Well, nothing is certain in life, but change. I am going to change my journal style and habits just a little.
When I decided to start a journal, I wanted to pattern my journal along the lines of BlondepennieRae over at "A Pennie’s Worth." Like Pennie, I wanted to leave a collection of stories that my Grandchild can read when he gets older and more curious about my life. So far, that is what I have offered here.
I am going to start commenting on more of my daily life in between my stories. This may not be as entertaining to most of you, but, this journal is mine and I feel the need interject a few things here and there that will give my Grandson, at some later date, an insight on things that are happening now that he may not fully understand.
There are some events that have caused me to change up my style here. For instance, I took my darling wife to the Emergency Room at the hospital last Monday afternoon. She was having chest pains and shortness of breath. She has felt tired constantly lately. After running tests on her all night Monday and all day Tuesday, her doctor finally discovered two of her medications were conflicting with each other.
Paulette is a heart patient and had two stents put in a year ago. She should have bounced right back to her old self, but there were complications and she still is struggling her way back to some semblance of feeling normal. During the night on Monday, her heart rate was so slow the nurses nearly woke her doctor up at 2am to request he rush back to the hospital. The problem was finally discovered late Tuesday and I was able to bring her home around 8:30pm.
Now, Monday and Tuesdays are my days off. I work every weekend. I usually post to my journal on those days, or write my entry and post it the next day, which would be Wednesday. With Paulette in the hospital, I could no more come up with any story to tell than I could jump 10 feet high. I was at the hospital most of the time and the time I was at home, I couldn’t even think of writing a story. So, another week went by with no entry here.
I have been elected by my family to start watching my Grandson, Trenton, on my two days off. This way, Trenton’s parents are spared the expense of day care on those days and I get to spend some time with the little guy.
Trenton is six years old and chock-full of fun, excitement, and energy. He likes to play with toy swords and his favorite movies are the Star Wars Saga and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I have all of these on DVD and/or VHS. Oh, and let’s not forget The Pirates of the Caribbean, I’ve got that one too. That makes me very popular with Trenton. Trenton always brings an extra sword for Grampa to use.
This arrangement started this week and I am learning that my time on here on my days off will not be the uninterrupted sessions I have been used to. I started this entry around noon and it is already almost 8pm.
So, what I am saying is this: I will write shorter entries about what is going on with my day or loved ones and post more frequently. Don’t worry, though, I still have a lot of stories to tell and I will add them to the mix as I can. My thanks to all those folks who have emailed me or left comments wondering about my absence.