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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

Yeah, I still exist, but in a very low-key, nearly zero social media version. I will have to catch up on LJ happenings soon, but I felt it necessary to say hi.

Peace and love...

Date: 2016-12-26 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitterlawngnome.livejournal.com
Hey, happy everything! hope you're doing ok.

Date: 2016-12-27 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
In general, things are mostly okay. Jeff's mom is still declining in health at the nursing home, and this is giving him/us a lot more on his mind, and since he's the primary decision maker (despite his other siblings living much closer), most of the footwork is done via long distance and travelling. I'm mostly okay, this is going to be the second winter in a row I am not entirely laid up in pain and immobility from spine damage, so that's a good thing. I'm far from 100 percent, however, a lot of things I just can't do. Jeff has a new job, some more pay, a lot more interesting tasks, and no longer needing to deal with staffing issues. Another plus. I have been in a retreat from most social media and interactions, as you probably have noticed. Nothing special for a reason, other than a need to be a bit more private. I still peer into a couple places to keep up with friends. I'm hoping next year is an improvement, but because of the stoopids massing and electing a fascist regime, we fear for our well being now. We'll see.

Hope all is well with you and Daniel!

Date: 2016-12-27 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitterlawngnome.livejournal.com
My mom is in the home, she doesn't know who anyone is anymore but is less agitated and bitchy than she ever was, which must be a great relief to the staff.

Our health, well actually my health, is not entirely wonderful but not yet as much of nuisance as yours. Daniel is basically fine for a 40 y/o.

I'm very worried about the politics. One makes escape plans and hopes one never needs them.

Date: 2016-12-27 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
Mom is in her own little world now, doesn't know who is there with her, but every now and then comes out with a surprise. Unlike some suffering with Alzheimer's that have fear attacks or sudden acting out, mom is mellow, quiet and occasionally able to communicate her condition, if not always with words. She was wincing recently when her arm was touched, turns out her arm somehow got broken. Not exactly good news. At least she is comfortable now, with the arm braced. Not too long ago she was obviously not comfortable, and when asked, she belted out, "MY ASS HURTS!" The resulting call to the nurses to come find out what was wrong was accompanied with lots of giggling among us.

Date: 2016-12-26 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] champdaddy.livejournal.com
All the best to you guys… now and in the new year.

Date: 2016-12-27 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
We miss ya, Chaz, and hope to somehow get together in the new year. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Date: 2016-12-26 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrdreamjeans.livejournal.com
Merry Christmas to you, Phil! I hope you'll return to LJ in 2017. I find it a much more welcoming place for real interaction than FB. I write a version of my posts on FB, but my real feelings are usually on display in my posts on LJ.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! The photo of your dinner table was lovely and classy! I was delighted to see a photo of Evan and you! Evan and I are good friends. It's nice to know ya'll are friends, too.

Big HUGS!

Date: 2016-12-27 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
We'll see what happens with my LJ. I do miss the days of meaningful interaction here, but at the same time, I'm feeling more withdrawn and wanting privacy in recent years. I'll try to blow the dust off this thing more often. It's definitely more work that a drive-by Facebook post now and then. Enjoy your new digs!

Date: 2016-12-26 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maxauburn.livejournal.com
I was wondering where you'd gone off to. :)

Hope 2017 will be a great year for you and Jeff!

Date: 2016-12-27 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've mostly gone into hiding, but I still lift the blinds and peek out. ;)

Hope you have a great year!

Date: 2016-12-27 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] progbear.livejournal.com
Yay! Glad you’re still around!

Date: 2016-12-27 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
It's not too easy to get rid of me, I'm like a bad penny that keeps showing up in your change. ;)

Date: 2017-01-02 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
Miss ya, handsome.

Date: 2016-12-31 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2stroker.livejournal.com
Hi,Merry Christmas and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR ! I miss your posts .I miss the old days here when I had friends. Well,this is what happens when the Russians take over a good site.

Date: 2017-01-02 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
All the best to ya! Yeah, I really lost interest in this joint when it kept being the constant target of DDoS attacks every time some political sneeze was happening in Russia. Seemed to coincide with the times I actually wanted to use the site and post, and couldn't. Hope the new year treats you well.

Date: 2017-01-03 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2stroker.livejournal.com
And you too my friend .Mostly I'm here writing about what's going on in my life. http://facebkfugitive.blogspot.com/
Edited Date: 2017-01-03 11:47 pm (UTC)

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