The boys, especially Sammy, have been very sick for the past week. I haven’t had the heart to blog while they were unwell. Sammy ran a fever of more than 1oo°F (37.78°C) for four days. His face was was swollen and he was covered with red spots, all due to fever. Mason and Jaden both have runny noses.

Carolyn made goulash for supper yesterday and blackberry dumplings for desert. Also, she is once more in a war with a mouse … or mice, spending a small fortune on various traps and such. So far the rodent is winning. I was a casual observer until the critter got into my stash of marshmallows which I keep in a drawer beside the bed so now I am hoping for his exit in whatever form it takes. Don’t fool with my stash, Rat!

I watched a very interesting documentary on Roku PBS channel about the new pope and how and why he got to be the church leader. Seems like the Vatican hierarchy is corrupt to its very core, even to the point that it could go bankrupt or worse. Pope Francis wants to reform the church but has been told by Rome police that if he tries to fix the failed banking system that the mafia may try to kill him. He appears to be a good man and I think he will try to get his house in order even it does kill him.

Johnny Winter died yesterday. He was one of my favorite blues guitarists.


Published in: on July 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Hope your little ones are felling better,
    Love the blues !

  2. Oh yes, Susie Q !

    • Creedence did it best. 🙂

      • I agree !

  3. I’m sorry for the boys. What happened that they are so sick? Here in Poland we enjoy a beautiful summer, the best season for us, sunny, green and warm, nobody is sick. Oh, yes, little children are different, little children are gentle. Hope Sammy is feeling better.
    Goulash, dumplings … God … one of my best meals … I’m hungry, my friend. Goulash is from Hungary, dumplings are from Poland. American cuisine is international. 🙂
    Francis is different than John Paul II but in my opinion it’s still the same source of Catholicism. Please remember that Francis was John’s student and one of his favourite bishops.

    • Yes, America is a reflection of every country in the world.
      Catholicism will live on but the Vatican is in deep turmoil.
      Do you know that Catholicism is the fastest growing religion in the USA, especially in the south which has forever been staunchly protestant?
      Thanks, Jola. 🙂

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