“Everyone on my Christmas list is getting a VCR or towels and I am fresh out of VCR’s.”
“Do you think Satan gets a lot of accidental letters from kids at Christmas?”
Hey, y’all! I know it’s been a while. I still have not learned to manage my time well. And for those of you, who’s posts I read and comment on, I have read some of your posts-I just did not have time to comment on them.
Anyway, first off-I am going to move my Jack The Ripper posts to another day because Friday is no longer a good day for them. I have not run out of facts-it would be a looooong time before I did that.
I have had a few weeks of school and I am really enjoying it. I had Health & Hygiene and made a 100 on my test. Yay!
Now, I am in Swedish Massage on Tuesday and Thursday and Anatomy & Physiology on Friday. I found out that Anatomy is the study of the structure of the body and Physiology is the study of the function of parts of the body. I have a test on Tuesday on 4 different chapters and have been trying to study for it. The instructors review us every class, which helps.
The test will be on the history of massage, the different ranges of motion of joints, the names of strokes we have learned and 11 endangerment sites on the body-of which we are not to touch-unless it’s your enemy. Just kidding.
Although, after Cole told us what they were, he said he had a former cop raise his hand and say, “Cole, those are the areas we were instructed to use to take someone down with.”
So now you know.
In Health & Hygiene, we heard some funny stories from the husband and wife team that taught us. For example, Nicole (the wife), told us that Joseph (the husband) had a guy come in for a massage but left before getting undressed. Nicole said, “What happened? Why did he leave?”
Joseph said, “He’s coming back. When I told him to take everything off but leave his underwear on, he said he has to go out to his truck to get his underwear.”
I don’t want to know why his underwear was in his truck.
Joseph told another story about a guy, that he had just started working on. Joseph looked out the window and saw the guy’s car moving. He told the guy and the guy jumped off the table and ran outside, naked, to stop his car. Evidently, it was a really nice car and the guy had put it in neutral instead of park.
In our Anatomy class, the instructor told us about this lady, who is 78 years old. He said he has to close the door really fast or else she will strip in front of him and stand there and talk to him, with nothing on.
I have a lot to learn but I love the classes. I have moved past the awkward stage with the other students-we are starting to get to know each other better and like each other. We are all in the same boat. We are all awkward, when massaging each other but getting a little better each time.
As far as massage, I have learned a basic routine on the back, arms and legs. We have been practicing it every time. Thursday, I’m supposed to learn a little more of that routine. My biggest problem is the draping-uncovering an area to work on it and leaving everything else covered up. For me, it’s like trying to fold the pizza box after opening it. I just don’t get it-I can’t see how it’s supposed to look. Cole says I’ll get it, eventually.
So that’s what is going on. Some of this stuff is hard but a lot of it is fun. Pray for my test-our fellow classmate grades it-that can be embarrassing. At least, last time I was lucky.
Anyway, I hope all is going well with you. I look forward to hearing from you.
One of the theories surrounding the death of victim, Mary Kelly, was that she was not a Ripper victim. Since her face so badly injured that it could not be identified, people began to suspect that the victim was not Mary Kelly and that Mary Kelly, herself, killed another woman and stole her identity.
Part of this theory comes from the woman’s clothes in the fireplace-that Mary Kelly burned them to be rid of evidence.
Others believe the clothes were burning in he fireplace to give the Ripper light to work by, since he was indoors.
It’s been a while since I last posted. I am much better about the piggies. A lot of my day is taken up by taking care of our puppy, Xenon, which is fun.
I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking. I have had this in the back of my mind for about twenty years and I have decided to do it.
“So, what is this thing?” You say.
I have decided to go to school for massage therapy. I start on October 11. It will take about a year, during which, I will be interning. I think I begin my internship in February-the month of my birthday. Maybe I can get a free massage. 😜
I will still continue to write but it will be less often, as it already is. Terry suggested that maybe I could write about some of the clients that come in for a massage. Maybe I could write about school, too. Who knows?
