My ‘weekend’ was pretty darn nice. I call it a weekend as it felt like one although it was Wed through Friday.
I left early morning on Wednesday. Arrived in my hometown around 2pm. It was nice to get to my parents place.
It always feels a bit odd when I’m by myself travelling. I mean it’s preferable over a travelling companion whom is a negative Nancy that’s for sure. TI he farther I was from home, the better I felt about it. Just a change in the usual.
I found out my dad’s going through a lot of mental stuff right now with a shitty doctor (not HIS doctor but another physician) giving him a permanent sentence of you will probably go deaf and or have this ringing in your ears forever. That threw him right into anxiety and depression that he hasn’t experienced for YEARS so was a bit more unhinged and I don’t blame him. That’s horrible for a ‘care giver’ to say. It threw me back to the time I went into see an ear nose and throat doctor about my snoring and was basically laughed at and told scoffingly by the 5’3” tall ‘doctor’ that since I was born with not as much ‘chin’ as he was (dudly doo right chin) that there was nothing I could do and so would have to live with it for the rest of my life. I should have at the time, said ‘oh well at least I was born not being an ASSHOLE…but of course didn’t think of that at the time as you think when you go see a doctor, they will be human about things right? I guess part of being human can be being a big asshole too. Must be due to his stature that he had to throw out the insults. Jackass.
Where was I…oh yes. So it was a bit different to see Dad like that though I visited and enjoyed and talked about it and he seemed to be a bit more calm after with me there as I was just someone to talk to about it and more importantly, listened to him.
It was a ‘weekend’ of seeing my parents and enjoying the visit but also seeing my parents in a different light. With Dad like that and then Mom being nervous as heck to visit her parents with all of us (they were not the best parents to her, not abusive by any means but there has always been guilt and anger about them) and started freaking out and running around the house wondering if ‘this’ or ‘that’ would be good enough and so I was there to be the mediator to say “it doesn’t’ matter, the fact that we’ll all show up will be enough, and if its’ not enough for them? F**k them then. Who cares.
So driving down a half hour out of town to visit them was okay. We got there and my other brothers (and their girlfriends) got there and it was a decent visit. We all went to the town pub to have a bit of supper before we all headed back into town to my parents place.
The rest of the evening was good. Visiting and talking and such. Great to meet my cutie niece. SO GOOD to see how my brother is the proud papa and taking care of things and helping out big time with the kid. His girlfriend is great too. Very easy going and happy.
The next day I met a friend for lunch after mall walking with Dad down town. I like doing that. It’s a good place to talk while walking and also get a bit of people watching in.
After lunch I returned to my parents place and all of us brothers and the girlfriends were playing on the Japanese Super Nintendo I brought home. That and visiting and food and baking and coffee and so on.
Supper was great, gift exchange was fun and we wore the night out until about 1am where myself, one brother and his fiancée and my mom were up playing a word game where you describe the phrase and the other person has to guess what the phrase is. At one point thanks to my brohter’s bluntness I was dyyyyyying on the floor laughing. So much so that I couldn’t hold in the gas I was storing…which of course erputed everyone in laughter so everyone was crying they were laughing so hard. A really good feeling to laugh that much. Must make sure to do that more often in life.
Yesterday we all met in the later morning for breakfast at my parents place and it was lovely. Ate a good meal, I didn’t rush to get things packed in the truck but eventually did get everything packed and headed on the road for the 6 hour drive ahead. It was so cold. Still is. Minus 35 last night. Glad I had the big truck as it’s rough on a vehicle…at least the engine is big enough to generate a good amount of heat but even with that, the engine still sounded like garbage. Guess my brother’s car broke down on the highway heading back on their 2.5 hour drive but his fiancée’s brother could pick them up. Hope the car’s okay too and glad they are for sure.
It was a fantastic time and I have thought of a few things for the new year. Now I have to figure out how I want to express them so that will be the next blog.
Right now I’m sitting up with the pups in the living room while someone is upstairs still asleep. I’m watching the Will Smith movie Bright. It’s good so far!
That’s all I got for now. Happy New Year everyone!