Belief and understanding

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"...I heard the thunder clappin', felt the desert burnin'..."


Ok, so here we are again. A weekend. 
Life is ___________.

Quite exasperating when you look at things and end up saying to yourself something to the effect of _____________.

Currently the thunder is rumbling but not near as loud as last night. We had a couple hours of continuous very loud bangs and rumbles and the room lighting brightly due to the lightning. Cool stuff. Supposed to wrap this morning before noon. It looks like the early darkness of 8 pm outside right now. 

I started taking a new probiotic on Monday called ActivatedYou. I will give a "full report" on it in another week.
Day 9 or 10 or something like that - in ref to tapering off the gabapentin. I am not sure if the headaches I am getting are because of that or poor sleep. I'm gonna keep at this level one more week and then try another 10% reduction.

We dropped off Chester after work yesterday to a RV mechanic in order to give it a thorough once over (for insurance) and then to give it an oil change, tune up and a pair of new brakes.

I so often feel that this is true:

All the world's indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another's audience
Outside the gilded cage

Actually that verse runs through my head a few times everyday.

Also for some odd reason these words from "Sara" written by Stevie Nicks has been running in my head the past three days:

But now it's gone 
They say it doesn't matter anymore

I just about jumped out my skin. Shew!  HUGE thunder boom. 

New show recommendation on Netflix: The Scottish series: Shetland. If u enjoyed Inspector Wallender, I think u will really enjoy it. They have three seasons out there which equals 14 episodes.

POURING outside. Now looks like midnight. God, please don't allow us to lose power.

Sammi – Samantha, my youngest niece turned 16 on Monday. Unbelievable!! Family is coming over tomorrow (LW) to celebrate her birthday. God, please – allow it, actually make it – go smooth and fun.

 [Everything just flickered. AH!!!]

Question for each of u. Do u often catch yourself editing your LJ? Ja know, something like, “I can’t share that” or “they’ll think bad of me” or --- yada yada, u get it.

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unstable but fun

You're not sure what's going on here; But you're sure it isn't right...

I wonder what it is about Sundays that I am usually:
  • very much out of whack
  • worse headaches
  • a feeling of detachment from my body
  • and often, brewing if not bubbling anger
I had noticed this probably 10 years ago. At the time I figured it was for some specific thing at the moment.

But now, after 500 Sundays under the belt, it is still that way. No change in diet. No difference in sleep/not-sleep issue/routine. No observable difference in any behavior changes from other days. 

Along with this, whatever "this" is; time on Sundays seems to go at twice the pace. It seems like 10 minutes ago it was 3:30. And when I noticed it was 3:30, I was expecting the clock to show 1. No other day does time move so freaking rapidly.

After a false start, this evening I start the taper. 
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Belief and understanding

a moment

1 Corinthians 15:1-7, 12-22  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  (2)  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  (3)  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  (4)  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  (5)  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:  (6)  After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.  (7)  After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles (12)  Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  (13)  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:  (14)  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.  (15)  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.  (16)  For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:  (17)  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.  (18)  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.  (19)  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.  (20)  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.  (21)  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  (22)  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  

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Calvin making faces

YYZ playing inside my head

Well dang.
(Just felt like "saying" that.)

Carol is with Chester till 1 and I get quiet me time. I told her the plan for today is no plan. No expectations. None of the trappings. She will have a tough time making that a reality.

Our weather here is gorgeous. Windows open again. Birds singing. Nice. Supposed to be mid 70s as a high.

Did some reading yesterday and plan to do more of it today.

I decided to import my LJ to DW and then use DW as the posting journal and set it to cross-post to here. I will use LJ directly for keeping up with my LJFs. If I set it up right, your comments to my LJ will cross-post to my DW as well. I had set up a DW acct back in 2012 as a back up for my LJ but then I discovered the LJ Book site and was no longer concerned about using DW as a back up. Dawned on me yesterday after I posted that if I used this as I just described I would have real time back up of for each journal account so why not do that?

Now if I could figure out how to have a backup of my Tumblr accounts.

Monday I had a dental hygiene appt and yesterday I had my eye exam. Kinda feeling like a car getting maintenance. I think my increase in headaches is tied to my eyes straining. She said after examining that my Rx has changed significantly. So fingers crossed.

Guess that's it.

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Ben Franklin quote

Snowden and Greenwald expose more unethical and corrupt practices of the NSA and others

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LJ user agreement

Thanks to zimon66 post I now have a better idea.
I have a paid account so most of the stuff does not pertain to me.
And I don't write anything that violates Russia's concern.

"The terms don’t apply to permanent, paid accounts, so some of the platform’s most popular users – who would otherwise be in danger from the 3,000 viewers rule – don’t have to worry yet. In addition, realistically, these changes are aimed primarily at Russian users."

"The new Terms of Service (TOS) agreement bans “political solicitation” and requires that any content which is considered “inappropriate for children according to Russian law” be marked as adult/18+ content. Given Russia’s attitudes toward LGBTQIA content, this likely means any queer content must be marked as 18+."   quotes from here.

If this is what all guff is about, no problem here.

If this is what all the guff is about, no problem here as far as I am concerned..

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Um, well...

I took PTO this week, Wed-Fri. Carol is taking it tomorrow and Fri. I am feeling out of sorts, not sure why. Maybe its the result of all the emotional stuff surrounding Carol's mom. No clue. Ultimately no biggie. Carol is focusing on the RV which has been officially named - Chester. She has completed a lot of work inside and out. I thank God we have this for her to focus on right now.

I saw this morning that Steve Perry did participate in the ROR HOF induction but did not perform. I'm glad he showed up, w/o him - no JOURNEY.

Lots of stuff swirling in our country but I don't have the energy to post/write about it. I really don't like in many ways how our society has become.

Yes United Airlines is deplorable. We no longer use them. While the physical removal of a passenger from their plane so an employee could fly for free has made news, I am surprised that this occurrence has not. Fast fwd to 1:07.  Of course it is also an example of how feminism, dems and ACLU fail us and our country. Why do I write that? Where is the outrage, lawsuit and investigations?  Why is it that MSM and TPTB want us to bow down to mohommad and his god? Why do they want us under sharia law? Why is it that liberals and dems prefer them and their culture?

*exhales* Ok - so I did write a little about current events.

I plan to start my tapering off gabapentin/neurotin tomorrow. I'm planning to do 10% reductions every two weeks.

Oh yeah, I see some of u commenting that u are concerned or are moving to DW because of the updated LJ user agreement. I read it --- ok -- scanned it. What is there in it that is disturbing?

Guess that is it for now.