Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just When Things were Looking Up!

Ok...I don't usually rant and vent about personal issues here. But the last few days have been overwhelming. I'm gonna vent in writing hoping I feel better. I may take the post down later but I feel these things need to be said.

As you all know, I finally got a job that is helping keep us afloat. Not a permanent job but income nonetheless. Today...my wife was let go from her employment of 11 years. So here we sit...45 days until I'm eligible for company insurance, a son who is accident prone, me needing BP meds and a check-up. And...21 days for her unemployment benefits to kick in. **sighs**

My dad called last night with some disheartening news. He's been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. He won't know the details or what course of action to take until March 23rd. All we know is he has cancer. Now here's a man that never smoked, did drugs, relatively fit even at his age, never drank and is a God fearing man.

A good friend of mine, I just found out today, has been diagnosed with ARDS. Yea...36 years old, 2 kids (one newborn) and his whole life ahead of him. It's some pretty serious shit with 1/3 of those who contract it dying from it.

Yes...I'm pretty rattled right now and wavering on all fronts. Gonna be lots of soul searching and praying, to say the least.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Spring is Here!!!

So maybe the temperatures don't feel like spring, but in the last 2 weeks I've seen a red robin, crane, green grass and blooming croci (crocus). So yea...Spring is here!!! So now its time to get the lawnmower tuned up, fertilizer and weed killer out, garden tilled, etc... to prepare Casa de Dazd for the coming months. I do enjoy working out in the yard regardless of what others might think, I do take pride. And yes I don't care what neighbors think but I sure don't wanna give them something to gossip about. HA

So during the first month of my job I have come to the realization that cell phones are the devil's disciples. And that drivers are oblivious to their surroundings even when not on cell phones. The best one yet...driving with cigarette in one hand, drink in another, cell phone cradled in shoulder and...get ready...driving with the knees. Now screw me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking thats 2 too many things while driving. And while I won't get into gender bashing, women are the worst. Yes...there are guys with bad driving/habits but they are outnumbered.

Ok...thats all I have for now. Ciao!!