Fun Day

Today was supposed to be a ‘fun’ day. Every so often, the Little Woman volunteers to drive me around (for a change), and we go roaming around town.  I look forward to these outings because we don’t spend enough time together as it is, and it allows me to travel without being responsible for everything. …

Friday’s Rant

Headaches.  I am so very sick of headaches. I’m tired of feeling as if someone’s squeezing my temples.  Or occasionally stabbing in the middle of my head.  Or the light-headedness that hits me two or three times a day.  Or even the dull pain near my eye that feels like someone’s pushing a roll of…

The Early Bird

Today started off like most of my work days: I awoke long before the alarm sounded, I got myself cleaned, shaved, and dressed, and I made it out of the door before 7 am.  There’s no need for me to leave that early; I’ve been doing it for years to make such departures a regular part…

Windy Thoughts

It is windy here. I love seasonal windstorms.  Despite its roar, and the cacophony of noises outside from tumbling trash cans, mailboxes, awnings, and who-knows-what-else, I’ve always found the sound of a windstorm to be somewhat comforting, not too different from listening to a thunderstorm or some other white noise. It amuses me, too.  Despite…

Containing Anger

In the days since my last update regarding my sister, things have taken a bizarre turn. When I last wrote, she was in the intensive care unit (ICU), slowly recovering from a staph infection that nearly claimed her life.  All seemed to be good, but her heart rate was rather excessive, her blood pressure far…

Hope and Perseverance

Life can be funny, in its own way, of course. Last week, I happily reported how my Baby Sis was awake, coherent, talkative, and what-not.  Last week, I was busy pointing out how she’d been forced to the brink, yet emerged to fight another day.  Last week, I was excitedly writing that all was good….

A Welcomed Surprise

Last night, I received a telephone call regarding my sister. I’d visited on Wednesday (both before and after work), and I knew that she was no longer sedated.  I also knew that she was awake, competent, and slowly coming to terms with what had happened to her.  So when I got the call last evening, I…

Baby Sis

While I’ve spent the better part of the last eight days bemoaning the disruption of my home life, there were other things happening – real things – that put everything I’ve been feeling into perspective. My youngest sister (I have two) and I have been close since she was born.  We’re nearly a decade apart…

Hello, Darkness

There was a light rain this morning, of which I became aware  because of the yellowish-tint of light that came through the bedroom window.  Unless there’s a serious thunderstorm with blackened clouds to block out the light, daytime rain always seems to give the sky a weak yellow glow. It didn’t wake me, though.  No,…

It’s Friday!

When I got into my car this morning, I noticed a small grayish-brown speck about eight inches from my face.  Now, I’ve been having my migraines again – painful ones, at that – and I didn’t necessarily take what was in front of me as actually being in front of me.  It was, after all, a…

The Agony . . .

My back is killing me, people.  I’m sure that it’s because of my antiquated mattress, but still – the pain is not good at all. There’s absolutely no point to this; I just thought I’d share.