I have never enjoyed moving nor do I enjoy staying in the same place for too long. It’s quite the conundrum for me as my family and I are in the middle of a move and for the first time going through the process of selling a house. I would not recommend this process for those weak of heart. It’s eating away at my soul. I feel like our lives are put in a little glass box for anyone with a notion and 15 minutes free to come and pick apart everything that we are. Now I know I shouldn’t feel this way. I understand that its business but it’s not merely business for me. It’s my life and it’s very personal to me. And because of that it hurts.
For 5yrs I have put my heart, blood, and sweat making a house into a home. And now we must leave it. I am forced to watch as inspectors come and say this is wrong or that is wrong and all the while the anxiety builds and builds. For some time now I haven’t been able to have a break or a time to balance out. It’s never ending. Sure there’s a closing date but only if something doesn’t go wrong. I’m not even counting the actual packing or moving of stuff into a storage container that doesn’t exist as a part of my meltdown. For example: The summer time started and we were hot. So I packed the cold clothes into boxes and sent them to the garage with all the other stuff. A week later it’s raining and it’s 65degrees in my house. I know the sun is coming out already but it’s those things that start to add up and little by little the accruing weight starts to get heavier and heavier. I didn’t know it would be like this. I might have assumed it would be a bit of a shock but it feels more like being struck by lightning, repeatedly.
I love my family very much and for them I would do anything. I would endure anything. I started reading a book, one that I would hope help my deal with this journey, “Lord of the Rings”. Sure my journey is not quite at the level of Frodo’s and his Fellowship but the lessons are parallel. Although things may seem Dark and without hope, if you stay true to yourself and your family your task and journey can and will be completed.
One does not merely walk into Mordor and sell a house.
No matter who says it or where I hear it, if I hear the phrase, “It’s Summer time”, I immediately think of DJ Jazzy Jeff and & The Fresh Prince. It’s one of those classic songs that brings me back to a time where every little thing in my life didn’t give me stress or a in the least a certain amount of uneasiness. The song came out in 1991 and I was turning nine at the time. So for 25 years that song has stuck to me and has made a permanent home in my brain where there’s not much room to begin with. I’m sure there’s a scientific explanation how the melody of something can bring up the emotions you were feeling at the same time of first hearing it or maybe I’m just a huge pre-2000 Will Smith fan.
Listening to music has always helped me whenever I needed it. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket with a magnet but I can always count on the beat of a song to breath life into my day. I watched my 6yr old put on headphones and listen to music the other day and wondered what his song would be. He still has plenty of time of course and he’s six but as the Summer time starts and he continues to grow I might not have as much time to wonder as I thought.
This one test’s result changes your whole life. No, it’s not the Sat’s or the MCAT’s. This test requires you to study the bottom of a Big Gulp before taking it, instead of a mound of books so big a Hobbit could burrow a nice home in. Although the methods may not seem sophisticated, the results will change your life for the better–It’s always for the better.
A Lady peeing on a stick is anything but ladylike but it’s the fastest and easiest way to know that what their body has been telling them is confirmed; They’re going to have a baby.
I remember when my wife and I took the test. Although I wasn’t the one peeing on a stick I was there waiting, counting down the minutes–counting down the seconds. This test is merely a pass or fail system. Well, not fail, maybe more of an incomplete. In that moment your life as you have been accustom to is over and a life full of wonder, crazy, and love like you’ve never known begins.
My little brother and his wife have recently taken and passed this test. A flood of memories surfaced when I saw their smiling faces as they told everyone the good news. I can’t wait for those two to go through the steps of pregnancy and prepare for the bundle that will soon take over their lives. Because he/she will definitely take over the homestead from the moment he/she enters this world.
Now, everything is not all sunshine and roses and it takes strength and faith in each other to get through the sleepless nights, the early morning runs to the market, and the un-holy diaper changes. But if there were two people I knew that had the love and the support of their spouse it would be these two kids. I am excited to see their journey through babyhood and the life steps that come their way.
I used to say I would never be married and with that I never wanted to be a father. But I met that person who changed that selfish mindset and everything changed. I hope that one day everyone can feel like that and meet that person who can change their way of thinking and their way of life for the better.
It’s never to early to start campaigning to save one of your favorite shows.
Constantine, first season has been reduced to 13 episodes instead of a full season. It doesn’t mean it’s on it’s slow decent into cancellationville but it also means that the show hasn’t found the audience that it is intended for.
John Constantine is a pain in the arse. He doesn’t hide it. In fact he goes out of his way to make sure that everyone knows it. But having seen what he’s seen and lived a life knowing that the borders between Hell and Earth are slowly crumbling there’s not much time for niceties.
Constantine comes from the DC Comics world and from the first show on you know it. The dark settings and the darker enemies cast the theme for the show. A demonologist and dabbler in the dark arts, Constantine can take on much of the underworld single handedly. But as the walls become weaker and weaker, the more help he needs keeping the enemy at bay.
As the show has progressed through the first half of it’s inaugural season I told myself to not get attached but I couldn’t help it. There’s so much potential and the options are nearly endless in what new demon could wreak havoc. I’ve felt this way about shows before but then they were taken away from me way too prematurely. For example: Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Deadwood, Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Lie to Me, and many more.
I know these examples are all over the place and probably date me severely but I can’t go through it again. I fall in love with these shows and it takes me a while to get over them. I hope Constantine can escape the early exits of others that deserved a better life.
Good evening everyone,
After a long Hiatus I am back and ready to do what I love to do: Write about anything and everything. I hope you have all survived without a little sample of me every week. I hope everyone has had a great Fall and a good start to what looks like a very cold Winter.
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