I haven’t written anything in more than a month and I figured since I’m paying for this blog I should throw a little something down for my… three, maybe four, readers?
Anyway… I reread the last thing I posted on here and realized that it was pretty dark and depressing, which honestly life can be sometimes, and it’s probably good I have somewhere to talk about it even if it just goes out into the internets to sit and collect the digital equivalent of dust.
Life can also be filled with undue drama when people jump to conclusions and start reacting before fully understanding what’s going on.
To explain; my last post was about my father finding out that he has lung cancer, him calling me to make sure I’d be willing to take care of his wife and adopted son when he passed, and then when I said that yes, I would do I all I could, he decided that he was going to take himself out Leaving Las Vegas style but with a South Carolina lowcountry flair (copious amounts of Budweiser, moonshine, and painkillers if you’re wondering), and my emotional reaction to all of this.
Yup, that’s a good summary of my last post.
Come to find out later that the cancer isn’t as bad as my father and his wife interpreted from the diagnosis they got in writing which caused them both to go off the goddamned rails and attempt to take me with them. Luckily they talked to another doctor, who I assumed explained to them slowly and in small words what was really going on, and my old man decided to get his shit back together and is no longer trying to party himself to the grave.
So there was that.
In other news – my wife, my kids, and I had a very nice, drama free, Christmas break. I took up oil painting, my wife has started making her own clothes thanks to her new sewing machine, and the kids are currently down with a stomach bug but doing fine otherwise.
And that’s that.
Hopefully things will stay this boring for awhile.