Random: Good Things, Bad Things

Currently experiencing a mix of good things and bad things…

Good: Autumn is here. I love this time of year; the weather is crispy, the leaves are turning, and Halloweeen is one of my favourite holidays. I have very fond memories of Halloweens in West Hollywood, when I lived in Los Angeles (click for a recent slideshow, it seems to have been turned into a proper carnival).
Bad: We generally don’t go out here for Halloween. Must find something to do! On the bright side, Bonfire Night is coming up.

Good: I have been laughing all morning at a story my best friend back home posted about her five-year-old son teaching himself to swear. It evidently takes a lot of effort, as he has to squinch his face up, ball his hands into fists, and then shout “RATBALLS!” lol…that is my new favourite word. I wil have to walk around all day saying RATBALLS at every opportunity.
Bad: Her foster daughter just killed herself by self-inflicted gunshot wound. I ache for them.

Good: My sisters and I had been scrambling around trying to get bloodtyped to see if we could be possible donors for my father, who was on the verge of total kidney failure, possibly kidney disease. It turned out that the tubes that lead from the bladder to the kidneys were completely blocked, and the doctor was able to clear them.
Bad: The scans show growths in his bladder and one kidney, probably malignant. We won’t know until the biopsy comes back, but they’re advocating that he start chemo immediately.

Good: I have a week of holiday coming up.
Bad: I’m going to be working non-stop on several projects. Or maybe that’s also the good part, I don’t know.

Good: The fabulous sunrise in the image below (this was taken with a mobile and doesn’t do it justice).
Bad: The fact that I was on my way to work before sunrise.

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