Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Dont Care Anymore...

This is my life....

- Busy as a beaver as they say.  Been down the sick road for a few weeks.

- Been stepping in for the Scoutmaster more than usual for the past month.

- Suffered the loss of a friend, had my Grandmother go into the hospital for a week, and then had to put down the family dog (my parents family dog not ours, she was 16)

- Spent 8 hours Monday in the ER because I was dizzy and puked at work.  Got to ER and BP was 179/83.  Turns out I have an inner ear problem and have to take this vertigo medicine.  Also a terrible ringing in the ear that has not gone away...

However during this week I will just say I am thanktful for all the good in my life!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I needed a laugh...

Five Rules for Men To Follow For a Happy Life:
1. It's important to have a woman, who helps at home, who cooks from time to time, cleans up and has a job.
2. It's important to have a woman, who can make you laugh.
3. It's important to have a woman, who you can trust and who doesn't lie to you.
4. It's important to have a woman, who is good in bed
and who likes to be with you.
5. It's very, very important that these four women do not know each other.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Celebration of Life...

My family lost a great friend last week.  After going in for brain surgery then falling into a 3 week coma our friend and my sister's soulmate passed.  Last night was a celebration of his life, not a funeral.  There was no viewing, no coffin or urn in the front of the room.  But a poster of pictures put together by family and friends.  A video running in monitors and music he liked piped into the speakers.  My sister and my father were two of the speakers.  We sang songs and said prayers for peace from the various religions and people he studied through his much too short life. 
We cried and laughed and held each other.  At the end people just talked and ate and exchanged numbers and emails and facebooks so that the bridges he had built to different people would not rot away without him.  The boy had been doing well until he saw a picture on the board.  It was us the three of us, the boy, me and our friend, taken about 6 weeks ago, of us playing cards.  Our friend and I with bad hands and the boy above us with a $20 and a big smile.  That moment will be forever frozen in time.  A moment of friendship and love and happiness...that is how he would like to be remembered....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A New Day Dawns...

Yesterday I got some terrible news, not that Obama was elected president but that a close friend of our family and the man that has helped raise my nephew was being pulled off of life support.  He came to my sister a month ago and said he was going in for brain surgery.  They spent the next 2 days with my nephew going apple picking and getting a pumpkin and going out to dinner and hay rides.  Then he went in for surgery on Monday and has been in and out of a coma ever since.  He had a massive stroke this weekend and the damage is incredible.  His living will calls for the doctors to pull the plug if this happens so we all went in last night to say our goodbyes.  

We have known him for a long time and my son considers him an uncle.  I find it hard to even type these words.  We are now playing the waiting game.  I could get the call any minute.  I am hoping and praying for a miracle but the doctors were up front with us.

He is the definition on a Man.  A Man my son and nephew will look up to forever.