Plans: family reunion (much against my better judgment)
Greetings to you Sonne, Lamp of Wodan/Odin: newly risen! Hail to you who has shown on all our ancestors, who shines on us, and who will shine on our decedents yet unborn. Share with us some of your light, your energy, your power, so that we might better fight our battles and attain our goals. We honor the Sonne/Sunna that resides in us.
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: Gods I sure hope so.
OR, is it that I will need to keep my emotions in tact to deal with these people? Whatever it is I am counting on a goodly amount of personal growth.
As per our conversation yesterday (didn’t mention in journal, though) my neighbor replaced the outside faucet as it was stripped and leaking. I paid for the part plus gave him a little for doing it. Now there’s a new faucet with no leakage; perfekt!
The family reunion wasn’t bad at all. Typically, my holier-than-thou-Methodist-pastor-former brother couldn’t bring himself to say a word to me, hardly anything to Audie, my niece or her mother. The big gain was my conversation with my Uncle. I specifically asked him about some history about my father. He was more than glad to tell me:
*My father was probably born at home, in the house my grandpa had because he was helping a rancher. That house eventually caught fire. My father had some gun shells in his room and the fire started igniting the shells. My father ended up JUMPING out of the 2nd-story window to escape.
*He also told me of the house they moved into in-town Hesston that blew up because of a gas issue.
*They then moved to the house I remember in Hesston where my grandparents lived out their days.
*Daddy went to Walton High School but didn’t graduate.
*Daddy wanted to go into the Navy before he was 18 but Grandpa wouldn’t sign for him. As soon as daddy was 18 he signed up.
*Daddy was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. I thought he went in AFTER the attack, bit no.
My Uncle is very open to the idea of spending time with me, telling me more stories about my father and the early days of childhood. I am certainly going to take him up on that!
I must say, however, in spite of my holier-than-thou-Methodist-pastor-former-brother’s piss-poor attitude, there was also ample opportunity to solidify certain relationships.
To Blockbuster http://www.blockbuster.com/ …damn, we just HAVE to watch those
late fees. Today I paid for three days of late fees.
* Thor http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movieDetails/366719
*Battle: Los Angeles http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movieDetails/425100
**Watched it tonight…oneheluva-n action flick!
Rough evening for Meeka. I turned out the lights shortly before 23:00/11PM and went to bed. Shortly after that I kept hearing a thump-thump. Thinking something was going on at the neighbor’s house I got up; only to find Meeka panting heavily and unable to gain her balance. I dropped to the floor to hold her in my arms. I stayed with her for some time while she calmed down. I took her outside to get some cool air that seemed to subside her panting. Convinced she was better I went on to bed. At around 01:00/1Am Meeka came into the bedroom, placed her muzzle on the bed and woke me up. I cradled her head for a moment but then had the urge to potty. Between the time I went to potty and came back Meeka had gone into full-blown seizure. Once again I dropped to the floor to cradle her in my arms until she had worked through it. Once again, I took her outside to let the cool air help calm her down. I gave her another
Phenobarbital to help guarantee she wouldn’t have another seizure and get some sleep. Quite a rough several hours that I think I only survived due to previous experience with both Audrey and Meeka: a real growth experience. After all was said-and-done Meeka came back into the bedroom and laid on the floor on my side of the bed. You’re welcome, Meeka.
MISL Match http://misl.uslsoccer.com/
Baltimore Blast 19:8 Norfolk SharX http://misl.uslsoccer.com/home/586436.html
PM Prayer: Heimdall:
HEAR ME HEIMO/HEIMDALL, you’re the genetic link between the gods and humankind. Your keen eyes and sharp ears guard the world of the gods. As you stand so alert for the approach of giants, remind us that we must also watch for our own encroaching evil. Let weakness, cowardice, lies and dishonor be barred from the Rainbow Bridge leading to our heart’s abode. Be a model for vigilance, that we may rise to the best that is in us, and someday join the Noble Gods in their shining home. We honor the Heimdall that resides in us.
PM Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
Alaf Sal Fena!