April 12th, 2008
Remember that from the Partridge Family theme song? I used to love that show. Don’t act like you didn’t love that show too. Come on.
Anyhow, I am getting happy. I am very happy that it is 75 degrees outside today, which is FABULOUS. If you know anything about me at all, you know I thrive in heat and do not do well in the cold. And I really need to think about why it is that I live in a climate that renders me useless from September to April – EIGHT FRIGGING MONTHS. For 8 months, I am in varying stages of depression, funk, hibernation and whatnot because it is either getting cold, or cold, or cool.
Really, if I know this about myself, why am I still here?
I am still here because I am married. Because if I were single and coming to this realization – which I did a few years ago, actually – then I would be Out Of Here, people. But instead, I’ve been here singing this same fucking refrain for YEARS now. People I know have left and gotten into the heat (a shoutout to Sara in Arizona) and others I know went and CAME BACK already (Sumindi, moved to Miami, now north of me in Saratoga Springs.) And here I still am. I’m beginning to think I won’t get a really good taste of heat until I’m dead and I get cremated.
But for NOW, I am happy, and that is a good thing. It is supposed to be 20 degrees colder tomorrow – but that is tomorrow. Today, it is 75. And I have two wonderful children who are active and healthy, and a fabulously sexy husband who HAS NOT DESIGNED MY WEBSITE YET. (But I still love him.)
So life is good. I miss my father/grandfather/godfather/stepfather/I-don’t-know-what-to-call-him immensely. But I know him and it is not a cliche to say that he would not want me to be morose and depressed. And today, I feel good and know that he would be happy about that – is happy about it, I’d say. So I’m off to enjoy the outdoors with my kids and my hubby, and enjoy this life that it fleeting and changing but is, for right now, wonderful.
Go enjoy yours too.