Saturday, January 12, 2019

872.

Daddy died. πŸ’”

Saturday, December 15, 2018

871.2

To continue yesterday's post:

I've always had at least one person I've considered a best friend. But lately, I've been my own best friend. πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸ½

There have been groups of folks that I've socialized with on a regular basis. Co-workers, friends of friends, other parents in the home schooling community, people I've been in crafting groups with...

But I've never had what I consider a group of folks that I could call (or expect a call from) on a Friday or Saturday night regarding a causal evening of chilling at so-and-so's place or grabbing dinner.

There was a time when I had something almost like that, with a group of (mostly) women I worked with decades ago. We hung out a lot. Friday night happy hours after work were probably most common. We also vacationed together, went to parties together, celebrated milestones, and commiserated over our losses.

Some of us had families, significant others and/or children. Some of us had other pursuits and responsibilities.

We had good times together in the years we all worked together. I'm still friendly with some of them and one of them has become family over the years.

Although in the past I've been very social (and I still enjoy a lively get-together), I am currently content with relaxing right here on my sofa with a good book.


Probably because of all the road I tore up in the past year, visiting daddy. Between going to see daddy and hanging with the Athlete, I believe I was gone more than I was home.

But I have a secret to (sort of) share: there is a vacation I'm looking forward to. Two actually. When they will be, I don't know. Stay tuned because there will be more on this topic. 

One day... πŸ˜œπŸ’• 

And now folks, although it's not quite 8 p.m., I'm bidding y'all a fond farewell.

Daddy was tired earlier and went to lay down in his room. I need to wake him for dinner and his evening meds and put him back to bed.

Soon after I shall be winding down as well.

Sweet dreams y'all. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

Friday, December 14, 2018

871.

Happy Friday folks! 🎊🎊🎊

I hope everyone is healthy and happy. πŸ˜€

We getting along here.

Daddy is tired, Baby Bliss is tired, I'm tired. A trifecta of fatigue. 😣

Daddy had two doctor's appointments this week so he's probably close to exhausted. On the days he has appointments, we're usually out and about for several hours because it makes more sense to me to stay out while we're already out than to drag him in and out of here more than necessary.

Especially this time of year.

It's cold here and daddy should not be breathing in cold air because of his COPD. Also the weather could become wet or snowy or icy at any time so if we have a day of "good" weather and we're already out, I run with it.

Usually after daddy's appointment(s), we'll eat. Most often it's lunch but once he had an early lab appointment so we did breakfast after.

Before we head home, I'll run to Wal-Mart or Aldi or Lidl. Occasionally I'll have to pick up his prescriptions on the way home as well. So some appointment days are busy.

The day after so much gadding about finds daddy sleeping most of the day.

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7:47 p.m.

Baby Bliss has just flown the coop with one of her best friends, a young man I consider a son. They've been friends for many years, starting as home school buddies and morphing into iGen/Gen Z fashionistas living their fabulous lives on the lake.

They've moved into their separate lives but they still manage to hang out, together and with their larger group of friends.

I love it for her and for them all, learning to navigate the world with each other as sounding boards and shoulders to cry on.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

870.

Howdy folks!

I've missed y'all! How is life? I hope everyone is safe and happy. πŸ™πŸ½

There's so much to say and very little time as I am tired, tired, tired. 😩

Best of the current news: Baby Bliss is snoring within earshot. She's visiting for a while, to: help me with daddy, hang out with friends, take a break from her daily routine.

Confession: I was watching James Corden and had to change the channel. Sometimes his guests make me nervous. Here's why: some folks are such divas that I just know they're gonna hog his ear. If it's someone I'm fond of, I don't want to see them act like that. As well, I don't want to see them get trod upon.

So when I'm watching and I get that weird vibe, I have to turn. Janelle Monae and Giselle were on the couch tonight. I wanted to watch but I dared not.

In other news, Mercury retrograde wasn't so awful this time. There was some retrospection to be had, for sure. But in my personal realm, the number of ex-suitor-related activity was relatively quiet. I was surprised but thankful.

And the exes who showed up surprised me. I can't go into detail because I'm running out of time. The Sandman is at the door and I think he's picking a lock.

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Daddy has had several visits with his doctors since my last post. Sadly, I can see that he's slowing down more and more. He sleeps a lot. Sometimes he's really talkative but that's getting to be less often. He seems to be deep in thought when he's awake.

The Athlete paid daddy and I a visit one Sunday. (They'd met previously, when I traveled north with the Athlete for his church event that occured Memorial Day weekend.)

I put on a pretty frock, did a little something to my hair, powdered my face a bit, and held court in the living room.

He was here a few hours, watching a football game with daddy and making goo goo eyes at me. He ate a bowl of the soup I'd made that week.

It was a nice visit.

We talk occasionally. Once a week. Or once a month. It varies.

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My friend and I have shared many conversations since my last post. Nothing earth-shattering but there have been a few eye-opening words spoken between the two of us. I'm just glad the communication is flowing nicely in both directions.

We had snow earlier this week and my friend called to check on daddy and I. It felt good to know that he cared enough to call. 😊

I can't express how thankful I am that this relationship still exists despite the obstacles that he and I have encountered in the decades we've known each other.

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There is much more but I need to get some sleep. Daddy has an appointment in about nine hours and I need us to be on schedule.

Please stay healthy and happy until we meet again folks.

Ciao!