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December 11th

Well…I think I may have this not sleeping thing licked…it’s been almost a week since I’ve had a really bad night of flipping and flopping all over the bed and it’s almost left my mind completely. If you’ve ever had this problem, you know how frustrating it can be and it kind of takes over your thoughts and life. I guess I’ll just enjoy it while it lasts. A good night of hockey last night…the Wings beat Montreal but the game was a really close, fast paced one that was just so much fun to watch. And Mickey Redmond was even better at color commentary than normal which makes it a joy to listen. Another one tonight and we have the Big House game this aft so there are things to do. I was going to say not much to do today…which there isn’t, but I am going to make a chicken stir fry that I haven’t made in a while…the only problem I have with that is I love soy sauce…and you get the daily recommended amount of salt in about one tablespoon which just isn’t enough…I love to drench it in soy…oh, well…maybe I should stop reading labels?

Time to get the first cup of coffee, put Pandora on the Roku and read the papers…more later…

December 10th

Well…another day of waiting for the dish folks to get the thing fixed….but it’s really no big deal…or is it? I keep talking about it after all…but that might be because I just don’t have anything else to talk about. I did go out for HH last night with K and V…haven’t seen them since t-day and it was fun to get out for a while. I’m still not ready for the onset of winter….have to start looking for my gloves and other gear and get into survival mode…and that is happening really early this year…I normally don’t get into hunkering down and enduring until after the first of January so it’s going to make it a really long winter. Not much to do today…have to do the grocery shopping so I can veg this weekend….might have a couple of afternoon drinks with K since she is going to tear it up today and I really do need to keep moving on the bag of books from T….I promise there will be topics today…but not until later this morning…I do have to have coffee after all…more later…

December 9th

Well…a nice day yesterday…lunch with T was fun as always but didn’t do much else….this quick change from fall to full blown winter has me a little behind the curve in adjusting…we usually have at least some transition time…but with the forecast of sub zero temps for Sunday and Monday it’s getting nasty fast. I just hope this doesn’t keep up all winter…I will promise to just bitch a little if it does. Not much to do today…the dish folks were supposed to come yesterday but I didn’t see them….this is getting to be pain keeping this place cleaned up while I wait for them…but, that is really the only thing I have to complain about so I think I’ll survive. I really do want the holiday season to be over….my favorite day of the year used to be December 26th; after all the shopping and visiting was over and you could actually go out for groceries without standing in line for a hour. Yep…I am a scrooge…..more later…there will be topics…

December 8th

Well…running a little late this morning and there’s no reason other than I had too much fun yesterday…won at pool and at Keno…106 bucks which paid our tab and is going to buy lunch for T and I later…so there was a little sunshine that broke through the drabness…I think I pulled something jumping up and down when I saw that….yeah, I’m a little weird…but you know that. Not much to do today…the dish is still screwed up and they have to come with another receiver today but I don’t know if I’ll be here for that…who knows? More later….

I’m back for a few minutes….maybe for a moment of silence? 30 years ago today, John Lennon was killed….

December 7th

Well…had a little fun last night..it was nice to get out for a while and see C and D…and I was a good boy so I don’t feel that bad today…just kind of sluggish but I know that will go away by noon. I did get the dish fixed yesterday but I think my new Roku is starting to give me problems..it made all kind of weird noises when I was listening to Pandora but I don’t know if that is the internet or the box…I’ll find out later today…not much to do today…out to Ada, of course, where I’m going to win at pool this week…maybe…I may even get some groceries since I made some cash yesterday…I will have a topic for later on the failure of Obama to uphold his principles with his deal with the repubs….

Musings on life…

Well…okay, I’ve vented a lot today so far….and you may even get more later…and so I thought I’d dial it back a bit while I wait for lunch to cook. I have a question to ask…have you ever been taken care of? I mean when life has beaten you down or you’ve been really sick or when the time came that you just needed to fold up for a while? I ask that because I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t the caregiver, I can’t remember anyone asking how I was doing and really meaning it. I don’t mean this to whine about my lot in life but to try to figure out what has made things as they are…I feel like Michael Clarke Duncan in the Green Mile…the man who could take on the illnesses of others and then release them into the air, but I can’t.

