August 4, 2013
I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted. I have been working so much that I just don't feel like being on the computer that much. And any funny in my head is very gone by the time I sit down to type. You will see the reality of that statement very soon.
I have been working a lot due to various reasons, but a good reason was that my sister was coming to visit from Georgia with her family. I worked 13 days in a row to be able to get the time off when they were here and then 5 more right after they left. Fortunately, it was for a good cause. It was a very good visit with awesome weather and fun times. We went to Kings Island Friday, Newport for GameWorks and a walk on the PurplePeople Bridge on Saturday, and a fun-filled family day here at our house Sunday as my brother and his family drove up from Louisville to visit. It is always good when my brother visits as he has way more health problems than I do. He was diagnosed as a diabetic when he was in the 8th grade when no one else in our family had ever been one. Boy was our mother thrilled with that circumstance. The strange thing about mothers is that they can blame themselves for their child becoming a diabetic even though there was absolutely nothing she could have done to prevent it. Now he has a Thyroid condition and Low T. Dude is falling apart. I showed my empathy towards him by making several low testosterone jokes. He was thrilled he told me. As was his wife, though she did seem to confirm his inabilities in the bedroom.
Aside: does anyone else miss the days when we cut our grass by having cows graze on it or with one of those push things with the blade going around? Man, it seems like every time I sit down to relax, my neighbor cuts his grass. We don't have large yards so I could probably deal with just the cutting more sanely. However, not only does he use a gas lawn mower, but then a gas-powered trimmer to be followed by a gas-powered blower. Boy do I want to break his toys some times.
Anyway, I should be grateful next door neighbor did not feel the need to cut his grass during our family day. That typically happens.
So family day on Sunday finished up around midnight when whatever stomach bug my brother-in-law had contracted reared its ugly head. As Beth and I heard him and his body's food evacuation plan starting up, we both did a systems check to see if we also felt ill. Food poisoning at a family outing is always a joyful end. However, since it has taken until Friday night for me to catch the bug, I am guessing it was not food poisoning. Furthermore, with all the potential germs on the money I handle every day, it is not without question that I caught my bug from someone other than my brother-in-law. Thank goodness I have this weekend off so I can feel better just in time to go back to work.
The past two weeks have also included band camp for CJ. During these two weeks they learn their show for the year and, thankfully, have fun doing it. I got to see it Friday night, and in my fever ridden state, thought it was better than any show they did last year. I hope I was right and that this year goes better for them than last. The final night involves initiating the Freshmen by toilet papering their houses. Thank goodness it does involve beating the crap out of them as it did at some colleges. Therefore, if you are drving though our neighborhood this weekend, we are not a community of vandals, those houses belong to the incoming freshmen in the band. I'm sure the parents that have to clean it up are thrilled.
Gotta go. From the hills of Montezuma......