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Settling in for the long haul

Mom sent me some 250-count organic cotton sheets and I've picked up a foam mattress pad. Since I've decided that Friday is Housework Day, I'll get those on the bed then, and also sweep and mop. Since I'm going to be here for a year, I insist on living like a person.

Since I can't have a harp sent out to me, I've been talking with 1LT A about options. He and his wife are heavily into Irish music, and he suggested the tin whistle. I am looking at web sites to try to find one that doesn't cost a fortune, ironic since a tin whistle is historically a musical instrument of the poor. He in turn has ordered a solid-body electric fiddle since a normal one cannot be shipped. We're intending to have an Irish band. I handed him my iPod at work today so he could listen to a whistle tune I've been wanting to learn (Scarce o' Tatties) and he ended up bogarting it to check out my music collection.

EDIT: I found a Clarke pennywhistle in the key of D through Amazon, for $14.95. It's been ordered.

I went to Eucharistic Minister orientation Tuesday evening so I'll be getting credentials for that. Rev. COL H. is high-placed in the Chaplaincy Corps but also hardcore right-wing Catholic. He actually managed to work t eh gheys into the class, quite a feat, I thought. He also doesn't permit anything that isn't spelled out clearly in the GIRM. I wish the first bit wasn't the prerequisite for the second. I thought about bowing out, but more than once I've gotten the feeling that Jesus was asking me, "Don't leave me alone with these people!"

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miafeliz
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Poor Jesus! He needs you. Save him from the hardcore right wing Catholics.

Glad to hear you're settling in for the long haul.
zeonchar
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Why won't they ship a harp?
kishiriadgr
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
The harp in question is my own. I wrote to the manufacturer who strongly advised me against it because the glue will melt and the wood will warp.
zeonchar
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
AHHHH, makes sense. Wait until it cools down to ship it then? Or not?
kishiriadgr
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
No, because I'd have to send it back to the U.S. before the weather heated up again. I'm here until July 2010 remember.
zeonchar
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it doesn't start getting hot until late April, so you'd have plenty of months with it.
kishiriadgr
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Given the cost of shipping, I'm still hesitant. I've ordered the whistle.
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kishiriadgr
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
LOL
wombat_socho
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, Cinch. :shobon:
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wombat_socho
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
A sympathetic smile offends you? Hanh?
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wombat_socho
Jul. 16th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I don't use Google any more (I have problems with them) but Bing didn't show me anything horrible. I'm sorry you took it as offensive or insulting, because it really wasn't meant that way - I wasn't even aware that it had offensive meanings. :(
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wombat_socho
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sorry, I don't always get the punch line...
marphilly
Jul. 17th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
ROTFL!
helenkacan
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaay for insisting on living like a person. And keeping a part of your trademark look, i.e. not cutting off your hair!

And your comment about what would Jesus say? Rocks!
kishiriadgr
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
For comments about church and Jesus that rock, I cede the floor to cinchntouch.
helenkacan
Jul. 15th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
That there's some mighty interesting theology, fer shure!
garpu
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
I thought about bowing out, but more than once I've gotten the feeling that Jesus was asking me, "Don't leave me alone with these people!"

I'm going to remember that the next time I want to slap the shit out of someone at my parish...
desert_vixen
Jul. 15th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)

Making your space livable is a biggie here. I have a wall locker plastered with pictures of Adrianna and artwork.

I'm rather utilitarian on the bed, though - I had the afghan that rockahulababy sent me for Christmas on the bed this winter, but now I have my poncho liner and that's it.

It's just kind of a pain at the end...

DV
napoleonofnerds
Jul. 15th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
He's that much of a stickler but will allow a woman Eucharistic Minister?
catsofblue
Jul. 16th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Mommy, you're a paralegal.

Paralegals help people.

You're helping the people who love Jesus, this makes Jesus happy.

I love Jesus!
marphilly
Jul. 17th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Haha! You know, I think there might be something to that. Whenever I get really irritated enough to think maybe I should leave the Church again, I always have this weird feeling that I'd be abandoning him to the kooks.
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