8 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 7-30-16

  1. 😦 Email sent to 742 wrong people. Then I had to send an email telling all those people (plus 400 more to ignore said email). If someone sends you an email telling you to ignore the previous email please just ignore the previous email and do not send an email saying you will ignore it. That’s a LOT of responses I don’t need to look at or delete!

    😦 Exhausting week of camp for the staff in cabins

    🙂 So thankful I get to work in the office and go home at the end of each day

    😦 Not looking forward to clearing up all those unneeded responses tomorrow – guess I’ll go in early.

    🙂 Beautiful day today – I’m just going to enjoy

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  2. 🙂 I’m getting a new computer Monday! No more revving-engine noises in the background, no more multiple freezes and restarts daily, more speed, and more room for photos.

    😦 I verified a new food sensitivity this week: oats. No more oatmeal, Cheerios, Life, oatmeal cookies . . .

    🙂 My husband and I get to attend our first wedding since we ourselves married almost five years ago.

    😦 Our whole family is probably going to spend it crying, since our daughter’s is coming up soon. 🙂

    🙂 Lord willing, my father-in-law should be still alive and healthy enough to attend his granddaughter’s wedding–which seemed highly improbable when she got engaged last summer.

    :/ Life and our house are pretty crazy this month.

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  3. Kare, you could think of those responses as individuals who feel they have some connection with you and are trying to be thoughtful, not seeing the overwhelmingness from your side. My sister was in a similar position to yours, and when she died, it was amazing to see how many folk attended her funeral and seemed to know and love her. Many based on just a few emails or letters or phone calls. She did the people part of the river rafting business so had thousands come through each year, but each seemed to think they were her personal friend. And, knowing my sister, she thought of them that way as well. What an opportunity to touch lonely hearts!

    But not to worry, if I get an ignore that last email, I will not respond.

    I like canoes and kayaks best also but have not done either in years.

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  4. 🙂 It felt so good to sleep through the night after having a restless one the night before

    🙂 Two stories I was working on yesterday fell through, putting me into a sheer panic by 1:30 p.m. as I fretted about how I’d break this news to my editor, desperate as always for weekend copy and seemingly grouchier than usual on top of that Friday. Then the sky opened up and a coyote story fell into my lap. Yip-yip-Yay. Saved.

    🙂 😦 The house and window issues up next.

    🙂 A cousin who’s a historic house buff & is willing to take a look and give me his assessment — so at least I’ll know where to go from here.’

    😦 A ridiculously long to-do list.

    🙂 With summer fast coming to a close, I’m scrambling to get a couple vacation days so I can visit my teacher friend before she heads back to school on the 15th (she’s been gone for several weeks on a family vacation in Alaska). Also still need to get the dogs in for their annual exams and me in for my eye exam (which I skipped last year).

    😦 I need more energy

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  5. 🙂 Just sent off my first, and easiest, of a long line of permissions letters for the Biddy book.

    😦 It took me 1.5 hours to get it right.

    😦 It’s only one reference.

    🙂 Party here tonight.

    😦 Cleaning and shopping to prep

    🙂 I’m still in my bathrobe at 10:15.

    After a full day of writing, we went to the movies. I’d been anticipating Life, Animated for a long time. Interesting flick, the book was better but my husband nailed it coming home. “I thought it sad and not hope-filled.”

    He was right.

    That’s a shame. I think the central emotional devastation the Asperberger man found himself in was because his well-meaning brother decided he needed to know about sex.

    Immersed in Disney films his whole life–they enabled him to communicate with his family and opened his life to a fuller experience– he had a girlfriend with a similar autistic spectrum disorder for three years.

    After the brother began meddling, the girl became frightened and broke off the friendship, devastating the film’s main character.

    The family never put that connection together.


    The brother said, “he’s a grown man, he needs to know these things.”

    My question, if the young man (23) was happy as was the girl, why did they need to be exposed?

    Not a believing family, of course, but highly intelligent and dealing as best they could with an extraordinary situation that I would not have known how to handle.

    Except, of course, with prayer.

    I’m off to a busy weekend and then a three day speaking conference. Ciao.

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  6. 🙂 We had a lovely week with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. They were gone a lot to visit others and do some golfing and site seeing. It was so nice to have some time with them again.

    🙂 Our daughter was able to join in at the regular jam night. So fun to hear twin fiddles with her and her dad. They get very little time to play and sing music together anymore.

    🙂 We took a tour of the high school in a near by town. I have been there a few times, but had never seen parts of it. My son-in-law attended there and wanted to show it to his boys. I had forgotten how incredible the architecture was. I was surprised with the pictures with some nudity. There were also sculptures up high with some nudity. These were all in the classical sense. SIL remarked that he never remembered hearing any snickers or joking about those pieces of art.

    There were many murals, paintings and sculptures with biblical quotes or references to God. I am sure there would be a big uproar today should someone try to put any of that in a public school. Interestingly, there were also some swastikas on tiles in some mosaic sections of floor. Those would have put in in the 1920’s. I am curious if that was a popular symbol at the time.

    FWIW, Bob Dylan attended there.

    🙂 Blueberry Festival today was fun to attend. The pie was delicious. Blueberry is a favorite of my husband’s. We attended with friends and also were able to do a little exploring in the area.


  7. K, yes, the swastika was a fad in the early 20th century. It was what would be now called a cultural appropriation, as the swastika is a good luck symbol in Hinduisim, Jainism, and Buddhism, all Indian religions. Rudyard Kipling, being a British Imperialist with an affection for all things Indian and Eastern, used a left facing swastika as a trademark – it is in one of his illustrations for his Just So Stories and on the title pages of early editions of his books (our early edition of The Jungle Book had it) – but he had his publishers stop using it when the Nazis started using the right facing swastika.

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