Since my long-time LJ buddy, yaffa
, is once again surfing the seas of LiveJournal, I figured I should give this a post since I haven't since October.
Since that time, I've actually gone to a doctor for the first time since 1996. It was just for a physical. I'm 41 and I thought I should have them pop the hood and check my motor out. Turned out I'm in amazingly good shape for my age and lifestyle. I need to lose weight (duh) but my bloodwork came back with no signs of diabetes, my sodium levels are exactly normal, my blood pressure and chloresterol levels are pretty much fine (just a tiny bit high on a couple of the levels). Score! I never thought I would dodge that bullet.
Midnight Monster Movies is going strong. We start our 4th season next month. I never, and I mean NEVER
, thought this would still be going when I started it. My main concern was getting through 6 months. Now, we actually have people depending on the show. We have people on cast who are believe in our show and trust me to steer it. Unlike the other hobbies I've had over the years leading up to this, no one else has control or will have control of the show and my cast is fine with that. They say I've been batting 1.000 so far and it's my name on the show so they're just trusting me to keep this crazy train rolling. I actually found out I need one more person on crew. We don't need another castmember but we need someone to work the merchandise table as Nurse Feratu's backup and the same person could run our Twitter feed. I just need to find someone with the right skills and I trust.
Elsa's got a job. She started at the beginning of December and we're starting to do more than tread water. We're actually pulling in discretionary cash. I guess we're officially DINKs. We can actually look ahead and plan what needs to be done around the house. It's a good feeling.
Looking over how far I've come after falling so far, I'm fairly happy. I have a good job (retail, yes, but a GOOD retail job), a good wife, a creative hobby that might, just might, end up taking me places, a house, friends. Not only have I recovered the ground I lost, I've surpassed it. Hell, if my life hadn't been detoured, I likely wouldn't be nearly as happy and successful as I am. Nor as well-adjusted. Other people question how I can be so even-tempered and patient. When you've gone through truly hellish situations, most of the normal bad stuff doesn't seem that bad anymore.