Here she be... my final Goal Post Recap for 2013!
Here she be... my final Goal Post Recap for 2013!
Katie, Nathan, and I are at home right now. I took the day off work to allow Katie to recover from yesterday's oral surgery. And it turned out to be doubly good because AT&T is supposed to install Uverse today.
Today, Katie went in for a bit of oral surgery. She had something that our dentist didn't like and wanted removed. So she did.
I was Tweeting with Ren the other day and he reminded me of something I have not thought about in years... Nutter Butters!
I've heard of "Friday Five" before, or at least read it on some blogs in the past. But it's been a while and, in all honesty, I thought the trend was dead until I saw it on Nilsa's blog this morning.
If I understand correctly, I basically just type up five random facts about what's going on in my life right now. Nilsa says it's just supposed to be five random musings, but her post seemed to hinge on the theme of "cold." So I will also theme it, but mine will be "weekend." It is Friday, after all.
Continuing on my personal impairment theme.
I've been wearing some kind of vision aide since I was about 10 years old. Be it glasses or contacts, my vision has sucked for just shy of 75% of my life. Katie has the same issue. Nathan is screwed. Sorry, kiddo.
I feel so naked right now. No no, I'm not actually physically naked. I doubt I'd be welcome at work that way. Just proverbially naked because I left my iPhone at home.
Horrific, isn't it?
Thankfully, though, I was able to use Find My iPhone to prove it actually was left at home and that I didn't place it on top of my car while putting Nathan in his car seat only to have it fly off the roof out on a major roadway. That would really suck. Yikes.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the father of one of my longtime friends -- actually my longest-time friend -- passed away. He's been battling health issues for some years and, without trying to sound cliche, I know he's in a better place.
That solace doesn't make it suck any less, though.
Rest in peace, Mr. W. You'll be missed.
I'm having trouble reconciling that yesterday was the two-week mark since our return from the cruise. I'm also having trouble remembering what it's like to come up with original blog posts. For the last month, I've had three non-vacation posts. Pretty sad. It's time to come back to blogreality and what better way to start than with 2013 Goals: November Recap?
It was a very disappointing Halloween, to put it mildly. The rain kept nearly all trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood at bay. Thankfully, the departments in my office had candy available and Katie brought Nathan, in costume, to work to get some candy here. He made out like the little bandito he is.
So, in lieu of some cool Halloween story, how about my 2013 Goals: October Recap?
I'm at home with a sick little kid today.
We're not sure if it's a legitimate fever or a side effect of teething. Either way, he was sporting a 101 fever and was whining uncontrollably at random intervals throughout the night. He did not want to be let go at all. But when we held him, he would squirm to the point where you almost had to let him go.
I love you more than you'll ever know, more than I could ever comprehend.
If you follow me on Twitter, then you probably saw this already...
The stupid people of this world make me lose all hope in humanity. It can be something big or even a very minor event. I'll just give up. It's sad.
Every once in a while, though, my faith will be restored by some completely random act of kindness bestowed either upon myself or someone I love.
Home repair scares me. Apparently I'm decent enough at it but it scares me nonetheless.
Plumbing is the worst. It makes no sense why. If anything should scare me, you'd think it would be electrical work. Alas, I'm most scared of a dripping fixture from me screwing up a connection and thus flooding our house slowly and compromising the structure of our home.
Sometimes it's the little things in life.
Like watching the avocado pit grow into a small plant.
Another month with very positive progress. And I wasn't even trying particularly hard. That's a good thing, isn't it?
I hate bullies. And, as much as I try to avoid them and keep myself removed from their tactics, it's not always possible to stay completely clear of them. That's because they're everywhere. They can be "friends," family, coworkers, neighbors, service people, salespeople, teachers, some random schmuck you meet on the street, or coaches.
While it is nice to be at home enjoying the three-day Labor Day weekend with my wife and son, I'm sad knowing that this is basically the official end of summer.
And just as Nathan was starting to really take to spending time in our local swimming pool (Sunset Pool), too.
It was a very good month, when I was just 38, that August went by really great.
Okay, enough of that. There will be no singing on this blog! Take it elsewhere. This post is all about recapping the progress I made on my 2013 Goals through the month of August. And I'd say I made pretty decent progress, indeed. Check...
Last week, I took the afternoon off for a personal goings-on. I left at about 1 p.m. thinking I might be gone for a while. In fact, Katie had even checked with Nathan's daycare provider to be sure she was okay if I was late.
This weekend is Wizard World, the Midwest's premier comic con, in Chicago.
Am I there?
Whatever happened to common decency?
I'm not talking about big-deal issues like honest politicians and the like. I'm not asking for a miracle here. I mean the little things.
Welcome to my July recap of my 2013 goals. I gotta admit I feel better about my progress last month than at any other time this year, so far. Sure, it wasn't perfect, but it wasn't as bad as it has been. So, YAY!
Let's begin, shall we?
I've made no bones about my hatred of those insipid stick figure family stickers on cars. I like to think of them as the next wave of Calvin peeing stickers. I hate them both.
However, of late, I've noticed a trend regarding these stickers that makes me smile... the broken family sticker family.
Happy Canada Day!
With it now being the beginning of July, it's a good time for a recap of my monthly goals!
The UWD has come and gone and, as the saying goes, I'm no worse for wear.
That's not true. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or you were there with me, you know that's a load of crap.
Let's recap this mutha step by step, shall we?
Time to get back in the swing of this here blogging thing.
What better way to do that than with a monthly recap of my monthly goals!
As a proud geek, I take a bit of pride as I watch Katie's own repressed inner geek start to rear it's wonderful head.
This is, after all, my wife and I love her and I want to be able to share with her stuff that I find interesting and important and all that jazz.
I may not be one to blog about celebrities and gossip and whatnot -- well, not too often anyway -- but I do like to talk about TV shows being canceled and new ones that will be starting up in the coming season.
And this has already been a busy off-season for TV shows despite the fact that several still haven't aired their season finales.
First, an apology for the rush of onomatopoeic titles lately. Can't be helped sometimes.
Second, WHAT THE BLOODY F$&@ IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!?!
I missed Snippet Wednesday!!!
Not that missing a Snippet Wednesday is an unprecedented thing for me. I've missed them before and I'm sure I'll miss them again. But, when I do miss them, I usually make up for it with a Snippet Thursday: The Reckoning!
It's the final day of April and, as you're about to find out, I've had an abysmal month in terms of getting goals done. I will try harder next month. I swear!