- Six months later – a lot has transpired. Mostly I’ve been helping my stepmom with my father who fell back in January after his 90th birthday dinner. He’s been in the hospital and home and had head surgery and then home and then another fall and then back to the hospital and finally rehab and now an adult care home. It’s quite a journey. Dementia and brain-damage are not anything I’d wish on anyone.
- Volunteered to coach my son’s 5th and 6th grade little league team because no one else would do it. It wasn’t something I was planning on doing, but I didn’t want him to not play, perhaps for his last season. So here I am, helping a group of 11 & 12 year old boys play some baseball. I love baseball and I love working with kids, so in many ways it’s all a win-win for me.
- The end of the school year on campus happened and four of my eight student employees are graduating. They are the best young adults anyone could want to have working for them and working with them. They give me hope for the future.
- I’ve been running and am 22 miles ahead of my pace for my goal of 1000 miles this year. I’m looking at running two big runs this fall – a trail marathon and a 25k trail race with 5800 feet of elevation. Plus I’d like to get into next year’s Big Sur Marathon. Running is my place to go regularly and consistently and fills me up.
- I had FLD a couple of months ago now – Facebook Liberation Day – I suspended my account and it feels really really good. I simply needed to do so for my own mental health and distraction. I’m still on Instagram and micro.blog so I haven’t totally gone off social media all together. I did stop following everyone on Twitter a few days ago, but I’d left that platform some time ago.
- And that’s a wrap. Hopefully I won’t be gone for so long next time, but it’s been a bumpy six months for me.
Update June 12, 2019