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Saturday 06/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Wiping the hard drive of my laptop and loading it with a fresh installation of the operating system took much longer to do today than when I've done it in the past. Of course, that laptop is an older machine now. 

Prayers, etc.:

  • 08:15 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 17:42 - Mk 6: 30-34
  • 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 Saturday 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 05 February, St. Agatha, V M
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 09:30 - strawberry bread and butter, 1 orange
  • 15:00 - fish and vegetable soup, shumai, 1/2 banana

Chores, etc.:

  • 09:45 - watch new videos from trusted sources 
  • 11:00 - started watching NCAA basketball, hope I can find enough games to follow all day until Svengoolie this evening 
  • 13:00 - wiping the HD of my old laptop and doing a fresh install of the OS
  • 15:30 - breaking away from basketball for a favorite movie: The Fifth Element
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:00 - Svengoolie

Chess:

  • moved in all pending CC games





Friday 05/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Today brought new things: set of coveralls, shortwave radio antenna, it was another good day.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 05:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 17:10 - Mk 6:14-29
  • 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 Friday 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 05 February, St. Agatha, V M
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 06:40 - 1 banana
  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal 
  • 10:30 - meat loaf, 2 slices of bread 
  • 14:30 - bowl of meat and vegetable soup
  • 17:45 - snack on cheese

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:30 - watch new videos from trusted sources 
  • 08:40 - 09:10 - video chat with my daughter and a great-grandson
  • 11:00 - my new Coveralls were just delivered and... I'm loving this garment!
  • 11:40 - QN post published and shared
  • 12:00 - watch game shows 
  • 16:00 - attached a Sangean ANT 60 Portable Shortwave Antenna to my DX-398, hoping to get better reception
  • 17:00 - Classic Doctor Who 
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:00 - SW and MW DXing

Chess:

  • 13:45 - moved in all pending CC games 
  • 16:30 - added 2 new lichess games

Thursday 04/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Health metrics (body weight, blood pressure) were both surprisingly good this morning. And I feel great. This does make me happy!
  • Speaking of health, I had a surprise tele-health visit with my primary physician today. He was testing new software on his end to use for these visits. Anyway, he said I looked good and sounded good. And he approved of my decision to hold off on getting a covid vaccine for a at least six months or so. It was a good visit.
  • Don't know how often I'll use it, but it feels good having a Costco membership card in my wallet now.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 07:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:30 - Mk 6:7-13
  • 19:10 - 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 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 04 February, St. Andrew Corsini B C
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed is the Joyous Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal, 1 orange 
  • 08:45 - chicken salad sandwich 
  • 14:00 - bowl of cooked meat and vegetables
  • 17:40 - small dish of ice cream

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:45 - SWL podcast
  • 10:00 - print membership letter and addresses of local Costco locations
  • 10:20 - redelivered a package to a neighbor that Fedex misdelivered to me a few minutes ago.
  • 11:30 - a surprise tele-health conference with my primary physician = it went well
  • 14:00 - watch game show with Sylvia
  • 16:00 - back home from Costco
  • 17:00 - turned on NewsMax TV
  • 17:20 - Off with the TV, on with the radio... ah, that's much better.
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:40 - 20:40 - SW DXing

Chess:

  • moved in all CC games

Wednesday 03/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Much of this day's activities involved financial matters. None of it bad in any way, just things that took time to research and sort out.
  • Last night's time of silence (no TV, no radio) was so nice I may repeat it tonight. 

