BEFORE ANYTHING . . . Thanks again to all the people who financially supported this BLOG this month – if you haven’t yet received a personal THANK YOU, it’s on the way.
NOW ONTO THE MUNDANE – YET VERY IMPORTANT STUFF WE TAKE FOR GRANTED:
Many people were curious . . . about what was the minor SURGERY I was recovering from, but were too polite to ask. So, now that the sutures are out, and the healing is well on the way . . . HERE IT IS:
Just before leaving for Texas this past November, I had noticed a lump under my skin on the right side of my lower buttock near my hip (how’s that for too much information?), which was very problematic in terms of sitting and stretching, which also made it so that there was little of anything I would have been able to do, since the incision was to be ample, deep, and easy to tear.
SO NOW YOU KNOW:
So . . . we delayed the surgery, and chose otherwise to drive to Texas in November, and reschedule the event for April on our return. The surgery was done, the stitches are out, and I can no longer be the BRUNT of BUTT-JOKES amongst my friends and family, all of whom I will repay in kind one way or another.
As soon as I was able to function normally, starting this past Friday, Anne and I LOADED-UP and went shooting at our Canadian Range . . . and had a BLAST.
On Saturday – I SADDLED-UP, made the chrome on my BIKE glisten like new, and pointed it West to the Thousand Islands near Kingston Ontario, for about a 3-Hour RIDE in each direction, where I met a close friend, and had the BEST CLUB SANDWICH OF MY LIFE.
AND TODAY (Sunday) . . . I watched no news, listened to OLDIES RADIO, and worked with my close friend who owns the Equestrian Center where we stable the Horses, and took out several tons of Manure from the Paddock, which had accumulated over the past 7-Months, winter and early spring, while Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and I were in Texas, including the month plus, since we’ve been back.
I have no idea if the three Horses are grateful for the work we did, but I couldn’t be happier to see our BIG BOYS living so high on the RITZ.
AND THEN ANNE, STRYKER, CHRISTINE, FRANK AND I WORKED on cleaning-up cross-country Event Jumps, with big Tree Limb Hackers and Chain Saws.
AND EVEN THOUGH I TOOK THE TIME TO ESCAPE FROM ONE REALITY . . .
1 – Obama is still doing whatever he can to delegitimize the Founding Fathers, while he and the LEFT pretend that he has a serious LOVE for America.
2 – Over the past few days, our Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, out to PROVE that Obama isn’t the BIGGEST JERK TO HOLD OFFICE, grabbed the Opposition Whip in the House of Commons, Elbowed a Female MP (Member of Parliament) in the BREAST, while yelling at her to . . . “GET THE F OUT OF WAY.”
3 – Trump was given a FULL THROATED endorsement by the NRA – BRAVO!
4 – Hillary Clinton is looking more inept, more incompetent, ANGRIER & MORE SHRILL with each passing day.
5 – The Communist Bernie Sanders . . . is doing to Debbie Wassermann Schultz what every Conservative would like to do but can’t.
6 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Obama, Kerry and their entire State Department a Kick where the Sun doesn’t Shine, which was seen and felt around the World.
AND ALL OF THIS HAPPENED . . . while I was enjoying myself, doing nothing earth-shattering, other than doing small stuff for the GOODNESS OF MY HEART & SOUL.
SOMETIMES . . . we all have to take a step back and understand that we too are important, even though we are small cogs in a very large wheel. And even though we step aside from time to time . . . life still goes on.
THE JERKS ARE STILL THE JERKS . . . The TAKERS are still out there – arguing why, what you have – should belong to them. Just like Obama and Hillary Clinton said about Entrepreneurs, Creators, Builders and Risk-Takers . . . “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT” – YEP . . . they’re still there whether we take a break or not.
Then there’s the LEFTISTS, who are utterly convinced that they know how to live your life, and how to raise your family better than you do – They don’t go away either, even if you’re not there to always tear your heart out at their multiple ABOMINATIONS.
NOW THAT I HAD THIS RESPITE . . . IT’S BACK TO THE OTHER REAL WORLD:
But some things, which seem small compared to the larger picture . . . are really no less important.
1 – Stryker is still doing GREAT – Thank you all, for your wishes and concerns.
2 – Joy, a very good friend and supporter of this BLOG, who I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting on a Pledge Ride to Atlanta several years ago, just lost a Treasured Animal Member of her Family – her Beautiful Whippet named TWALA.
Anne and I wish Joy Good Memories and a Speedy Recovery from her Grief, because in Joy’s World this was no Small Thing.
As for me . . . I’ll still try to squeeze as much pleasure as I can out of every day.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov