Annd... we're all still here? Wow. OK. Good. THe weirdness of the dreams last night led to my waking up and double-checking on reality. (I knew it was all okay when I found cat hair. Joke.)
Laughter therapy. Dorky jokes from the Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum collection. (Five cookies to anyone who even knows what that means. I'm so damn old. *sigh*)
1. What di dthe traffic light say to the car? "Don't look, I'm going to change!"
2. Why did the tiger eat the tightrope walker? It wanted a well-balanced meal.
3. What did the cop say to his growling stomach? "Stop! I've got you under a vest!"
4. What music do chiropractors like? Hip-pop.
Groaning yet? Yeah.
Hubby woke me at 420 AM today. Screaming in his sleep, "Get the cat outta the bucket!"
I still have no idea what he was dreaming. He woke up two hours later than I did and said he doesn't remember dreaming anything.
Seriously. This is happening. In my life. Today. "Get the cat outta the bucket!" What cat? What bucket? What the hell goes on in that man's head at night?!
***Meanwhile, in the normal world on this date...In 1782, a massacre of Christianized Native Americans took place in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, a settlement founded by German Moravians and still around as a town. The Brits were worried that the tribe in question (Lenape) were too friendly with the American Revolutionaries. (Remember, the American Revolution wasn't officially over until 1783.) They booted the tribe to the north, and then finally allowed some to return home. Unfortunately, militia from Pennsylvania arrived and killed around 90 Lenape, as reprisal for killings of whites by other tribes, and the treatment of whites in Native American custody (captivity, depending who you ask) in the ongoing war. Most accounts claim that the militia tricked the Lenape otu of their weapons, but it's highly unlikely that the Brits left htem any waepons anyway. I always gotta wonder just why people insist the Lenape were tricked into giving up weapons it was unlikely they had (unless they agreed to be on the British side). Bizarrely, a town of the same name, founded by German Moravians, was the site of a massacre... in Pennsylvania. During the French-Indian War (AKA 7 YEars' War), tribes allied with the French went against Christianized Lenape tribesmen in that town, along with about a dozen German Moravian missionaries. The Pennsylvania one is the site of modern Lehighton, which was built at the site of that mission, but was apparently left alone. Gnadenhutten ceased to exist in PA after that 1755 massacre. Gnadenhutten is German, more or less, for "homes/houses of grace". (There's an umlaut in there that Anglicized spelling ignores.)
Lenape in both places? Well, yes. The tribes weren't all nice and tidy in one place or another, and what with being shoved westward and this and that... It wasn't like ti was a tiny tribe. THey were part of the Delaware overall, rather than the Iroquoisan. And they didnt get along. And so forth. So this tribe sided here, and that sided there, and everyone got used by French and British authorities like pawns on a chessboard, and thus no tribes really actually "won" anything...
To give you an idea how great things were? The local Susquehannock Indians of that part of Pennsylvania were wiped out by disease, btw. It's estimated 90% of that tribe vanished in 3 years, to disease.
And I'm off to find food and go back to bed. Now Hubby is up, there will be no more yells of "Keep the cat outta the bucket!" I hope...
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