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Sunday 28/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • I'm so glad I was able to hear President Trump's Speech at CPAC this afternoon.  He looked and sounded fantastic! and having heard him, I now feel much better about the future.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:40 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:30 - Mk 9:2-10
  • 12:00 - Confronting Temptation - Homily of Fr. Linus Clovis
  • 19:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 19:50 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 28 February, 2nd Sunday in Lent
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries

Diet:

  • 07:45 - 1 grapefruit
  • 09:45 - bowl of livers & gizzards, bread and butter
  • 16:00 - big bowl of stew

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:45 - Beard Blather #52
  • 11:30 - QN post published and shared
  • 14:30 - Waiting for President Trump's speech at CPAC
  • 18:30 - after sitting for too many hours in the most uncomfortable chair in the house (that old office chair in my room) I've moved to the most comfortable (recliner in the front room. ) Think I'll sit for a spell and let my my hips and back recover before doing much else.

Chess:

  • 18:15 - moved in all pending CC games

Saturday 27/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • A moment of near panic: the "rabbit ears" antenna attached to the TV back in my room almost didn't pull in a strong enough signal to watch Svengoolie  tonight. But after fiddling with it for a few minutes, it started working.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 09:25 - Trust
  • 14:30 - MT 5:43-48
  • 14:45 - Two sparrows for a farthing - Homily by Fr. Linus Clovis
  • 18:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 18:50 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 27 February, Comm: St. Gabriel of the Sorrowing Virgin, C
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:45 - 4 hot dog sandwiches, 1 fried egg sandwich 
  • 12:00 - 1 orange
  • 15:30 - big bowl of vegetable soup
  • 19:15 - munching on cheese

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 14:15 - moved in all pending CC games



Friday 26/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Despite waking really early this morning to help Sylvia get off to work early, I've made it through this day in fine form. And tonight I can sleep without setting the alarm. Sweet.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 04:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 06:00 - Pope Francis' Tower of Babel "Ecumenism" is Globalism
  • 11:30 - Mt 5:20-26
  • 18:00 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Friday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 18:20 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 26 February, 
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 05:00 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 05:45 - 1 orange, 1 blt sandwich
  • 09:45 - 1 banana
  • 11:00 - one more blt sandwich
  • 15:00 - fried rice and sausages
  • 17:30 - snack on cream cheese 

Chores, etc.:

  • 05:00 - What do you Fear?
  • 05:30 - Scared Stupid
  • 11:00 - after waking from a mid-morning nap, listening to a "Friday Jazz" collection
  • 14:00 - watch Let's Make a Deal with Sylvia
  • 15:00 - OAN
  • 16:00 - Newsmax TV
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:00 - tuning into what's left of the Purdue vs Penn St. game
  • 20:00 - Watching Classic Doctor Who

Chess:

  • 13:50 - moved in all pending CC games

Thursday 25/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Friday morning will start awfully early for me, so I hope this Thursday night's sleep will come early and be restful.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 09:00 - The Obama Pope is back - Canon 212
  • 17:30 - Mt 7:7-12
  • 19:15 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Thursday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 19:30 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 25 February, 
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - 1 bowl of oatmeal
  • 09:15 - 1 egg salad sandwich
  • 13:20 - baked fish and vegetables
  • 16:15 - bowl of livers and gizzards, followed by cooked bananas with butter

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 15:40 - moved in all pending CC games


Wednesday 24/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • This has been an odd sort of day. I was able to be productive enough, taking care of some unusual chores. but the high tree pollen count (ash, elm, cedar) had me feeling very "out of phase" as it sometimes does. Thank God I've got a good supply of Zyrtec!

Prayers, etc.:

  • 05:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 08:00 - Canon 212 - Frank Walker's latest 
  • 12:30 - Lk 11:29-32
  • 19:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Wednesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 19:45 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 24 February, St. Matthius, Ap
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 09:15 - 1 egg salad sandwich
  • 12:30 - 1 banana
  • 14:30 - bowl of meat and vegetable soup
  • 17:30 - steak

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:30 - What a Pistol!
  • 08:15 - Tyranny Over the Mind - American Thought Leaders
  • 11:00 - cut my hair
  • 12:45 - loaded the weekly pill boxes
  • 13:00 - watch old game shows
  • 14:10 - back home from shopping at Lowe's
  • 14:30 - watch game shows with Sylvia
  • 16:00 - Newsmax TV
  • 17:00 - RS post published and shared
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:00 - tuned into the Marquette vs N. Carolina basketball game
  • 20:00 - And the Arkansas vs Alabama game is now about to start. 

