It’s the weekend! My last weekend of freedom! Man, that sounds awful…but it really is, since next weekend is the alternate UTA and I’ll actually be working and teaching a class. The first class that I’ll teach in a LONG time. But, that’s NEXT weekend. This weekend is THIS WEEKEND. I’m not sure how things are going to work out with me going back to work next week, so we’ll have to see how it works out. I’m actually looking forward to it.
Today, Thursday, I already had Physical Therapy. I love my PT but they are REALLY pushing me hard! But, that’s what I want them to do. I gotta get back in shape. I lost SO much weight. From my heaviest to what I am now, I’ve lost 115 pounds. That’s like more than my mom weighed! I lost an entire person! THAT’S CRAZY! The problem is that I lost a LOT of muscle mass, too. I have to get back in shape. That’s easy when you are in your 20’s and even in your 30’s. It gets a bit harder in your 40’s. It’s hard as hell in your friggin’ 50’s!!!
My dear friends and family…
Loving and fellow campers….
I’m 63 years young on my human side. That’s 189 in dragon years. Now, honestly, like most people my age, I don’t FEEL 63. I feel like a beat up twenty-year-old. Mentally I feel like I have my whole life. I FEEL like ME, like I ALWAYS have. I just can’t stay up till 0300 and get up for work at 0600 any more. Well, I take it back. I could probably do it once. Then I’d have to be in bed at 6 that evening. And not do it over and over like I used to. But, that is really the only difference I feel.
But, right now, I feel weak after everything I’ve been through. Emotionally, physically, and mentally I’ve had the living shit beat out of me. Taking care of my dear Mary over the last several years, letting my own body go to waste, all the financial CRAP that has happened to us over the years, my darling Mary~Mae passing away, my hip finally giving up (should have had that taken care of years ago), anyway, long story short, I HAVE WORK TO DO TO PUT ALL THIS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!!
Probably need left knee replaced.
Something done with my feet (feels like I’m walking on rocks when I’m in bare feet)
Left rotator cuff
Maybe spine surgery
So yeah….definitely need to put myself together if I’m going to be able to do the things that God wants me to do.
What does God want me to do?
Well, that’s a topic for another issue. He’s beginning to open up to me. I’ve been so damn mad at Him since my Mary~Mae passed away, that it’s been hard to hear him, but when he sends the Holy Spirit to smack me in the back of the head over and over again, it’s very hard to ignore. He agreed that my ministry for the past many years has been taking care of His daughter Mary but now that is over and He now has another ministry for me, so it’s time for me to get my butt up and get to church and pay attention because I’ve got work to do for Him. And I think I may be beginning to figure out what that is. Like I said, maybe more about that in the future. We’ll see.
In the mean time and in the near future…
A true friend is someone who knows how crazy you are and is still willing to be seen in public with you.
Okay, I feel like I’ve got to start doing this NOW or I’m not going to get these in AGAIN. So, let’s start getting to some of the mail and comments that I’ve collected, shall we?
Okay, there have been a lot of comments about the rolling rock project that Izzy Dragon and I have been working on. And speaking of our rock project, we should finish that up by the end of this episode. Anyway, I’m going to put all of those comments here together in the first mail section:
Dragon Laffs #2056
I love rocks, and passed that on to my kids, and grandkids. I had many baskets and bowls of rocks in my living room when we had to move everything out in order to put new carpet in. I knew I needed to get rid of the rocks. I couldn’t do it, so told my husband to take them out, dump them on my rock garden/flower hill. He did. I have retrieved some of the turquoise and the rose quartz rocks, and the petrified bone and trees, but left the rest. No worry. Now my great grandchildren are so excited when they find “a pretty rock” and run to show me! I put them in a bowl, in the living room.
So, basically, you are bringing them BACK in the house, just slowly.
Dragon Laffs #2059
Hey! Is that a piece of Rose Quartz I see? And is that Wyoming Jade? And where is the jewelry making kit?
Dragon Laffs #2059
I see a necklace with matching earrings from the leopard looking stones. Yep now to make jewelry, sell on line, new side hustle. Only have to leave house to find stones. You could get neighbor kids to bring them to you…. OMG where is that rock tumbler the kids used to have??
Izzy Dragon’s only comment was, “You know how many people do that already?” Lazy, good-for-nuthin’ Gen-Z Dragonettes! Actually, I’m sure she has plans.
That would be my dogs. They’d hold the door open for the burglar.
Dragon Laffs #2059
Some great material this week. Thanks for the laughs.
Thanks jhjoseph. You are very, very welcome. We try, quite hard, actually, to make at least one person smile with each issue. If we do that, it’s all worth it.
Dragon Laffs #2060
So much of what you say is true, scary the way our country seems to be going. Denis Az winter/ Scotland summer
Thanks Denis. I don’t have a crystal ball or anything. I feel like most of what I’m saying is pretty friggin’ obvious. If anything, I feel like I’m mostly OVER-STATING THE OBVIOUS. I just wish more people would pick up on it. Thank you so very much for bringing it up. On a different note, I’m intrigued…Arizona winter and Scotland summer? That sounds like an awful lot of fun. Can you elucidate? How’d you start doing that? What were you doing … maybe for a living … that got you into that habit? I’m really curious. You can write in the comments section or send me an email at email@example.com or just ignore me completely and let me suffer in ignorance. Cheers!
Dragon Laffs #2044
Where you at? Nothing new for over a month.
I’m not really sure how to answer this one. He might be one of the guys who gets the ezine on his phone or something and for some reason it’s stopped showing up. All I can say is that I’ve been pretty good about sending it out every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. So …. I really don’t know what to say here.
