Before I get to the meat of this post, you are going to see a lot of pics with the main colors of either the Chiefs or the Chargers. I promised TheRoyalBadnesses that I would do this, seeing their teams did not make it to the conference championship round. Yes…that one for the chance to play at ‘Ice Station Zebra’, I mean Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. If they wanted it to do this in a place that is used to the cold, the ‘Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field’ would have sufficed. However will leave that debate for another time….
For one….this year started out a little better than the last, in that the health is still stable. The ability to run for the bus is still as good as it was before, maybe getting even better due to just making a few more slight tweaks to the diet, which in turn keeps the weight down so the joints do not have to work overtime. This actually is a great thing, if only due to seeing quite a few in the same age group here basically giving up the spirit of being able to do anything, sans a scooter. I am not trying to be mean about this, far from it. And yes, there are cases where one can and does need to have this type of assist. It’s those who actually are lazier than earthworms who seem to want to do this 24/7 and yet, are the same ones who wonder why their leg muscles have all of a sudden, atrophied to the point of being painful to just put on shoes. But that is not a worry on this end in the least.
Secondly…..there is the issue with the family shop. To be kind, it has turned into a somewhat more bizarre affair. Without giving away more than is already a matter of record, or will soon be public in some way shape and or form….there are more letters being sent trying to make my oldest nephew out to be the villain in this situation. While each of us makes mistakes [Lord knows I have…the cats and even **** will tell you that] there is something to be said about those who wish to pile on, in turn trying to make one seem like the stereotype. It’s rather reprehensible, disgusting, despicable, vindictive, as well as completely out of character for those who are making the accusations. And if truth be told, if it were not for my oldest nephew, who could wheel and deal with the best of them [even with the likes of a Gordon Gecko] the odds are better than even money, the surrogate courts, as well as others would have shut the place down right after the old man had passed on. Plus a lot of those tricks were the same ones dad taught me and there was and is still nothing wrong with them. Not at all….hence one has to wonder why someone would go completely off their rocker to target one person and in turn, destroy a business.
While the year has changed, sadly another aspect that has not….and it is somewhat disheartening to see this..is the constant whining among those say that the world is being hard on them because they belong to the alphabet soup umbrella. Odd, if only due to the fact that when those who are minorities thanks to other items [ethnicity, religion, disability] discuss similar items in their day to day, they are dismissed. This is a consistent theme that one can see all over the net, as well as being played out in real life off line. It’s almost as though, the social contract, where everyone is to be valued or helped in achieving even the basics, as to improve their state of life is ignored, unless they fit ‘X’, ‘Y’ or ‘Z’. And with the umbrella group, this is more common than is let on. Not with all, hell I know quite a few who are like me….where this is 1/xxx of whatever is going on, which means……surprise…..there are more aspects to this life than that one blatant, bordering on Bellevue-level obsession. One has to wonder what would happen if there was a more honest assessment and discussion of what is going on and why certain things work as they do. Yes, one has to wonder because, to quote a line from ‘Dr Strangelove’: ‘…Truth is not always a very pretty thing….’.
Another consistent item is the tutoring , which makes me happy that it still goes on. There is a beauty and a reward when this goes well. After all , it’s an extention of what I do with my cats as it is. As in, if Rae and Marty were my human daughters, what would I want to teach them about the world, what can be done to augment and supplement what is being taught in the classroom. What is still so darn cool…..someone gets that good grade, someone wows a teacher or gets ahead in their profession, because of a little boost from here. That truly makes the day….
Before I close this one out….I do need to mention that I got a package a few days ago, from overseas. Russia to be exact from Ana S. who I have mentioned here before. She is a dear friend of mine and we have a few people in common. We exchange a lot of chats, as well as a couple items being sent from here to her and her mom. Well imagine my surprise when in this box, which had pictures, some candies and chocolates….there was this:
WOW….I mean WOW. Ana’s mom is an artist and from this, I can see where Ana gets that quality and drive to do her own work on Tumblr. Again it’s a wow……and another reason why I am so happy to have her as my friend.
So there you have it…..to begin the year. And until the next dispatch….from the land of the colourtini….enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.