Chess:

  • 16:00 - moved in all pending CC games

Tuesday 23/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Amazing how the weather can change. This time last week our roads were impassable with snow and ice, and we had sub-zero temperatures. Today it was sunny and 75 degrees, and tomorrow it may hit 80. Amazing.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 03:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 17:15 - Mt 6:7-15
  • 20:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Tuesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 20:50 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 23 February, Comm: S. Peter Damian, B C D
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 05:20 - 2 egg salad sandwiches, 1 apple
  • 08:00 - i bowl of oatmeal
  • 10:30 - munch on cheese 
  • 13:30 - steak, baked potatoes 
  • 17:20 - garden salad
  • 18:15 - munch on cheese

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 12:45 - moved in all pending CC games 

Monday 22/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • My morning health metrics were great, and there were no surprises in my financial metrics: good news all around, a nice way to start the week.
  • OTOH the one remaining giant pecan tree in my front yard appears to have a serious problem. I'll be calling the landlord and asking him to send his tree man out to look at it.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 08:15 - Mt: 16:13-19
  • 20:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 20:50 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 22 February, Chair of St. Peter
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:15 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 09:15 - 2 barbacoa tacos
  • 10:45 - 1 apple
  • 12:15 - 2 egg salad sanwiches
  • 16:10 - bowl of cooked vegetables and meat 
  • 21:00 - 1 banana

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 15:45 - moved in all pending CC games

Sunday 21/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • I'm glad NASCAR will be featuring a greater number of road races this year. These things are VERY exciting!

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 09:30 - Mk 1:12-15
  • 20:00 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 20:15 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 21 February, 1st Sunday of Advent
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 07:35 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 08:50 - 1 apple
  • 11:45 - bowl of cooked vegetables and meat
  • 14:50 - 2 barbacoa tacos
  • 20:45 - 1 banana

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 14:10 - moved in all pending CC games

Sarurday 20/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Our  landlord called to see how we are doing check on the condition of the house after this past week of hard weather. He was relieved to hear that everything was okay.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 02:00 - Pater Noster
  • 02:20 - Ave Maria
  • 07:30 - Pestilence, Famine, and Earthquakes - homily of Fr. Linus Clovis
  • 19:40 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and the Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful mysteries.

Diet:

  • 04:30 - 2 poached egg sandwiches
  • 09:30 - apple slices and peanut butter
  • 11:00 - cooked vegetables in tomato sauce
  • 16:00 - munching on cheese
  • 18:45 - DQ banana split

Chores, etc.:

  • 01:45 - unable to sleep on my mattress, I've moved to the recliner in the front room where I'm more comfortable 
  • 08:15 - We'll Have Herd Immunity by April
  • 10:00 - landlord called to check on the condition of the house after this past week of hard weather. He was relieved to hear that everything was okay.
  • 11:00 - IU vs Michigan St. Big 10 basketball 
  • 13:00 - starting the weekly laundry (six days late)
  • 13:15 - Now watching TX Tech vs Kansas Big 12 basketball
  • 16:00 - watching NASCAR, time for the XFINITY road race
  • 19:00 - Svengoolie, of course

Chess:

  • 16:00 - completed moves in all pending CC games

Thursday 18/Feb/2021.. listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Spent much time in the early AM boiling water for our cooking and drinking.
  • Tomorrow morning she returns to work, assuming the streets are safe to drive on. It's been nice having her home all week during this spate of hard weather.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 13:40 - Lk 9:22-25
  • 20:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and the Thursday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 20:45 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 18 February, Comm: St. Simeon, B M
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 09:00 - peanut butter sandwich, 1 apple
  • 11:40 - bowl of cooked vegetables and meat
  • 13:00 - munching on cheese
  • 18:00 - bowl of meat and vegetables

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • moved in all pending CC games

Wednesday 17/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • It is decided: I shall begin assembling what camping gear I have and purchasing what more I need in order to "camp out" here at home in the event of loss of power and water in the future. Once upon a time I did tent camping in Indiana in the winter time, I can sure as shootin' do it here at home if need be!

