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Always a Pall-Bearer, Never Appalled

Posted on 2010.03.23 at 22:31
Current Location: 67205
Current Music: Goldsmith - Hollow Man

The stars always look foreign outside of Texas.

I'm on Day 12 of my 4-day trip. The last surprise funeral is the day after tomorrow. My brother-in-law and his family drove down from Washington state - and while that's been fantastic (we only get to see each other about every 5-years) the logistics an operation this size get creative, especially where living quarters are concerned. Suffice it to say the nine of us are sharing my inlaws single-wide while they've relocated to the 5th wheel camper parked outside.

My sinuses have been inflamed the past two days due to a "Pollen Warning" in the Midwest states. This hasn't improved my mood any. I'm missing taekwondo, burning through my precious leave balance, and sleeping worth shit. Oh, and I've gained back 10-pounds. Have I mentioned how much I hate fast food? Now that the stress of the first week is over, we've just been waiting. And waiting makes me cranky. I like being busy.

So I bought my first pair of women's shoes. We found some Chinese off-brand "toning" shoes for a mere $60 a pair, but they didn't have them in men's. I wear a ladies size 11 apparently. I've been walking miles at the local park what with it being sunny and cool out, and practicing my forms in the mornings and evenings. Not only is it something to keep me occupied, I'm hoping to "get back in shape" best I can now that I have the time to.

We're leaving from the funeral Thursday.

When everyone gets in their cars to drive to the gravesite behind the hearse, we're going to pull out and put Wichita is our rear-view mirror. We should be home by dark. The kids will be in school Friday and I plan to be at work.

The nightmare is nearly over.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-03-24 03:47 (UTC) (Link)
Chin up and keep the fire burning.

Oh, and for what it's worth, I may get fired tomorrow!
ehowton at 2010-03-24 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
Well that sucks.
xx_adamo_mangie at 2010-03-24 14:40 (UTC) (Link)
Yikes =(
I am sending you about a hundred virtual hugs right now.
Thankfully- it will all be over soon. =)

Also- let me know what you think of those shoes- do they work wonders? I was thinking of grabbing a pair, myself.
ehowton at 2010-03-26 03:03 (UTC) (Link)
Much appreciated! And I'll let you know about the shoes - so far they just hurt my feet, but my wife has noticed "buns of steel" like-muscle action while wearing hers. Time shall be the final witness.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-24 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think this is the first time you've worn a women's size 11 shoes before!!!

Edited at 2010-03-24 03:16 pm (UTC)
thesweetestnote at 2010-03-24 21:45 (UTC) (Link)
Is there photographic evidence? Enquiring minds wanna know!? LOL Luv that avatar BTW! :)
ehowton at 2010-03-26 02:59 (UTC) (Link)
thesweetestnote at 2010-03-24 21:50 (UTC) (Link)
YIKES! I thought you would've been in our beloved Texas already. You have great balance Grasshopper. Sinuses...fast food...these should bother a Jedi not.

Wearing women's shoes always seems to calm me ;)
ehowton at 2010-03-26 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you would've been in our beloved Texas already.
You and me both.

Sinuses...fast food...these should bother a Jedi not.
I was low on midi-chlorians, so I sought them in the bottom of many beers. Low, I did find them.

Wearing women's shoes always seems to calm me ;)
So far these are juts pissing me off.
kat_rowe at 2010-03-24 22:13 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you* it's been a hellish time for you guys but it's almost over. being under less stress will make it easier to take that weight off again, too, since cortisone tends to make the body go into famine mode and convert every spare calorie into fat. hang in there. you guys remain in my thoughts and prayers *hugs you more*
ehowton at 2010-03-26 03:04 (UTC) (Link)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-26 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
There's no place like home!!!
ehowton at 2010-03-26 04:56 (UTC) (Link)
I've missed you. We need to get together for some Mexican food.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-26 05:04 (UTC) (Link)
I too have missed you as well and have many intriguing stories of high adventure to tell!!! Maybe some Jalapeno Tree here or there or better yet Rio Mambo in Fort Worth. I might venture up to McKinney on Friday soon.
kat_rowe at 2010-03-26 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
it's always good to be able to return to your own haven after such stressful events; there's no better place to depressurize. hang in there *hugs you*
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