Prayers:

  • 06:00 - Prayer to St Michael the Archangel 
  • 15:15 - Mk 6:1-6
  • 19:45 - 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.
  • 20:15 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 03 February, Comm: St. Blaise, Bishop.
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal, 1 orange 
  • 10:00 - munching on cheese
  • 12:15 - slice of bread 
  • 15:00 - small bowl of spaghetti 
  • 16:15 - salmon
  • 18:30 - 1 banana 
  • 19:20 - dish of ice cream

Chores:

  • 08:00 - "Victim" worship - Bill Whittle
  • 09:00 - load weekly pill boxes
  • 12:00 - spent so much time trying to buy a membership in a bulk shopping concern
  • 12:30 - watch game shows
  • 15:00 - turn to OANN
  • 15:45 - turn to Classic Doctor Who
  • 16:30 - Cruel and Spiteful Children
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune

Chess:

  • 13:10 - moved in all cc games 

Tuesday 02/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • An evening mostly spent with no TVs or radios playing, just enjoying the silence and the company of my own thoughts, has been so relaxing. I'll need to do this more often.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - 1 grapefruit 
  • 08:30 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 10:45 - small garden salad 
  • 11:00 - meat loaf,  bread 
  • 13:00 - bacon, fried eggs, toast, ice cream 
  • 17:15 - salmon, spaghetti, mushrooms, and artichokes 

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:30 - the Ten Commandments of God
  • 10:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 12:45 - Lk 2:22-32
  • 18:15 - Pater Noster
  • 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 Tuesday 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 02 February, Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:45 - follow trusted news sources 
  • 09:00 - researching computer options
  • 12:00 - watch game shows with Sylvia 
  • 17:00 - have spent several hours through the middle of this day trying to breathe new life into an old computer...it did not work

Chess:

  • 10:30 - moved in all pending CC games

Monday 01/Feb/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • SW and MW DXing tonight was fun. Pulled in Radio Havana Cuba SW pretty clearly, but who wants to listen to Cuban Communist propaganda? And that was just off the portable radio's whip antenna here in my room. Wonder what I'll find when I hook a better SW antenna to the radio?

Prayers, etc.:

  • 12:20 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 15:10 - Pater Noster
  • 19:10 - Jn 12:24-26
  • 19:50 - 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.
  • 20:15 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 01 February, St. Ignatius, B M
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal, an orange
  • 11:20 - fried chicken
  • 18:00 - meat loaf, asparagus, ice cream

Exercise:

  • no exercise today

Chores, etc.:

  • 08:00 - monitor trusted news sources
  • 10:50 - start the weekly laundry
  • 11:00 - tune into The Rush Limbaugh Show
  • 12:05 - RS post published and shared
  • 13:00 - watch game shows 
  • 15:00 - folding laundry
  • 16:00 - update paper planner, note cards, etc.
  • 17:00 - Newsmax TV
  • 18:00 - game shows
  • 19:30 - SW & MW DXing

Chess:

  • moved in all pending CC games

Sunday 31/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Today is Septuagesima Sunday and begins what could be called a Season of preparation for Lent. A season of voluntary penance and fasting.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Angel
  • 09:30 - Mk 1:21-28
  • 18:45 - 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.
  • 19:15 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 31 January, Septuagesima Sunday
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 07:30 - fried chicken and biscuits 
  • 08:00 - 1 orange 
  • 13:45 - meat and vegetable soup
  • 17:00 - chef's salad 

Exercise:

  • No exercise today.

Chores, etc.:

  •  07:30 - Beard Blather #48
  • 10:00 - RS post published and shared
  • Noon - time now for Big 10 basketball - Michigan St. vs. Ohio St.
  • 14:30 - Now St. John's vs. Marquette
  • 17:00 - watch documentaries with Sylvia 
  • 19:30 - watching Classic Doctor Who 

Chess:

  • 10:30 - moved in all pending CC games 

Saturday 30/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Starting my Saturday with Classic Cartoons and mild software frustration. That software frustration caused by human error - mine. I made the dire mistake of touching fingers to keyboard while not yet fully awake.
  • The SEC/Big12 Challenge covered by ESPN this afternoon sure has been providing some exciting basketball games!