In preparing for my license, I will need to take Health & Hygiene, Hydrotherapy-using water, when to use heat and when to use cold, Pathology, Anatomy &Physiology (which is scary, a little), Swedish Massage, Business, Shiatsu Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage and Kinesiology-the movement of the body.
I’m really excited and can’t wait to start classes. The first four days will be Health &Hygiene. Woo hoo! Something about taking care of your stuff and keeping it clean, I think.
Anyway, that’s what is going on. I will keep you updated. Until then, bye!
Ripper suspect, Queen Victoria’s grandson, may have followed King Edward VII to the throne but sadly, he died of Influenza during the epidemic of 1891-1892. Other sources say he died of Typhoid Fever. And then, there is the rumor that he died of Syphilis. No one is sure how he died but many rumors surround his death.
Prince Albert Victor was engaged to be married to Princess May of Teck but died before they could be married.
Princess May of Teck would go on to marry his brother, George Duke of York, and become the Queen Mary.
Ripper suspect-Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, has an alibi for several of the murder dates. Casebook.org shows that he was not in town on these dates:
August 31-Polly Nichols is murdered. Prince Albert was staying with Viscount Downe at Danby Lodge in Yorkshire from August 29-September 7.
September 8-Annie Chapman is murdered. Prince Albert was at the Calvary Barracks in York from September 7-10.
September 30-Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes are murdered. Prince Albert was in Abergeldie, Scotland from September 27-30. Queen Victoria happened to provide evidence when she recorded in her journal that she had lunch with him on September 30.
November 1-Prince Albert arrives in London from York.
November 9-Mary Kelly is murdered. Prince Albert was in Sandringham from November 2-12.
Me: I had the kitchen clean a couple of days ago.
Anna: Yeah, and then we ate.
How could we do such a thing?!!
I realize it has been a while since I posted but I have been in mourning. Two weeks ago, on Monday, Speckles and Layla passed away. I am not sure what killed them. It just seems to be some kind of freak something. At first, I suspected fire ants but I am not sure.
They were especially rambunctious that morning. They kept trying to run under the fence. One time, Terry had to help me gather them up in the front yard and take them back to the back yard. Now that I think about it, maybe they were trying to go there to die. I have heard of animals going somewhere else to die. I don’t know.
I had to take Terry to work, that day, because Steph had the car. She came back to the house because she was having trouble getting her driver’s license and was off again to try a second time. I sat out there with the piggies, Nibbles, too, after we got the playpen set up for the girls. Nibbles doesn’t need one because he doesn’t run away-he just sits next to their playpen. That day, however, he wasn’t sitting next to them. He was on the porch part of the day and on the other end of the back yard the other part. I thought it was odd but nothing else of it.
The girls kept knocking their water bottle off of their carrier, to the point where I got frustrated. I don’t know what was up with that.
I took Terry to work and came back home to take a nap. I was hormonally challenged, that day and felt really bad. I peeked outside and thought I saw them running around in the playpen.
I spent a little time unpacking the bedroom until I was too tired to do anymore. I had to lie down for a few minutes again and then I got up to check on them. That is when I found them. They were already starting to decompose-thinking back, that was good, so I wouldn’t take them to the Vet, thinking they could save them, and then find out they are dead. I was spared from all of that.
The whole thing was just so weird!
I still miss them a lot but sometimes I feel that it happened at the right time-whatever that meansi have not taken Nibbles back out to the back yard. I am waiting until it cools down some more.
I was going to have Speckles do another post before they died but I just haven’t had the heart since they died before I finished it. She was going to talk some more about our new pet-how he’s annoying and just thinks that the piggies are a chew toy. Anyway, here is a picture of him. His name is Xenon and he is an Italian Greyhound-a miniature Greyhound, who can be a lap dog or very hyper. Right now, he’s 3 months old and chewing on everything!