ANSONIA—At my age, I’m just now thinking I’d better get a little more organized in life. Always before, things would fall together without incident and we were young.
Now, I seem to wake up with a new pain each day and little or no ambition. And, it’s starting to show.
I’m always excited, though, when I get a good story idea and proceed to work on it, with the hopes that readers will enjoy it. I appreciate those who allow me to do that, because, as I said before, there is a story in everyone.
I need to get my life in order and just need to make an extra effort to take time and do it.
Since I started working for Darke County Now, I’ve counted that I’ve done 230 articles, including my columns and articles. It doesn’t seem like it, so it does prove that life is flying by fast.
I can’t imagine how many articles I’ve written in my 53-plus year journalism career, but it has been fun for the most part.
Maybe I have too much time on my hands to think about the things I’m not accomplishing, so I should stop and smell the roses before it gets too late.
I have an appointment with my family doctor this week and hopefully I will get a good report, but who knows. It’s only a three-month checkup but, in this day and age, things can happen fast. I don’t mean to make light of my health because I know many others who are suffering daily with their respective diagnoses and I feel for them.
It seems like more and more people we know are dying and that affects life for those they leave behind. Life sure is different as time goes on and we have to adjust to that in whatever way we know how.
Hopefully, I will get uplifted enough here soon that I can get back to enjoying life more than I am now. It seems to me like my answer is to take at least one day to downsize or at least make a bucket list of things I plan on doing in the future to get started in reorganizing my life.
Don’t get me wrong; I do feel blessed with the life I’ve been given and thank God for that.
Maybe I’m just having some senior moments. However, I don’t feel like I can please anyone at times. Maybe, it’s just a phase in life involving the planets’ placement in the stars, which, like technology, I don’t understand but have to blame something for it.
Sorry to vent but I need so much to get myself motivated and take good care of my health so I can do that. I will be spending upcoming days checking out various regimes to make that possible.
Who knows? That strategy just might work.
Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of David Wombolt, Connie Leis, Barbara Olwine, Nicolas Smith and David Kramer.
******Please pray for these people: Randy Heck, Debbie Mayse, Judie Hathaway, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Connie Buemi Hodson, Jim Kammer, Jim Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, David Wombolt, Kenton Turner, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Barbara Alexander, Randy Garrison, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Dave Niley, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Sharon Miller, Marie Rieman, Mary Bryant Arnett, Becky Oliver, Ronnie Young, Albert Duncan, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Ralph Byrd, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Brenda Wallace, Linda Subler, Michelle Young, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Rick Alexander, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Cory Meadows, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.
July 26 to Gene Jenkins, Ron Barga, Judy Pepple, Jacob Wuebker, Bill Fraley and Andrew Leeper.
July 27 to Brenda Striegel, Gale Kenworthy, Corey Weiss, Clinton Randall, Susan Adams Ellis, Ken Stiefel and Jason Grieshop.
July 28 to Carolyn Fosnough, Alex Soward, Katie Hummel, Marilyn McMiller and Kim Beam Allie.
July 29 to Ron Clack, Jeremie Hittle, Kay Pequignot McCracken, Brad Shook, Mark Bixler and Martha Everman.
July 30 to Dennis Riffle, John Scott Burkett, Toby Winner, Linda Shafer and Arnold Norton.
July 31 to Dee Howell and Lindsey Foster.
Aug. 1 to Jeff Riffell, twins Ron and Rick Bickel, twins Sharon and Karon Strait, Dave Fitzgerald, Terry Longfellow, Jason Menchhofer, Fred Matix and Irene Rosenbeck Siler.
Happy anniversary to: Clarence and Norma Kammer and Sandy and Dan Garber, all on July 28 and Holly and Haroldl Riffell and John and Lori Linebaugh, all on Aug. 1.
Think about it: “Change is not merely necessary to life….it is life.” — Author Unknown