Trite Offerings and Preparation Day

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101914_1729_Somedays1.jpg… got around to writing a little late this morning.  I am in an interesting conversation with a friend concerning the Great Flood and Tower of Babel myths in so many cultures. I’ll leave it to others to debate the veracity of the myths, but the cross-cultural similarities are an interesting topic, and for the sake of debate, I treat them as factual prehistory.

But like an old mentor and poormans sage once told me, if the philosophy doesn’t get you to work in the mornings, it is just speculation.  Well, you would have to know Dell and had to have been there to understand the profundity of that statement …

I had ordered a replacement device for my hearing aids that will allow them to connect to my cellphone a few months ago, and they were backordered. Last week, I left a message at the audiologists asking for an update on the order.  I waited for a return call, and didn’t get one, so this week I called back, and politely but firmly berated the secretary for not calling back.  She said she had called back and left two messages because I didn’t answer the phone.  I checked, and discovered that I hadn’t unmuted the phone after services last Saturday, and there were indeed two messages in my inbox.

I humbly apologized, and she graciously accepted the apology. But I suspect that she told her coworkers what a #%!! head I was.  I go in Monday to get the device paired to my hearing aids, and get a checkup hearing test. I am thinking of getting a candy basket as a peace offering to her. One offends the secretary at their own peril.

It is brisk outside, and your humble hero forgot to set the heat on last night, so the house was a bit beyond chilly this morning. I am surprised to not find a frozen parakeet in my studio this morning. I turned on a small heater by Kippur da Budgie’s cage, and was rewarded with scolding. I guess I did deserve it, however. I wasn’t innocent.

The day is deceptively sunny. When you step out in it, it sucks the heat right out of you. But the plants seem to thrive in the coolness after a long hot summer. Trees grow rapidly down here because of the mild springs and falls provide two growing seasons.  Quite often we won’t have a killing freeze until January, though they can happen early in December.

Today is preparation day, so lunch is often late since we don’t set the Shabbat meal until six in the evening. Snookums has done her morning chores of coffee brewing, feeding dogs and birds, exercising dogs, and bird-bath filling, and is now facebooking and game playing on her PC. Soon she’ll rouse and feed me breakfast. We fervently hope.

But we’ll write, muse and sip coffee ‘til she is ready to do so.

Good morning!

11 thoughts on “Trite Offerings and Preparation Day

    Catherine said:
    October 27, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    “I am thinking of getting a candy basket as a peace offering to her. One offends the secretary at their own peril.”

    Yes! She will appreciate the basket, and you will become her favorite new patient.

    We had cold weather yesterday morning, and I had to drive a few miles to see my doctor. On the way to the island, the “low tire pressure” light came on, which it does each year if the temp dips into the 40’s. A quick trip to a repair shop nearby solved the problem.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      October 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      That reminds me to get my tires rotated.

        Catherine said:
        October 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm

        Happy to be of service! 🙂

    Dana Everhart said:
    October 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I set my heat on 70 as soon as the outside air gets below 80 average and it turns off the air conditioner…which is set at 80….

    A Perfectmindstorm said:
    October 30, 2017 at 6:22 am


      Rusty Armor responded:
      October 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      LOL! Well, myths in the sense of unproven historical events.

        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        October 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        Oh kind of like the Kennedy assassination details ? 😉 The REAL details

        Rusty Armor responded:
        October 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Hee hee! Well … they are real to me … most of ’em, anyway …

    Catherine said:
    November 5, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Rusty, have you stopped writing each day?

      Rusty Armor responded:
      November 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

      No, I do write every day, ‘cept for Shabbat. I don’t always post my writings if I feel they are unsuitable for public consumption.

        Catherine said:
        November 5, 2017 at 9:37 am

        Thank you for the reply, Rusty. I’ve deleted a few posts along the way, but my site is more of a diary than anything else. Blessings for a peaceful day.

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