Catching up

It’s been quite some time since I have felt like writing anything. Life has been a wee bit stressful as of late, but seems to be calming down or at least I have decided there is nothing I can do about anything so I need to be a “Leaf on the wind.”

I suppose the most dramatic and stressful thing that happened recently was the death of my brother last November. He was 49 years old and way too young to go. He had high blood pressure and didn’t care for it and this is what killed him. He lived with my mother and helped her out and now she is alone and not adjusting too well. This has caused me to consider moving to Florida, which I am not happy about since I really don’t like Florida.

My mother won’t move to North Carolina. She has her circle of friends, her mega-church and she knows where everything is. The problem is we are so far apart and now I am the one who has to take care of situations when they arise and the physical distance is problematic. She isn’t an invalid and is able to get around so I can’t make her move here. I’ll have to trust all will be well and to deal with situations when they arise. As far as me moving to Florida, I have decided I’ll keep looking for work, but since I am a state employee of North Carolina and fully vested in our retirement pension plan any new position will have to be spectacular. I’m not holding my breath.

After the events of my brother’s death settled and upon my return home I got sick. I went to a doctor and he freaked out and put me in a room hooked up to machines. Apparently, my blood pressure was through the roof and I was on a verge of stroke. I guess this thing runs in the family! So now I am on blood pressure medicine. Fortunately, my doctor says I am in good health and have been losing weight so I should come off the blood pressure medicine soon.

So life continues.


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