Sunday, August 17, 2014

Catching Up - Part One

I'll be breaking this down into a couple of posts, or more, depending on how energetic I feel.  I mean afterall, it's been over 2 years since I've posted anything of substantial importance.  I did post the story I was writing but real life took over and the story is still stuck in my head waiting for a release.

I went through my blogroll today and I ran the gamut of emotions.  I found longtime bloggers still blogging, some spotty such as myself and some vacant.  I also found a few bloggers who are bereft of life.  Unless you have participated daily in the blogging life you cannot fathom how someone hundreds or even thousands of miles away, whom you never met, can really be apart of your life.  I am hoping those that are vacant are still apart of my newsfeed and/or have me bookmarked and check in.  Ksquest and CrazyUnk are bereft of life and hit me the hardest.  I know they are both living comfortably on the other side now but I feel terrible for not knowing within 30 days of their passing.  Maybe it's the empath in me, who knows.

Let's see...where to begin.  I am working full time and while it's a burden to my life but I am thankful to be employed.  At 49 years old it's a wonder kids these days will ever survive.  I work 12 hour shifts from 7pm to 7:30am on a rotating schedule.  This week I have Sunday and Monday off, work Tuesday and Wednesday, off Thursday and Friday and back to work Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Rinse and repeat.  It's not tough work really except being on my feet 12+ hours a shift walking a minimum of 4-6 miles a night.  I've had this job for 2 1/2 years now and it's really disrupted my life.  I can't coach soccer, basketball or track anymore and that SUCKS.  I miss my nights on the weekends and being able to participate in festivities.  And I miss homecooked meals.  I won't lie about that, ever.  After working 3 days straight, or 7 days when working OT, I must have a homecooked meal that night off.  I tire of eating sandwiches and chips.  LOL

My son is a senior in high school this year.  18 years old and has his drivers permit.  Doesn't have a job yet because he does struggle in school.  He has worked odd jobs through the summers but mostly we want to focus on school.  This year his curriculum is loaded and he'll be busy busy busy.  I think dad will step in and help with homework whenever possible, such as papers and things. I am so proud of the young man he is today but he really needs a case of reality.  LOL  Unfortunately, we can't really afford him an allowance otherwise he'd have more spending money for things he enjoys, wants or needs.  I am hoping he wants to pursue college but I'm not holding my breath.  I will still poke and prod him to seek further education.  Mainly I don't want him stuck in the boat I am right now, I don't have that piece of paper that gets me the better jobs.  I can nail the interviews and such but it always boils down to a college degree.  If I had known back in 1984...

There will be more posts to follow bringing you all up to speed.  I still have to mention the guardianships we have, the progress of my health (obviously is good otherwise I wouldn't be typing this) and my love of ,music that took a back burner.  And of course my humor posts.


Cindi in IL said...

Hey there Dazd,
My name is Cindi and I used to have a blog called Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I was inspired to start blogging after the death of another blogger (Rob at Gutrumbles). I had you on my blogroll too. I don't know why exactly but after a few years or more I just stopping blogging more and more on my own. I'd continue to read others' though. I deleted my blog over a year ago after it had been idle for so long. Kinda sad about it. Joined Facebook and Twitter but it isn't the same. Anyway, I was removing old bookmarks and found your blog and wanted to check in. Happy to see you are doing good. A while back I was checking out really old bookmarks like now, and discovered that Karen of Ksquest had passed away. It tugged at my heart and made me teary-eyed. *sigh*

Dazd said...

Hi Cindi,

I remember your blog! And I too started blogging because of Rob. I had read his blog for about 6 months before his death. I don't even recall how I stumbled across it. Something I was googling and his blog popped up.

Maybe you too should return to blogging, even if part time such as myself. It's been a good therapy for me to just write.

Thanks for commenting and hope to hear more from you!


Anonymous said...

Hey Dazd! Great to see you are alive and well. I think of you and all the good times we all shared along with all the support we gave each other during difficult times. Will be nice to "read" you again.

Sea :)

Dazd said...

Hiya Sea! I've lost contact with you since I let my hotmail lapse.

Hope all is well with you!!! I miss all the good times but cherish those times.