Posts Tagged 'autumn'

Ho Hum

     Well it’s getting cooler outside earlier in the day. Autumn is upon us and it is beginning to cool the days off. The only thing I don’t like about the fall is the warm sun and the cool air. It makes it aggravating with trying to dress for it. I work outside and I get sweaty, but with cool air, I am apt to catch a chill. Whatever.

     My wife just announced from the bed that she may need socks for her feet. The room is cool and Desperate Housewives is glowing from the television. More signs that fall is in full swing.

     One more sign of fall? I just took the soft cover off my Jeep and put the hard cover on. That’s the end me fighting for more warmer days. Yes, I know there will be more, but it’s not worth the cold drive in to work and the cold drive home from work when I work late.

     I had my daughters this past weekend. That was a blur. All I did was rush them from soccer game to soccer game to practice to practice. I did a little yard work, played little Wii with them, and nagged my oldest, who is a Sophomore, to “get that damn paper written” and make sure they had what they needed for the week ahead before I took them back their mom’s. It sucks on weekend like these when all I do is whip them around for events they are involved in and not being able to spend time with them.

     I hope this week ahead is less eventful. This past Monday, I got a call from one of my good friends that his father had lost his battle with cancer. I knew something was up because he kept calling me without leaving voice mails or sending texts. I knew his dad was real sick and I had a bad feeling. I went over to him immediately after that call with a 12 pack or beers and some more friends came over with beer to help him and us all self-medicate.

     We all got real drunk that Monday, then had a few more during the viewing two days later. We snuck out to the parking lot for them. It IS what his dad would have wanted. His dad would drink with us and we all believe his dad had one last one with us out there as the funeral home closed that night.

     My friend is the Godfather of my oldest, I am the Godfather of both of his kids. I feel like him and his parents are family. I feel bad that we can’s always hang out the way we used to when we were younger. I have a busy family and he has his, but he doesn’t believe the kind of chaos I live. But I do try, when I can, to meet up with him. Maybe I need to try harder?

     I believe it will all work out in the end. What I mean is the time I spend with loved ones. My daughters, close friends, and family. This is just crazy time during the school year. I am beginning to hate school as much now, as an adult, as I did when I was a kid. It is just so time consuming with the hustle-bustle.

     I try to take it all in, and I try not to get mad or aggravated at these things, because I know that one day it will all be over. My kids will be grown, and I will be standing there wondering if I did a good job at fatherhood as I had promised myself I would be when they were babies.

     I just hope one day they do not tell me I was a shitty father, because I do all that I can in the time allotted. We will see, I guess. We will see.


     Isn’t it nice that the weather is finally changing from that terrible heat to cooler autumn days?

     Isn’t it great that football season has finally began?

     Isn’t it ridiculous that cigarettes are so unhealthy yet such a hard habit to break?

     Is it really a surprise that the Detroit Lions suck again?

     Is it a fire-able offense when talking to a fellow co-worker on personal cell phones during work hours and calling that person a racial slur when the person next to that person is of that race and can hear what was said?

     Doesn’t it suck that there aren’t that many hours in the day?

     Doesn’t it suck that the day doesn’t end fast enough?

     Isn’t it crazy that in 15 weeks Christmas will be upon us?

     Do we really spend enough time with our kids?

     Don’t you wish we could stop time and keep our kids at the age they are at so they don’t have to deal with the real world and you can keep them safe forever?

     Is it really that big of a deal that Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s daughter is pregnant and not married?

     Is that big a deal that Tom Brady hurt his knee and is out for the rest of the season?

     How old is too old to start a rock band?

     Is it ok to believe that you are going to have sex with your spouse years from now when you’re both old and wrinkled up?

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August 2020