Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blogging and life

I went on a wonderful trip this past weekend. I didn't have much access to the Internet which was nice (holy gouge the customer Batman - $.20/kb of data on my iPhone??? - good lord that's spendy), but I also didn't do much in terms of writing here either. Someone might have noticed. I took that trip to Toronto, just me and laughed, drank, laughed, drank some more, played cards, did a lot more laughing, played even more cards, drank, laughed and saw some sights. 


So much fun was had that the first night back, I went to bed at 8 pm. I rarely go to bed before midnight. Monday - 8pm. Slept until 7am. I haven't slept 11 hours straight since...I have no memories of that much sleep and being a dad. I don't know when the last time I slept 11 hours was. Tuesday night, we watched 24 and then fell asleep again very early.

It seems every time I go on a travel adventure, I come back and WHAM! Life and humanity hits me over the head. Apparently, I'm not 20 something any more.

This morning we did get some bad news. My wife's step-grandfather passed away. He's been sick with cancer, so in some ways, this is good news but you know what, it still friggin' hurts to lose a loved one. I love my wife and will be at her side as much as she needs me the next few days. Who knows, I might write something tonight...but consider this a heads up. OhCaptain is busy and misses you and blogging but blogging is not my life is.

I have posted a new photo for your enjoyment. I took it this weekend at Niagara Fall - the Canadian side. I'd love to hear what you think. Keep smiling!


WeaselMomma said...

My condolences on your loss.
I'm glad to hear you had a good time on your little getaway.

I didn't get the Philadelphia reference.

OhCaptain said...

Thank you. Don't worry about not getting that one, it's from that Kelsey Grammar show that I may be the only person to have watched...removed the Philadelphia part...Keep Smiling is a much better lesson :-)

Kat said...

After just losing my Uncle to cancer, I know how much it hurts but you feel a little relief knowing that they are not in pain anymore. I am going to keep you guys in my prayers.

Noob Mommy said...

Sorry to you and your family. Get some rest :)

Mike said...

You might have to face it, your getting old. Don't worry, even the best of us are getting old.

Seriously, sorry for your wife's loss. Fortuntely she has a family to lean on...

The Father of Five said...

I am sorry to hear about your family's loss.

Grieving is never easy.

Thoughts and prayers to you and yours, from me and mine.

Anonymous said...

The photo is amazing - not what I'd expect to see at Niagara Falls mind.

11 hours of sleep.......I vaguely remember doing that a long, long time ago.

Sorry about the loss too.

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear of your wifes loss.

Cynthia said...

So sorry for you loss.

It's good to get away from the blog, isn't it:)

Oh, did you get any Chicago pizza?

terri said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

It sounds like you had a GREAT time on your little getaway. I feel the same way after a break from the normal routine. My body protests anything out of the norm and has this desperate need to catch up afterwards.