the daily cross, 3-18-20

As long as I’m sitting here staring at the walls I might as well show you one of the walls I’m staring at. These are crosses and Jesus-related pictures I have gathered over the decades. Some have been picked up at trinket shops, used item stores, received as gifts, ones which have been in the…… Continue reading the daily cross, 3-18-20

the daily belly, 3-11-20

The wife and I went to visit my lap band surgeon this morning. So far I am down one bag of water-softener salt*. This is despite being out of town for a month living on a cruise ship for seven days and three weeks in an air b’n’b where responsible fooding was at a minimum.…… Continue reading the daily belly, 3-11-20

the daily bone, 3-6-20

These are the V’s knees. In a joint effort to find relief, Susan and I visited our orthopedic surgeon to look into knees replacement surgeries. ‘Knees’ = plural, meaning two knees*. Doctor E. said it’s best to stick to one at a time considering my health record (which has set no records) so let’s take…… Continue reading the daily bone, 3-6-20

the daily purge 1-24-20

My Sweet Rib* puttered through the cabinettes below our bathroom sinks the other day. Among the many items** she found unworthy of keeping were several pill boxes. Getting older is a skill – a delicate ballet of eating poorly, drinking excessively and, eventually, popping pills to reverse the effects of the first two. The top…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-24-20

the daily purge 12-5-19

Oy! 12-5-19 is Day One when The Purging Lutheran finally gets down to clearing out my desk of all the fiddle and faddle which has gathered over time in the drawers. It’s understood there is always a reason why a person saves a circle of beads, crosses, and Christian body decor. Oh, and earbuds. Apple…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-5-19

the daily purge 11-19-19

Here is a popular book people have been buying since 1992. The Purging Lutheran picked this up sometime in ‘two-thousand-and-clackity-clack’. My Sweet Rib and I read it (skimmed through it) to find the astonishing answers of who we really were, or are, or what we want to be. These are the options laid out by…… Continue reading the daily purge 11-19-19

the daily pork 11-1-19

The author of Know Your Groceries is named Frederick Blaine Humphrey. He was born in New York ~1876 and died in California, 1952. ‘Humphrey’ is not a common surname. Please do not mistake him for Minnesotan politician, Hubert Horatio Humphrey. It’s an easy-to-make error. Another easy doink! is to mistake Frederick Blaine Humphrey for professional typesetter, Hubert Blaine…… Continue reading the daily pork 11-1-19