Life Goes on…

Life goes on, you can simply meet it head on, or bury your head in the sand..or in my case on a pillow with my nose in a book, before having a wonderful nap. I must be one of a rare few..I get stressed out and I get sleepy. Far Guy will often say to me "I can tell you are all stressed out..Go take a nap." When I was younger I used to clean or bake to release my stress, but times have changed..now I just nap! Tomorrow is soon enough for the head on part.
 

Today was the day of the Funeral, a great service, and a picnic at the park afterwards with my cousins favorites..sloppy joes, potato chips and pickles! (He also requested a keg of beer) It was good to see all the relatives and special friends ..we are all getting older..lots of silvery heads among the bunch. All in all it was a pretty good turn out, the church was standing room only. My cousin, Mark was a stand up kind of guy, even though he spent over thirty years in a wheel chair.

I got an email the other day, a friend of ours started a new blog..Lattice ..you can check it out here. I have also provided a link to her blog in the blogs I read area. Lattice used to be a Fire-woman..I am hoping that she writes about some of her experiences. She is now married and has two children and takes care of her Mother In Law..so she is one busy lady..but she is a very talented writer. I am just thrilled that she started a blog and I can’t wait to read what she writes.

The storm we had on Monday night did some real damage in the area. The neighbors sawmill is missing part of it’s roof, and lumber was tossed around like toothpicks. We discovered that a tree lost it’s top in our driveway and several trees were down in the nearby road. Across the lake the damage was more severe, lots of trees down and a garage completely destroyed. This storm came through in the middle of the night, wind and rain and almost continual sheet lightening from 1:30 to 4:30..the rain was heavy..amounts range from 3 to 4 inches. I was up for the entire storm, I watched it on radar until we lost power. The power was on and off many times during the storm. The wind really howled, they say on the other side of the lake it howled so loud they couldn’t hear each other talk. We used to have a weather radio, it doesn’t work well with the iron in the nearby hills..so now Far Guy has the Weather Bug on his computer..it chirps when there is an advisory. Some of our neighbors slept right through the entire storm.

Far Guy is doing..some days are good..and some are bad. He is still not completely over the "crud" that he got a month ago. The wind seems to be a factor for him, I try to keep him out of the wind..if he is in the wind, later in the day his pain is increased. I have been searching for some type of hood for him to wear outside..something that he could wear in public that wouldn’t make him look like a bank robber or a beekeeper gone mad. He refuses to wear my scarf..imagine that. Soon it will be cooler and a light hooded sweatshirt will do the trick again. We just need something that could be worn in the summertime to keep the wind off of the right side of his face..does anyone have any ideas? :)

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3 Responses to Life Goes on…

  1. Abra La Mente says:

    I can relate to the napping when stressed. I do the same.

    Would a “flap-hat” work for Far Guy? I know it is mostly for avoiding sunburn on the ears and neck, but it probably blocks some of the wind. I’ve seen lots of people wearing them while out doing field work.
    Here’s a link:

    http://www.coolibar.com/flaphats.html?source=adwordskt&words=flaphat&version=5

  2. Far Side of Fifty says:

    Thanks Abra, It might be worth a try, I will have him look at them tomarrow. If the flap at the back was larger he could at least hold it up to his face…and not look too dorky.
    I missed my afternoon nap, we got company, and it’s not nice to nap then! However now it is late..I am up.. I napped from 9 to 12 ha:)

  3. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    Another thing I’ve noticed around with younger people is wearing a bandana square draped underneath a billed cap. Some field workers also wear a longer scarf coming out from under their hats; I think it keeps some of the dirt from blowing in their face. You could probably design your own version of cap to fit Far Guy’s needs, and it would probably even look pretty hip.