Didn’t We Have Monday A Week Ago?

I download and watch a LOT of Science programs. Earthquakes through tsunami through ‘The Sky At Night” and, given the apparent age of the PhD’s and other experts called to inform us on so many subjects, I have only one question: Does y’alls mamas know you snuck out of the house? Y’all are so young!


I have the same problem when I go to the Navy Exchange on base. I see these Officers (and Enlisted folks, of course) and I want to ask them if their Mom’s know they’re off playing soldier?

Don’t get me wrong; if you learned enough to get your Doctorate, or you serve in the Military (in any capacity), then you have my respect and admiration. But y’all are so young!

Dry but windy day. Sunny. Dog and I dodged a couple of falling branches that could have caused a knot on my noggin if they’d have hit me. Still, gotta get out and walk a couple of times a day at least.


SWMBO had her older friends over. He sits in my recliner and watches tv while they go into her sewing room and, sew, I guess. So I spent most of the day getting my chores done and watching “The Planets” on one of my monitors. Great graphics! Zachery Quinto is okay at narrating but I do enjoy Brian Cox’s presentations. I literally could watch these programs all day.

I see where President Trump hasn’t conceded but has reportedly told his crew he’d like to run again in 2024. Cool! I was about to get bumper stickers Trump 2024 printed up.

I also saw where the CDC changed the numbers for covid-19 deaths again. Now only just over 9000 folks died of just the covid. But we shouldn’t worry about completely screwing our economy over less people than die monthly from texting and driving. Way to go!

Did y’all see where they’re coming up with covid stamps for your passports and other official papers? Soon you won’t be able to go shopping without showing your papers. Guess I’ll be losing a lot of weight. I’m not getting that vaccine until at least a year after it’s been out and the adverse side effects have been fixed. Then they’ll still have to prove to me there’s no microchip in it.

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A Thanksgiving First For Us!

Everything was going pretty good until SWMBO’s Son started the stove on fire. Grease in a drip-pan thingy and a burner turned a bit too high.


Didn’t want to go out either. Wet rag didn’t work. Pan lid didn’t work. Finally had to reach in and remove the electric burner (AFTER making sure it was turned off!), grabbing the drip-pan thingy and flinging it into the sink. (So, no, it wasn’t a large fire. Yet.) Minor scorching to my hand but we’ll all live. Everyone (but me) got pretty excited for a few moments there. (I don’t get excited. Too much training.)

Otherwise, Thanksgiving went mostly well. Took some turkey dinner to my shUt-in neighbors.

Friday was SWMBO’s Birthday. Tried to find a restaurant where we could have a sit-down dinner but, alas, Herr Insley has closed them all down except for curb-side delivery. So we wound up doing our usual Friday Walmart run and eating Whopper’s in the Burger King parking lot. At least we were together. She’s still that sweet young thing I married 34 years ago.


I bought her a subscription to newspapers.com for her birthday/ anniversary/ Christmas present this year. And a subscription to Family Tree magazine with online content. Figured she was tired of $200 gift cards from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics.

Her son has Scottish ancestry he’s particularly fond of, so last May I bought him and his future bride their own square foot each (plus 2 10ft square plots) through Highland Titles; which makes them actual Laird & Lady land owners in Scotland. It was kinda sorta expensive for a retired guy on a fixed income but I thought they’d really enjoy it.

So, Thanksgiving when they were getting ready to leave he mentions that he’d found a place you could buy a square foot of Scotland and become a Laird & Lady and they’d ordered theirs the previous week.



I was pretty upset for a  few but, really, there’s no one to blame for anything. So, Christmas I’ll give them their presents and explain that I’d bought them last summer and that’s it.

But, it’s like SWMBO says: Don’t Buy Anything This Close To Christmas! Ever!

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