Fire Rooster

Sunday January 29th, 2017

I have mentioned many times that I listen to CNN in the morning as background noise. I also have FARK on my IPAD to keep me up on what is actually going on in the world. Sometimes things happen that require comment and may be foreshadowing things from our future.

In Wales a woman was the victim of a hit and run while playing golf on a seacoast course. She was hit by a cow. The golfer suffered bruises and sore ribs and was writhing on the fairway as the cow was making her escape. Other golfers came to her aid and she was treated by the vet at the clubhouse. Some witnesses report that there may have been an earlier incident where the woman failed to let the cow play through. The local MP is demanding action to control wayward cows.[fark]

I think we need to keep an eye on the cows… they may be up to something.

It started to rain a couple of hours ago and will likely rain most of the day. It will rain over an inch today and the locals say they/we need rain. It is also still cold (for Florida) 53° f in the cabin this morning. I can’t wait to hold my hands over my coffee to warm them up. The kettle’s whistle lacked any spirit or energy this morning.

Today is scheduled to be our last full day here at Sunset Bay. Yesterday was the Chinese New Year and this year is the year of the Fire Rooster. I have liked chickens (not to the extent that Gonzo did/does) but I have never seen a fire rooster. I was born in 1953 a year of the snake, water snake in particular. I am supposed to be; active, nimble, adventurous and creative with artistic talent.

We celebrated the Chinese New Year with a traditional sweet and sour chicken and FAUX rice. The FAUX rice was made from cauliflower. FAUX rice, I guess Karen had John carve rice out of cauliflower, I can’t imagine how long that would have taken. I wasn’t informed of this FAUX rice until I had consumed most of it from my plate. Other than the subterfuge the dinner was very good and thanks to our hosts.

The Georgian calendar we use is based on the solar year, the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun. The Chinese Calendar is based on the lunar year and the earths orbit as well. Too complicated. Because the Chinese month has 28 days and to stay in sync with the seasons they have to add a leap month every now and then. Aren’t you glad you started reading this.

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