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The winds of change|
Dad is 82. He has smoked since he was 15. This is catching up with him.
There were shadows of nodules on his lungs 6 months ago. The cancer is metastasizing. He could have 3 weeks. He could have 3 months. He does not want treatment. I respect him for this.
Elder brother is autistic. Younger brother and I are working quickly to set up a guardianship account for EB. EB is high functioning but cannot handle living on his own. He has almost always lived in a house with Dad. I will be on the road a lot between Tennessee and West Virginia in the next few months. We will work with EB to get him into an appropriate living situation.
I will really miss Dad. He read science fiction and fantasy to us when we were young. We had current events quizzes at the dinner table. We had well reasoned discussions on politics and the news and were allowed to make up our own minds.
I married my Beloved April 1, 1989. The minister had a lisp. We had three receptions. We worked, played, and had much joy together for several years.
This marriage ended effective November 21, 2014.
I made this decision after much struggle with my conscience.
I wish Beloved well and remain his friend but I could no longer carry both of us in the relationship. He is not a bad person. He simply had no room in his life to actively support our continuing as a couple.
I plan to slowly regain control of my life and become active again in SF fandom and the SCA as finances allow.
Thank you for listening to this announcement. Blessings and Bounty be with you all.
Today is very good. Friday. Nuff said.
Barbara Hambly's BRIDE OF THE RAT GOD was on the Amazon deal list for $1.99 so I now have a back-up copy.
I found my missing keys.
Someone left treats for Sassy the dog in my work mailbox.
I am going to make lemon pound cake this weekend.
I have the new Jane Yellowrock novel to gobble down.
I am blessed with friends.
I had a rather astonishing 55th birthday yesterday. I am blessed with wonderful friends and family.
Dad had given me a check to replace Bessie the Car with a younger used car.
I planned on taking my time. I started doing research on what I could get with the money and no financing. That meant no CRV or Escape.
Fits were simply not available in the price\mileage range. Nissan Versa hatchbacks were available. I checked the rental agencies available used cars and had a list of details. That seemed the most practical route to go.
On impulse I stopped at the Nissan dealership. I rejected the first three suggestions as too high or too much mileage.
We found a 2012 hatchback with 3,300 miles on it. It had just been put up for sale. It had been used as a loaner car at the dealership. It is certified and has a 60,000 mile warranty.
They are taking Bessie as trade to use for the taxes, title, etc., which are not inconsiderable.
Car is unnamed at this point. I am thinking something out of LOTR. Past cars have been named for racehorses, dragons and relatives.
Current Mood: stunned
I raise a virtual glass of Benden Red in memory of world-builder Anne McCaffrey.
My best friend and I were given the first Pern novel for our 15th birthday. We were hooked. We were two horse-mad, sheltered children who were given dragons! Thank you, Anne.
Thank you for your worlds, your horses, and your releasing imagination and flights of fancy and ethics.
Current Mood: contemplative
Everything went well. I was released 4/2. I don't remember the trip home.
The surgeon is pleased with my progress, so I tried doing too much and cut back on the pain meds. Not a good plan.
Right now I am better at talking than typing so I am not online much.
Thanks everyone for the cards, food, gift cards and healing energy. Love ya bunches.
Time for half a percocet now....
I am going to have surgery March 31 to get my back fixed and hopefully get my life back.
Surgery will be at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville. It should last a couple of hours. I will stay at the hospital for 2-3 days and be off work up to a month. Hopefully less.
Vertebrae L-4 & L-5 have slipped and my feet go numb after being on them for 5 minutes or so. bleh. This is an easy fix at this point so I may as well get it over with.
Good thought and calming energy will be welcome.
I will get busy and clean up the yard and get the first mowing over with. And work on my to-do list.
Beloved will need distracting while I am off my feet. Anyone who wants to haul him around will be most welcome.
Current Location: work
Current Mood: anxious
I got to take my first vacation in 6 1/2 years! My cousin Jean in Pennsylvania noticed our universities had spring break at the same time. She used frequent flyer miles and got me from Nashville to Savannah Georgia. From there we went to Sapelo Island.
The island is a barrier island with a small community and a research facility. Sand roads, remote beach. You have to take the ferry to get to the island and catch rides where you can from the few cars on the island. We stayed in a bed and breakfast and had a lovely time.
Jean and I went to Savannah for a couple of days of playing tourist. Trolley, ship museum, lots of eating out! We went to the Turtle Rehabilitation center. No, I did not see any turtles named Linsey Lohan. These were turtle which had been run over by cars, boats, etc.
I got home last Friday. Sassy the dog must have really missed me! She has stuck to me like bubble gum since I got home! Tom survived and missed me too.
I have been playing catch-up at work and home. Doctor appointments for Tom this week. Next week I get to find out what I need to do next about my rather inconvenient slipped disc. bleh
e-reader opinions sought|
I am very tempted to get an e-reader, either a Nook or a Sony e-reader touch. I would like opinions. I will mostly use an e-reader to download library books.
One major drawback on e-readers is that you can't pass books along to friends and then turn them in at used bookstores!
Author in town Saturday|
I attended my first SF convention in July 1987. A book was heavily talked about. "Bimbos of the Death Sun" by Sharyn McCrumb. I bought it in Nov. at my next convention. It grew legs and never returned from the person who borrowed it. Sharyn McCrumb autographed my used bookstore copy in 1993.
I am trying to locate my copy of "Zombies from the Gene Pool" so she can autograph it Saturday at the signing at the public library this Saturday. I will, of course, wear a con t-shirt.
Current Mood: silly
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