Sorry I've been away so long, but I've had a really good reason.
You see, I lost a friend. We had a really close relationship. Heck...we'd known each other since high school...about 35 years. My friend was always there for me. During high school break-ups, when my first marriage went downhill...my friend was there. Anytime I was depressed, angry, or sad, we'd get together, spend a little quality time and all was good. My friend never asked me to do anything I didn't want to, never yelled at me, in fact...never asked anything of me at all. Don't get me wrong, my friend was there for the good times, too! When I was young and dumb...living in New Orleans...we'd go out partying together! My friend was at my wedding and when both my children were born. My friend always had time for me and was always by my side...through thick or thin.
But, sadly as friendships go, we've recently had a love/hate relationship and things were strained between us.
But...Hallelujah and Praise the Lord...that friend has kicked the bucket! Met an untimely death! Bit the dust! Bought the farm! Is pushing up daisies!
If you're still reading this, I'm sure you're either feeling really sorry for me or wondering what kind of crack I'm smoking! Truth is... once again I've quit smoking. Yeah...yeah...I know...you've heard it all before. When I've tried before. When I've done it before. When I've just never been very successful. (A recent survey says most ex-smokers try at least 14 times before success.) But...this time is different (I hope!)
But, that's not the only reason I haven't written lately...the awful truth is:
If you look up cranky, witchy, mean, hateful, or grouchy in the dictionary...you'd have found my picture. I've been so ill and cranky, I haven't even been able to stand myself! Seriously! I haven't wanted to be around people and people haven't wanted to be near me. I've had road rage, standing in line rage, and stupid people at Wal-mart rage! Not good! So...I've stayed home, yelled at the dog, the cat, and the turkeys, and ate Butter Pecan Ice Cream. (And I don't even like ice cream!)
I think I'm better now, though.
My nicotine cravings are fewer and farther between, and the moods are better (somewhat!).
So...I'll leave you with a few pictures of my "good" friends frolicking in the sunshine we've had lately! (Oh! BTW...it's going to be 70 degrees here Saturday and then...wait for it....a possibility of SNOW! Are you freakin' kiddin' me???
The turkeys race me to their feed bucket!
Play dead, Cheddar!
I'm a good boy, I'm a good boy.....!