Disturbing, but not surprising …

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My uncle (Jim) went to see the heart doctor today, and was immediately sent to the hospital. Thursday morning he is having heart surgery for a special pacemaker. His daughters (my cousins) will be going to the hospital to see him. I got this info from a Facebook message from one of my cousins. I figure he’s older than my mother (the youngest of three siblings), my mom is 82 years old. Somehow this isn’t too surprising then. But still … I guess we’re close to losing that generation … sigh.

My uncle, when I was a kid, was great to me. I adored him. My middle name was given me by my parents as a reference to him, and at one point when I was young (teen) I had considered changing my use name to Jim or James. I didn’t, but …

I woke up this morning with all kinds of thoughts of “I’m gonna get this done and that done …”. So far I have had my yogurt, slurped some coffee, watched the news … and now this. Hmm. Not so productive. But the day is young. I am starting to really feel like pulling out of the slump I’ve been in. But … I need to really force myself to do it. Sigh. Oh well.