Saturday, April 11, 2015

I'm still here...

My, oh my, but it's been a long winter -- and not because of the weather (I love the colder seasons.). I have been dealing with health issues that seem trivial to complain about, but have also been most miserable with a heart that hasn't wanted to act right. Two cardiologists, several experimental medications, monitors and torture tests later, I now seem to have the right medications for my needs and am feeling like a fairly normal person again, thank the Lord! I am disabled due to deneration of my joints, but those aren't so bad that I can't tolerate their discomfort. However, the heart issue was something entirely different...and it was a miserable ride! Very happy to report there is no scarring, function is good and it seems that no surgery or implants are going to be needed! And that means I am still here, even though you haven't heard from me in a long time :)

Not hanging out here for long right now, but here's a good story I'll leave behind:
No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between "complete" and "finished". However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London , and attended by some of the best linguists in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter when he was asked to make that very distinction.

The question put to him by a colleague in the audience was this: Some say there is no difference between complete and finished. Please explain the difference in a way that is easy to understand.
Mr. Balgobin's response: When you marry the right woman, you are complete. If you marry the wrong woman, you are finished. And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished.
His answer received a five-minute standing ovation.