And, I hope you took some time to renew your faith not only in our Creator, but in your fellow man.
(I know the latter can be a challenge some days)
Anyway, welcome to the final week of 2016.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with conditions mirroring that of LAST year at this time.
Could be a record-breaker in temps of temps. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with period of rain off and on with a high of around the sixty-degree (that's 6-0) mark.
There goes what snow and ice were left upon or streets and lawns (and the lazy-asses get another free pass with having to clear snow off their sidewalks).
*** First out of the dishwasher is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
DECEMBER 26 -
---Today is National Candy Cane Day
---It's National Thank You Note Day
STILL write cursive!)
---It's National Whiner's Day
THAT far away)
---And, it's Boxing Day
*** Next up, the only stupid worth reporting was the one deaf-ass jerk one block over who loves to play his (high on the treble side) boombox so that we can hear it.
PRESTO...music (non-Christmas 80s R&B) went BYE-BYE! The other is this asshole in a black Impala (2007-2009 version) that thumps his stereo with the marvelously blown speakers every time he passes our house, to which I beam him with my LASERS.
Yesterday he got BOTH the red and green ones, in lieu of Christmas, mind you...heh. The 4800 block of S. Warsaw does have it's share of problems, thanks to HUD. I just happen to be the solution.
*** Next, Wifey is driving down to Vincennes to visit her dad, who's out of hospital and back at his place and doing well once again. She'll be back on Thursday, which means I get to play "kitten wrangler" for a few days.
No longer doing the "bachelor" thing, as I used to do with Rassie, I now have Violet in my charge as well as Gallifrey. More about them in a minute.
*** Next up, aside from those audio intrusions, it was a wonderfully sedate Christmas yesterday. We had breakfast and then opened gifts. Actually, two gifts didn't need opening, as they were up and about waiting for THEIR breakfast...lol.
Russell Stover dark chocolates and a box of Whitman's chocolates.
Plus, I made dinner, which consisted of a small ham, a turkey breast, baked potato and homemade stuffing. I topped it off with some double-thick brownies I made earlier. Not a nutritionist's feast, but what the hell, it's Christmas.
We watched some seasonal favorites on TV as well...filled the day out nicely.
*** Next, and speaking of filling out the day, the kittens had a blast with what we got them.
|Oh, this is much better than daddy's leg.|
|Okay, so you bat it around to me now.|
Between those two toys, I think they each had a bout of stimulus overload...didn't know what to play with next.
I think they got a pretty good idea of how much we love having them around, although some empty spots remain. I think Penny and Rassie would think we did okay with these two. And, I also hope Hobo had as good a Christmas as we could provide were he still coming around here.
|Patches got some peanuts|
|And so did Junior.|
All in all, a mildly merry Christmas at the "Fortress". I kinda like it that way these days.
*** Next up, I watched this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special, title "The Return of Doctor Mysterio", and I thought it was an excellent episode.
DC and MARVEL if you listened carefully. The run up to it has been great as well, with all the episodes aired prior.
*** Last back to the kitchen sink...it's been a rough few days in the entertainment world. Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a heart attack.
UK group Status Quo (saw them in concert twice in the late 70s - great band) has passed at the age of 68.
You know, one of life's hardest things (of which there is no lack of abundance) is seeing others leave us or have them suffer some infirmity.
It's in our nature to grieve, just as it's in our nature to forgive.
And, it's nothing that God himself hasn't gone through, so in that, we're in pretty good company.
This is the time of year when we should be practicing forgiveness. Lord knows we do okay when it comes to being charitable. Much of Christmas is based upon such tenets.
As we leave this year, let's look to the next with a better attitude, a better hope and a better promise for a better tomorrow. It would be a good start.
Stay SAFE out there, America.