is that the deceased was also the brother of Dear Wife's ex-husband. Something like that. Said "ex" will be there. So there will be some delicate moments.
We've been to quite a few funerals since we came back into the area, too many actually. And there were quite a few that we missed while living far away, some, like some aunts and uncles and cousins of mine, that I wasn't even told about until years after the fact.
Our Old Testament reading for the day is Psalms 22, 23, and 24.
Psalm 23 is probably the best known of all the Psalms, a favorite of many, and I like it as well.
But don't neglect the others. For example, Psalm 24 is one of those that I was "encouraged" to memorize when around 10 years old or so, and it stuck with me.
Don't overlook Psalm 22 either. You should recognize the first verse, Jesus cried it out from the Cross. Read the whole thing.
The reading in the New Testament is verses 1-16 in chapter 20 of the Acts of the Apostles.