Well i would like to remind all of you who were born in North America to cherish the government, organization and liberty and freedoms you don't even realize you have. I say this in reference to aspects of life few ever get to even have to deal with hence don't even know how what you have to deal with compares.
Suffice to say after waking this morning and once again dealing with some outstanding money issues related to where i came from, i end up going into depression.
So in the midst of my other half being half a world away on our collective mission in that same place, I am making my own executive order and declaring this my mental health day and going off to counter balance the (I am at a loss for words even ones that are against our coc) and delight at the good things in life like a trip to a Lee Valley store (where customer service is just so incredible and things well what can i say just work the way they should (my thanks to Lee Valley for sanity restoration)
We used to have an expression back in the old place which if one got very annoyed (putting it mildly) and frustrated we would say....
"Its enough to make a monkey bite its mother" Don't ask me why we found this so funny but i guess the humor of it ,kinda lets off a bit of steam when you say it to people who know what it means in that they living with the same absurdity.
Oy vey I don't normally drink hard liquor before noon (well except on business in Eastern Europe back in 89) and normally i aint even a hard liquor drinker but today could end up being an exception only problem is when to put the botle down if one starts .
I dodged a bullet today, in the sense that i was almost being forced to have to make a return journey to a place i swore i was never stepping foot in again in my life and i could write a book about why that's the case you would have to have some principles to begin to understand.
What can i say thank goodness for Canada, freedom and wood, oh and toys for working wood. Cheers
I have even more empathy now for people that for some reason or another end up having to flee their place of birth. Emigration is one thing, but as an immigrant i just cannot imagine what it must be like to be a refugee and on top of that not speak the local language where ever one ends up.
So step outside and salute that Maple Leaf or Stars and Stripes folks and pause a moment just to thank your lucky stars and your homeland I cannot put into words what I am trying to say, at least not after what i have been through this morning.