Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Miscellany..

Today is a notable anniversary for me.
Not like a break out the Champagne and Rumaki kinda thing,but something I take note of with one of those 'score another mark in the air with your forefinger' sorta moves.

Five years ago today,I successfully completed my 3 year sentence in Community Corrections.
In the five years since my release,I have remained entirely clean,occasionally sober,..and have limited my contact with the police to an infrequent nod of neighborly recognition as we pass each other on the streets of O-Town.

Like I said,..this,by way of parsing out the little wedges of time in my life,the sum of which brings me to wherever it is I am today.
..No need to smother me with hugs and kisses.

***In Other,..Totally Bitchen News!***

The Daughter and Grand babies are coming to see me!
It's been four years since I've seen her and my two Granddaughters,and of course I have yet to meet young Jackson in the flesh,..lo these past eighteen months that he's been hangin' out on the planet.

Daughter has a brand spankin' new Chrysler Crossover,and is scheduled to arrive July 15th for a four day visit!
The entire household is all abuzz with anticipation..
As for me,..I'm so happy I could squirt!

21 Comments:

At 5:49 PM , Blogger jan said...

I don't think there is a Hallmark card for this, but you might submit the idea.

Great that you're seeing the little ones. Bummer that it's been so long.

 
At 5:51 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

Onward we go, time marches on don't it? Something to remember with a smile on your face from five years ago today and something to look forward to, a visit from those dearest to your heart. Makes me want grandbabies of my own.

 
At 6:31 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

I hope Community Corrections knows how lucky it was to have a man of your talents and character among the population. Tell me (well, obviously, you don't have to) - do you ever feel like they took 3 good years from you?
However it felt, you surely spread some good shit around when you were in their system. :\ I guess it's our system.

ANYWAY. This is very exciting, a family reunion. And union.

 
At 7:15 PM , Blogger secret agent woman said...

Hug! Kiss! Hug! Kiss! (Too bad, you get them anyway.)

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Mom said...

I'm doing my little happy dance in your honor! Good news all around.

 
At 11:52 PM , Blogger Willym said...

Congratulations are in order - not sure about the proper response to: I'm so happy I could squirt. Probably: Duck!!!

And that is a nice gift - we want lots of pictures of the family and particularly young Jackson.

You do have a fan base in the Far East don't you?

 
At 3:30 AM , Blogger Doralong said...

Oh yay!! Babies!!! I imagine you are absolutely beside yourself! Enjoy- and lots and lots of pictures!

 
At 8:21 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

you and the lizard king should do pretty good with the ladies cruisin around in a crossover.

 
At 9:29 AM , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I'm plumb proud of you my friend..getting your shit together is not easy...in my case i got it together and it was too heavy to carry and had no place to take it anyhow.
oh joy joy joy..the kids are coming..take tons of pictures please..and kisses all around from me..

 
At 9:33 AM , Blogger sageweb said...

Drinks for everyone!! Both those things are worth celebrating.

 
At 11:47 AM , Blogger just me said...

Well, If I still drank I would certainly pop the cork on a bottle of champagne or at least open up some Night Train.....hope your reunion is wonderful...blessings...

 
At 11:50 AM , Blogger jp said...

If Jeff Goldblum from Jurassic Park was here, he would say "just because you COULD squirt, doesn't mean that you SHOULD"

Congrats on all the other stuff!!

 
At 12:08 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

Happy 5th Birthday....you do know you have accomplished something really wonderful that shows an enormous strength of character, right? One day, one foot in front of the other. Eager to see the thousands of photos from that upcoming visit!!!

 
At 6:47 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Congrats, congrats! :)

I can't wait to hear tales of your upcoming "family reunion"! *smiles*

 
At 7:47 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Sling: I love you, comprende mi vida....?
Let me know what I can do for you... I would be there in an instant.. I mean.. like fly to fucking California-from holy hot Texas......( 105 degrees) .I AM always thinking of you, You know... life is too short! friends can help friends!!!

 
At 7:58 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

email me

 
At 10:55 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Dude, only thing I wish right now is that I could be there, too. Not to intrude on the family moment, mind, just to stand aside with MoLK and make marguritas and potato salad. And bask and glow. Like girls do.

Love your face.

 
At 11:20 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Oh,you kids are get bombarded with pix and video of the Slinglets,..you bet!
..and thanks for all the nice comments on the anniversary thing.
I mean,..it's not like not commiting crimes is such a huge deal or anything,.(Way to go Sling,you stayed outta jail for 5 years in a row!),..I really just wanted to take note of on my blog in the journaling sense.

 
At 4:31 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Sling that is wonderful stuff...two big things...the fifth anniversary and a big visit from the famibly...many photos whill ensue no doubt...its just wonderful and you must be a smilin from ear to ear...

 
At 10:59 AM , Blogger apositivepessimist said...

Two thumbs in the air gesture to you MrSlingy!

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger cs said...

Good boy! Happy visiting--that's what it is all about!

clink clink---happy happy days!

 

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