I thought I'd post a little something so people knew I hadn't completely dropped off the planet. Bethanie was nice enough to drop me an email just to check up on me since I hadn't posted anything in so long.
Honestly, I kind of stopped reading people's journals and posting in mine because it was taking up so much of my time. Unfortunately, my habit seemed to have just moved to another board (League of Amateur Gamers, mentioned in last JE). It's a group of guys and gals that like to play on Xbox Live. I've had more time, being the summer and all, to play on the old Xbox, so it's been nice having a large group of people to regularly play with. I'm sure once school starts again in a few weeks, I'll lose my playing privileges due to time constraints.
As for my life, things are still just cruising along. I have my boys right now all by myself since the wife has traveled out of town to visit her sister who just had a baby on Thursday. My wife left Wednesday morning and will be back tomorrow afternoon. This is, by far, the longest she's been away from the kids. They miss her and she misses them. I'm having a great time with them though. We went swimming yesterday at a pool near here and have just been acting like guys.
We found out this weekend that my father's cancer is back. His doctor is giving him 2-6 months, and said he probably won't be here at Christmas time. His doctor is actually a fantastic human being and while it may sound harsh, I know he's just giving him the honest assessment. The news is hitting my mom pretty hard. We'll gonna go visit them next week (they are around 4 hours outside of Phoenix), along with my sister who lives in Colorado. I'm really concerned for my older son also. This will be the first real loss in the family for him. He really loves my dad and calls him his "Whisper Grandpa" because my dad had his voicebox removed as a complication in the throat cancer, so he has to talk with one of those contraptions. Anyway, it's all something we're dealing with as best we can.
So who wants to summarize the last month and a half around here?