The One Man Wolf Pack

For a long time now, I have been trying to get my wife to go with me on trips to places that I like, like nature walks, museums and the zoo, but unlike me, she has never been interested in visiting such places because she’s either afraid of traveling in planes, trains and buses, because she’s claustrophobic, because she’s afraid of wildlife, specially snakes or she finds it boring. And to be honest with you, all these years, I have resented her for that, but not anymore.

The way that I am looking at it now is, that I’m blessed and cursed at the same time, because even though she doesn’t like the same things that I like, she doesn’t mind giving me my own space, so I can go out and enjoy them by myself. So, my plan is simple, I am going to start calling Sundays my self-care day. What that means is, that I will plan a different activity to do every Sunday, like nature walks, a visit to a museum, zoo or anything that I find interesting here in New York City. To be honest, for years, people have been telling me that there is so much to do alone here in New York City, plus the majority are free or really cheap.

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!

It’s A Family Thing

Good morning and happy Saturday kids. I hope that wherever you are in this crazy planet we call home; you are enjoying yourself to the fullest.

On a family note! Yesterday I got the bad news, that one of my sisters, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery for it about a week ago, had a stroke three days ago and is in the hospital. Based on the latest information I got, she is doing fine, but is not able to walk. Why didn’t her husband notify us right away? Beats the shit out of me. But at least, she is still with us.

My wife and I wanted to visit her, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in New York City, only allow one visitor at a time with each patient, and her husband doesn’t want to leave her side, which is understandable since they’ve been together for over thirty years, have two daughters, two sons, a couple of grand kids and a dog I gave her last year, because she was very depressed after her other dog died.

Right now, since the hospitals here in New York City don’t want to keep patients too long, unless is really necessary, they are making plans to send her home and have a physical therapist visit her, to help her get back to her old self. So as soon as she is back home, my wife and I will visit her.

FYI, including myself, in total we are seven siblings, six older sisters and me. As a matter of fact, from an incredibly young age, I have always said that God has a sense of humor. You don’t believe me?  Check this out! In total, my mother gave birth to nine children, but a pair of twins died at different ages. My point is, that she did not give birth to so many kids because she enjoyed the pain of giving birth, but because all she wanted was to have a boy. Then on her last pregnancy, when she completely gave up on that boy, I came along. Now tell me that shit is not crazy!

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!