Well, I broke my promise not to let another half-year go between posts, but I'll try again.
So ... what's been happening with LDWheeler lately?
Meh, not much, other than, y'know, getting engaged and stuff.
(That sentence would have more Dramatic! Impact! if most of all y'all, other than filkferengi
and a couple others) hadn't already seen it on Facebook.)
Yep, Diane and I are planning to get all nuptialized sometime next spring. We got engaged in a fairly dorky manner -- while leaving a science-fiction convention in Rochester that shared a hotel/convention center with a wedding, Diane caught the bouquet flung by a man in the wedding party who wanted to get rid of it, then she asked me if there was anything appropos to the moment I wanted to do. Since I haz a Sense Of The Moment, I dropped to one knee then and there.
It's a happy capstone to a half-year that's been alternately wonderful and trying. Trying in that this year has seen serious health issues for loved ones -- Diane spent most of the spring and early-mid summer in hospitals dealing with gall and related issues that had laid her quite low, even threatening her life at the worst, but that's largely resolved and she's in good health again. Just in time for my mother's turn in the medical community. In late August, Mom took a fall and fractured her pelvis; after a week's stay in the hospital, she was sent to an area nursing home for rehabilitation for about five or six weeks. When she was finally discharged, she spent one night at home -- then the next morning had a minor heart attack. (Apparently she'd been discharged with a serious infection, which put a strain on her heart.) Again after a week in hospital, she's been in a different nursing home -- much closer to home -- to do physical therapy, occupational therapy and so forth. She's actually healthier now than she's been in a while, and is getting ready for discharge within a week or so.
A trying year, but it's been leavened by the joy that Diane and I have discovered in each other and in the community of friends and family who are so happy for us.
Anyway, I'll try to pop onto LJ a bit more often than has been my practice of late. I still like and value you all.Words:
Between books right now and in that WhatNextWhatNextWhatNext!! stateSounds & Images: 220
by Phil Keaggy State O'Mind:
Content and at peace