Plans: Audie to doc…
11th Day of Yule – Remembering the Noble Virtue of Perseverance
Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint. If you give up it‘s game over. It really is simple, isn’t it? No matter what you are doing, see it to its conclusion. Even if you try and fail, realize that the only real failure is not trying. Failure is evidence that someone has tried. Success is failure defeated.
AM Prayer: Thursday, we pray to Donar/Thor, and lighting a red candle:
Donar/Thor, thunder forth in our lives. When we would hold back, let us advance. When we would be weak, help us be strong. When we would shun life’s pleasures, sharpen our appetites for that which is lusty and good. Help us grow from strength, and teach us, elder brother, how to throw our own Hammer, and slay the giants who appose our will. HAIL DONAR/THOR!!
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Holy Runes send my way
Advice on how to spend the day
Outcome: Hmm…not what I was expecting at all. Perhaps this is a remnant from Audie’s comments yesterday, but we have worked past that. We’ll see…
WTF gives? 52C in late December? Things will indeed change overnight!
Audie's doc visit went fine...I guess
Out and about with Audie. She spent the gift card I gave her for Yule on a sweater and jammie bottoms.
Sbarro’s http://sbarro.com/ for lunch since we were at the Mall
FINALLY able to take in the recyclables http://recyclewichita.org/; someone’s GOTTA be making a killing on this. We volunteer our recyclables and volunteers help sort it. The building, from the looks of it, cant be much if anything to rent. It’s probably almost 100% profit for somebody.
While out there I saw my favorite Mennonite pastor, D. S. He wasn’t the most entertaining or fiery, but he was the most stable. I remember one of the first times I dealt with him. He stopped me and asked, “Well (calling me by my birth name), how are things going for you?” I told him, “Fine, I really have no complaints.” He leaned over to avoid being heard by the surrounding crowd and said very quietly, “Good! You’ve gone through enough shit in your lifetime” (he’s been the family’s minister for a very long time and knows what I went thru in the 80s). YES! NOW THERE’S a pastor with whom I can be honest! He wanted to quickly get caught up on things. It’s always a pleasure to shake his hand and call him my friend.
Can’t stand this Mannaz (R) Rune for today; changing the Rune dynamic…
Okay, didn’t do the Rune dynamic change…
We made a mega-grocery run. Even using our gift card it still sizeable enough to concern me.
Back to Lowe’s for Audie…now the finances are really starting to concern me!
Conversation with my neighbor…I can easily see how the Mannaz (R) could be in effect here. I have said this before about the Runes. They not only look at me to see what is going on in my life, they also look at others around me and they might have an effect on me.
Yep, it took a while for Mannaz (R) to raise it’s ugly head but it’s there.
PM Prayer: Nirdu/Njord:
Nirdu/Njord, god of harbors and seas close to land, Father of the Vanir; Freyr and Freyja, help us to remember the cargoes of wealth that float to our doors daily from the wonderful universe in which we live. Though our misfortunes may rise and fall like the tides, the chance of prosperity, like the eternal sea brimming with fish, is still there. Like the salt-sea spray, awaken us to the possibilities that surround us, so that our nets may be cast wide and return full of life’s gifts. HAIL NIRDU/NJORD!!
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
Alaf Sal Fena!