October 7, 2014, Prescott- Yes, I have caught up with all my travel and hiking posts, for a few days at least. I have a few days with no work, due to Fall Break in the schools, so I am mostly listening to “imperative” podcasts that are “vital” to my well-being, shoring up various aspects of my essential oils training, working in my back yard and exercising at Planet Fitness.
Sometime on Friday, I will head out to San Diego, find a safe place for my vehicle on Saturday, fly to Honolulu on Sunday and next Tuesday will be on my son’s ship, joining the crew headed back to San Diego. This will put me more or less incommunicado for six days or so. That will be something of a relief to some of my extended family, who have been sick of me for a good long time. Ditto for most of the American Legion post members, but after this Thursday night, the latter may be a moot point; we’ll see.
The bloom has been off my rose, to these people, for reasons I have yet to figure, for several weeks now. My father told us kids, years ago, that when people don’t like us, it’s their problem, not ours, and as long as we come from a place of truth, we don’t need our detractors and critics, no matter how “close” they are. So, I will continue on, with the love I get from “those who care, and matter”, as one of my better friends here reminded me on FB recently. I have support from my Baha’i community, from a handful of friends here in town and online, and from most of my family, including my son.
Once I get back from California, on Oct. 25, there won’t be much taking me out of the Southwest, until next May- barring any more deaths in the family. 2014 has been quite a clearing out process, for both family and friends. I hope it’ll tone down a bit. My main concern during that time period will be replenishing my coffers, with my own effort, thank you. Hope all my well-wishers are doing okay this Fall.