Had a couple doctor appointments the last several days. I’ve decided I need more help getting back on top of my physical health. So I now have a regular general practice doctor at a clinic only a few blocks from my home. For the last few years I had been going to doctors only for emergencies. But now that I’m not as young as I once was, I imagine I’ll have to make regular appointments more often. I just don’t bounce back physically as fast now as I did even five years ago. One of the changes we made was to the blood pressure medication. As blood pressure issues run in my family, I always knew it was only a matter of time before I started having problems. I get that new regiment started today and check back in two weeks to see exactly where I stand.
Mentally I feel stable even though some times all I want to do is sleep. And when I don’t want to sleep, I usually want to stay home. Since I’ve been home the last few days, I’ve been watching some of the World Cup games. I readily admit to knowing little about soccer, but I can see how much of the world can like it. And I constantly have to remind myself that in soccer, there are no television timeouts like in baseball or basketball. More than once I have been in the restroom or getting something to eat in my kitchen only to miss a goal. One of our family friends is an immigrant from Mexico and they are doing quite well in the early going. I was happy to hear that the USA, Canada, and Mexico will be hosting the World Cup in 2026. I would love to get back in good enough health to attend one of those games or at least one of the festivals in a host city. Hopefully a city near me, like Kansas City or Denver gets to host a game or two. I got to see a World Series baseball game in person in 2007. That was one of the highlights of my mid 20s. I’m so glad one of my college buddies was able to score a couple tickets.
Other than watching the World Cup tournament and getting back on top of my health, I really haven’t been up to much else. But with Independence Day coming in a little over a week, I’m sure I’ll be seeing (and hearing) fireworks any day now.