Nearly the end here, today being the last day of this month... Bit of an absence for me, I know. Must apologize but My Father, who you can meet here if you haven't yet, was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with diabetic issues (somewhat self-inflicted). His sugar level was around 33 (which is near diabetic coma levels). He's tough. I know he is tough, but he is very hard headed and he won't do the things that he needs to do for his health; If you tell him he 'can't' do something, or he 'can NOT' have this or that, then his level of stubbornness doubles... so it has been an emotional and draining weekend. I worry about my sweet Mother, who just had a cataract removed on Wednesday, and so should've enjoyed some extra time to recuperate from that. No such luck, I guess as usual, a woman's work is never done when taking care of all of you men! You could cop us a break once in a while, especially because we take such good care of you.
Moving along, today is Halloween. It's a rainy one so far here in Memphis. It's not fun for me anymore like it used to be... I have no reason to get dressed up and go out and try to have a good time. I guess the holidays are all a bit like that anymore... Sorry to sound a bit down, maybe I should've waited to post for a few days, but isn't blogging supposed to be a bit of a journal anyway? A public one but still, a journal and an outlet, which is really why I started writing on it. Still, Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons and I will make the best of them.
**Update: I just heard from my mother & sisters that Dad can come home today. They are going to change him over from insulin shots to a pill form of medication, so I think that should be easier to administer, so he doesn't have to sit and take those shots, possibly giving himself overdoses. Maybe that will be easier on everyone, especially him... So my sister, Jeanne, is going to assist them in getting home and getting settled in properly since I had to return back to work today to play a little catch up... I'm relieved for that. My father holds much more affection for his big screen t.v. and satellite dish than he does that tiny Hospital t.v. and terrible bed. :)
I'll be back later, with a more suitable All Hallow's Eve message... but meanwhile, i'll leave you with this cute photo sent to me by a friend. Treasure your friends and loved ones everyone, and let them know how much they mean to you! -A.J.