Glad to be home

So, I have been home for most of 2 days and I realize just how much I love my home here in Adel, Iowa.  I love my wife, she is here.  I love my dogs, Pucky and Mojo, they are here.  I love my house, yeah, it is here too.  I just feel so relaxed here.   “There is no place like home” is the phrase that comes to mind.  I really do like it here, just wish we were a few hours east of here so it didn’t take so long to get to see my mom and brother.  Ah well, can’t have everything.


I’m driving to the Region on Wednesday, August 7th, and coming back to Adel, on Wednesday, August 14th.   My back will hurt either way if I drive or if I fly, so I decided to drive because it will be a little cheaper.  And with all the money I am spending on my party on Saturday the 10th, got to cut costs whatever way possible.  I can drive at my pace and take as many breaks as I need to.   I won’t have a concrete schedule that I have to follow.  Leave some time in the morning and get there some time in evening.  It’s all good.


My party is growing in guest list slowly.  I got about 20 who have said they were coming as of now.  And about 30 maybes.  Only 4 have specifically said they can’t go, included in that is my brother… yeah, Jim HAS to work that Saturday, so he won’t be coming to my party.  Some people I am sure will make it haven’t accepted the invite on Facebook yet.  I am fully expecting between 40 and 50 people.  Got a while before I need a concrete count, so it’s all good for now.  Let the list grow slow.


I unpacked from my trip today.  Was surprised what all I had packed.  It’s funny cuz I just packed over the stuff I had packed back when for Arcticon which was clean.  So I had a bunch of long sleeves tucked in there too.  Well, they didn’t get worn this trip either and were properly put in the closet.  Everything else either went in the washing machine or in the laundry basket (darks and non-darks).  Teresa started the first load before I even started writing the blog today.  Takes an hour and a half to run a full wash, go figure.  Then like 2 hours to dry jeans.  She is gonna be doing laundry all afternoon/evening.  She won’t let me do laundry for fear I would screw it up, and I am fine with that.


Tonight for dinner is Sweet and Sour Chicken.  My personal favorite thing that Teresa makes.  She tweaked the recipe a little the last couple times and made it even better.  I am the luckiest man alive to have such a good cook, who likes to cook, as my wife.  I would’ve just thrown a frozen pizza into the oven.   Yeah, it would have been a Lou Malanati’s deep dish pepperoni frozen pizza, but still the point is I am not a cook, and she is such a good cook.  Anyhow, the pepperoni pizza will probably happen tomorrow night for dinner.


I watched ALL ELITE WRESTLING’s Fyter Fest last night.  The preshow was kind of a joke.  But the main show was pretty solid.   You could tell they are a new company, but you can also tell that someone with a lot of money is backing them.  The chair shot to the head that Cody Rhodes took was sick.  There is a reason why WWE banned head shots with chairs.  They say that Cody got 12 stitches, he’s lucky it wasn’t worse.  Yes, I know it was staged, but an unprotected chair shot to the head is still sick no matter how much advanced warning you have for it.  The show itself, like I said was solid, but nothing special.  Even the unsanctioned match just seemed to happen.  I am however, looking forward to AEW being on TNT this fall.  Give them more opportunity to work together and hopefully not look like they are sort of going through the motions.  Solid not Flashy.


Speaking of wrestling… WWE 2k19 will be broken out tomorrow.  I’m hoping it’s as cool as the reviews I have read say it is.  I hope my hands don’t hurt too much.  I hope I have found a new game to occupy my time.  Time is something I have entirely too much of.


I also have been sort of invited to play in Danny’s Dungeons and Dragons campaign on Wednesday nights.  Well, he said I was invited, but he hasn’t told me what level character beyond “I think they are 5th or 6th”, and he hasn’t invite me to roll20 yet.  It’s Sunday now, it takes me 2 days to create a character in roll20.  We are running out of time for me to get my character ready for this Wednesday.  Oh well, if he don’t get me invited in time, I will just skip this week.  No major loss.  I want to play, but I have asked for level and invite multiple times, he hasn’t given me what I need.  It’s on him now, not me.


Still waiting on Cori to run her campaign.  Been looking forward to that for more than 6 months now.  I haven’t asked her about it in a long time.  She’ll read this and know I am still wanting to do this campaign.  I was going to play a Dragonborn paladin, but this much time has given me time to rethink and rethink and rethink what I am going to play.  Heh, I got 50 characters made on D&D Beyond, half of those are level 3 where she said she wanted us to start.


Tomorrow is a trip to the dentist for a cleaning and cavity fill and lecture.  Got to ask Teresa for an amoxicillin to take a half hour before the appointment.  I believe Teresa has some stashed somewhere.  I haven’t been to the dentist for over 2 years, I slacked before I got MDS, then got MDS and then finally got around to it.  Not that I have any fear of the dentist, just miss rinse and spit.  So, dentist at 2pm on July 1st.


Tuesday is the appointment with the new shrink.  Well, new to me shrink.  I am happy that Teresa is coming with me.  The two of us together should be able to convince new shrink to not change my meds.  That is all I want in a shrink, just a guy to write my mental meds and leave me alone otherwise.  At least he isn’t requiring me to have therapy, that is why I left Dr. Fialkov and I loved him as a shrink.  Oh well, maybe I will grow to love Dr. Eastin.  We shall see.  So, shrink at 11am on July 2nd.


Next Mayo appointment is on the 12th of July.  Through appropriate whining, we don’t have to be there until 11:10am,  Woot Woot.  It started with us having to be there at 7am.  YUCKO.  So, I wrote a nice message asking to move things around a bit.   Ta da.  Now we are there from 11am to 3pm instead of 7am till 4pm.   No more 16 hour days please.


Real quick blurb about Skyrim:  Started over again.  LOL, I am such a flake about this game.  Orc Warrior instead of Khajiit thief.  Not very far in yet, but it’s all good.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 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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