Well, my very much neglected blog, I figured the time was right for me to write. There has been a lot going on this summer and it seems as though a post catching everyone up is in order. I’m not taking these events in chronological order or even order of importance, just laying it all out.
I know it has been awhile since I have written. I’m not even going to apologize for it because this is my blog and I can write or not write as it suits my desires. I wish that I desired to write more but the fact is that I haven’t really desired to write at all and thus the blog has gone quiet.
As I write this, I am honestly not in the best spirits. As loyal readers of my blog know, April 13 marked the one year anniversary of the passing of my father. The anniversary and time surrounding it has hit me pretty hard and started to hit me in the middle of March. Looking back, I am so thankful that I was able to travel with dad to the last of his chemo therapy appointments in late February/March of 2016. I wouldn’t trade those car rides for anything.
Hello everyone. I’m taking a bracket break to update my blog for the first time in way too long. My reasons for not having written sooner are many but can best be summed up as laziness. At least I’m honest, right?
Let us see if I can’t catch you all up on the “happenings” in my life. This shouldn’t take too long but probably will take longer than it should.
I am officially 36 years old. So far, 36 doesn’t feel much different than 35 but I have a whole year to see if that continues to remain true.
As a rule, I don’t make new year’s resolutions. It has been my experience that those never work out. Likely because people tend to aim higher then they intend to reach. Besides, you need not make big changes to your life on January 1, if you’re really sincere about losing weight or finding a new job that can as easily be started in July as it is in January.
Also, there are some goals that aren’t worth obtaining. Last year, I tried to write every day. It was my goal to put up a new post each day. I did for awhile, then I didn’t at all. I realized that posting every day was fine if I had something to say but if I didn’t it became a chor and I stopped enjoying my blog altogether.
I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you are spending the day doing the things that bring you joy with the people that you love.
There is one question I have been asked more often than any other since my dad passed away last week. The phrasing is not always the same but it comes down to this:
How are you holding up?
My answer to that question has been exactly the same every time I have been asked.
I’m hanging in there.
When a movie comes out on home video it is often accompanied by some bonus features and many come with making of documentaries or audio commentaries. Think of this post as the making of the eulogy that I delivered at my dad’s funeral.
Here is the video of the Eulogy I gave for my father at his funeral yesterday. It clocks in at just over 22 minutes which is longer than I thought when I was speaking.
It is with much sadness but also some relief that I must announce that my father, Ivan Trowbridge, passed away at approximately 5 PM central time today (Wednesday: April 13, 2016) at the family home. Dad was surrounded by his wife of 40 years, my mother Marie, all of his children, his grandchildren and his three sisters.
I am back from Sioux Falls. I actually got back from Sioux Falls at about 8 PM on Friday night but was too busy and then too tired to write a post about all that has gone on over the past few days.
My dad was transported to the emergency room via ambulance earlier this morning. He is not doing well. He is very jaundice right now and has elected to stop chemo treatments not that they could have given him chemo in his current condition.