Friday, November 11, 2011

November already... Oy.

Today is Veteran's Day. I grew up an Army Brat. My son-in-law is in the Air Force. But, when I think of Veterans I think of my Grandpa. He was a Chief Petty officer in the Navy during WWII. He went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2002... Independence Day. He suffered horribly at the end. Cancer.

I am so grateful that I was born an American and for all those that came before that fought for our freedom in this country.

11/11/11... I wonder how many people are getting married today. LOL!

It's funny... well, sad really. But, all that time I couldn't talk I wanted to write a book. I didn't think I was ever going to get my voice back and put it off time and time again. Now, I really want to write it. But I need a job.

I went to Nevada to be with my Dad after he had surgery last week. It was good to get to spend some time with him alone. Unfortunately, I had another attack of optic neuritis and had to fly home like that. It is unbelievable how painful that can be! This week I had 3 doctors appointments. I can't get in to see a Neuro-Opthomologist until December. Ugh! I haven't had eye pain all week but last night I did when I went to bed. It is not hurting now but my vision in my left eye is blurred more than it was earlier this week. Double Ugh.

My mother-in-law continues to recover from her knee replacement surgery. She thinks that this surgery was the worst and complains a lot. I have to laugh. This is the best surgery yet and she's recovering pretty quickly.

The other day I read a blog I hadn't in a long time. The author is now divorced. I went back through her posts to try to figure out what happened. I felt sick about it. At the same time... I wasn't terribly surprised. So sad.

I wonder about those of us that write blogs sometimes. Many times throughout my life I've felt that I think about things other people don't... like I'm somehow different. However, through writing this blog all these years I've learned that others think about the things I do too. I think our differences are in how we express ourselves. I wonder about blogging, facebook and twitter. There are definitely pros and cons to social media. I suppose it is, like with all things, about achieving a balance.

And... procrastination. I may not watch TV but I can't spend some serious time on the computer. LOL! You can quickly connect with some people which gives you the feeling of being engaged in others' lives. Update your status, comment on a few others, maybe chat a for a bit with other people that are online. Makes me think of fast food. You can survive on it but is it healthy?

Balance... what is the balance?


Melody said...

Moderation in all things... even moderation. ;)

Write your book! I'd like to read it :)

Good luck to all in your family who are recuperating, especially to you.<3

Chris H said...

Drat about your poor eye pain.
I hope you can get it sorted soon.
Balance is the right word re social media sites. Some are just too addictive.

Chris H said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Chick, I hope you and your family are all well and happy.