Plans: domestic stuff
I am declaring Oktober as German Heritage/History Month.
This is an unofficial rendering and celebration of German/Heritage History/Month. It is by no means an exhaustive list. It DOES, however, represent a shortlist of famous Germans citizens as well as German/American citizens and their accomplishments. The effort, whether or not we were successful, was to steer clear of glorifying Nazis as they have their own well-documented place in history. More times than not, exact dates do not match-up their placement in this celebration. I hope you enjoy this celebration as much as I did in gathering all this information.
- Holy Roman Empire German/Austria until 1711-1740
- Kingdom of Prussia 1701-1918
- US flag 1850, 31 stars
- Oklahoma state flag
- California state flag
Donarstag/An: Thor’s Day/Thursday (great, grandparents) Peter Reimer (1868-1937) and Eva Hiebert (1874-1929)
Peter Reimer (1868-1937)
Birth 17 July 1868 in, Kleefeld, Molotschna, Russia
Death 12 Jan 1937 in Kern County, California, United States
*Married to Eva Hiebert 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
Elder Rune: Thurisaz: Giant, Donar, the Strong One, defender of the Folk and Ensigart, strength, indelible raw masculine power/strength, reactive and directed force, courage, a breakthrough, self-empowerment, defense from within, defend against outside forces, breaking down barriers, self-defense, assertiveness, facing opposition, bravery, the ultimate mortal fighting force, fertility, fight or flight; choosing to fight.
Thorn, Outside the favor of Donar, the strong One, indelible weakness, powerless, beware of enemies from the outside, defenselessness, failure, disruptive opposition, lack of fertility, shadow of the unconscious, disease, explosive/mindless violence, an enemy’s victory, introversion, trouble, betrayal, physical abuse, cowardice, destruction, a loss of masculinity, fight or flight: choosing flight.
*A1R3; Aett 1, root 3, Yggdrasil’s root of 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: Tyr:
A twelfth one I sing, when I see through the brush
The hanged one swinging from the hemp;
He climbs down from the trunk, must tell me his tale
When I carve the Runes right.
Rebirth, renewal, rising from the ashes, excitation, revelation, mysteries revealed, sacrifice, the telling of a tale, rebirth of the Sun god, fertility and/or destruction, generation, power, success, wisdom, duties fulfilled, art of concealment and hiding, rebirth into the light - life of the soul, the power to make situations turn completely around, spiritual understanding, the power of regeneration, warrior strength, justice, balance, personal sacrifice of the father, resurrection/reincarnation/born again; “Do not fear anything, even dying cannot kill you. Better to die than to be dead alive” (Gorsleben).
“Fear not death - it cannot kill you (List, 58).
3rd Halbdutzend (3rd half-dozen), Irminsul’s root of re-creation.
Rune Lesson: We have strength! We are reborn! Our defense is strong! We rise from the ashes like a Phoenix! We are re-created!
*from creation to re-creation
1st check on all fur-kids: food, water, litterboxes, shelter.
Outcome: 6 ½ hrs. of solid sleep with Lily at my feet.
A banana with morning meds
A typical open-faced breakfast sandwich
Cooked up some pork for Toby
Toby’s morning eyedrops
A small load of laundry
Toby and I out for a mid-morning, perfectly behaved, 6-block walk.
*mostly sunny, mild, fairly stout northerly wind
Toby’s morning feeding, insulin and Apoquel
Call into Air Cap Vet for Toby’s NexGard and Socks’ Revolution. Will pick up tomorrow.
Leftover meatloaf with a garden salad
*comment not for public consumption*
A bit of housecleaning
Online chat/phone call
Finished housecleaning to presentable standards
*stein shelf was badly in need of attention
Hamburger Helper Lasagna; experimented with a different meat, not all that great.
Extensive online chat
OMGs! I went out to give Socks a chance to come outside from his house, and I spooked THREE RACCOONS AND AN OPPOSSUM in the recycling area when I turned on the light to the breezeway. I quickly grabbed more kibble to leave for them, hoping they come back later.
The Last Kingdom S2 E7 on Netflix
Toby’s late evening feeding, insulin and eyedrops
Dark Shadows on the Decades Channel (OTA)
Ab Roller 3 sets of 25 reps unweighted
Last check on all fur-kids.
Midnight nighty night with Lily cuddles
Donar, Son of Wodan and Erda, husband to Sibba with the Golden Hair, wielder of Malant and Great God of thunder, thunder forth in our lives. When we would hold back, encourage us to advance. When we would be weak, hearten us be strong. When we would shun life’s pleasures, inspire our appetites for that which is lusty and good. Excite our growth from strength to strength; teach us, elder brother, how to throw our own Hammer, and slay the giants who oppose our will. WE GIVE YOU A MOST HEART-FELT HEIL, DONAR, as we honor the Donar that resides in us all!
*source: combination AFA Book of Uncommon Prayers, and C.Reimer/V.Elmersson
Alaf Sal Fena!