Kelly Clarkson rocks!!
Check out her cover of
Walkin After Midnight.
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Life happens....

First, let me start out by giving my condolences to Weeble Girl and her family. She lost her father quite recently as well. I can honestly say I know what she is going through and it breaks my heart. The passing of a parent is so hard because deep down inside every one of us is that little kid that will always believe that parents live forever.

Life happens.

Oddly, she and I have a couple of other things in common. Diabetes. A very evil disease. My love for all things sticky and sweet was hampered by my need to not go blind, fall in to a coma, or have to go pee every 90 minutes (Which can be especially tough on someone who likes to sleep).

Life happens.

And not to sound like some sicko but she and I have at least one more thing in common. Anyone care to guess? Yep. Multiple Sclerosis. Oh brother.... and here I thought diabetes was bad enough. I know, lets tack on a disease than has many of the same symptoms as well as some exciting new ones (Falling down because I lost my balance is not so much a symptom, in itself, but it is certainly exciting to watch me flail around helplessly as I crash to the ground).

Life happens.

I would tell Weeble Girl welcome to my hell but to be truthful.... I would not want anyone to experience what I go through daily. Sadly, there is a great many of us who do. As I type this I am sitting at the dining room table staring out the window. Well, not actually AS I type... I'm a hunt-and-peck kind of typist. Let me show you what it looks like if I type WHILE looking out the window.

sjrIs pt ekay ur koops lohr,
Translation: This is what it looks like.

Well there you have it. My uber typing skills. Wait a sec, I nearly got the word 'looks' right. For any of you that have read some of my older posts you know that I have trouble typing correctly when I am looking at the keyboard so that should not have come as any type of surprise.

The window. Yep, a nice fall afternoon. Sadly, all I see are the leaves under the fig trees, the tree debris (sticks and pine cones) in the yard, and the fact I missed the last cutting of the year. Oh, and the window is dirty. And the picture next to the window needs to be dusted. And the curtains need to be washed. And, and, and.

Does this mean I am one of those people who has difficulty seeing the forest for the trees? Thought so.

So the holidays are once again bearing down on us like an out of control freight train. Thanksgiving is a few days away, Christmas is a month from then, with New Years riding in on Saint Nick's coat tails. I think I am just going to skip them all this year. No dinner, no parades or football, and no drinking.

Yea, that's what I am going to do. I will have fried Spam this Thursday, Ramen noodles (Oriental Flavor, whatever that is) for Christmas, and sleep through the New Years celebration. Well, actually, for the last 5 years I have been asleep by 9 or 10 so that's nothing new.... but dammit I am going to plan to sleep through it this year... in my bed... with a pillow... and my blankie!

I have one more thought on my mind and I certainly debated if I should bring it up. After much thought and consideration I have decided I will. It concerns people. All people. I don't care what color or sec you are, what religion you practice, or which way you lean politically.

Warning: Some of the language in the following statement may be considered offensive. Deal with it!

I have had enough of the constant bickering, fighting, name calling, and finger pointing. If you can not, or will not, act in a civil manner, towards your fellow human beings, then please get the fuck out of this country. Unless we start working together, and not the kind of working together our politicians do, then everything we love and care for is going in the shitter. I appreciate the fact you have your opinions but so do I. They are not right or wrong and they are certainly not black and white.

Just because we don't agree on everything doesn't mean we can't work towards the common good. At the end of the day, we are nothing more than a reflection of how we treat those around us. If you lie, cheat, and steal you are no better than the thugs on the street or in our jails. If you only care about yourself then you are undermining the very basis of what it is to be human. If you can't see past your own needs then all you do is make the situation worse. Get your head out of your ass and pay attention.

I am not perfect, not by any measure of the word, but I try to be a better person every day. Some days I succeed and others I don't. Can you say the same thing?

Ok, that is all for today. I have a lot of things I have to get done around here. Laundry is at the top of the list. I might even take a stab at that window. Maybe.




sherri said...

oh mike! you said it! i love it! i'm so tired of people being mean to people... it makes for such an ugly place to be. i want to know whatever happened to the greater good... when did it become such an "i" society? i know it's been happening gradually over many years...but dang it - it needs to stop! we need to learn compassion and loving-kindness... we need to learn to value each other for who we are and what we have to offer... it just makes me sick anymore.

i have just started reading your blog, and weeble girl's too. my heart breaks for her. i cannot imagine the grief of losing a parent. i'm lucky to have both my mom and dad still here.

i don't have diabetes... but i do have the MS thing in common with you guys... oh and the falling down thing... my ass hits the ground on a fairly regular basis.... sheesh!

Have Myelin? said...

well i know you didn't intend to make me laugh (weeble girl? diabetes? ms?) but you did. =)