Prayers, etc.:

  • 08:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:00 - Mk 4:35-41
  • 11:00 - Fr. Richard Heilman's homily for today
  • 19:45 - 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.
  • 20:15 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 30 January, St. Martina, Virgin, Martyr
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries, again.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - fish sandwich
  • 09:45 - 1 grapefruit
  • 12:45 - chicken, vegetable soup
  • 15:15 - 1 peanut butter sandwich
  • 17:30 - chicken pot pie 
  • 18:45 - cole slaw

Exercise:

  • No work out todday

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:00 - Lust vs. Chastity - Bill Whittle
  • 11:00 - NCAA Men's basketball
  • 12:30 - RS post published and shared
  • 19:00 - after a day full of good college basketball, it's time for Svengoolie

Chess:

  • 09:30 - moved in all pending Chess.com games
  • 10:45 - moved in all pending LiChess games
  • 12:15 - moved in all pending GameKnot games, registered for a new tournament there

Friday 29/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • It's been a long day, but a good one. I have no complaints. I'm looking forward to a good sleep and a good tomorrow.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:00 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:55 - Mk 4:26-34
  • 21:00 - 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.
  • 21:30 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 29 January, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 07:15 - 1 grapefruit
  • 07:45 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 10:15 - 1 pb&j sandwich
  • 13:00 - 1 Big Mac, 1 fish sandwich

Exercise:

  • 15:00 - 16:00 - yard work

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 09:30 - moved in all pending CC games

Thursday 28/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • I do feel good about having completed and filed my federal taxes already. I feel even better about getting four times as much back this year compared to last year. 

Prayers, etc.:

  • 07:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 18:10 - Mk 4:21-25
  • 19:45 - 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.
  • 20:00 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 28 January, St. Peter Nolasco
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 09:30 - 1 orange
  • 10:00 - snack on popcorn
  • 10:30 - 1 peanut butter sandwich
  • 13:30 - grilled fish, garden salad 
  • 14:00 - 1 banana

Exercise: 

  • No physical exercise today.

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:45 - monitor trusted news sites
  • 11:30 - QN post published and shared
  • 13:30 - watch game shows with Sylvia 
  • 16:00 - filed my 2020 Federal Taxes
  • 16:20 - Newsmax TV
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:00 - back to Newsmax TV
  • 19:15 - off with the TV, spending the rest of the night listening to local AM radio

Chess:

  • 10:30 - moved in all pending CC games

Wednesday 27/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Today has been busy with a good variety of activities. I'm very glad that last night brought me one of the best sleeps I've enjoyed in a long, long time. Now, if only I can have another like it tonight...

Prayers, etc.:

  • 10:50 - Pater Noster
  • 11:30 - Mk 4:2-20
  • 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 Wednesday 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 27 January, St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:50 - 1 banana
  • 09:30 - bowl of oatmeal
  • 10:30 - 1 grapefruit
  • 13:00 - chef's salad
  • 18:00 - chicken and vegetable soup, 1 banana
  • 20:00 - 1/2 banana

Exercise:

  • Today I'm counting the mid-afternoon cleaning in the garage as my physical exercise of the day. Many of the cardboard boxes from Amazon shipments are now broken down and filling the blue recycle bin ready for tomorrow's collection.

Chores, etc.:

  • 10:05 - loaded pill boxes for the week
  • 12:00 - clean, organize home office 
  • 13:00 - watch game shows with Sylvia 
  • 14:40 - QN post published, not shared
  • 15:00 - study new software tutorial
  • 15:15 - clean and organize in garage
  • 16:00 - Newsmax TV
  • 18:30  - prep for tonight's Zoom mtg.

Chess:

  • 11:55 - moved in all pending CC games

Tuesday 26/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Rather than watch basketball tonight as I'd originally planned, I've got some relaxing jazz saxophone group playing. Relaxation is my goal right now.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 07:30 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 11:00 - Mk 3:31-35
  • 20:05 - 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.
  • 20:45 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 26 January, St. Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:00 - 1 orange, 1 bowl of oatmeal
  • 10:30 - 1 peanut butter sandwich
  • 13:50 - baked chicken 
  • 17:00 - bowl of cooked vegetables with meat. 

Exercise:

  • Once again I'm counting the early afternoon yard work as my exercise of the day. Using the leaf blower, rake, lawnmower, and hedge clippers for an hour of healthy activity out under the South Texas sun, I worked up a really good sweat.

