Sunday, April 24, 2011

LIFE IS SO ...

...HARD!

I have been doing 'well', as in I have not had anyone throwing things at me.  It hasn't only been my internet friends who have asked about me in comments or e-mail this week, and since I do ask that readers involve themselves with making sure I am doing alright, I thought I should make an effort to put out something.

Some of what I had been talking about regarding how the dynamic has shifted in relationships and the myth of the man shortage is still on my mind.  But, the past two weeks have been very busy for me and I crashed out this week.  I have mentioned that while there are people who suffer from the family of injury that I do, what I don't talk about is the greater number of people for whom living with CTBI is about all they can do.  Me, I am somewhere between the extremes of super-high functioning and that of being dependent on others in order to live as stable a life as I can manage and still consider myself to be 'independent'.

What does all this mean?  I like to think that while it is as stretch for me to believe that 'I can grow up to be president', I still think I can be 'speaker of the house'!  My attitude is one where I know there is a ceiling for me, but it is my obligation to push up against it and fill the space between it and the floor with as much as I can.

My Easter weekend has been way cool.  Not only have I had internet friends looking in on me but I have recieved phone calls from Nixxie & KT (and as usual, they had jokes!) and the SFC, too.  And everyone's (meaning: MY!) favorite Cornhusker, Nebraska, has spent time with me this weekend as well.  We have been getting along a lot better and I can see things normalizing between us before long.

This week is going to be a busy one as well but I do expect to be visiting blogs and doing a little 'catching up' as well.  Right now I am watching an episode of 'Drag U' on Logo featuring, Charlene Tilton (Lucy from the TV show 'Dallas'), Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from 'Gilligan's Island'), and Erin Murphy (better known as 'Tabitha' on 'Bewitched).  I hope to find the energy later to get back out here but right now, I am engrossed in the what the 'Dragulator' has come up with for the ladies!

17 comments:

Daniel said...

'Doing well' is always about perspectives. I've been told there are different temperatures in hell; Sometimes it's warmer, sometimes colder. I guess that's true.
Anyhoo. Glad to hear you don't have to take cover from flying objects (that IS good!), and that things are improving.

Love
Daniel

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

Good to hear Mark. I'm glad that family and friends have gotten in touch. I wasn't too worried about you because, I too, get busy with things sometimes and then I think I better check in with my blog. Have a great day and enjoy each day.
-Jonthy

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

By the way, Mark, Dot sends her Easter greetings to you as well. ;-)

That corgi :) said...

Been thinking about you, Mark; glad to hear you are doing well and that no one has thrown any objects at you lately. Glad to hear you heard from so many people during this special weekend and that things are improving in relationships!

may you have a good rest of this Easter Day!

betty

Indigo said...

Sounds as if things are going rather well. Skye came by yesterday to celebrate the holiday. She's spending Easter with her father's side.

Have a grand Sundays sweet friend. (Hugs)Indigo

LceeL said...

I'm glad things are going well lately. Happy Easter, Mark.

* Ashleigh * said...

Happy Easter Mark! :D

Toon said...

I would definitely vote for you for President...and I think you'd make a kick-ass Speaker of the House!

Lovebabz said...

Happiest Easter! Glad to see some brightness here ;)

I have faith that you could be anything you want! President, Speaker of the House, King of all Media!

Always cheering you on!

FrankandMary said...

If I like someone even a little, I NEVER want them to be president.

You can do better than that.
~Mary

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Happy Spring, buddy! We have buckets of rain here in Ohio, and I am praying for sun.

Love,

SB

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

next time you're down, think about those shoes you got on sale :) nothing cheers me up like a good sale!

tony said...

Best Wishes Mark.[I just sent you a facebook friend request]

V said...

Hey there! Nice blog. You have a nice music taste. :) The Smiths/Morrissey <3

Thomas said...

I'm glad to hear things are going well for you and that your spirits are up!

Have Myelin? said...

Happy belated Easter! Some bunnies move slower than others. =)

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad things are stabilizing for you my friend.