Plans: fur kids, wifey, bank, work 8hrs.
A Heathen Night Before Yuletide
Rewritten by Vaygar-Ingvald Elmersson to reflect a more adequate style in meter and verse.
Not a creature was stirring, not warrior nor thrall.
I in my armor, my greaves and my helm
Was drunker than anyone else in the Realm.
I staggered upstairs and fell into bed
With four quarts of mead ablaze in my head.
Then up from below came sounds of a brawl
I grabbed up my axe and ran down to the Hall.
I missed the last step and crashed down in a heap
Thinking, "Why can't those low-lifes downstairs go to sleep?"
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But two brawny strangers with hammer and spear.
I said to myself, “I'll soon have them beat!"
Then noticed ten warriors laid out at their feet.
I gave out a yell and leapt to the fray...
I'll always regret my poor choice of that day.
For the one laid his hammer to side of my nose
And up, up, up to the rafters I rose.
I heard a lone voice from down on the floor,
"They’re no mortal warriors -- that's Odin and Thor!"
They looked at each other and said, "Battle's done.
Since they know who we are, it’s no longer fun."
Then Thor raised his hammer at his elbow he bent,
And with a loud crash, through the ceiling they went.
I crawled through the Hall and flung open the door,
Quite certain I'd seen them somewhere before.
The snow bathed in moonlight, the stars intercede,
I saw them ride off on an eight-legged steed.
I heard them exclaim, 'ere they flew out of sight,
"TO HELA WITH YULETIDE, WE JUST LOVE A GOOD FIGHT!"
- Holy Roman Empire German/Austria until 1711-1740
- Kingdom of Prussia 1701-1918
- US flag 1850 31 stars
- Oklahoma state flag
- California state flag
Peter Reimer (1868-1937)
Birth 17 July 1868 in, Kleefeld, Molotschna, Russia
Death 12 Jan 1937 in Kern County, California, United States
*Married 9 April 1893
Eva Hiebert (1874-1929)
Birth 13 Jan 1874 in, Alexanderwohl, Molotschna, Taurida, Russia
Death 20 Aug 1929 in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States
I honor you this day, and I honor every bit of you that resides in me. I’m grateful for the strong German heritage you’ve provided. I look forward with eager anticipation to the great family reunion on the other side. I offer you my undying love, honor, respect, and gratitude.
Elder Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Elder Runes in your way
Advise the mortal man today
The relationship of a horse and rider out of control, disharmony, quarrelsome tendencies, mistrust, betrayal, stranded, indecisiveness, false friends/unfriendliness, treachery, change and/or movement for the worse, loss, break-up of a relationship, disruption of relationships, reluctant to trust, friendless, blockage, treachery, indecision, an enemy comes to the gate.
Armanen Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Armanen Runes in your way
Advise the Spirit man today
That I know as the fifth, should an enemy’s
Arrow come flying into the throng;
As bright as it might clash, I stem its power
Once I firmly fix my eye on it.
Incoming challenges, the exalted, the strength of Will, external power/strength squelched, fixation, attack squelched, introspective awareness, that which is passing, council, right, wheel, movement, rhythm, law, correctness, judgment, victory over the lower ego, holding, right order, the judge, advice, salvation, money, original law, that which flows away, religious feeling, ritual action/primal laws, orderliness in the world, the ritual, primal law/Urlag, things that are done correctly, spiritual feeling, ritual action, journey, Divine law, All justice, Rune of the cosmic rhythm of the worlds, wheels, personal empowerment.
“I am my rod (right), this rod (right) is indestructible, therefore, I am myself indestructible, because I am my rod (right)” (List, 53).
Interpretation: Absolute trust (Ehwaz) brings external challenges squelched (Rit).
1st check on all fur-kids: food, water, litterboxes, shelter.
Outcome: just shy of 7hrs. of sleep with one wakeup. I was expecting worse, but if ONE sinus is open, I can deal with it,
Wifey conversation. She just LOVES her Masked Singer. On a different note, she DOES have some work coming into her.
A banana + 2-eggs sunny die up with wheat bread for sopping.
Two calls in from the VA:
Surgery consult for umbilical hernia problems
CT scan for sinuses.
Call into Air Capital Veterinary to square up with Toby’s allergy meds.
6 mo. CD with bonus and COLA
Cashed Union lost time check
Pizza Hut for lunch
Early into work to attend a volunteer appreciation day at the local union lodge; more pizza, and more pizza to go for work.
Not a horrible night at work. Not busy at all.
Watched most of the last of the Democratic debates.
I’m losing a good friend. It’s never easy for anyone with children to be on 2nd shift, so when the opportunity to go to 1st shift comes along, they should take it. That doesn’t make it any easier to lose a friend, but it IS understandably necessary.
We’re actually given the opportunity to flex time. Generally, I don’t entertain the thought to go in a couple hours early, but I probably will take them up on the offer to go in at 1:;30.
Last check on all fur-kids.
Vikings S6 E4 on the History Channel/Sling TV
2am nighty night.
Die Wurtâ, all three, are present at birth
To weave our Fate from merriment to dearth.
Urda, Werdanda and Sculd, the dark queens renowned;
Glorious ladies ‘neath the Tree, work your mysteries in us now.
That which “was” we can clearly see.
That which “is becoming” forms now in our deeds.
That which “is owed”, may be, but we cannot see.
We celebrate die Wurtâ, the Ladies Three, for all eternity.
*C. Reimer/V. Elmersson
Alaf Sal Fena!