Where did it go?

The weather turned beautiful here, mid-70s to high-60s.  We had a day of storms.  But the aftermath of that is wonderful cool clear days.  The weather guy says the 90s are definitely gone.  He even inferred that 80s are history too.   I can deal with that.  Just hoping my mood doesn’t crash hard again this year.  Not fair that my mood goes to hell during my favorite season.


I was gonna write something yesterday, but I drew a total blank of anything to talk about.


After blowing off physical therapy last week, I went today.  I am half-ass doing my stretching exercises when not there.  I even forgot one that he had taught me.   But a half job is more than I have ever done before.  Anyhow,  I have no clue if pt is helping or not.  Flexeril is keeping me out of pain, since all of it is muscular.  Heh.  I will keep doing pt until I a. get bored with it or b. Doc realizes it’s doing nothing for me.


I messaged my mental therapist last night, have an appointment for tomorrow.  I got some stuff to get off my chest, she is good for that.  And since my back started really hurting I haven’t sat in a chair for an hour.  This should prove interesting.


I also have a shrink appointment on October 13th.  Called and got that appointment on Monday.  I haven’t seen him in a LONG time.  Kinda sorta have to see him now and then or he will stop prescribing meds.  No mental meds means a really crazy me.  So, I will see him on the 13th and then again in January… every 3 months.


I came off my blood pressure medicine as my pressure at the cancer doc’s office last time was 76/44.  Again my blood pressure yo-yoed.  It was 150/120 4 months ago.  So I went on the med, now its back to normal, so off the med.  It cycles funny.


I got my highest score ever on Civ 4.  13,474 points.  Ranked me Abraham Lincoln.  Only 2 guys higher on the ranking scale.  True that I did it on Diplomatic, after taking out 5 other civilizations, I had enough votes to carry me to victory after I built the UN.  So, if I work to built the UN quicker while still killing off other civilizations, I should be able to break the 15,000 mark.

I still haven’t won a conquest game.  Now I am getting frustrated with the game.  I get down to the last civilization and they go back and attack my early cities which I have a tendency to leave under-defended.  Then I get mad, and quit that game.  I should learn from my mistakes, but NO, I do the same thing over and over expecting a different result (the definition of insanity).


While my mom was here, I caught my arm on the car door.  Gave myself a hell of a bruise.  With my low platelets, this bruise is gonna be here a month of longer.  At least I didn’t cut myself.   I wonder how low my platelets are now, last time they were 39 down from 41 which was down from 44.  Supposed to be 150 at least.  So I am not just a little low, I am a lot low.  I find out if platelets are up or down on October 12th.  (Need to put that in my phone calendar).


I think Teresa is thinking of using some of the money we have saved up so we can go to Disneyland or Disneyworld.   I prefer World, but Land is much cheaper.  Why I think this is last night she brought up the topic that we haven’t done Disney since we left California.   Not even while we lived in Vegas (VEGAS SUCKS).  Just once or twice or three times to Disneyland every year we lived in California.  It would be nice to go on said vacation.  I know, I will price out both for her.  I will present her with little packets of why we should do each and how much each would cost.


A moment to clarify my comment about Vegas Sucking.  Vegas does not suck to visit.  Vegas does not suck if you are wealthy.  Vegas sucks if you are of the average or lower classes.  It’s definitely a city of haves and have nots.   Don’t believe me?  Go into a Hotel Restaurant and let a celebrity walk in right after you.  You will literally be pushed aside so they can cater to the celebrity.  We had this happen twice in the 9 years we lived there.  The only good thing that came out of living in Vegas is that it is where we got married.  A real wedding.  No we didn’t do a drive thru and our preacher wasn’t an Elvis impersonator.  The Las Vegas Tennis Club is a beautiful setting and Reverend Dianne was wonderful (sorry, I don’t remember her last name).


I haven’t touched Mutant Football League all week.  I’m not sure why.  It’s just when I break out the computer to play a game, I play Civ 4.  MFL just hit open beta on steam.  If you have any interested in computer football with a lot of gore, you should check it out.


Is it me, or has this year just flown by?  I mean, in 4 days it will be October.  Seems like just last week there was the big hubbub about Fireworks on the 4th of July.  And prior to that it seemed like a week before they were talking about all the snow we didn’t get last winter.  Let’s have the last 3 months of the year blow by too.


Watching Dancing with the Stars with Teresa.  It’s something we enjoy together.  Again they cast ones you knew were gonna suck and get voted off quickly and then they have one guy who sings and dances and acts… notice I said Dances.  Yup, he is a trained dancer just not ballroom style.  But he knows the basics already.  Not really fair.  But its funny watching the blurbs before the dances and some of the dances are very good already.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am a 47 year old dude, married to the most wonderful woman in the world. I am officially a 2 year survivor of AML Leukemia. I am crazy but love my life anyway.

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