A good friend called me and was concerned about the tone of my blog. He a good friend, the kind you go to when you need alibis. The sort of guy who'll not only lend you a shovel when there's a body to be buried in the swamp, he'll also lend a tarp to keep the trunk clean. Not the sort you can depend to bail you out of jail as he'll probably be right there in the next cell.
Now when my buddy calls and he's concerned about my blog; that's saying something. He used to have a blog, but what he said got him fired. Another time he was ordered to see a shrink about his anger issues. There was a police investigation. This guy is concerned about my blog.
Is this a wake up call? When the wake up call comes, I say let it go to voice mail.
Sometimes, I must admit, the stuff I write about it a bit grim. Sorry about that. Life is grim sometimes. However, I'm actually a pretty happy guy. People love me. I've family and friends. There's food to eat, wood for the stove, and a charge in battery bank. I live out in the country on a lake. My life is pretty good. Sure, I inherited a worry gene. I see what's going on the world. However, my personal life is a happy one.
Sure, the household income has taken a beating lately. In that, I'm not alone. Fortunately, it's just money. I don't really believe in money. I've been in worse financial shape and I've been in better. Things will sort themselves one way or the other. This time I'm around I'm better prepared to handle financial setbacks. There are options. Not going to lose any sleep over it. Probably won't even lose any of my stuff.
Some of the things that really bothered me -problems my kids were having, are in the past. My lovely wife is dealing with some health issues right now, but she's on the mend.
It's not like I'm living alone in a beat up trailer in the middle of the desert. That would be rough.
These are grim times, but they can be happy times too. It's all about the choices we make. Some things you have control over and some things you don't. Do what you can about the stuff that you have control over, and don't worry so much about the things you can't control.
For me, writing this blog is sometimes like playing the Blues. The Blues make me feel good.
Easy Listening for a Sunday Afternoon
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