This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random thoughts of this and that..

Now I know how my brother in Ohio must feel. I am not having any luck reaching Dad anymore. He is rarely in his room, or he is not answering his phone. I have to rely on Mom or my sister giving me a call when they visit, so I can talk with Dad. I just tried AGAIN to reach him, and was told he is not in his room. According to the schedule, he is most likely in the Rec room having ice cream. I'll try again later, just before dinner...

Eight more days before my sister comes to visit. I can't wait! The time is flying by so fast. Before we know it, it will be the holidays. It's going to be weird not having Dad there to say the blessing for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas morning...

In looking through my blue box I ran across one of my favorite poems,

Sea Fever by John Macefield...


I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song
and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face and a gray dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide,
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume,
and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life.
To the gull's way and the whale's way
where the winds like a sharpened knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long tricks over.

Makes me think of Discovery channel's TV reality program, Deadliest Catch. It is one of the highest risk jobs, hence the name. Has anyone seen it? I just love that show! It is about crab fisherman fishing the Berin Sea, in Alaska. They profile several of the fleets Captains and their crew. The footage is raw and frightening. The film crew really earn their money filming on those turbulent seas with 30-40 foot waves! It is off season now, but should be starting up again in January I think.

I'm weird. I like survivor reality shows like Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls and Survivorman with Les Stroud. I am totally scooped up and hypnotized with those shows. It is so fascinating to me. Anyone else? One never knows if some of their survivor tips might save a life one day...

This blog can be exasperating when it does not edit the spaces right....

Think I will try to reach Dad again...

2 comments:

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Oh, Donna, my heart aches for you. You have a lot of strength, I can tell. Everyone has their journey; it's often so hard to watch.

Do take care. XOXO

Donna B said...

Thank you Linda Lou for stopping by. Hope you will visit again.