When I was in seventh grade, my locker was right next to the locker that was used by this kid named Todd. Now, he was a couple years older than I was but had flunked a couple of grades in order to put himself in the position to have a locker next to mine (I’m not serious here, I’m certain that wasn’t the real reason why Todd was two grades behind his peers). Continue reading “Todd”
When I was a teenager, my dad’s family would all get together on Memorial Day weekend for their family reunion at a place called Harvey’s Circle B Campground (I think that’s right) for the Henderson gathering. My great-grandma Henderson (Grannie) had a couple thousand children and they would all bring their families every year. Continue reading “Tubes, canoes and family reunions”
Nowadays, a person can find pretty much anything that they want to watch upon request. Between streaming services like Netflix and Hulu (among others) and online rental services (such as what you would find on Amazon or Xbox Live), it is highly unlikely that a show or movie that you want to watch isn’t available and ready to be streamed. Continue reading “What’s on the tube?”
I’m sitting at home for the first of two days off and it is fantastic. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. It’s extremely challenging and pays very well.
The hours can get pretty long and I often feel like I spend more time at the mill than I do in my own home. However, for this evening, I’m just relaxing at the house.
Caleb is laying on the couch watching Garfield on Netflix. Sydney is up in her room, most likely watching Youtube videos on her tablet or talking to her cousin, Kennedy.
Mysaiah just got home from his job and I can hear him talking to my wife upstairs. The house is pretty calm, which is exactly how I like it.
Tomorrow morning, if weather permits, we will be making a trip down to Mt. Vernon to meet up with some friends for lunch at Ryan’s. They are former co–workers of ours from Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services in Carmi, IL and Patrick Henry Family Services in Brookneal, VA.
I am so thankful for my days off. I try my hardest not to just sit in front of the tv when I’m home. The temptation is always there. After all, I’ve had a hard week of work. I deserve to kick back and relax, right? Sure. And, my family gives me all the time to relax that I ever need.
But, that’s not really what being a parent is about, is it? See, I don’t love my weekends because it gives me a chance to relax. I love them because it gives me more time with the people that mean the absolute most to me.
It’s great for a person to have a job that they enjoy and that they can put an honest day’s work into. However, that job should be a way to provide for our family. As valuable as that is, it cannot even begin to compare to the time that we get to spend with our families when we are not at work.
Remember that this week while you are at work. You’re working for the weekend.
When that time comes, what will you do with it?
Life is Strange. Live it Well.
Elisa and I feel like our children will eat nothing but chicken and pizza. No matter what she makes for them, they either don’t like it, don’t want it our can’t be bothered with trying it.
Been there? Continue reading “Find Your Thing”
I was driving home from work last night, listening to a Youtube video by Mike Korzemba about Michael Jordan. The content of the video centered on David Thompson, who is a former NBA star who has been, for the most part, forgotten.
However, this dude was the guy who Michael Jordan patterned his game after. So, Korzemba’s point was that the world would not have had Michael Jordan (or at least the version of him that we know) if it had not been for David Thompson. Continue reading “Who are you influencing?”
I was born in 1976 which, for all of you history buffs out there, is a fairly significant date in our country’s history. That particular year was the 200th anniversary of our nation, it’s bicentennial. Continue reading “You’re Better Off Not Telling Lies”
I know, I know, I know….I’ve said it before. This is nothing new. I pretty much despise winter. It’s nasty and cold outside. The roads get disgusting and difficult to drive on. Everything is wet and uncomfortable. All the things that I enjoy about the outside world are ruined for a few months as we transition into a new year. Continue reading “I Mostly Hate Winter”