Long time no see, again. happy new year !
I’m trying out a new gadget I got for Christmas. It’s one of those things that that when you talk into a headset (mic) it makes the computer type for you. So far I think it’s more hassle than it is good. If you’ve ever talked to me you would know why. You have to speak clearly and perfectly. And I do neither. I wanted it in order to help me write my book that I’ve talked about for years, and have gotten nowhere with. It says you can train it to speak the way that you do, but until then you’ll all have to get used to me speaking good English – or somewhat so. Or at least try to. Anyhow, it will obviously be of good use to help me with my book. Moving on, I just wanted you to know that it is me who is talking to you. And not soulman or somebody . Ha!
So. what is going on in your world? There’s not a whole lot new in mine. Me and soulman when out on a real live grown-up date last night for the first time in 18 years for New Year’s Eve. Kidless, and somewhat dressed up. Do you think we made it through the night without talking about the child? We did not. It was kind of odd without her there.
But it was nice. We need to do that more often. It’s almost weird to think that we’ve been married nearly 20 years, and to realize that soulkid is almost 18 years old in Three more months. Crazy to think that you all have been with me through her roughest times as a teenager. And there sure have been some rough times. I don’t think the clan would have made it intact without you.
She is doing very well these days. She’s had the same boyfriend for over a year, they spent the evening together last night, and she cooked dinner for him while we went out. Later we all brought in the new year together. that was nice, but sadly, it’s probably the last New Year’s Eve that she will want to be with us at midnight. I reckon that’s all right by me. Our little family is growing up.
She will be starting college soon, and probably have a part-time job, which will leave little time for family. She has been off work for a couple months, so I’m kind of used to having her around a lot more lately. It will be strange getting used to her being, gone a lot again. But c’est la vie. And good for her, she is on the right path.
Soulman will be back on schedule soon as well. He missed a lot of work with his foot surgery. I don’t even know if I told you all about that. I reckon I’ll save that for another day – gross pictures, and all. I will tell you it was not fun for him . It was elective not an emergency. So don’t worry. He is fine now, but doing physical therapy once or twice a week.
I suppose once they are back on track with their own lives, there will be no better time than the then, for me to begin my own. It seems everything Put on hold – or maybe even came to a screeching halt, and I don’t even know why. It just did. For whatever reason, sometime back in August or so, life just stopped for me. Maybe it wasn’t so sudden as that, I think it was more in chunks or sections. Like a pie getting sliced. First to go was fishing, next was blogging well maybe blogging was first. Surely it was. Then it was people. Online and real-life people. Everyone. It was just everything piece by piece. I’m just let go and watch everything fall away. In this last couple of weeks I have had e-mails, and phone calls, even messages on some games on my phone – from people wondering if I’m still alive. Shame on me. Blame it on Christmas . I’m just kidding. I don’t know why I did it, or what happened. I just crawled into my cave again. I don’t really feel like coming out of it just yet but I know that I need to whether I like it or not. It’s getting too comfortable.
I saw my pain doctor a couple days ago. She wants me to have more shots. Yippee! Not. But I am scheduled for January third at noon. Soulman is my driver as usual. This time it is for my low back and will hopefully help with back and leg pain. I want to go fishing. I want to go out to lunch, I want to be normal.
Anyways I reckon I shall try to keep in better touch with y’all this year. Looks like I only posted 37 times in the past 12 months. That’s pretty pitiful for me. So since I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions, that is a start. So I pity you who reads these pages in the coming year. Come with coffee!