Friday, April 27, 2012

You’re Getting’ Old Sparky!!!

27 April 2012 

Just some random thoughts this morning. No real message here today. Almost 2 weeks ago, my wife had broke her wrist while roller skating. She’s doing better but still having some pain of course. That happened while we were roller skating. That’s not an activity we do every day. In fact, it was the first time I had gone skating since I was with her in high school!! It had been about 15 years or so for her. Anyway, she’s doing fine and is now finally starting to crochet again which makes her feel a lot better.

Two days ago I had to go to the podiatrist and he excised four ingrown toenails. They did it in the surgery clinic so that I could relax and not kick anybody when they went to jab needles in my feet and toes. I am personally “OK” with any procedure they want to do on me after they send me to Lah-Lah land. Anyway, it was a simple procedure and I am back to “normal” now. I use the word “normal” in association to me in the loosest form possible.

I learned this morning that the fiber product Metamucil is nothing like Benefiber. You cannot mix two teaspoons of Metamucil into your morning hot coffee and drink it at your leisure. The directions on the Metamucil call for 1 rounded teaspoon in an 8 ounce glass of water. The directions also mention a warning of possible choking which I thought was curious. This morning I learned that putting 2 teaspoons of Metamucil in your morning hot coffee turns that coffee into some form of a gelatinous goo. Kind of like cold gravy.  Anyway, I got a fresh cup of coffee and Gut Gawd do I miss my Benefiber!

So as I saunter around this beautiful Texas morning feeling and hearing my bones pop and crack with every move, double checking the supply of pain killers and other meds, my gaze wanders to the morning sun peaking over the horizon. It really is going to be a beautiful day. The sunshine’s first furtive caresses on the dew soaked landscape gives me cause for pause. I find myself reflecting that while I have seen more purty mornings than I have left, I seem to appreciate them ever more so than before. Anyway, Skynyrd is cranking and I’m feeling fine.

Have a Blessed Day Ya’ll!

Today’s “Did Ya Know?” It is National Morse Code Day!!!! It’s a great day to send someone a nice message and do it in Morse code!!! Dits and dahs! Many of my friends will relate to this day as we did a lot of that “dittyboppin” during our days in the service. All those countless hours spent in our youth and now we can take a moment and thank old Samuel B for his contribution to our grand society!!! Ditty dit, dit, dit, dah dit dah dah, dit dah, ditty dit, dah dah dah, dah dit!!!!

 Related Links:

Good article on Morse code:

The Alphabet in Morse code:


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    1. No, I was originally a 207x2 then after two tours I cross trained over to a 202. Were you in the field?

  2. Wow - small world. Your name is very familiar but not sure we have actually met before. I'm a retired 202 - Chix, Vito, Osan, and of course spent most my career at Kelly/Lackland.