Awakening to Rain and Freedom; Correspondence with a British Chap Yields Political Insights; Speaking of an Attack on My Person for the First Time; Good Bye Care Giver; Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is a Black Sheep; Stimulate Defined; Send Your Money to Dustin Innes; White Face for New Prime Minister?; Possibly Video of Me and Bunny in Bed.

It is wonderful to wake up to rain and the cool and cleansing it brings. I do admit to complaining about the rain in Vancouver – but here it is special and unexpected and refreshing. I also awoke to two emails of delight. One from CPI and another from a sage British bloke. He wrote of the political scene.

He: I am off for three weeks to that home of political sanity , Italy( sicily actually) where the current government looks to be a model of good governance and led by honest men; ironically they have managed to out berlusconi berlusconi. But with the us led by a lying clown, canada by a black sheep and the uk by a lying buffoon lets shout hip hoorah for a straightforward italian pizza government.

Me: My goodness, that is so funny and so accurate. I love that you call Trudeau a black sheep. I guess he used to be a regular white sheep but did they put body pain on him. . Hahaha.

It is so great to have friends who are stimulating – perhaps not in the way that is commonly used. Let us look up stimulate. Its synonyms are: encourage, act as a stimulus/incentive/impetus/fillip/spur to, prompt, prod, move, motivate, trigger, spark, spur on, galvanize, activate, kindle, fire, fire with enthusiasm, fuel, whet, nourish; inspire, rouse, arouse, excite, animate, quicken, ginger up, pique, electrify; stir up, whip up, instigate, foment, fan, incite, provoke, sting, inflame, goad; North American light a fire under; literary inspirit, spirit someone up; rare incentivize, fillip. ANTONYMS discourage.

So I would say that my correspondence with this British chap causes spark, motivates, spurs me on, and perhaps, galvanizes me. In a way our interaction is nourishing, inspiring and provoking. He does tease me about other matters. Upon hearing of my recovery he wrote:

He: Glad that you are almost back to full mobility ; look out young men across the world..

Me: I am getting my fill of young men (not literally)

Needless to say the British chap is age appropriate, A couple of years younger than me but in very good shape as he takes good care of himself – running and push ups the secret of his success. I take good care of myself and cannot wait to get back to water aerobics, my favourite form of exercise. First the knee has to fully heal.

Today is my first day without Care Giver. I have grown up – we had long conversations about the process and took careful time to say goodbye, . When she first became my Care Giver I was a baby – for two reasons. One was the knee replacement surgery and the other was a traumatic event that occurred on August 18, 2019. Determined to have the surgery that had been delayed many times, I repressed the effect the event, But with the surgery over, and an opportunity to be babied, I allowed myself to feel.

Care Giver gave the best advice.

She: Those bruises will fade.

Me: I know they will. Thank you!

The bruises are gone and with the help of Wise Man I have been able to integrate the experience. It is over, and it does not look like what I thought it was. I take this from the trauma; I am decidedly tough and can I EVER scream. The power of my lungs probably scared the people who were paid to attack me, they are probably dead from fright (or other causes).

But back to the Canadian political scene. Canadians spend a great deal of time worried about their image – therefore they should note that a well-educated Brit thinks that Justin Trudeau is a Black Sheep. I love that phrase, this from Wikipedia. “In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family. The term stems from sheep whose fleece is colored black rather than the more common white; these sheep stand out in the flock and their wool was traditionally considered less

valuable.The term has typically been given negative implications, implying waywardness.

As you can see, it perfectly describes Justin Trudeau and his less valuable wool. But what to do about it? Well, if you live in Canada may I suggest that you contribute to the campaign of the man mentioned in this blog – Justin Innes. This is how you can do it. Cheques can be mailed to Richmond NDP P.O.Box 9401, Stn. Main, Richmond, BC. V6X 8A2. Donations in any allowable amount should be made out to Jean M. Sickman, Official Agent for Justin Innes.

Cheques must contain full name of donor (no initials) and the residential address,for the tax receipt. A phone number would be helpful.

Now do lets say that the NDP prevails and the leader’s head becomes Prime Minister of Canada. I wonder if he can/or should paint his face white? Perhaps we should ask Justin for his views on the matter.

Hopefully a video will be attached. It was taken a few days ago by Care Taker. I am in bed with Bunny, I write from same bed with the ice machine cooling off the knee.

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