Good afternoon. I’m finally getting into retirement mode, and learning to like it more and more. The best part involves naps. Next it’s eating. Going down the list from there, in no particular order: I don’t have to take a shower until Diane tells me to; I can leave my clothes in a heap on the bedroom floor as long as Diane wants; I can leave my shoes all over the house, because Diane does too; I can stay up as late as I can stay awake, which is normally 10-ish; I don’t have to get up to an alarm clock, just the dogs; I can go do stuff in the middle of the day, during the week, with Diane’s permission; … OK, not a lot has changed. I’m still on a schedule, just not my own. Oh well, I can still take naps. Unless there’s something I have to do.
It’s cold here. Diane made me work on the RV for a while this afternoon, between rain showers, and helped me rip the awning off. It was ripped, anyway so it didn’t matter. I wound up taking off all the brackets and everything to prepare it for reinstalling with new awning material, when it gets here. That should be Friday, according to Diane’s favorite eBay site. They’re never wrong. I’m not being facetious, here, because we’ve made some really good deals on eBay, for things we actually needed. Really. We don’t go to the eBay just for fun. No sir, not us. Well, not me, anyway.
This morning I woke up with really sore arms and couldn’t figure out why right away. I just thought it was one more thing I’d have to learn to live with every day. But, I finally determined it was just the results of catching Lydia’s pitches for over an hour last night. I did pretty good, but it’s not an old man’s job. Even so, I enjoyed doing it, and I’ll do it again. For sure. Besides, after strenuous work like that, I’m confident Diane will find enough ‘stuff’ for me to do the next that that I’ll be able to work out the kinks petty quickly. That worked today. Now I’ll just have to deal with the new aches tomorrow morning.
I just watched a little of the news about the fake Altuzan cancer medicine that was shipped into the US. And, they charged almost $2000 a vial for it which was $400 less than the “real” manufacturer charges. Kind of unbelievable, don’t you think? I think I’ll just quit taking medicine altogether as a protest. Maybe I’ll just start my own country in the back yard where medicine isn’t needed. I can use the apple tree sticks in the burn pile to make a lean to and live there with the dogs. I think they’d like to live outside all the time. At least when it’s warm. Maybe not so much when it’s cold and raining. Or snowing. Or windy. Or if it’s really, really hot. I think I just made a case for creature comforts in the form of forced air heat and air conditioning. I’d miss my computer, too. And the big TV. And the refrigerator.
OK. I’m not starting my own country for all those reasons, and because I can’t think of a really good name for a new country in our back yard.
I think, from now on, I’m going to use this method of communication, which is mostly one way, I might add, to educate the masses, by giving them one new word every day to enhance their ability to correctly, and creatively share their thoughts with other members of the human race. To start, let’s check “ubiquitous” in Merriam-Webster’s On Line Dictionary <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
Definition of UBIQUITOUS
Examples of UBIQUITOUS
- The company’s advertisements are ubiquitous.
- <by that time cell phones had become ubiquitous, and people had long ceased to be impressed by the sight of one>
- Hot dogs are the ideal road trip food—inexpensive, portable, ubiquitous. —Paul Lucas, Saveur, June/July 2008
|Omnipresence or ubiquity is the property of being present everywhere. Divine omnipresence is thus one of the divine attributes, although in Western Christianity it has attracted less philosophical attention than such attributes as omnipotence, omniscience, or being eternal.|