I haven't posted any new entries lately for several reasons: 1) I've had no time; 2) I've been on trial over the past several weeks; 3) I've been playing catch-up on all of my files; and 4) I've had to get ready for vacation. Plus, I'm so damned exhausted.
And now, with vacation almost upon me, I wanted to get one more post in before I left ... for Ireland.
Ireland was supposed to be our honeymoon, twenty years ago, but we wound up in the hellish heat of Aruba instead. So, in celebration of our upcoming twentieth wedding anniversary, off to Ireland we go, on what will effectively be our second honeymoon. Why Ireland? Well, though I'm a "mutt", I'm a quarter Irish. In fact, my paternal grandmother was born there. My wife, on the other hand, is three-quarters Irish - though none of her grandparents were born there. I like to tease her about my being "more Irish" than she, despite her having more Irish lineages than I.