Thank God that my children are not total idiots like the young guy I saw today. He was squeezed into my full schedule as an emergency. Got in a fight Saturday in Edmonton. Says proudly that, yeah, he threw the first punch and the taxi driver is charging him. But he won – so he says.
Except he has a front tooth pushed back a few millimetres so that now he can’t really close his teeth together. And that tooth is (surprise, surprise) dead and needs a root canal and braces to realign it – or it will need to come out. Oh, yeah and a black eye.
His idea of winning is totally lost on me.
Sounds to me as if he is one big loser – or at least horribly lost.
Can’t help reflecting that this guy is so far from the kind of human being that I believe God intended any person to be. Evil comes in different forms but causing such human waste is part of how I see evil at work.
I work with a great staff and so our annual office party is always fun. This year we decided to do something a little bit different so we arranged for a van to take us up to one of the lakes north of town where they have a great restaurant for our festive meal together.
We also arranged to rent a chalet and have a sled dog presentation to help entertain us for the afternoon.
The chalet was cozy and of course allowed us to bring our own booze and have a campfire to enjoy outside. The weather was really great so we all had a good time.
We learned a lot of interesting things about the sled dogs too, including how hard they have to work!
Unfortunately, I tripped and fell, landing on my right thumb. It is swollen and bruised. Only sprained I think but that is my working hand. Tomorrow may be interesting. 😦
The meal was as good as promised – way more food than we could eat!
And my partner and fellow dentist was in fine form – not as fine as last year – he was able to get up this morning for church. He does keep us entertained. 🙂
Today was one of those days that just seemed to have no clear starting point. Yesterday went on late into the night as I drove back from Saskatoon and the endodontic course, arriving back at my house around midnight, some 18 hours after my morning alarm woke me to start the day.
Then, tired but still alert from coffee on the road, I finally was settling into sleep when Leo’s phone rang. He is on call but of course did not hear the phone – I did. Back to sleep again. At least I think I had fallen asleep when the phone rang again – 2:30 am. This time it is the security people that monitor my office. Dragged myself out to check the office out. It was fine and I was back into bed within half an hour. But I was not asleep again – that took a lot longer.
I had the sense to set the wake up time on the alarm back a couple of hours and didn’t wake till it rang at 7.
Today was a very busy day at the school dental program. I saw 40 kids and stayed alert enough to do that, have an interview at noon and participate in a staff meeting after school ended.
But now my eyes feel like lead and I doubt that I will do anything productive. So I shall try and sleep – till my kids and grandkids arrive from Saskatoon around 8.
Tomorrow is another day. Less demanding I hope.
It was such a beautiful day today that I just had to get out of this place – out into a place with trees and water and sky. So, in spite of the CFL big game which I do enjoy watching, I went for a drive to Anglin Lake.
The lake is frozen quite solid. But it was singing to me. Honestly. I’ve never heard the ice sing like that before. A strange haunted noise as if something were trapped in the lake below the frozen surface. I wonder how the sound is produced.
I am glad I went. My spirit needed some fresh air and clear skies.