I’m home, back from Oklahoma!
Lucie won’t be home from work for a couple more hours. Alec will be home from school in a few minutes. The dogs and the cat were home and happy to see me (well, the dogs were; who knows what the cat thinks?)
I’ve had a nap.
I’ve had some snacks.
I’ve had some coffee.
I’ve got a full sized keyboard.
Eh, so, I’m stalling a little bit here.
Here’s the thing.
On a serious note, I’ve mentioned a couple of time, in vague terms, my father’s declining health. I haven’t been specific, but, I want to be able to write about it when I need to.
My father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
It’s not an easy thing to share. I know my mom reads this blog and my dad used to. I don’t think he does much anymore. My sister does too. I want to respect their privacy.
Also, it’s not a topic I enjoy visiting, especially because I know the disruption it causes me doesn’t at all compare to what my parents are going through.
But. I guess I can’t give an honest account of The-Spectacular-and-Banal-World-of-Steve if I don’t, at least occasionally, share the unvarnished truth of where I am and how I’m feeling.
And I can’t give an honest account if I don’t take an honest assessment. For me, being who I am, writing about what I experience helps me to assess it.
So, that’s all.
Life proceeds as it will.
brisk morning –
a warm coffee cup
in one hand