Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thoughts At Summer's End



Well folks, as nice as it was to be away it is always good to be home again.  Maybe that's the best part of taking a trip, makes one appreciate home more.

I could not have asked for a better host during my stay in Toronto than my alter ego Pat.  Generous, gracious, kind, patient and just fun to be with.  I can be quite the greedy and needy guest but Pat handled my visit with grace and aplomb. Only one little "bump" when we had a misunderstanding at the Food Court in the Eaton Center.  I made the gross mistake of ordering lunch at a God awful place and eating it when Pat thought I was getting it "to go."  He had a parking situation (meter was about to run out).  He thought I thoughtlessly ignored his situation while I selfishly got lunch.  I didn't knowingly of course, but maybe I did.  There was a bit of uncomfortableness there for a while but we got past it.  Ironically, the lunch of black bean soup that caused all the contretemps wasn't even worth it. Tasted like warmed up dish water.  Won't happen again, ever.

One of my big problems on this trip were my legs.  I have a weakness in my legs, not just the one I injured all these many months ago. I suspect I have arthritis in my legs.  Getting out of a car, I look like and am the proverbial Old Man.  The one thing I always had in my life was the ability to walk and walk and walk.  Apparently that is gone as the years creep up on me. 

Of course I other crazy theories are invading my mind like I have prostate cancer (which I do) that has spread to my pelvic area.  My follow-up doctor's appointment is at the end of this month.  At that time I'll know is my PSA score has crept up even further than it did from my last blood test.  If it has, I'm not doing anything.  I'm not going to live the rest of my life battling the side effects of treatment for prostate cancer.

Today I return back to work for the first time since I left for Canada lo these many weeks ago.   I'm looking forward to going back to work.  Thank goodness the kiddies are back in school and the craziness at the hotel has subsided.  I don't know if I can take one more "Do you have a pool?" questions from parents who want to dump their Little Darlings at a pool.

I noted this morning that some withered and browned leaves have fallen from my birch trees out back.  The Japanese beetles have gone and my rose bushes have returned to their former blazing red glory.  Fall cannot be too far behind.  The days are still hot and humid as is usual on this peninsula where we live. The days are getting shorter. 

I am still shocked and saddened by the suicide of my blogger friend Jay of Virginia.  I blame the witch-hunting new media for his death.  I note that they haven't covered his death with the ratings inspired fervor that they covered the raid on his home.  I wonder how they sleep at night, knowing that they destroyed a man's life.  

I also note that the political climate hasn't changed since I left.  The news media is still pushing the "Hillary's e-mail" so called scandal.  Hey news media - there's no "there" there.  

There's a new Christian martyr, Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses.  Hey, I don't have a problem with her sincere religious beliefs about same sex marriage but she can always quite her job if her religious beliefs interfere with her job.  What am I missing here?  I do find it interesting that she's been married four times.

 
What does her Christian beliefs say about that?  But Ms. Davis is enjoying being a martyr and will make a lot of money.  When I see a situation like this it only reinforces my belief that there is no afterlife.  Can you imagine getting to Heaven and a Kim Davis is there?  Let's hear it:

OMIGOD!



So folks, that's my random thoughts on this overcast (maybe we'll finally get some rain after two months) Thursday morning on the lower Delaware peninsula.  

Have a good one!





8 comments:

  1. Ron, I should have reserved my 'No place like home' comment for this post. But there you are!

    I had to laugh out loud at the first photo above of the poor, persecuted, downtrodden Ms Davis, fighting her 'brave' fight on God's behalf. She looks as though she's crying. I hope she is, the stupid c*nt!

    Btw: That 'sunburst' pic of you at top - EEK!

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    1. Ray,
      Yes, the "poor, persecuted, downtrodden Ms. Davis fighting her 'brave' fight to preserve her right to get married as many times as she can. This woman and her kind are a prime example of the bigotry and hypocrisy of religious zealots.
      Ron

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  2. Ron - despite that little bump the holiday was terrific even if we took on too much. But no matter whom you are with sometimes one or the other can get grumpy about something. Over my 25 years of work I only took two travelling holidays. Not a real traveller. But when we get together here there or anywhere it all seems to work well. Looking forward to LA. Glad you are feeling more rested! And thanks for your generosity in describing me as you do - but you are easy to play host to as you enjoy just relaxing in my house and doing simple things like going for dinner. It's easy to be a good host to you.

    Pat

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    1. Sincere thanks to you, a perfect host.
      Ron

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  3. All good thoughts.
    Good luck with the doctor coming up.
    Avoid wickedness until then.

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    1. Eye doctor said all systems are fine.
      Ron

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  4. Not being an "arm chair" doctor but check with your Doctor to see if a B12 shot would help. If your uric acid levels are high a handful of dried cherries a day will help the joints as well.

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    1. Roger,
      My doctor did advise a multiple vitamin. I'm not one for taking daily vitamins but maybe this time I will. Thanks for the advice.
      Ron

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