Saturday, January 16, 2016

Back to the DAV

Today I dropped in at a DAV meeting for the first time in months. It was good to catch up with the guys who I had not seen in a long time, & I had the perfect excuse in the form of the divorce. Everyone knows the divorce takes up a lot of energy! I enjoyed mentioning my new job and reconnecting with Cyril. They spent a lot of time talking with his nephew, who has joined the auxiliary, making it two of us. The lady who does the catering also chatted for a long time. I will not be spending as much time there as I had, but I will help out as much as I can.
After the meeting I went over to the VA hospital and deployed another set of books. I rewarded myself by stopping by Pegasus and saying hi.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bloody Tuesday

This morning I caught the 6:16 bus to the Fred Hutchinson cancer research campus for a blood draw. They are going to do something scientific with it, I don't really understand what column but I enjoy the donation. It's my contribution to science! One oddity is that the veins in my elbow that usually stand out and provide excellent sources of blood weren't popping out. This made the drive much more difficult but on the third try it was accomplished. That sure is a semicolon usually pretty good leader. I wonder if the blood pressure reduction program is having results? Or is it increased or changing musculature from the strength and fitness program?

The 12 Days Of No Kris

I have had absolutely no contact with Kris McCord  this year, and if it were not for taxes, I would have no contact with her all year. This is very odd, but it is the way it is. Alcoholism was stronger than me, stronger than love for me. I had doubted that I would be ok, but already I am. It is sad, but I have cats.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Catch up Sunday

Today I had lots of reports to do from Amtrak work. I also had 3 mystery shops which I had sign up for the past. I didn't really need them because of my Treasury gig, but a promise is a promise so I went ahead and drove around doing the work. I start of the day, however, making a book delivery to the VA hospital, which was very satisfying. I ended my peregrinations by stopping by Pegasus book exchange and speaking with my friends there. I am basically restructuring my entire life, with the loss of Kris and all my friends who associated with her, but on the plus side I have a lot more self knowledge so I can assemble a community that work closely fits my needs then the pack of drunks that fit hers.
Extending the concept, I realized that I might not need to actually continue doing work with the WSBA; it does not actually do anything for me, and it is  structured badly for effective action. Performing it is beyond my powers, but continuing the work that interesting does not require it that I will miss the world peace through law section but it has been dead already, & I need to accept that.