It has been pretty much decided that eventually (probably before long) that my wife’s parents will be moving in with us. They are getting too old and feeble to take care of themselves. We have a large house. My wife doesn’t work. My wife wants them here with her “badly.” Ergo – they’ll be moving in eventually. We’re just trying our best to allow them to live their own life as long as possible - which is best for everyone. But with dementia setting in quickly in her father and many other health problems with both of them, it’s getting more and more difficult for them to take care of themselves.
Bottom line – before long there will be a total end to my adventures. At that point, I don’t know what I’ll do or use this blog for, probably just to rant and rave a bit on whatever I feel like once in a while.
But in the meantime, I’m still hoping for several more adventures.
Since every adventure will have to mean all that much more to me, I’m thinking much harder about it now than ever before. I’d really like to plan in advance what I want to do as much as possible to make my next adventure be as memorable as possible. Exactly what I will do, I haven’t got a clue yet. I don’t know if my next adventure will be a week or a month long. There will be no way of knowing until it occurs.
Having no mistress or partner to “push” me or share it with takes a lot of the fun and interest out of it. There’s no one to keep me guessing about what will happen next. And I, who have always been a never-ending source of ideas, am at a total loss as to what to plan.
Should I set up rules for myself to follow? Probably. I’ve always been a firm believer in rules. But if I do, then I also need to set up consequences for failing to follow a rule. That part is much more of a problem for me.
Should I set up a series of tasks that I need to do? Again, probably. But what tasks? The major things I want to avoid are anything that would cause me trouble at work or expose myself too much to kids (kids don’t need this kind of thing in their young lives). What should be the rewards for completing the tasks? What should be the punishments for failing?
It’s a lot to think about and I’m not sure yet where to start. As I develop my plan, I’ll try to keep you all updated. Any input or suggestions will be gratefully appreciated.
Don’t forget to find something to laugh at today (even if it’s me). It’s good for you.