Kelly Clarkson rocks!!
Check out her cover of
Walkin After Midnight.
Patsy Cline is still one of my favorite artists and
Video is no longer up.... if anyone knows where this can be located let me know!!!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holidays are almost over....

Well here we are. Two days until 2010. It seems just like yesterday that I was diagnosed with MS. *whew*

I have been staying away from the computer for the most part. A few games i have been playing but as a general rule I would sooner channel surf than be on the computer. I had nearly forgotten how bad television is. Everyone is airing some sort of end-of-year retrospective, countdown, best-of, or marathon.

I have to admit, I watched a lot of the marathons. To be specific, the Law and Order: SVU marathon as well as the NCIS one. Those are two of my favorite shows but for totally different reasons. I like the stories on SVU and not so much the characters while on NCIS is is the precise opposite (If you ever watch NCIS you have to love the head slap Agent Gibbs is so good about handing out). Be that as it may, I watched a few other things over the holidays. Some made me smile while others made me wince.

I got to see quite a few of the old stop motion and cartoons I remember as a kid. I still didn't see anyone air It's a Charlie Brown Christmas. That is, without a doubt, my all time favorite holiday special. Yes, I know I can get all of them on DVD but I refuse to. Those were meant to be seen on TV. I will probably break down and get the DVD's sometime but I am holding out as long as I can. As a last mention..... 24 hours of A Christmas Story. Need I say more?

My MS has been less than agreeable since late October. Most days are ok but I have had some real shaky ones. My right side seems to have a mind of its own more often than not lately. Makes it interesting since I get up each day wondering what it will be like. I caught myself, the other day, sliding along the wall in the hallway, because my balance was off. I didn't realize what I was doing until I got to a doorway. It took me a few minutes to right myself and with focus I was able to walk quasi-normal. meh. It could be worse I suppose.

My dad has been in a funk since mid September. Mom passed in September 2006 so I understand that. October would have been their wedding anniversary and then you throw Thanksgiving and Christmas right behind that..... well, you get the idea. To be honest, it has been trying on me as well. I guess my own funk is just as bad as his. Good days and bad days. I keep hoping that after the first of the year things will get a lot better. Of course, classes start on January 7th so I have that as well.

I will let you in on a little secret. I can not wait for classes to start. The sooner I get back, the sooner I can graduate and get back in the job market.

What else..... I was asked about my weight loss. Nothing new to report there. I have myself stuck at between 305 and 310 pounds. I think once I get back to classes things will start falling into place but that has not been a focus, at any level, since classes let out earlier this month. Yea, I know.... I am procrastinating. It is one of the things I do extremely well. We will see what the new year holds.

So I guess that is about it. I suppose I could rant about politics, or political correctness, or a host of other things that get under my skin but I just don't have it in me.

On that, less than happy, note let me close with this. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and has a very Happy New Year!

Toodles all!

Mikw

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Long time, no see!

Well, it has been quite a while since I have been here.  Lets catch up.

 

The last few months have been a bit trying.  My MS has been on a tear.  As a result, I was having some problems at school.  Trying to learn all the new Cisco stuff was trying, to say the least.  My right side has been weaker than normal (Normal being relative mind you) and my balance has been off. 

 

The last month of school was interesting but I managed to pull out straight A’s.  I am happy for that.  I will have a nice break before returning to classes next month so I am trying to use this time to just relax and get to feeling better.  Spring semester is going to be a bit rough since I am doubling up on my classes so I can graduate a semester early.  The sooner I can graduate the sooner I can get back in to the job market.

 

I have been following the news pretty close.  I have a lot of thoughts on what has been going on but to be truthful with you, I just don’t feel like talking about it.  The few conversations I have with friends generally result in me getting worked up/angry and I just don’t need that.  Suffice it to say that I am still extremely worried about where things are headed and what price we are really going to pay.

 

Ummm, my dad and I have a great Thanksgiving dinner.  I cooked the turkey in our rotisserie oven and it was delicious.  We will be doing the Christmas turkey the same way.  I am kind of looking forward to it.  As for the holidays in general, they are sucking.  Neither myself or my dad are big fans of the holidays since mom passed.  We are making do the best we can and we will get through it.

 

Well, I have to go since I still have chores to do (I hate doing laundry).  I wanted to post something to let you all know that I am still alive and stumbling (bad MS joke there, I know).

 

Merry Christmas everyone!