About Me

Asheville, North Carolina

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Father's Day Post

I have five wonderful children (and one occasionally very child-like wife) for whom I am extremely thankful and love more than anything in the world.
That being said, this is the first Father's Day without Orbit in so many years, and he was like one of the kids.  Yes, with time we're getting over the loss of that crusty but loveable old fart, but we're also in the process of "cleaning house"- you know, going through things, deciding what we need and what we can honestly live without in our continued efforts to minimalize- and since Orbit passed away we've held onto a few of his things.  These are simple things I've mentioned in previous posts, but we've not been able to part with them quite yet.

It's a more difficult decision than we thought it ever would be.  They're just things, after all, but they were his things.  We'll see.

It's been a while since I've posted anything.  My mind's been consumed with work shit, day and night.  With a very few occasional exceptions all of my reading and writing time has been taken up by work, and my brain has been filled to exploding with work worries.  I have not been able to focus or concentrate on what I'm reading, and I certainly haven't been able to come up with anything creative worthy of sharing.

Anyway, a very Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there.  Enjoy your summer!

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned house panther named Orbit, who made the move with us from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014 which hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.