Plans: fur babies, the season of Yule begins!
A Heathen Night Before Yuletide
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!"
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!"
Saturday/Saturn’s Day, Tag der Fruchtbarkeit (UPG) Day of Fertility/Saturday (UPG) (2nd great grandparents) Peter Amos Reimer (1832-1905) and Agatha Dirksen (1840-1905)
Peter A Reimer (1832-1905)
Birth 17 Sept 1832 in Ohrloff, Molotschna, South Russia
Death 3 Sept 1905 in Goessel, KS
*Married to Agatha Dirksen 22 September 1858
Agatha Dirksen (1840-1905)
Birth 07 Apr 1840 in Sparrau, Molotschna, South Russia
Death 3 Apr 1905 in Medford, OK
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.
*no doubt the ones who brought the family over from Russia.
*offered up some tobacco for Granny Aggie.
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
Elder Rune: Dagaz: Light of day, total enlightenment, awakening, the AH-HA moment, benefit from new information, achieving balance, harmony, hyper-consciousness, the light of dawn, the twilight/dawn polarity, positive focus on life, light at the end of the tunnel, increase, growth, an ending prior to a beginning, transformation, possibly related to the 3rd eye; the mystical place where the two lobes of the brain join.
*A3R7; Aett 3, root 7, Yggdrasil’s root of re-creation
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
Armanen Rune: Ur:
Another I name, that all need to have
Who officiate as curing healers;
Know yourself, and you will know the world,
And learn to discern between evil and its causes.
Self-knowledge/awareness, all-knowing, discernment, witches/shamans/doctors/healing, causality, the primordial, eternity, primal fire, primal light, primal, primal bull, recognize the cause of an event, healing. that which is grasped or permanent, medical help, the healing powers of medical drugs, nurturing at the original basis, original cause, origin, root of all material and cosmic phenomena, contact with the transcendent, contact with the dead, life after mortal death, Mother-God, Creative Mother Principle, a physician’s rune and represents resurrection, eternity, and continuity, root of all material and cosmic phenomena, root of eternity, causality; the origin of time, cause and effect in the eternal power of becoming.
“Know yourself, then you will know all” (List 50).
*H1R2; Halbdutzend 1, root 2, Irminsul’s root of creation
Rune Lesson: Any enlightenment has the potential to allow us to become self-aware. As we benefit from new information we can discern causality. We make sense of how one thing relates to the other and that turns on the little light that says AH-HA! We are enlightened. We are all-knowing.
*from re-creation to creation
1st check on all fur-kids: food, water, litterboxes, shelter.
Outcome: 6hrs of solid sleep but where are my Lily cuddles?
My health by the numbers:
Toby’s AM eyedrops
A breakfast fit for a King:
three eggs sunny side up
hashbrowns mixed with onions and jalapenos
4 slices of peppered turkey bacon
two slices of 7-grain toast topped with honey
Totally fucked off all morning
Toby’s late AM feeding, insulin and Apoquel
Toby and I out for a noon hour, troubling, 6-block walk. Once again Toby was attacked by this guy’s pit bull. He blamed me even though it was HIS pit bull that was loose and came at Toby from his yard. He told me it was going to be okay, but the his pit bull lashed out and Toby defended himself. Sure, Toby was off the leash but we were on the sidewalk. Either I am going to have to remember to put Toby on a leash when we come near that place or I’m going to have to avoid it all together. I feel like shit that I let this happen to my buddy.
*sunny, cool, northerly breeze.
Leipzig 0:0 Köln
M’Gladbach 1:2 Hoffenheim
Schalke 0:1 Bielefeld
Mainz 0:1 Bremen
Augsburg 0:2 Frankfurt
Leverkusen 1:2 München
ab-roller 3 sets of 29 reps weighted 30lbs
pushups 3 sets of 9 reps
ab-wheel 3 sets of 10 reps 2/3 roll out
Toby’s afternoon eye-goop
jwlr video call
BK for supper and a homemade ice cream sundae
jwlr video call x 2
St Louis Ambush v Kansas City Comets
*ok, I get it now. It’s a preseason Central Cup tournament.
1st qtr 1:1
2nd qtr 1:0
3rd qtr 1:3
4th qtr 0:3
final St Louis Ambush 3:7 Kansas City Comets
Toby’s late PM feeding, insulin and eyedrops
Ever since I nullified my marriage with Jeanene, friends have expressed their concernes about my mental health. Believe me, there really isn’t much change around here.
Last check on all fur-kids.
11pm nighty night
*C. Reimer/V. Elmersson
Alaf Sal Fena!