I went out last night to take the trash to the end of the drive way and was totally surprised on how cold it was. I know that summer is offically over but my goodness I am not ready for this colder weather, guess I need to start breaking out my winter clothes soon, sigh. . .
Most of my relatives (mainly cousins) have some how remained living pretty close to the old homestead, which makes for some very large family celebrations that are held here throughout the year. Christmas and Easter are just plain out and out wicked crazy with the amount of relatives that make a huge effort to manage to get together each year and every year. When you include all of the close and dear family friends and neighbors it can quickly fill up one of the larger homes in the family and always manages to spill out into the outdoors and other out buildings. Good weather is always a
plus must with the amount of people that turn out come hell or high water!
This last Easter dinner my cousin Diana didn’t make it. Her new husband was given orders to go over to Germany to continue serving his time for our country in the Army. She was always the one that took charge of the Easter Egg Hunt for all of the dozens of kids that look forward to all year long, but it worked out as well as can be expected without her unique and special touches.
It’s a good thing for the translation agencies that are available to them, but she is refusing to make an effort to try and learn any German what-so-ever while hubby has no choice in the matter if he wants to survive.
This really surprises me because she is such a creative woman with such a great sense of humor. Not to want to reach out and utilize a translation company to aid you in the learning process that is necessary for you to know the language of the country that you are living in is just plain out and out crazy to me. It appears that she is planning on staying on the base as much as possible, spending her time gossiping with other spouses from America who are counting down the days until they get to go back home and return to their family, friends, jobs and hobbies that they had to leave behind for a few years.
What a waste.
The Comedy Channel is on most of the time these days. I’m a firm believer of laughter being the best medicine and with this god awful heat that we have been experiencing each and every day, over and over again, we could use a good dose of some mighty fine medicine, along with a nice cold beer!
One of my favorite shows to watch on The Comedy Channel is Josh.O. This dude just continues to crack me up and he is easy on the eyes as well. I’ve talked with some folks that think he crosses the line just a tad bit more than they would like and have stopped watching his show. So far I still find him funny and will continue watching him until they drop an axe on him, which is something that is hanging over his head on a daily basis.
Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was greatly admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her nice quaint little sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared them both some tea.. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cute glass bowl sitting on top of it.
This bowl was filled with water, and in the water floating, of all things, a condom! When she returned with the tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. ‘Miss Beatrice’, he said, ‘I wonder if you would tell me about this?’ Pointing to the bowl. ‘Oh, yes,’ she replied, ‘Isn’t it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, and keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter..
Yesterday I stopped in at the local Walgreens and got my flu shot. With their Get A Shot Give A Shot program, for every vaccine administered at a Walgreens Pharmacy, they will donate a vaccination shot to a child in an underdeveloped country. This is something that I can do to help with horrific health issues with the poor and needy people who aren’t capable of getting something that we all think is just a simple task that takes less than an hour out of our lives one day a year.
I always try and get the flu shot as soon as possible and this year I have been advised to get another one around the end of December. That is something that I’ll need to discuss with my regular doctor rather than the pharmacy tech that was helping me with all the paperwork required and insurance info verification before they even think about getting the needle out for anyone.