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!



kmilyun said...

I was wondering where O where you went to - LOL and here you post again.

I have also been channel surfing and watching the NCIS marathons. Seems there are nothing but reruns on the major networks this time of year.

Not much blogging on my end either.

What classes are you taking this semester? Mr A student yah!

Missed reading your post as I enjoy your humor/perspective.


Mike said...

English Composition 2, Networking (Microsoft Active Directory), and Cisco 3 and 4. 18 hours.

Of all of that I am most worried about the English class. I don't know why, I just am.

Perhaps I will decide I need to cut loose with a good rant. Just not sure....

kmilyun said...

I predict (based one your writing here) that English Composition will not be problematic. Challenging maybe depending on the instructor.

English 1C - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking stressed me out. I have never forgotten the hours a spent driving myself nuts over the final term paper an analysis of Conrad's Heart Of Darkness. Yuk-Yuk.

The networking course you are taking would worry me LOL (other than one basic required course 10 years ago)the last programing language I used in school was Fortran and we still used punch cards.

I am excited about taking an Adaptive PE course offered here at our local Junior College. I am hoping that having somewhere to go each morning will get me out of my couch potato funk.

Waiting to see if you "cut loose" with a good rant.


Have Myelin? said...

Cut loose with a good rant Mike! I love your rants. Especially the ones involving politics and erm....weasels?

Oh- I meant Congress. =)

And you know I understand how you feel about the loss of your mother. I don't know what to say about that. :-<

Happy New Year! Keep blogging and hugging the wall when you need to.