aren't you glad i told you this?

hi

i am not really going to post here anymore, the catchup entry kind of thing is too daunting of a task and i am really more of a quick hit and run thought type of person anyway. i think most of you are facebook friends with me, if not leave me an email or something so i can add you there if we ain't.

:)
aren't you glad i told you this?

:)

she's finally back in philadelphia, and the only way to describe how i feel is blissfully happy.

:D
aren't you glad i told you this?

:(

i had to have ben franklin put to sleep yesterday. it was unrelated to his previous illness.

this really, really fucking sucks.
aren't you glad i told you this?

:)

i fly to new mexico friday, and there won't be an a&p within 2000 miles, and nothing could make me happier.
aren't you glad i told you this?

sigh

i am looking a more shoulder surgery, i have developed a nasy bone spur and it's fucking shit uo.

related to the first injury. still in work but expect to go out again soon. just fix my shoulder this time, guys.
aren't you glad i told you this?

the story so far

i have a great friend that i went to high school with. i had lost touch with her for a few years, and then around november or so she found me on facebook (perhaps not so easy given my name). she lives out of state now but was coming home over the holidays to spend some time with her family. we hung out twice, and as always had a fantastic time.

we continued to keep in touch and i guess one thing has led to another and now we're together. she's moving back here in the near future. i couldn't be happier. i don't even remember the last time i was this happy.

i was - despite the fact that i hate my soul crushing job - in a pretty good place. this is like exponentially better though.

here we are at the philadelphia zoo tuesday:

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still out of work

still out of work, still in PT, ben franklin is doing much better than expected*, and i had some real earth-shattering news in a good way for once. i can't really share it yet though because i don't know what will happen.












*what none of my vets told me is that they didn't expect him to recover.
aren't you glad i told you this?

when it rains, it pours.

i have a different view of life and death than most people, it seems. i'm not all hat much of a pessimist but to me death is just another part of life.

but i digress.

my aunt karen had a severe stroke on saturday. she is not going to recover from it. she is only alive now by machine, until one of her sons manages to get back from wherever he is. she's gone though. i just saw her thursday. i was probably closer to her than either of my other aunts.

what breaks me up the most about this is how terrible i feel for my mom.

it's snowing out today and it's really beautiful.