This video I made a few minutes ago while I was multi-tasking:
- Updating my Find a Grave account
- Listening to Chris Hayes' program "Up!" on MSNBC
I usually work in silence or listening to Howard Stern on my Sirius Radio. I like listening to Howard Stern when he is mocking the absurdities in our pop culture. I don't like listening to him when he is on his Stripper/Whore/Hot Babe segments. That got old a LONG TIME AGO.
After the removal of a cyst from my lower back (on my spine) yesterday, I'm still bleeding. Bill told me the blood came through on my shirt (and tee shirt of course). So he put another bandage on it and I'm good to go for another blood soaked bandage day. I only had three stitches (to be removed two weeks from today) but that is enough to feel sore. It seems my life is just one series of doctor's appointments these days. That's what I get for teasing my Mother (while she was alive) about her seemingly non-ending series of doctor's appointments.
I'm not sure what Bill and I have planned for today. We'll probably go to Food Lion so I can see if they have chicken breasts for sale. I never pay regular price for chicken breasts, I always get them on sale. I rarely eat beef. It's a funny thing about not eating beef for a period of time. When you go back to eating beef whether it be hamburger or beef stew (I never eat steak), you don't realize how hard your stomach has to work to digest all that chemically induced meat.
Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous. A cold front came in last night causing the wind to whip around outside now. I'm not sure if I'll get my walk in today. I always feel so much better after my daily walk. The walk gets my blood flowing throughout my old body.
I should finish my taxes today (or tomorrow) and transmit them to the state of Delaware and the IRS. I hate doing my taxes. I always owe money, no matter how much I have taken out of my part-time job. This year I had a flat 20% taken out and I still owe. Obama made a promise during his presidential campaign that retirees like me wouldn't have to pay taxes on our part-time work. So much for that promise. It's not like I get a whole lot in Social Security or my bank pensions, I don't. Just barely getting by folks but I have enough to keep me and Bill warm and secure here at Casa Tipton-Kelly.
We're planning on taking our third annual Trip South in April. The cost of that trip will deplete our meager savings (van rental and separate hotel rooms) but it is well worth it. Who are we going to leave our money too? I have twenty beneficiaries in my will set up, most of them my nieces and nephews down to the grand niece and nephew levels. I never see them. They might as well be strangers but at least I'm keeping The Money in the family.
Bill is downstairs in his basement living quarters. I can hear him playing his favorite polka tunes. I'm up here in my wonderful home office (I love this place) updating my Find a Grave account with photos I took of graves at the Union Cemetery in Georgetown during a mild, sunny day last month. There is another Find a Grave volunteer in this area who just happens to be gay, who also takes photos and posts the memorials to Find a Grave. Both he and his partner act as a team. I'm a solo act. Bill goes with me to the cemeteries but he doesn't post anything to Find a Grave. I'm in constant competition with my gay Find a Grave volunteer friends to see who can post the memorials and photos first to Find a Grave. I love the competition! It beats what most other gay guys do down here in Gayberry which is eat out, get fat and talk about other people. I'm left that "lifestyle" behind me when my faux friend dropped me several weeks ago. I decided then and there I've had enough. From here on out I do what gives me pleasure which is:
- Find a Grave updating
- Genealogy research and updating
- Working part-time
- Watching my political shows on MSNBC
- Writing my auto-biography
- Talking with my friend Larry on FaceTime
- Photo organizing