And I Get New Slippers
My pant legs
and socks really aren’t different colors when photographed in the same light,
but the shadow of the lunch counter fell on the right foot and pants
leg. The left is lit by the kitchen light and the other was lit by
ambient light in the ‘living room’.
So, I got
new slippers, some photo paper, and a Shopko gift card in a brightly
colored, Christmas gift bag from Golden Umbrella. Thank you. I wasn’t
the only person that was gifted by Golden Umbrella Santa; Everybody at
the Treehouse Senior Apartments got presents.
I like my new slippers. They keep my feet warm while the temperature is in the 30’s and 40’s, here in Redding.
When I got up,
this doomsday, I couldn’t quite read my thermometer, but I think it’s
pointing to 41. I could have wiped off the snow, but that wouldn't be as
I did clear
the snow off the windows of the Buick before driving to John’s shop and
the bank, today. Even on doomsday, one must keep a vigilant lookout for
erratic drivers who are distracted by visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.
The driveway roses
managed to survive ‘end times’ without any teeth gnashing, (of course
they don’t have teeth, unless thorns are an acceptable substitute).
Their colorful blossoms are a cheerful sight above the snow on the
How many doomsday, end times events have failed to destroy life on earth? Thousands!
Here is a short list of hundreds of doomsdays, predicted by well wishers throughout the ages; doomsday predictions
or at least this image of the front entrance taken from my balcony,
looked warm and inviting with snow falling, and a cheerful Christmas
tree beckoning me to come in out of the cold. Of course I would have to
buzz someone in the building to open the door and let me in. My ‘A’
building, magic key fob doesn’t work on B building doors.
from the cold, and not obliterated by the end times, I pose next to one
of my photographs that was suitable for framing. The door is to the
cloakroom, where hat, scarf, and jacket will wait patiently, until they are
once again keeping me warm while we adventure in cold weather.
I am somewhat befuddled,
and slightly dismayed, to read about the scores, (sometimes thousands),
of confused, illiterate people that get swept up in these perpetual
predictions for doomsday.
has been co opted by a conglomerate of enders. At first, it was
mistakenly thought that because the Mayan long count calendar comes to
an end, that the world will end on that day, (For some reason, it never
occurred to some people that the round calendar was designed to be used
over again, and again).
Not to be upstaged,
the UFO, astrology, rapture, and other groups joined the parade and
looked forward to the destruction and immolation of their enemies, while
they, the true believers would rise above the fray. Hooray, doomsday is
coming on the 21st!
Even more disturbing
than gullible civilians who fall for doomsday scenarios, is knowing
there are Republican members of congress who profess belief in
apocalyptic prophecies. These characters should be disqualified from any
government service. They certainly should not be involved in the
shaping of national policy.
is disappointed that this latest end times didn’t happen, you will get
another opportunity on the 23rd, Jan. 6th, and hundreds more future
dates for the end of the world.
Today’s NASA Video;