Hand raised in the air here.
You ever climb up on someone’s shoulders in a pool and try to knock some else off of someone else’s shoulders into the pool? This is the dragon equivalent. Not as safe as splashing in a pool of water, but just as much fun for the participants.
Dragon Laffs #2061
People are NOT allergic to gluten, I’ve been saying it for years now, people are reacting to glyphosate from Round-up and other Monsanto/Bayer products and the over 750 other products than contain glyphosate, that we are being poisoned with.
That’s what I just sprayed all over my backyard to kill the terrible American Pokeweed that is completely taking over back there. That’s what is recommended in the weed app that my daughter-in-law looked up. I didn’t use Round-Up, I used High-Yield, Super Concentrated, Kill-Z-All. You use 1/3 of a cup of this stuff to 1 gallon of water. I’m hoping it works…but are you telling me that I’m gonna give myself a gluten allergy now? I like my bread too much for that to happen, dude. Don’t tell me that!
Dragon Laffs #2061
Some great ones today. Made my day. God Bless You.
Thanks again, jhjoseph. Much appreciated. And I will ALWAYS take some blessings from my Heavenly Father.
Facebook be like, “What’s on your mind?”
Then ban you for sayin’ it!
Okay, my mind went blank. I got nothing.
We all know mirrors don’t lie…
I’m just grateful that they don’t laugh.
I have just started reading a book called “Swimming The English Channel” written by Francis Near.
I hate it when you offer someone a sincere compliment on their mustache and suddenly she’s not your friend anymore.
I am STILL behind by 859 emails, which means that right now, I am reading emails that came in on July 11th. About 1 month behind. But every day when I start up the computer, I go to the most recent emails to get rid of the junk emails that come in and to see if there is anything important that comes in. I do that by glancing at the subject lines and the senders. Well, today I got this one from Friggin’ Pete, which just so happens to go with the comment he sent earlier, if you guys can remember WAYYYY back to what we were talking about like 10 minutes ago…
Which tells me that the RoundUp may be left over in … let’s say the wheat, which is made into the flour, which is made into the bread, which then causes the problem? I don’t know how it works, but it seems like that is what Dr. Seneff is pointing towards, or something of that nature. And Friggin’ Pete, who brought it to our attention to begin with. Thanks Pete! Definitely glad I’m not growing anything in my backyard that I’m planning on eating.
I can’t afford a vacation.
So I’m just going to drink until I don’t know where I am.
Sorry I haven’t texted you in a while.
I haven’t been drunk.
96% of Americans should NOT have to Adjust their Morals to accommodate 4% of the population!
The Democrat Party is the world’s most successful hate group. It attracts poor people who hate rich people, black people who hate white people, gay people who hate straight people, feminists who hate men, environmentalists who hate the internal combustion engine, and a lot of bratty college kids who hate their parents. However, the real secret of the party’s success is that it attracts the support of journalists who hate Republicans, and who therefore work tirelessly to convince the rest of us that we should vote for Democrats.
And even more so, the journalists work to convince everyone that it is us Republicans who hate everyone, when in all honesty, we just want to be left the hell alone.
ATTN: REPUBLICAN PARTY
When we put you back in power, no more hearings. No more committees. No more special investigations. The evidence has been laid bare for the whole world to see. WE WANT JUSTICE! WE WANT INDICTMENTS! WE WANT PRISON FOR ALL THOSE THAT COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST US AND OUR NATION!
NO MORE BULLSHIT!!!!
You do realize that Democrats voted to penalize citizens if they didn’t buy insurance and now offer it free to illegals…
LET THAT SINK IN
And now the FBI makes a raid on Trump’s home in Florida, while he’s in New York, that is, at the VERY least, debatably illegal or at a minimum, unnecessary. And we’re expected to believe that the Whitehouse knew nothing about it. I find that VERY hard to believe. I agree with Trump that there is going to be something planted in those boxes, otherwise, why would they not let the lawyers be present like they were supposed to? Why did they make them shut the cameras off? It so suspect all the way around, but because it’s them, they’ll get away with it. If we take over in November and/or in 2024, WE DAMN WELL BETTER MAKE THEM ANSWER FOR ALL THIS CRAP! And while all this is going on, what does Biden do? Goes on vacation. Although, and I hope I’m wrong, but have you heard how bad Biden sounds? He got COVID like 3 times in a row…is now the time they are getting ready to bump him off? I don’t think the country can handle Laughing Horse or Drunken Bitch, so … I guess we’ll see.
I become confused when I hear the word “Service” used with these agencies:
Internal Revenue “Service”
US Postal “Service”
Cable TV “Service”
Federal, State, City, and Public “Service”
But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had bought a bull to “Service” his cows.
BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all those agencies are doing to us!
You are now as enlightened as I am.
Thanks to Stephanie for that last one.
Okay, one more time, because she brings up a GREAT point…
Dragon Laffs #2061
I had a conversation with my Dad a few years back. I was telling him that what we have in Washington was so much worse that those ” hippies” of the 60s (yeah I’m old) that he had issues with and lectured me on. Then he said Stop who do you think those people are? Thanks to google I was able to see what each one was doing in 1960, 1965, 1970 etc. He was right …again.
Stones are beautiful. Need to add wire and use them to create a dragon.
I want your diet! I realize not having Mary in the kitchen has to be a big part of it.
I strongly advise you to get every surgery you are contemplating done as soon as you can. If you want to enjoy your 70’s, better get ready now because by 70 they start thinking it is too dangerous to operate on you.