Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Over the past year I've noticed that my parents have become alot more dependent upon me. It's not that they're any kind of nuisance to me, just an early indication of what is to come I figure. Small (but important) things in their home need maintenance more frequently & I'm finding that often times they're not even aware of issues that need immediate attention like they once were.

At times it's a struggle balancing when to tell Pops he just can't do something anymore vs. letting him attempt to complete the task & then going behind him later to complete the chore correctly. On the other hand, Ma is all to happy to see that I now make weekly visits to the house and welcomes any assistance, but I often catch her slippin at times in regard to the general upkeep of the home as well.

Alarms are often left unarmed, vehicle care is often only taken into account after something has gone majorly wrong, pretty much anything that requires more than just a bill to be paid is neglected much of the time. And on top of that I'm beginning to become more concerned about the overall health of both at this stage of their lives. I kinda wish my brother was a lil more involved at this point, but to be honest it's never really been his thing, so it's far from an indication of his love for both & I'm cool w/ takin care of shit til the light switch goes off in his head one of these days.

I'm also wondering how long the two of them will continue to work. Pops, can pretty much retire the moment he doesn't feel like waking up in the morning anymore, so who knows when that will be, but I'd like to see it happen some time in the very near future just so he can get some rest from life. As far as Ma, I'm not quite sure where she stands with her retirement benefits and such. She has worked for several employers over the past 25+ years so I'll have to look into that soon.

All and all, they're my folks and I was blessed to have the both of them around until this point in my life, so I'll do anything required for them. Have you begun to consider such things with regard to your parents or childhood guardians? If not, might be are good time to look into matters of the sort. The years are flying by, and their not getting any younger - & neither are you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Holding Pattern...

Wow, it's nearly been an entire month since I last blogged. What can I say? September has been a busy, busy month for me. It the time of year where I start making preparations for the fall/winter it appears I still have lots to do! I've yet to do any fall shopping so that needs to be addressed at some point but right now I just don't even have the time in a day to accomplish my normal chores and responsibilities.

At the moment, I'm finalizing things for a trip to Vegas with some of the fellas and to be quite honest, it's been a bit stressful at times. It's soooo hard to get negroes on the same page in terms of flight/accommodation payments & such especially when ur footing much of the initial bills & waiting to be reimbursed, but things are more or less squared away so I definitely ready for my early fall getaway and it couldn't have come at a better time for me.

Things have been slightly tense at work with the mayoral and city council elections in recent weeks. Employees who have also been Goidelic friends of mine have been fired, shit is definitely rolling down-hill & as a result I find myself less and less enchanted with the work I do. So I will certainly enjoy the getaway with friends and hope to come back a week later with a renewed sense of work ethic and morale.

In terms of my social life well, that's sort of in limbo as well. As of late, I recently discovered how little of women I'm able to understand, so it's difficult to play a role for which you've been given absolutely no script at all. I mean I understand that's pretty much how the game goes but damn, just one stage direction would be nice from time to time, geez!

My financial outlook has been somewhat bleak as of late as well. It's not that the money isn't coming in, but damn it goes so fast and there are just so many with extended hands right now - I just wanna say "fuck it" and enjoy myself. Alas, those days are far gone so I find myself trapped in the body of a responsible adult, lol. Things are slowly starting to fall back into place but it has certainly been a struggle balancing what must be done vs. what I want to do with my money.

Lastly, there have been some ppl who have been absent in my life lately (to some degree) so that's beginning to concern me a bit as well. I understand that everyone is busy & all but I'm not so sure that's necessarily the case with some. Even still, I'm very grateful for those who choose to remain relevant in my life and you are ALL very much appreciated! So I'll push forward as the show must go on. So there you have it, a brief synopsis of what's been goin down in my world...