1st check on all fur-kids’ 17F/18 outside, 54F/12C in Socks’ house
Plans: work 8 hrs
Elmer H. Reimer (1924-1963
Birth 24 October 1924 in Whitewater, Butler County, Kansas, USA
*US Navy veteran, Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Area (JICPOA)
**Naval Intelligence Office, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Death 10 October 1963 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
*Married 23 June 1946
Anna M. Schmidt (1926-1994)
Birth 20 January 1926 in Lehigh, Marion County, Kansas, USA
Death 23 September 1994 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
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 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
Outside the favor of Heimo, failure to integrate humanity with the Divine, without divine protection, possible dangers lurking, lack of preparedness, inability to embrace fear, failure to face the ultimate good in all things, tested by the natural Will/Universal voice, without the need for protection, the inability to see/understand/connect with what’s coming, an aspect of death, helplessness.
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
An eighteenth I learned, yet I would never
Let a woman or maid know it,
For everyone knows what’s best for himself-
This leads me to the conclusion of the songs-
The one it shall be then, that lies in my arms
As betrothed wife and as sister.
The scald, mystery, awakening, passion, comprehension of the diving from below upward; from humanity outward, secrecy, gift/giver, gift of life, that which is best for the individual, fulfillment, sacred marriage, being ONE with the sister soul, protection against evil forces, being/seeing the Divine, the cosmic consciousness and the divine principle, two forces having a singular origin, the spiritual ego, death-life cycle, protection against evil forces, union of the gods and the World, the uninterrupted chain in the cycle of eternal returns, the Creator and the Created, the deepest mysteries of the Universe, the end.
“Man, be one with God” (List, 67).
Interpretation: protection (Algiz) leads to an awakening (Gibor).
Outcome: protein shake
Socks was conflicted about whether or not he wanted to come out from his house and embrace the cold. He decided to come out. I guess a couple of days hibernating was enough.
Posted “A Heathen Night Before Yuletide” to the 9th Annual 12 Day of Yule event on Facebook:
HAHAHAHA…Socks already had enough and was wanting to go back into his house.
Call into my WONDERFUL niece.
Sunny, cold, no wind.
Toby and I went out to Meeka Park, where he found a tasty morsel. I took him home after 20min to let him have his morsel and finished the last 10min on the treadmill.
Snack; one egg, one slice of deli-sliced ham on one slice of whole-wheat bread.
Standing, 3 sets of 12, 2/15lbs
- Forearm curls
- Bicep curls
- Overhead triceps extension
- Shoulder press
- Standing shoulder row
Really nice 8 hrs of shift. Everything went well.
*Toby IS using his doghouse. I feel so much better. Now is the time to keep an eye on the straw.
*Holy shit! I forgot to turn the furnace back on from when I was working out. It wasn’t even 60F in here. HAHAHAHA…but smart little Essie was in the bedroom with the functioning space heater. Smart girl!
PTA shower, nighty-night.
Rewritten by Vaygar-Ingvald Elmersson to reflect a more adequate style in meter and verse.
'Twas the night before Yuletide and all through the Hall
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!"
Yet 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.
Then came 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,
Not really sure that I'd seen them 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!"
Greetings to you, Mano, glorious male aspect of the moon; silver messenger on high. You’re the measurer and teller of time. You’re the counterpart to Sunna, the feminine aspect of the sun. As you fly silently on your way reflect into our souls the glory of the High Ones that we might aspire to the realms of the gods. Bathe our world in soft brightness, and whisper to our souls of joyous realms beyond our knowing. Mano let us see the goodness within us and without us, all the nights and days of our lives. WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HEIL, MANO, as we honor the Mano that resides in us all!
Comments: last check on all fur-kids
Alaf Sal Fena!