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06 40 - Pater Noster
  • 08:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 15:10 - Mk 6:1-6,16-18
  • 21:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Wednesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 21:45 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 17 February, Ash Wednesday
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 06:30 - 1 apple, bowl of oatmeal 
  • 08:30 - munching on cheese 
  • 13:00 - baked fish and vegetables 

Chores, etc.:

  • 09:15 - RS post published and shared
  • 11:20 - loaded the weekly pill boxes
  • 12:00 - uploaded software from CD to laptop
  • 12:30 - watch game shows with Sylvia
  • 12:45 - QN post published, not shared 
  • 15:00 - Wall to Wall on OAN
  • 16:00 - Newsmax TV
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune

Chess:

  • 10:30 - moved in all pending CC games

Tuesday 16/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • For those keeping score, the coldest nights of this hard week are now behind us. Sunday night and Monday night saw wind chills well below zero, mighty rare for San Antonio. Up next are the two worst nights for road conditions, tonight and tomorrow night with snow, sleet, and freezing rain.  

Prayers, etc.:

  • 07:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 13:25 - Mk 8:14-21
  • 21:10 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Tuesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 21:30 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 16 February
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 09:20 - bowl of oatmeal, 1 apple
  • 12:00 - 1 fish
  • 13:00 - 1/2 peanut butter sandwich
  • 14:15 - big bowl of chicken and vegetables

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 13:15 - moved in all CC games

Monday 15/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Good news! Sylvia won't be going to work tomorrow, so I won't need to set my alarms to wake up early in the morning! 

Prayers, etc.:

  • 05:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:15 - Mk 8:11-13
  • 20:20 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 20:35 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 15 February, Comm: SS. Faustinus and Jovita, MM
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal,  1 apple, deviled eggs 
  • 12:15 - peanut butter sandwich
  • 15:30 - deviled eggs, 1 slice of bread
  • 16:45 - bowl of meat and vegetables
  • 18:30 - bowl of chicken and vegetables

Chores, etc.:

  • 06:40 - RS post published and shared 
  • 08:00 - Beard Blather #50
  • 10:11 - QN post published, not shared
  • 10:45 - The Soul of Cuba
  • 13:55 - back inside from 1/2 hour of shoveling snow
  • 14:10 - QN post published and shared
  • 15:40 - update paper planner and note cards
  • 16:00 - turned to Newsmax TV
  • 18:30 - watch Wheel of Fortune with Sylvia

Chess:

  • 09:30 - moved in all pending CC games

Sunday 14/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Hoping everyone will have / is having / had a nice Valentine's Day.
  • Waiting, waiting, waiting for the Daytona 500 to be restarted. Waiting for over five hours so far.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 08:10 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 19:20 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 19:45 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 14 February, Quinquagesima Sunday.
  • 21:05 - Mk 1:40-45
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 09:45 - sausage, fried eggs, whole wheat bread
  • 11:50 - apple chunks with peanut butter
  • 14:15 - pineapple rings
  • 16:30 - bowl of green beans and chopped meat
  • 18:00 - cooked bananas with butter

Chores, etc.:

  • 11:30 - began following Daytona 500 pre-race coverage
  • 12:30 - QN post published and shared
  • 21:10 - After a looong rain delay, the Daytona 500 is only now at the end of stage 1. Shoot, these guys might be racing until midnight. 

Chess:

  • 15:00 - moved in many CC games 

Saturday 13/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • It's cold and getting colder. Glad I can stay inside where it's nice and warm.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 08:15 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:45 - Mk 8:1-10
  • 19:30 - Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.
  • 19:45 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 13 February, Our Lady's Saturday.
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:20 - bowl of oatmeal, 1 grapefruit 
  • 10:20 - 2 glazed doughnuts
  • 11:45 - bowl of chicken, pork, and vegetable soup
  • 16:30 - bowl of fish and vegetable soup

Chores, etc.:

  • 10:30 - first grocery order from Walmart has just been delivered, and put away. Very convenient and, compared to the service I used to use for grocery delivery, very efficient and cost-effective.
  • Noon - updating paper planner and note cards with Ohio State and IU playing on TV
  • 13:00 - tuned into ARCA Series Race live at Daytona
  • 17:20 - with the TV playing in the background, I finished a book I've been reading
  • 19:00 - Svengoolie
  • 20:15 - RS post published and shared

Chess:

  • 17:55 - moved in all pending CC games