Tuesday, March 25, 2008

this is no fun...

A stomach bug is no fun! The girls and I are at home....feeling quite ill. I have been very lucky all winter. I have yet to have a cold or the fl. Jennifer has had a sinus infection all winter long, and had to have surgery. I have been fortunate most of my life have not lost a lot of time being ill. Yesterday, I spent the entire day on the verge of puking up my guts...TMI! I realized I could have worked, but infecting my entire office was probably not the best thing to do. We are swamped at the moment and can ill afford more people out due to sickness. I have always taken pride in my ability to work through sickness, but have come to realize that sometimes you need to think about the effect you might have on others. So, I sit at home and rest. This is no fun.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I found this quiz on YSMarko's blog.

You're The Hobbit!

by J.R.R. Tolkien

All you wanted was a nice cup of tea when some haggard crazy old man
came into your life and told you it was time to do something with yourself. Now you're
all conflicted about whether to stick with your stay-at-home lifestyle or follow this
crazy person into the wild. While you're very short and a little furry, you seem to be
surrounded by an even greater quantity of short folks lately. Try not to lose your ring,
but keep its value in perspective!

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Monday, March 10, 2008

When I was a kid I lived for this....

We had the biggest snow fall total this weekend than we have seen in years. When I was a kid I lived for these days. I remember bundling up and not wanting to come in for anything. Maddie and Caroline were in and out all weekend long. I went out with them and took a few pictures. Due to the snow, we had a great weekend.... playing with the kids. We played Uno, Guitar Hero, Battleship and another game I can't recall what it was called... It was nice to not have to be anywhere... because everything was closed. I did take the Jeep out on Saturday to make a McDonalds run... helped lots of people unstick their cars. It was pretty cool to see others, just stopping to help push... out of the kindness of their own hearts. One particular car was stuck trying to get out of the alley near McDonalds. I jumped out of my Jeep to help give them a push. A guy pulled up in his Toyota Truck to help. He had a shaved head, pierced nose and lip, and numerous tattoos hidden under his leather jacket with chains. I did not think twice. I was happy for the help. I had been pushing this car for a few minutes and was not making progress. He jumped out, smiled real big and said, " I think you need some help." The lady driving by this time was quite upset and she tried to say, "Yes", but it did not come out very clear. Dr. Brown pulled up beside us and jumped in to help along with one of the guys who frequently walks around downtown Chillicothe mumbling to himself. We all four gave a big shove and off she went. We all smiled. Shook hands and went our separate ways. It did answer a question I have been asking myself for some time now.... would Jesus ever wear a nose ring and sport a tattoo? He did today! Thanks Bro! Whoever you are, thank you for being a servant to someone in need. Cool stuff.

Here are some pics...

Monday, March 3, 2008

not enjoying the politics....

I think there was a time when I enjoyed politics. When I was younger. My friend John West and I would debate, but ultimately come to the conclusion that we held the same values. I turned 18 on election day in 1988. I voted! I was so excited to exercise my right to vote as an American. I have not missed many opportunities to vote in my lifetime. I will vote on Tuesday in the primaries. I no longer get excited about politics. I think I frustrate the kids in the Youth Group because I don't want to banter about the issues. They joke that I am agnostic. Webster's Dictionary defines agnostic as: a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something . Maybe this is true. I am still forming my opinions about many things of this world. I can be persuaded. I don't think that is bad. I do not agree with entitlement. I don't believe that the Government owes us everything, only the freedoms that it promises. I do not like Big Government. I have never been much for rules, but I have always been one to follow the rules that are set before me.

I honestly have watched time and time again, so many politicians tell us what we wanted to hear and then not follow through on their promises. I understand that things change and sometimes keeping those promises are more damaging, but I feel as if I have been greatly disappointed by people who want to be politicians.

A great leader is someone who is thrust into that position because of necessity. Anyone who wants the job.. is probably not the best person for the job. I don't really like my choices for this November. Regardless of who wins, America will keep moving forward. I only know of one person who ever changed the world single handedly, and trust me...we are not going to be voting for Him on Tuesday.