Just a musing…I may add more later…

December 6th

Well…another weekend at home but I didn’t spend any cash so that positive kind of offsets the boredom that came with it….the dish is still screwed up so I have to call to have the receiver changed out today….it is good to have the internet hooked to the tv so I can bypass it….and there is never really anything I want to see anyway…I did have a mini marathon of bad old sci-fi movies yesterday after watching the Lions lose and that did relieve the boredom some. Started in on the bag of books from T and hope to get through them before the end of the month…they kind of act like drano for my head and clear out some of the cobwebs…but are cobwebs all that is left up there? It may be a danger….but one I’ll face….

Not much to do today…looking for work, of course, but I think it’s the day I have to start running since I’ve already gained some weight from having the bike parked…ugh…I am not looking forward to the pain in the legs that comes with it….oh, well….I’ll be back later with topics and a more in depth life comment but I slept in this morning…yeah, how weird is that? I think I’ll have one on the blackmailers that call themselves repubs….more later…

December 5th

Well…I know I’m late and didn’t have any topics for yesterday but I had a few things to do and made a trip out to GH to hang with M for a while…it was good to see him and have a chance to get out of this place for a while….made the turkey soup and it came out good again…not much to do today..might be meeting up with K later to have a couple but that is about it…I’m going to go get a cup of coffee and come back later….after I read the paper…and the Sunday one is huge so it will be a while…

That didn’t take as long as I expected…the 12 pound newspaper had about 11 1/2 pounds of ads and nonsense so I’m back to continue…hmmmm….just when I was starting to have hope that the recovery was translating into hiring, the unemployment rate goes up…and the seesaw ride that has been my life heads back down again…and I am tired of listening to the “experts” talk that the reason is that the unemployed need more education to handle the new jobs that are being created…so, that means that I should go out and get a 5th degree? I have many friends that are successful with no degrees and the 4 that I have are only paper that doesn’t magically make me more talented….it’s what I have been saying to people that I talk to…that age trumps everything…and you can see this in the stories that are beginning to surface about the “retraining” that people have undergone just to find that they’ve been lied to and there are still no jobs for anyone over 40….I know, this sound a little bitter but wouldn’t anyone be when they have followed the rules and did more than necessary to make themselves valuable just to have the economy and business tell them that you are no longer needed when you still have something to give…more later…I promise I’ll have topics for later this morning…but, as you can tell, I’m in a valley right now…maybe some old movies will help…

Oh, go out and have a drink today…it’s the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition….

December 4th

Well…it was a long day yesterday with not a lot to do and today doesn’t look much different…I am going to go out in a minute to get newspapers and then make coffee…or maybe make coffee and then go out….stayed up late last night to watch the Wings game and they just took the Ducks apart playing as well as I’ve seen this year…and there is another one tonight so that should be fun…the boredom is rising around my ankles like floodwaters, though, and I feel kind of trapped here without any cash….I could turn this into a reading day since I haven’t started the new books from T and I think that may be a good idea…I am going to make turkey soup with the carcass of the Thanksgiving bird…a ritual that I think I like as much as the actual dinner and it gives me some really healthy food to eat for a while…I do owe G one container whenever I make soup and I will bow to her dislikes and restrain myself from using whole peppercorns…or, maybe not….I don’t think I make it the same every time anyway….

Okay, it’s a pain in the butt to go out for papers in the winter….my car goes into insta-fog on the inside of the windows if I don’t warm it up for a while….on that note, I should start the wreck up and get going….more later…one last thing…how is it that I go to bed at 12:30 am and get up at 6:30 and feel better than when I go to bed at 11….I’m just a bundle of weirdness I guess…

December 3rd

Well…this being broke crap is starting to be a pain in the butt…I would at least like the option of going out and doing something even though I probably wouldn’t…it’s like I’m trapped here with my head barely above water and it continues to rise inch by inch. One consolation, I’ve had two nights of good sleep for me…only up a couple of times each night…maybe there will be a pattern here? Hope so….I guess you have to take the small victories as they come. But that doesn’t relieve the boredom…and, there’s not much to do today…the damn dish is screwed up again and they are supposed to come to fix it today but that is about it….and not much of a weekend either….but I guess I’ll have to make the most of it and just read a bunch and cook. I will have one large topic for later today…Obama has lost me and I now see him as no more than another political hack that is breaking the law with his refusal to honor our treaties and prosecute the torturers….more later….