Monday, December 21, 2009

Stuffed stuff

I have so many cards to write. I am not a card person. I am not even good at giving gifts. My thing is to make people feel special on a daily basis by listening to them and offering my help. Maybe that isn't enough. This time of year makes me feel a bit inferior.

The situation with my brother in law has improved a bit. My sister wants him to recover, but she isn't sure if she wants him back. Over the past couple of weeks some major skeletons have come crawling out of his closet and it has been a huge deal for all of us to take in. I don't make any apology for my feelings of wishing that he'd passed at certain moments, thinking that my sister and her kids and family would be much better off. However, he is responsible for two things that I value a great deal: my niece and my nephew. There will always be that part of me that will love him for that. So, I have decided to give him a fair chance to change his life, at least from my dealings with him.

I'm really pissed off about this guitar neck that I bought off of Ebay. I finally got some time to work on this parts-o-caster project of mine and this neck that I got for a bargain turned out to be a massive shit stick. The truss rod--the thing that adjusts the neck relief--is stripped and I can't get rid of a bad fret buzz because of it. On the plus side, I now have an electric sitar. Oh well.

I was eating at a cafe on Ogden's infamous 25th street today. While it is now all done up as an urban attraction, it still is home to many a hobo. This cafe has these big, one-way front windows. A particularly fired up hobo put his face up to the window and started shouting all manner of profanities. The best part was that nobody was sitting in the section that he was tearing a new one to. I like a bit of entertainment when I dine.

I think you've had enough.

7 comments:

Christielli said...

Sending stuff on time is overrated. I wouldn't stress about the cards nor the gifts.

Glad your brother-in-law is getting better and it seems like your head's in the right place about the situation.

Rilo says hi 'cuz she's sitting beside me.

Sun Follower said...

Sending you warm wishes for the holidays, Grunt :)

The Grunt said...

Christielli~ Well, tell Rilo "meow" back for me.

Sun~ I am glad they are warm wishes because it has been cold up here.

Julie Schuler said...

I hate that my Christmas cards are lame. I got the best card from a couple of swell cats, he was dressed like an old time villain and was tying his girlfriend to the train tracks with a big red Christmas bow. I wish I could think of stuff like that. Merry Christmas to you, too.

Jules said...

No pressures to send out cards.. just cuz you receive them doesn't mean you have to give them out! :O)

Yo've had far too much to deal with lately to worry about cards. And now your brother in law... things need to settle down for you soon...

HUGS

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The Grunt said...

Julie~ That does sound like an awesome card.

Jules~ I hope I can focus on good times this year.