Good morning from the Insomnia Zone!
Not me. Hubby. Who then is so restless I wake up. His pain worsened overnight. Despite a host of measures. Honestly? I think part of it is how angry he is at being *in* pain. Been there, done that. I get it. He has a CT next week. Maybe something else will show up to explain his returned pain, maybe he's assumed his pain is from X when it's from Y.... He seriously need a *lot* of treatment, but *not* a chiropractor. This would, as his specialist agrees, be healed up if he'd taken my advice on NOT going to the chiro, but what would I know?
And to make matters worse, he's decided he won't get treatment past Dec. 31, no matter what, b/c our out-of-pocket kicks back in on 1st of January 2021.
Can we manage to pay? Yeah, I think so. I'd have to double-check some numbers, but he's still working, so... We're fortunate! Many are not.
I dunno. I'm just ... operating on 3 hours of sleep and this wild urge to scream obscenities in all languages in which I know obscenities. WHich is, these days, up to, like, seven? Let me think... Nope, it's nine. That's me, international puma of profanity.
On a brighter note... *turns over rocks looking for something happy in 2020*
Today in 1916, Douglas Haig of the British armed forces called off the Battle of the Somme, in World War One. The battle had started in July. It was a *long* frigging battle. Ironically, the Anglo-French forces kicked it off on the first of July of 1916 to make a quick end to the war. Which ended, btw, years later. The Battle of the Somme is thought to have included, all told, about 1 million dead and/or wounded, and did not encourage Germany to surrender. The main thing it did was move the Allied front about 6 miles further forward, and kill a lot of soldiers that Germany at least couldn't spare. Neither could anyoen else, of course.
Ironically all over again... The River Somme's name came from an ancient Gallic/Celtic word meaning "tranquility". Oy.
Today in 1951, a minor league baseball player, who also is credited with being the first to shatter a basketball backboard (it was a poorly made one), decided to oppose the major league draft. He filed for an exemption, becoming the first known to do so on paper. ............... A Brooklyn-raised kid of Irish descent, he had earned scholarships for athletic ability, and is one of only 13 players to play both pro basket ball and pro baseball at the same time. When he realized asports wasn't going to work out as a career ---- and he'd by this point also held positions in the US military, in WW2, teaching tank warfare ---- he took up acting. Chuck Connors is most remembered for the TV show "The Rifleman", but appeared in DIsney's famous "Old Yeller" (as the title character's original owner), and guest-roled on dozens of shows. Connors also appeared in "The Big Country", a classic old Western film with Gregory Peck, CHarlton Heston, and Jean Simmons. He had a role in "Soylent Green", a Heston film, as well.
Why do I bring up all that? Well, Chuck Connors got noted for one other thing... He was friends with Leonid Brezhnev. Yes, *the* Brezhnev, premier of the Soviet Union (USSR). Turned out Brezhnev was a huge fan of The Rifleman ---- one of few US shows thus allowed on Soviet TV ---- and there are pics out there of the time Brezhnev hugged Connors, and Connors gave Brezhnev revolvers. How'd he get to know the Soviet premier? Pals with ROnald Reagan. So... that was kind of a weird journey, eh? US Army to pals with a Soviet premier!
Speaking of sports, today in 1985, Joe Theismann "broke his leg". No. It was broken. And in such a manner that NFL fans who were alive then will still cringe if they speak of it aloud. Legs don't do that. Nope. The tackle that broke the leg also ended Theismann's career in US football, as quarterback for Washington. I just threw up in my own brain a little remembering the game, which we were watching on TV. You could hear the "crack" under the crowd and play noise, and then... It all got very blurry, since nobody really wants to remember that stuff. *shudder*
Random rambles over. I have to roust Hubby from his sort-of sleep to see if we can cure him, or at least get him sleeping, and then? I collapse a few hours. Woot. Puma POWER to all!
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