Just a quick update…
My Al-Anon meeting went splendidly. I shared about my own frustartion and fears concerning my mother and her memory loss, as well as her drinking. Of course I am well aware that I can do nothing to help unless she asks, and until then, must be patient and kind. And that’s what I heard from the group.
The very next morning she announced that she had made an appointment to see the doctor concerning this issue and…wow! I am so proud of her and her decision to take this step towards a recovery of sorts. She is being very brave and despite her protests of “I’m not scared”, I know that I would be. I’ll go with her on Tuesday morning to the local clinic and be with her for that time, and then I fly to Greece a few hours later with a better conscience.
My last paper of the semester is almost finished. I cranked out two pages yesterday and three today which adds up to nine with the previous four. Only 2 more to go and I’m done..yet more clear conscience.
I’ve decided to follow through with season 2 of ’24’. I know that I griped about the formulaic structure and the idiocy and predictability of some (all) of the characters, but to be honest, the storyline hooked me but good. Once again I am noticing the excellent acting, fine writing, and complex story arc.
Only two more episodes of Six feet Under, season 4, to watch and that will be done. I hear in season 5 everyone dies…I don’t know what to say about that. I’ll miss Claire and Brenda. David reminds me too much of an ex during my ‘queer attempt’ years, so he’s a goner in my opinion anyway.
I now weigh 195 pounds. That’s down 20# from my start. Not bad, Johnnyboy, not bad. Keep it up.