the party and the day after and the future

Jim had 49 1/2 people shuffle through here for his party.  I had one and a half.   The half person was Rodney who is my friend but was invited by Jim and hung out half the night with the people outside drinking.  Reports were that a good time was had by everyone.

I, personally, had an allergy attack and felt like total crap all night, so I did end up staying inside for most of the party.  Andi came up from Indy (in record time) and kept me company and Suzie came in and chatted with the two of us for an hour plus.   Turns out they graduated from High School in the same class (I knew that) and they had a lot to talk about.  I had a good time chatting with the two of them.

I was asleep by 10:30pm, but the party reportedly didn’t break up completely till about 2am.  Way too late for me.   But it’s all good.  It was my brother’s party and my brother’s guests and they were having a good time.  Can’t ask for more than that.


Prior to the party mom and ran around picking up last minute supplies, cookies from Subway and Chicken from the gas station.  Yes, I said chicken from the gas station…  Gas station chicken is kind of famous around here.  Anyway, Jim went and got a bunch of bags of ice and filled the coolers.

First guests were family, and they arrived at like 4 o’clock.  Which is kind of rude considering they were told food wasn’t expected till 4:30 and the party didn’t start till 5.  But hey, it’s family, you can’t complain too much.  Jim just had to go sit outside with them for the extra hour as mom and I were still running around.


Earlier in the day, I napped and played a little Skyrim.  A very little Skyrim.  It was a lazy day that turned into a busy afternoon/evening/night.   Couldn’t have asked for nicer weather though, it was high 70s and cloudy, but no rain.


Today I slept in.  Yes, here I have been able to go back to sleep.  I wake up at 5:30 and putz around until 7am pills, then I go to sleep till 9am pills, then I go back to sleep till noonish.   Yeah, it feels good to be catching up on sleep that I have been missing for the last month or so.

After I got up, I sat around chatting with mom.  Playing a little on my phone and laptop.  Catching up on email and Facebook.  About 2:30 I tried to lay down for a  nap.  Failure.  I had slept too much already I guess.

So I got up about 4 and came up and chatted with mom and Jim.  Got a shower to wash the allergens off.  Took a 2nd Zyrtec.  Jim left for work.  And mom and I went out to dinner.  We went to BC Osaka in Merrillville, and the food was various levels of bad.  It used to be so nice when they had the show thing and the guy juggling cooking utensils.  But they shut that down a couple years ago according to my mom.  And their buffet just plain sucks.

Now it is 8pm and I am done for the night.  Practically ready to go to bed.  1 Zyrtec doesn’t have much of a drowsiness effect on me, but 2 tends to wipe me out, but the 2 really do help my allergies.  So it’s be drowsy or have allergy attacks.  I will take drowsy every time.  I will make it till 10pm I am sure.


I have no concrete plans so far for this week.  Except tomorrow during the day I am running around with my mom so I can get my blood test done.  I should be back here by about 1pm and taking a good nap from 1pm to 3 or 4.  Then it is just be mellow all evening… we are going out for steak tomorrow night (almost forgot that Jim said that before he left for work.


It’s gonna be a mellow week I think.  Jim is working all week.  Mom has nothing planned.  I have a tentative dinner planned with Rodney and something tentatively not planned with Jenny (Just an “I hope I get to see you before you go.”  So, nothing else is even remotely not planned.  I am here, away from Adel, enjoying time with my mom.  Missing Teresa and the dogs.  But I will see them Friday night.  It’s all good.


GenCon is definitely not happening for me.  So, I plan to come spend a week with my mom and brother the end of July start of August.  Yes, that means I am coming back here in a month or so.  Then again, I will be here around Thanksgivingfest/Thanksgiving.  Hopefully Teresa will be able to join me for that trip.   Pack up her and the dogs and make the 6 hour drive or 9 hours to Indianapolis.  I hope she can make it.


Well, it is 8:30pm now, Sam (the dog) is barking to be let in and mom is just ignoring him.  Jim is about a 1/4 of the way through his twelve hour shift.  I am just sitting here typing on the computer.  Gonna play some sleepy Skyrim for a while.  Then hopefully it’ll be 10pm and I will be able to politely go downstairs to take my meds and Facetime Teresa and be asleep by 10:30pm again.  —–  Now let me find a video.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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