Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The FIght

It's been too long since I've had a chance to sit down and air out my thoughts and update what I've been up to, which is ironic because in many ways I feel like I haven't been doing anything, but that's really not the truth.

The most important thing for me, and something that has consumed a huge amount of my time and efforts over the last 3 weeks has been my ongoing battle with depression. It's not as bad, or if you'll pardon the pun, depressing. If you're interested, you can check it out here, otherwise just know that I've taken treatment away from the doctors and I think I'm doing better than ever.

More interesting of late, I went shooting for the very first time in my life. Although I would never want to own a hand gun in my home, I've always been a very big supporter of our right to own guns. I prefer we own them and use them responsibly, but I'll be more concerned when they try to take them away from us. Anyways, I went shooting with my brother Cecil and our friend Tom. They both have 12 gauge shotguns and we went to a nice and isolated public shooting range and took out many clay pigeons. Cecil and Tom said I did pretty good for my first time, and I was impressed with how well I did. I truly expected to do worse. The kick from the guns was exactly what I thought it would be like, and I still have the bruises on my shoulder and arm to prove it. Strictly as a sport, I had a good time and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Not too much is happening on the comics front of late. I've been focused on domestic duties and just enjoying my children. There are some projects I'd like to get finished around the house this month before I tackle more writing, but I have been keeping up with my reading and I have about a dozen new story ideas that I've been jotting down here and there. I may not be writing, but the stories still form and want out nonetheless.

We've got less than two months now before the start of the NFL training camps. My Bears were so horrible last year that I really wish they would have just overhauled the entire team, but of course they didn't. Say what you want to about the team as a whole, but that defense is still Super Bowl quality and it's hard to give up on those guys. They made some great moves in the draft on offense, but who knows how it will all pan out until those guys get on the field. I can't believe they'll be worse offensively than last year though.

My Cubbies have been playing great. Sure, it's not June, but if you know anything about baseball you know this is a talented team with World Series talent. But after 99 years, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for it.

Both of my boys are teething pretty badly and have been up and in a bit of pain tonight, which explains why I'm still up at 3am. These should be the final teeth, big molars and their "I" teeth, and I feel so bad for the little guys. They're drooling like St. Bernards and chewing on everything. Perrin completely bit off one of his nipples from a bottle tonight. It's been a lot of holding and hugging tonight as I try and sooth them and sing to them and get them to sleep. Oh yeah, and plenty of infant Tylenol too!! Nights like this make for extremely long days afterward, that's for sure. Makes me smile and laugh when I hear about parent's with only one child try and tell me how difficult they have it!!

Now that it's quite, let's see if I can get some sleep.