Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Game, Set, I Win! (and...I Am Marrying Someone!)

After I wrote about the two colleagues who were trying to strike while I was recuperating, one admitted that he was wrong. I called the owner of the company that the other one works for, and told him exactly what his employee was up to. The owner apologized profusely and told me the deal was mine. How sincere was he? Who knows. But getting these guys to back down is the majority of the battle.

My recovery still continues, though slower than I'd like it to. I get relapses (pain and weakness) when I ignore my body and try to get more done that it would like. But overall, I feel positive and am looking ahead to a better neck!

I Am Marrying Someone

Just before I went into surgery, Ozma called me to let me know that her 19 year old daughter (Kitten) was just engaged. We were happy that she chose an excellent guy, but of course we would prefer that they get married in several years when they'll be more mature. However, parents and adults can never demand such a thing. You just hope for it.

Because Kit's fiance is in the military and about to be stationed overseas, they have chosen to get married on Thanksgiving Day. Being as I'm an ordained minister, I have been asked to officiate. We all have mixed feelings: A Wedding - YAY! At Least They're Getting Married - YAY! But They're So Young - URK!


FTS said...

I was wondering what would happen to those two guys; hopefully they learned a lesson -- if not, maybe they at least know better than to tangle with you again. ;)

An ordained minister? So many hats you have... where do you hang them all?

Saur♥Kraut said...

FTS, I probably am mild ADD. I have to always be on the move, doing something, and I get bored easily. So, what to do? Get degrees, get certified, get things to show that I can't sit still... ;o)

United We Lay said...

Good for you! Stropng women unite!

The marriage thing- great that you get to do the ceremony, and your ordination explains a lot about why we disagree on the God front. As for the young couple, mixed feelings are understood. It's hard to see what lies ahead for them. Is she clear on what it means to be a military wife? Does she realize that she can't fully expect for him to home until he's out? I'm sure she's considered these things. I hope she has a lot of familial supportood luck to them both, and I'll be thinking about her!

The Lazy Iguana said...

Good luck to them. The odds ARE against them - but what are odds anyway? Odds are against winning the lottery, but people do it all the time.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Ordained? You mean you got one of them Universal Life certificates? Everybody should get one, just in case somebody needs to get married in a hurry. Or maybe you got one of them legitimate certificates that you studied to get. In which case, you are a treasure, indeed.

Jamie Dawn said...

Ordained, which means you can marry and bury.
Congrats to the engaged young couple!

Kyahgirl said...

You are full of suprises!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Holy moly! Who knew? You're ordained. In what church?

Saur♥Kraut said...

I'm ordained, and I went to Bible College too, but I don't wish to discuss the denomination (primarily because *I* am non-denominational and question many things myself). My beliefs are complex, at best. ;o)

Saur♥Kraut said...

Lazy Iguana, You said it. Kit's uncle was over the other day, and as he turned to leave, I said "See you at the wedding!"

"Yeah, and we'll see you at the divorce proceedings the next month," he said as he left.

PC, yes, we sometimes disagree. But we also agree sometimes, because I feel there is still so much that is unknown. I know what I should believe (according to the group that ordained me) and I basically do, but there are areas I question.

Old Hoss, nope, not Universal Life. ;o)

Jamie Dawn, and visit the sick in the hospitals. That is very rough, when you know someone is dying. You are staring at someone who will cross the great divide before you do. It is awe-inspiring.

Kyahgirl, yeah...but at least I'm not boring, I guess! I get bored easily (obviously!)

TLP I answered you above, but forgot to put your name there. ;o)

Kathleen said...

Saur: Glad to hear YOU went fishing and caught a shark or two.

Remain mindful of the need to give your body time to recuperate. The proper care now will generally pay off big time in the years to come.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Kathleen, I feel like I've grown to know you over the time you've posted in my blog from the time we met in 'The Classroom.' You are always very wise, and have hit the nail on the head. The hardest thing for me is to sit still. Never the less, I will go lay down now. I think I really overexerted again today and I must force myself to be lazy.

Kathleen said...

Likewise, Saur. I appreciate your blog and the talent you have to make it interesting and thought provoking. I wish I had more time to play with this, but life is hectic.

I am glad you are taking a rest. Be good to yourself and honor your body and its needs. You and your family deserve that!

Lee Ann said...

I am glad things went well for you with your job.
Don't overdo it. I have in the past, and you will regret it.
Young love, hope they will be very happy.

Three Score and Ten or more said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Take care of yourself. (You seem to have taken care of your 'obstacles") Weddings are fascinating. I spent some time as an ordained lay minister in my church. I will never forget my first wedding, such joy (in two "over forty and more" folks.
Be good and take care.

Kathleen said...

Saur, check out 'three score and ten or more' site on Nov 11. A delightful post about you! I wish he would allow non blog sites to post. Wonderful writer!

Still laughing.

Senor Caiman said...

It's smart to marry young. When you reach 40 the kids are gone. Too many young people wait until they can afford children, they live to regret that decision.

You don't sound as loony in this post. Are you taking the medication I suggested?

The Zombieslayer said...

However, parents and adults can never demand such a thing. You just hope for it.

Heh. You can say that again.

As for your neck, I really hope the recovery goes smoothly. Health is never discussed until something goes wrong, and when something goes wrong, that's all we can think about. :(

Eddo said...

For a minute there I thought you were getting married!

My sister and her husband got married at 17 and 18 - it started out VERY rocky, but over time they have grown and they are expecting their first child together in December - 14 years after they got married.