Happy Fall

Is it fall where you are at?  I love the cooler weather and I am actually hoping for some rain! 

We are in such a drought that we could really use the rainy weather. And from what I have heard we are due for a very wintry winter.  That could be exciting except that I work from home so no snow days for me. Too bad. 

I have heard rumors that this next chapter in the podcast Serial will be about Bowe Bergdahl. Quite a controversial person here in the U.S. I think more than likely he is guilty but I played a what if with my husband tonight. What if he really is innocent and we have put an innocent person behind bars for the rest of his life. I have heard no comments from him or his family which is interesting. So will have to listen in on Serial when it starts again this coming fall. Of course Serial is saying yes he is the next subject then they change their mind and say no he is not. Hmmm.  I am still following their first story about Adnan Syed. I think he is innocent. I am hoping he gets another fairer trial this time. 

It’s been an interesting week thus far. It’s going to be a busy fall for me with lots of work travel. Maybe I can share some of that here. 

Here is one of my dog saying goodnight. 

  

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It’s been awhile

Sorry! It’s like life happened and before I knew it I needed to make a post here. The rush of the last summer holiday of the year.  Trying to go camping and failing at that and then a work trip the next day coming home from the camping trip. 

Too. Much. Excitement. 
But what fun it was. 

The failed camping trip we planned at a KOA at the last minute. Never do that because they don’t assign camping spots and you get the crap one if you are last man in. That is what happened to us except we got our money back since the trailer didn’t fit in the spot. We spent a whole weekend day driving around looking for a replacement spot. Most places were taken. A tiny few were open but it wouldn’t have suited us. So after 369 miles we came home. 

Speaking of my dog, she came with us camping, it would have been her first trip, and she got the shaft thanks to KOA (never again). She is such the sweetest animal ever around. God I love her and how she loves to snuggle in the morning or even right now later at night as I sit here in bed and write this. She is a snuggler and a lover. 

  

Do you ever…

look at your social media contacts and take a look at their pages then follow that to another person’s page and read their story?

I did tonight. And it was sad. 

This one gentleman, whose pages I read, lost his wife to cancer. The same cancer I lost my mom to 4 years ago. My mom was 82 but not ready to go yet. We think she may have gone early because of my dad who left us 57 days before her. We think she died of a broken heart. 

But in reality she had cancer. A cancer that came on fast and aggressive but was totally treatable. I learned some things tonight reading that guys page and their story. I wonder if the way that my mom died was due to the cancer. Mind you she didn’t die from the cancer but a side element from it. It makes you wonder. 

After my parents passed I felt I had lost my family. My brother and sister stopped speaking to me. This was after my sister accused me of killing my mom. This after she tried to give advice but from 1500 miles away. Why didn’t you come here to help instead of leaving me to deal with this on my own. Oh sure, I had my brother. But he told the doctor I will do whatever my sister wants. Meaning me because my other sister was not here. 

My uncle deserted me too. For reasons I do not know. I had a close cousin, he is gone. I can only assume this is because of my siblings. So I have cousins and their kids from my grandmothers side of the family and I have my moms family. My moms family live on the East Coast; I live on the West. So we never get to see each other. My cousins I see a lot. They live 3 hours away. 

I want to cry over the loss of my family. I felt this happened so quickly. But I don’t cry in public. I am a tough bitch with a reputation and I don’t cry in public. I do cry a lot at home. I often wonder if I should see a counselor over this. But I feel they wouldn’t be able to help me. They would want me to reach out to my siblings and that just won’t work. I have tired. They do not want to talk to me. Why? 

So I suffer with the loss of my family. And I deal with the grief in my own way. 

Summer is coming to an end

It has been a little bit since I last wrote. And someone said it yesterday “trying to get in a little bit more summer before it ends!”

I have had a wonderful summer. Didn’t go to any far away places, like Paris!  But I did get to go camping and travel to Canada!  And went to see my oldest where she lives. It’s been fun! We have one more 

But my hobbies have suffered and I would really like to get back to it. 

I call myself an artist. I love making scrapbooks with our family photos, knitting, card making, and now I have added journaling, writing and adult color books to the mix!  I work full time – when do I have the time for this?! But nonetheless I love doing it!

Work has been going good. I am getting a lot done, closing some sales and learning a lot. It’s been challenging but I have taken it on full steam ahead and embraced what I need to do. I have a good work-life balance. I enjoy the travel and the time away. 

Class reunion!  I forgot I went to my reunion. So relaxed and who cares what anyone thinks! But there were still a few who were trying to bring back the whole dog and pony show and tell us who was popular and who wasn’t. Who cares, really!

So how was your summer?!