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:
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!