It’s been a great week for personal blessings.
I was able to spend time this weekend with all of my children either by phone or personally. I am a very proud Papa to kids who have put up with my overbearing fatherly advice and yet still try half a smile at my Dad jokes in public.
Being a father during a divorce is not easy. You have to learn to bite your tongue and accept certain outcomes. Decision making between two people who were once in love but now struggle to find common ground is a difficult chore.
Children struggle with trying to be favorable to both sides. It’s natural for them to play one against the other even when you are married. More often than not, I’ve had to compromise the short term for the longer game. The old adage of “pick your battles” has become an art form to me.
In the end, the results are in the product. They’ve turned out to be pretty good kids and continue to amaze me and their mother of their strength and ambition. I can’t say I’ve been a perfect father, but at least I know I have done enough to create good citizens. Here’s to a bright future of smart kids!
Wishing all you Father’s a great day and to everyone a wonderful week ahead!
I have two pets, a dog named Mason and a cat named Spaz. My daughter named him Lucky, but I call him Spaz because he flips out randomly. He’s rather skittish so it makes moments of unplanned entertainment.
I have safely returned to Arizona after spending the week in the Midwest with family and friends.
Despite having to work a couple of days while I was there, we had a good time despite temperatures that rivaled the desert. I felt fine; others not so much.
I’m off tomorrow as I complete my recovery from the two day trek back home. During the trip, I managed to stop in a few small towns and had some wonderful conversations with the locals.
Met a man from Mississippi and his family as they were on a return trip from Montana. Despite the differences in dialect, we all share the same values of love, family, self-reliance, and being good people.
Things should ramp back up now that I’ve returned home. May you all have a most wonderful week!
This weekend we honor the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Without their courage and bravery, we would not be able to enjoy the richness our way of life creates.
I am spending my weekend with family and friends in the upper Midwest. Looking forward to some walleye fishing and showcasing some new barbecue techniques. No vegan recipes allowed.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and week ahead.
We all have faults and we all have gifts. My children often remind me of my many faults.
It’s warm in the desert. I spent Saturday traveling with the Rule 5 wife and the dog down in Tucson. The car’s outside temperature reading was 100 degrees shortly after noon. Spring has officially arrived!
I have one of those tote bags from the NRA I received when I purchased a membership. I took it with me to meet a friend at Starbucks. A young woman in the cafe noticed it and came over to investigate why I had a bag from an organization devoted to the murder of children.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I have posted one of these. Not that I don’t have a lot to be thankful for, I just have a lot going on in real life.
It has been a lot of hit and miss around the blog lately because work has been extremely intense. This has been the first weekend that I have not had to work in the last couple of months. Logging 70 and 80 hours a week has become the “norm” so it is good that I finally get a weekend. Continue reading