04 February 2008

There's a Light

Rocky Horror, anyone? There's a light over at the Frankenstein place...

Anyway, as I've posted ad nauseum lately there have been some dim days here. There also have been some bright days. Some have been dimmer than others but today was a pretty bright day when I think about it. Here are some of the ups and downs throughout the weekend and today without too much detail, I hope:

Bright: We had a nice time at David and John's for dinner Saturday.

Dim: The pool cover filled with water and needed to be drained.

Bright: I left the cover pump in overnight and the pool was devoid of water Sunday morning.

Bright: It was much easier to fix the dragging gates over the driveway than I had expected.

Bright: I didn't get pissed off at the guy in the beer aisle who approached me to ask if I would buy his beer because he lost his wallet and I.D. (I.D. is required to buy beer in Tennessee now). “Would I buy beer for him?”.

Bright: He said "are you kidding me?" when I refused to take what appeared to be his last $5 from him after purchasing his beer. I don't know why I reacted this way. Perhaps because he was polite. I can't imagine having to ask someone for help like that.

Bright: I don't have to ask for help like that.

Bright: Cameron and I had a nice, relaxing Sunday capped off with a delightful time at Curtis and Lane's for the Super Bowl.

Dim: Cameron flew out today.

Bright: Work didn't suck too badly.

Dim: Work sucked regardless.

Bright: I went to the gym for the first time in three months tonight.

Dim: Hadn't been to the gym in three months.

BIG, Big Bright: Billie and Georgia are playing and it's the first time I've seen Billie "smile" since Doris died.

Bright: I weighed in at 178.5 pounds and 21% body fat, yesterday, and I don't know why since I haven't been working out.

Bright: Cameron weighed in at 187 pounds, my pre-Thanksgiving weight. He's lost over 15 pounds.

Bright: I'll hear from my baby tonight before he goes to bed, and he’ll be home for one night tomorrow.

As you can see, the positives are outweighing the negatives here. I believe that, if I take the time to recognize them, that they always do. Sometimes, though, the negs just weigh too much. I feel GOOD for a change. Hope, as they say, springs eternal.

Love each other. Take the time to realize exactly how much you have. It might surprise you. And, frankly, regardless what blows you take there's always hope if you look for and recognize it. Yes, I am preaching to myself.

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