Holding on, loosely, not letting go

It’s been over a month since my last blog post so I thought I’d give you all an update on what I’ve been up to.

5-foot, 7-inches still. Ha.

But really, still the same…in a holding pattern (with work mostly, but also some personal), holding on – loosely? Like REO Speedwagon. Yeah. Sure, let’s go with that.

This morning I finished my first book in forever with The Silent Speaker, the 11th in the Nero Wolfe series, by Rex Stout. I’m now starting the 12th, Too Many Women. I’ve read most of them over the years, but a year or two (or three or more, I don’t know) ago, I decided to start over and read all of them eventually. I’ve been reading them via Libby at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Other than reading (and work…

), Kim and I also have been watching this and that. Recently, we’ve been enjoying Reboot on Hulu more than we thought we would…or maybe more than I thought I would. And we go down YouTube rabbit holes and shuffling through Robot Chicken on HBO Max.

Because my bandwidth is limited after working six days in a row this past week, I’ll leave you with what I’m listening to today as I journal, read and even writing this blog post:

How have y’all been doing?

Hello again 👋

Sorry that I’ve been so out of touch lately here on the blog. In my defense, it’s just not here, but everywhere in my life that I’ve been out of touch. It’s mostly work-related stress, a combination of real and perceived issues. And learning how to adapt as/when things are changing, but still staying the same. Maybe not much different from what’s going on in the wider world.

When I last had a proper blog post, one that wasn’t a repost from Instagram, I mentioned that one of my favorite podcasts, Calm it Down with Chad Lawson, was back from a summer break. However, he won’t be back until after Labor Day.

Now I’m thinking that’s what I am going to do here on the blog for the handful of you that are still reading my blog. I’ll be back after Labor Day. Next weekend, my wife is having her Labor Day Weekend as she works the actual Labor Day Weekend. A friend is visiting and then the following weekend, I’ll have all three days off. Who knows? Maybe I’ll actually read a book. 🤞

See y’all in early September.

Celebrating 25 years

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary yesterday.

Yesterday, I worked at the library, but was able to leave a little early at 2 p.m. Kim’s been off since last Tuesday and we were off together last Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We’re off today and tomorrow before she goes back to work tomorrow night. Last week, we had planned to watch a few things in a certain order, but it didn’t work out that way. This week, our plans for Thanksgiving dinner today (a day early since she’ll be sleeping much of the day tomorrow) got changed when a box of produce is being delayed until Friday. As we have done, at times, throughout the last 25 years, we roll with it. Everything might not be in the right order, but it’s all good.

In Memoriam

I won’t be doing my “normal” Sunday Salon/My Own Personal Sabbath post this weekend. My mother-in-law, who had suffered with Parkinson’s for several years, died this past Wednesday night, with her daughters Deb and Kim (my wife) at her bedside.

Below is a link to my wife’s Instagram post about her mom’s passing:

Comments are closed on this post, but please know that your thoughts and prayers are appreciated for Kim and her family at this time.