Roscoe's Story

This is my story and I'm stick'n to it.

Tracking

All day long I've been tracking a shipment on its way to me. Using the live map tracking feature that UPS provides I've been able to follow the package car carrying my box.

And soon... soon it will be here. According to the map it's almost here... almost.


Posted 12/Jan/2020 ~ 17:00 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #package #map

Bears-Saints

Resting my legs after a workout on the stepper machine.

Resting my eyes after focusing on a computer screen for over an hour as I worked on the day's correspondence chess games.

Resting my mind after spending time on news sites loaded with lies, half-baked opinions, and immature threats.

Resting by sitting in my room with the lights dimmed, listening to the radio call of this afternoon's Bears / Saints game broadcast by Westwood One Sports Radio over Roku's SiriusXM Channel.

Resting...


Posted 10/Jan/2020 ~ 16:15 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #football #resting

Random thoughts: * Well, that was a real PITA, working through a software glitch for the 1st half hour of my day. At least I seem to have fixed it. Hope the fix holds. We'll see.

Prayers, etc.: * 06:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 12:30 – Mk 6:34-44 * 17:30 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and Archbishop Vigano's Prayer for The United States of America; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 19:15 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 05 January: * Tonight's Rosary before bedtime, whenever bedtime comes, will be the Sorrowful Mysteries

Exercise: * 07:00 – early morning stretches * 21:00 – evening stretches

Diet: * 07:45 – bowl of oatmeal w. brown sugar, fresh apple chunks * 11:45 – vegetable salad with chicken * 12:00 – pork roast * 13:45 – small bowl of ice cream * 16:45 – bowl of beef and vegetable soup

Chores, etc.: * 12:00 – watching game shows with Sylvia (and napping) after spending the morning working with my chess game * 15:30 – watching ST:TNG on BBC America * 17:45 – reading selected articles from The Epoch Times * 19:30 – light reading while listening to light jazz

Chess: * 11:10 – moved in all pending CC games, updated the game scorebook


Posted 05/Jan/2020 ~ 22:00 #RoscoeEllis #blog #list

Monday 04/Jan/2020... listed and logged

Random thoughts: * It's about darned time I reintroduce daily exercise into my regular regimen. Don't know why I ever stopped working out – at least lightly. I feel so much better when I do that!

Prayers, etc.: * 05:50 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 10:25 – Mt 4:12-17,23-25 * 18:45 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and Archbishop Vigano's Prayer for The United States of America; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 20:00 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 04 January: * Tonight's Rosary before bedtime, whenever bedtime comes, will be the Joyful Mysteries

Exercise: * 06:30 – light morning stretches * 21:05 – light evening stretches

Diet: * 08:00 – bowl of oatmeal w. brown sugar, fresh apple chunks * 10:45 – chicken salad sandwich * 13:00 – Big Mac * 17:30 – 2 McDonald's Quarter Pounder w. Cheese sandwiches * 20:15 – munching on cheese

Chores, etc.: * 10:15 – started the weekly laundry * 10:30 – update budget book, paper planner, note cards * 14:00 – watch game show with Sylvia * 15:00 – yard work * 17:45 – Warplan: 2021 with Bill Whittle * 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune * 19:00 – Star Trek: Discovery * 20:10 – tuning in to the radio call of tonight's West Virginia vs. Oklahoma St. men's basketball game

Chess: * 20:50 – moved in several CC games


Posted 04/Jan/2020 ~ 21:20 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #list

Sunday 03/Jan/2020... listed and logged

Random thoughts: * Thanks to Sylvia for giving me a good haircut today. That, together with my freshly trimmed beard, has my head feeling much more comfortable. Perhaps this will help me have a better sleep tonight than last night.

Prayers, etc.: * 08:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 11:20 – Mt 2:1-12 * 18:00 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and Archbishop Vigano's Prayer for The United States of America. * 18:15 – Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. * 18:30 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 03 January: The Holy Name of Jesus. * 19:00 – Tonight's Rosary will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: * 09:10 – cherry pie * 11:10 – 1 tuna salad sandwich * 12:00 – egg salad sandwich * 16:45 – meat and vegetable soup

Chores, etc.: * 08:45 – Beard Blather #44 * 12:00 – Watching Cowboys vs. Giants NFL game * 15:10 – haircut * 15:40 – now watching the Bears vs. the Packers * 19:30 – leisure reading before bedtime

Chess: * 14:30 – moved in all CC games


Posted 03/Jan/2020 ~ 20:00 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #list

Saturday 02/Jan/2020... Listed and Logged

Random Thoughts: It was good to get some cleaning and organizing done on the back porch, finally.

Prayers, etc.: 06:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel 12:10 – Jn 1:19-28 18:00 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 02 January 18:30 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and Archbishop Vigano's Prayer for The United States of America. 18:45 – Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. 21:15 – Tonight's Rosary will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: 08:45 – deviled eggs, cherry pie, steak, banana 12:15 – cherry pie 14:30 – birthday cake 18:20 – vegetable and chicken salad 19:00 – birthday cake

Chores, etc.: 07:30 – ordered extra battery for lawn mower 08:45 – radio GameDay Tailgate show before the day's Bowl Games 11:30 – listening now to the Outback Bowl – Mississippi vs. Indiana – Go Hoosiers! 15:00 – cleaning and organizing the back porch 19:00 – Svengoolie

Chess: 17:45 – moved in all pending CC games

As life returns to semi-normal...

Tuesday's Bowl Games

... I'm finally all caught up on my chess work, and I have two College Bowl Games to watch today.

My schedule was thrown off enough during Christmas week that my chess work was cut back quite a bit. Oh sure, I moved in some games almost every day, but today was the first day in almost a week that I've been able to work on every single game for which I have moves pending.

Now I've got plenty of time-cushion built up in all my games, so I'm not under time-pressure anywhere. And of my twenty or so ongoing games there are only about ten that require serious study and analysis. Still, it's good to be back to where I can give all my games the attention they deserve.

And today's chess work is out of the way giving me plenty of time to enjoy Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl later this afternoon and Texas in the Alamo Bowl tonight.

Sweet!

And the adventure continues.


Posted 29/Dec/2020 ~ 15:20 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #football #chess

On this Christmas Saturday...

Great-grandbabies-Xmas2020

...thanks to my daughter, I got to watch a great-grandson and two great-granddaughters laugh and play with Christmas toys. And I got to wish them all (and they,me) Merry Christmas!

My daughter and son-in-law drove an hour this morning through the Midwestern Winter to pick up the great-granddaughters so she could watch them for the weekend. And she took them to visit her other daughter and son-in-law and her grandson (my great-grandson.) As the kids were playing she called me via video chat and we had the most delightful visit!

From a thousand miles away Sylvia and I were watching and laughing and visiting with the great-grandbabies. And THIS was such a wonderful Christmas present! Thanks so much, Heather!

And the adventure continues.


Published on 26 December 2020, ~ 15:10 Central Time.

#RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving

Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas

Here's wishing all of you, whether you're in the company of friends and family or alone, the very happiest of days.

The adventure continues.


Posted 25/Dec/2020 ~ 07:30 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #Christmas

My Christmas Eve football...

Bowl Game

... shall be the 2020 New Mexico Bowl. And the kick-off time is scheduled for just a shade over an hour from now as I sit here at the keyboard.

This comes after one of Sylvia's big breakfasts: stuffed omelet, bacon, stack of pancakes. And it finds me enjoying a quiet, happy day: a most pleasant Christmas Eve.

More tomorrow.

The adventure continues.


Posted 24/Dec/2020 ~ 13:00 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #ChristmasEve #football

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