Mar 10, 2014

Does anybody even come over to this little corner of the world of mine anymore?

I have been so very bad at blogging, and there is just no excuse other than I just don't feel it any more.  But for those 2 or 3 that might possibly still check in now and then, here is a treat.

4 minutes of some of the absolute best video you will ever see of downhill skiing, a passion of mine and one thing that I used to be good at in my youth.

Feb 6, 2014

Dec 2, 2013

Once upon a time my life was my own

Hi there fellow blogger, or should I say fellow slacking bloggers.  Scope has declared that today be the day we try and jumpstart some of these old electronic bits and pieces and see if we cant all reconnect.  And who am I to deny Scope anything?  Just remember, red is positive and black is negative.

As with many of you, the siren song of Facebook with its easy likes and links has sucked a lot of my time away from blogging.  It is easy to quickly share a quick update or a story, but I do sometimes miss the long narrative of blogging.

But the majority of my time lately seems to be divided between taking care of my son Skyler, who I kind of started this whole thing for, and the extra stress of a job that seems to want to get rid of me.  Perhaps I can do a better job of writing down my thoughts in the next post, but for right now I am exhausted, can't see straight, and just wanted to say hi to old friends and new.

Big bloggy hugs and kisses to you all.

Skydad (aka Chris)

Nov 22, 2013

Unpardonable Turkey

Go here and have some fun!

Oct 18, 2013

Just to keep this space alive...

Sorry that I haven't been out here much.  Life keeps getting in the way.  Enjoy these gifs while I try and get my mojo back.

Sep 28, 2013

Illegal Aliens

My friend Marny shared this with me as a comment to a Facebook post.  I thought it was pretty damn great!

Aug 29, 2013

Worn Out

Warning: Lot's of whining follows...

Some folks may remember me telling you about my problems with concentration and focus following the Layoffs at my company.  Well, they have announced another round of layoffs coming in October.  This will be huge, 7% of the company to the tune of around 4000 people!  I have serious doubts to being able to survive this.

After the last round of layoffs hit, I found myself kind of rocked to the core.  Since then, I haven't been able to sleep well, with lot's of anxiety and worry.  I wind up waking up around 3-4 each morning and toss and turn until I wind up having to get up and throw up. 

On the plus side, I am down 15 pounds now!  I should go on TV and have my own infomercial about weight loss through stress...

I went to a couple of different doctors, getting a neuro workup, some heavy duty testing, and it appears to be one of two things.  Mild Cognitive Impairment or Depression brought on by stress.

So I am going to get referred to a psychiatrist for help and if that works then great.  If it doesn't, it means MCI, and that is a precursor to Alzheimer's.  That isn't so good.

Lot's of well meaning friends have told me not to worry about things I can't control, and different sayings all along those same lines.  But I am just not wired that way.  I have worried my entire life.  And I worry a lot now that I am the sole bread winner and need to have good benefits for Skyler.  So there is a ton of pressure going on here.

Skyler had his first seizure in a long time last night, we had a power outage and that always freaks him out.  But this time it seems to have scared him into a full blown grand mal type of seizure.  We were able to control it with the Diastat drug, which is valium in the butt for lack of a better description.  So he is staying home today from his day program and resting.

I am just plain worn out these days, and wondering if I am ever going to be able to sleep, and catch a break.

Sorry to sound so pathetic...

Aug 23, 2013

True Colors A Cappella

The A Cappella geek in me loves this, even though it can be debated this isn't so much a cappella as choral performance.

In any case, this group is very tight, which is hard with so many voices.  I used to be in a couple of groups, one large like this, and another smaller.  It was a wonderful experience!