Teh Squeaky Wheel
Sven: Thanks for responding to my awkwardness among other things.
Fatwa: same. Also I don’t know where I found that Greta’s Kampf meme, but it made me laugh out loud.
I have a busy day today, so I’m trying to get a nap for a few hours before I have to do all kinds of stuff.
Rock on, GN.
Fatwa: Still… I couldn’t resist this one either…
Especially when you poke them.
Did I hear it was poke a shrill lefty day? Heee, this’ll be fun! Nobody ever suspects me. **evil snicker**
A reflective Ash Wednesday and first day of Lent, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8, and Plaguie!!!
dv8 -- congrats on what my former pastor calls “God moments”. I find it’s helpful to be able to put names on things. Good luck with your busy day!
Plaguie -- I can picture you wandering through a crowd of shrill lefties, innocently poking them with your bent wand, then pointing to someone else.
You know me so well, Paddy. heh.
Now, if there was only some way to include super glue and duct tape in this frolic…
To quote dv8, if something is worth doing it’s worth overdoing. I must think on this…
Hey, dv8, Plaguie and Paddy!
Excellent thread pic, Mac; also lurve teh gulag meme, dv8.
*Assumes “poker face”* 👿
I kilt teh thread.
For the proletariat.
Fatwa, you are a rare treasure. You kill threads with such style. I do love a man who can carry off wearing a kilt. Not all can but those who do it well are a special breed.
(Mini-Stalin up there needs to be poked with something sharp)
I found this funny -- the NY Times fact checks last night’s debate. Very thorough. Somehow though, they completely overlooked Biden’s claim of 150 million people being killed by guns since 20017.
Dv8 -- several years ago, I think while you and Harper were off teh wheel, I began to rediscover, or maybe actually acquire, a faith in God. I became reacquainted with the concept of sin and that I was a sinner that had sinned grievously. It took a long time to come to the realization, like 3 or so years, that I hadn’t just been violent, that I hadn’t just been an asshole, that I hadn’t just made an error in judgement, but that I had sinned. I made any number of excuses as to why I did what I did, but there was no getting around it: I had sinned. That was the name for what I had done.
It haunted me. I had nightmares, couldnt sleep, and generally felt like a piece of shit whenever I thought about what had occurred. If Mrs Sven hadn’t intervened, I don’t know what would have happened.
I was raised Catholic but hadn’t been to Mass since I was maybe 17. But I eventually worked up enough nerve to go to Confession and I actually felt forgiven -- felt God’s love. It was a powerful experience for me that left me sobbing and shaken.
I hope you’ve found peace, my friend. God meets us where we are, no matter what we’ve done, and welcomes us into His fold.
I am so glad for you, Sven.
Thank you so much for these kind words. I felt as though, yesterday, I might be “oversharing” as they now say. I feel very fortunate to have regained my faith. I had long thought it would have been impossible. But He reminded me of how many times as a child--and after--I prayed for comfort and it was granted.
Also a few miracles didn’t hurt either, the least of which is that I do not need my prescription medications except one--and even that one would be unnecessary if I’d do a bit more exercise, particularly strength training (like I used to do before my Dad passed away.)
Even my thyroid imbalance--a thing which almost never goes away in people, and which I’ve had most of my life, is testing normal again.
I think sometimes He gives miracles for those who actually need them and are seeking after Him, when nothing else will suffice, although I don’t presume to know His mind.
And on that cheery note, it’s off to bed! Sleep well, friends.
night nite Sven, Mac, Paddy, Fatwa and all Wheelies past and present.
dv8, I hope you can never “overshare” here, with this group. I thank you for sharing it.
Thanks Mac. I vary much appreciate you saying that.
I love you guys.