Middle of the week, and it's the day BEFORE Thanksgiving.
So, what all are YOU thankful for...and why?
We'll visit that in a minute, but let's take a look at that forecast.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with more warming up and sunny skies today and breezy conditions.
Temps will reach a high of around 50 degrees, and no precipitation on the immediate horizon.
Not a bad way to greet a Wednesday, is it?
So, let's get our morning drinks poured and parked alongside as we see what is going on in this crazy world.
*** First off of the analyst's couch is our WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American."
I think this only fitting given the turmoil we seem to encounter on many of those other 364 days of the rolling year.
So, WHO sad that, anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at some "banana republic"...
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
November 25 -
---Today is NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY
---It's also BLASE DAY
(certainly a day to give less of a damn about something, and NOT to be confused with Comrade mayor DiBlasio of NYC, who doesn't give a damn about our country all that much)
---It's SHOPPING REMINDER DAY
(I never need a reminder to shop, and neither do you)
---It's also NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY
Wonder if bow ties count?
---And, it's INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
(I wish they'd use the shorter WHITE RIBBON DAY instead)
The only violence against ANY women I would sanction, would be if a woman was bent on stabbing, shooting or otherwise maiming me and wanting to cause harm to me or Wifey...then, all bets (and gloves) are off.
*** Next up, and speaking about violence against women, they caught the two perps that broke into that Indy home and shot to death the pregnant wife of a young pastor there.
Young black males (possibly involved with gangs) committing burglaries...yeah, I called that one the day it came on the news. just had a "feeling"
When you live where Wifey and I do, and see the antics, you KNOW who is responsible...and who isn't.
You're kidding me, right?
Give 'em the death sentence and be DONE with them. No more revolving doors in the judicial system
Such animals don't deserve the breathe the same air as everyone else.
*** And on the flip side of this skewed narrative, we have two cities facing "protests" from the Black Lives Matter group of assholes.
Here's the story from Minnesota:
FIVE others shot near where the (Black Lives Matter) protests were happening.
Police there have arrested three involved in that fracas.
And here's the story from Chicago:
Damn, that's one nasty-ass "protester" trying to egg on a CPD officer, isn't it?
NEVER any protests about all the BLACK LIVES being snuffed out by OTHER BLACKS in the community? Only the lives that are taken by POLICE are the ones that "matter"?
Whatta crock of bullshit!
Thing is, we're concerned about terrorists from OUTSIDE our country getting INSIDE...while we have a more clear and present danger ALREADY in our midst.
This can happen in ANY city across America, and most likely will, given the nature of hostilities between certain sectors of the black community and police.
If people would just OBEY THE F$CKING LAWS, none of this would occur, but for some, doing the RIGHT thing is not only a moral impossibility, but obviously a social one, too.
*** Seems that Turkey knows how to shoot at things...like Russian fighters that continually cross over into Turkish air space. Here's that story:
|That DEFINITELY left a mark.|
(bullies tend to react that way)
I think it's nice to see Russia given a black eye, although shooting at (and killing) one of the pilots from that plane is not being a "good sport", but warfare tends to block such things in the minds of those waging it.
Besides, the Turkish air force has a LOT of our "hardware" both on the ground AND in the air.
They're even working on a 5th gen fighter, called the TAI-TFX.
Not a bad looking ship, Has elements of both the F-22 Raptor and the Northrop YF-23.
And the Swedish firm SAAB has a hand in the development of this aircraft.
Yeah, those guys "came to play"...and they have "us" to thank.
Here's the WIKI on them - see for yourself:
HAVE to admire an air force that has the SAME emblem on their aircraft as the TARGET store LOGO, right?
TAF or Target?
On the eve of "Turkey Day", we have the country of Turkey gobbling up a Russian fighter, and with good reason.
The irony here is so good, it has to be fattening...just like tomorrow's dinner, right?
*** Next, Wifey and I trekked out to get her some oral surgery (OMSA) yesterday, and to say I was trying to NOT have an anxiety attack, would be an understatement.
FTW airport uses it too (must be popular and cheap). Once it gets up your nose, it STAYS there, trust me.
Anyway, she checked in, the Doc came and got her prepped (IV to knock her out) and I waited in the outer area.
Seemed like a long enough time when the nurse came and said she made it through fine and was recouping in a side area.
Yep, Wifey was definitely "out of it", but was starting to come 'round.
|Short answer - ENOUGH!|
So, the final verdict was ALL wisdom teeth pulled, sutured up, ice pack strapped around her face, and a good case of the "staggers"...and it only cost a little over 7 Franklins (half of the total).
Nice job if you can stand the blood.
I stop at Walgreens to get her prescripts filled while she waited in the car. If it was going to take longer than 10 mins, I'd come back, but the pharmacist there said he could do it right away - cool.
DID used to work for the federal government - treasury dept", and he thanked me...took me by surprise. Told him I did my small part (that was a GS-4 position in those days). Anyway, when he headed away from the pharmacy counter, he wished my wife well.
On my way out, I saw him in another aisle and wished HIM a happy thanksgiving.
Had a little trouble with the "handshake" - I was "out of practice" and told him I was VERY old school...lol.
We laughed and waved to each other
I never get tired of them, no matter what ethnicity they are.
So, Wifey is home, got her pain-killers, cold-pack face wrap (that we refreeze every hour), and is on warm soft foods today.
Yesterday, nothing but room-temp Rush Limbaugh's "Two if by Tea"...heh.
Applesauce and pudding were also okay.
She slept on the family room sofa, and I slept in the living room, in case she needed anything.
She had some scrambled eggs this morning.
Went down okay, she said.
Her cheeks are a bit puffy, but the swelling will subside in a couple days.
|Nowhere CLOSE to this...|
*** Next up, still nothing on Mr. Wrinkles, but our other squirrel friend, "Patches" came by today. LOT more tentatively). Hell, we take what we can get. I have the peanuts...and the patience.
|This is our "Patches"|
Hell, we take what we can get. I have the peanuts...and the patience.
But all the concern I have tends to make me AWARE, and CAUTIOUS, and able to "sess up" a situation.
And, believe it or not, I AM thankful for that, whatever it costs me.
When we stop to take some time and realize WHO we have become in life, that list of thankfulness gets pretty damn LONG, doesn't it?
It's not JUST the people who have touched our lives - parents, the mentors, educators, friends, co-workers and the like. It's all those "people passing through", as I like to call 'em. They're the ones you meet only ONCE, and they make an impressions on you (and hopefully you on them). The unknown souls in our lives...I'm thankful for THEM, as well.
I'm thankful for whatever money is in the pocket, a roof over the head, food on the table, all the basic necessities of living, many of which we take for granted every single day.
I'm thankful for friends, who are few and far between, but I appreciate them more this way.
I'm thankful for God's gift of life...DAILY.
And, I am thankful for our country, that has provided the freedom and liberty to pursue all the possibilities
that life has to offer all of us. Without that, things would be a lot worse, right?
It's only proper that we spend some time in quiet thought (or prayer) to remember everything and everyone that got us to this point in time..
Have yourselves a great and Happy Thanksgiving. We'll catch you on the flip side.
And remember that a multi-dessert event is NEVER to be passed up.
Stay SAFE out there, America.