Chores, etc.:

  • 10:35 - Dependency
  • 12:20 - QN post published and shared
  • 13:30 - back in the house from yard work
  • 14:00 - watch game show and doze
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 18:00 - NCIS

Chess:

  • 19:45 - have just finished a 2-hour session working on my cc games, two new tournaments started, will take a break and work on more later today
  • 15:45 - Have moved in all pending CC games 

Monday 25/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Thinking in threes as I tend to do. Today's three main chores were accomplished in a very timely manner, two of them a bit more challenging that expected, but accomplished anyway.
  • Today, tomorrow, and the next day all close out a bit differently. Today I have college basketball to watch, tomorrow will be a new episode of NCIS, and Wednesday will have an evening Zoom business meeting.
  • As for the last few days of this week, I'll be preparing for the start of two new chess tournaments in which I'm registered. 

Prayers, etc.:

  • 06:10 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 15:20 - Mk 16:15-18
  • 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 Monday 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 25 January, Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 07:30 - 1 grapefruit, bowl of oatmeal 
  • 10:30 - baked fish
  • 17:45 - baked chicken, cucumber salad

Exercise:

  • Honestly, I'm going to count hauling and stacking all that bottled water into the house from the car after the afternoon's shopping as today's exercise. That flat wore me out!  I don't drink bottled water myself, I keep a tank filtration system in the fridge, but she does. Now she has enough bottled water to last her a month. I hope.

Chores, etc.:

  • 08:00 - checked a few trusted news sites
  • 10:00 - have started the weekly laundry
  • 10:30 - CCP Committing Genocide - American Thought Leaders
  • 10:45 - updating paper planner, note cards, budget book
  • 11:15 - watching Interview with Andy Ngo on Antifa's Agenda - private video from Joshua from Cross Roads
  • 14:10 - back home from grocery shopping
  • 16:15 - Classic Dr, Who
  • 18:30 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 19:00 - turn to NCAA men's basketball

Chess:

  • 15:55 - moved in all pending CC games 

Sunday 24/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • Had a successful session sorting through recent correspondence, found all the receipts I'd been wondering about.

Prayers, etc.:

  • 09:05 - Mk 1:14-20
  • 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 24 January, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:45 - 1 chicken salad sandwich
  • 10:30 - 1 orange
  • 12:45 - 1 blt sandwich, a plate of sausages
  • 13:30 - 1 ice cream bar
  • 15:30 - bowl of spicey chicken soup 

Exercise:

  • 17:00 - light evening stretches 

Chores, etc.:

Chess:

  • 12:20 - moved in all pending CC games 

Saturday 23/Jan/2021... listed and logged

Random thoughts:

  • The bathroom scales and blood pressure machine were very kind to me this morning, both giving me really good numbers.
  • It was too rainy and cold all day to anything outside so I stayed in, played a lot of chess and did a lot of light reading. I can handle days like this.

Prayer:

  • 09:45 - Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
  • 10:40 - Mk 3:20-21
  • 19:35 - 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.
  • 20:00 - The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 23 January, St. Raymond of Penafort, Confessor
  • Tonight's Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet:

  • 08:20 - bowl of oatmeal 
  • 08:50 - 1 orange 
  • 11:30 - bowl of cooked vegetables with meat
  • 14:30 - bowl of pancit

Exercise:

  • No exercise today

Chores, etc.:

  • 07:30 - The Politics of Ruin
  • 08:20 - follow trusted sources 
  • 09:40 - filed KofC webinar attendance report
  • 10:20 - RS blog post published and shared
  • 11:20 - turned on the Kansas vs Oklahoma men's basketball game 
  • 15:00 - light reading and chess
  • 19:00 - Svengoolie 

Chess:

  • 11:00 - started two new games at Chess.com, added the chess.com app to my phone
  • 12:20 - moved in all non-ICCF games
  • 14:50 - moved in all ICCF games 
  • 19:30 - joined a club chess tournament