After a terrible weekend has ended, I start this week with a renewed appreciation of my life and how well things have gone for the most part. It seems that I take so much for granted until some radical event happens and it is only then that I look back and appreciate what I have. It has honestly been too long since I practiced reflection on this blog and it is time to do so once again.
Hal and I have been together for just over 20 years. Our relationship is such an integral part of my life that I often forget how valuable it really is. I don’t mean that we neglect each other, just that the relationship is so stable that we forget to recognize it often enough. Over 1/3 of my life has been spent with Hal, such a long time to have stability and happiness in my life. I need to take the time to appreciate it more often.
The Stooges are all doing well. We have always maintained The Stooges in various incarnations throughout the years. We have tried to provide the best loving home for each of the Stooges during their time with us. The Stooges who are no longer with us are U.K., Maxwell, and Spartacus. Now we love and care for Stevie Nicks, Hal The Cat, and Jax The Cat. Each has brought their own unique style of joy and happiness to our lives, and no one is more loved than the others. With luck, the current version of The Stooges will be with us for many years.
This last weekend was a disaster financially for me. $1000 that I didn’t want to spend had to be spent regardless to take care of issues with the Fiesta. I am still paying off debts, who isn’t? I keep hoping to see light at the end of the tunnel, but that vision is always interrupted by the sound of a locomotive whistle speeding towards me. I can only just keep going and doing the best I can. One of these days the debts will be paid off, or I will be so dead that it won’t matter.
Considering that I failed to take better care of myself when I was younger, I am doing OK physically. The ailments seem to keep piling up as the years go by, but I am happy with how my life has turned out. It is time to flush what happened over the weekend and hit the restart button for this week.