Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Let me recap what's been going on for about the last decade...
I was married, X and I got divorced, I wandered for a moment trying to figure out who I was, I dated around, settled down, then got married.
Over the past 2 years, life has been great. I can truly say that I married well. I did not marry because I was lonely, I did not marry because I thought she was beautiful (although she is, both inside and out), I married because I love her.
So... there's the lesson people. Marry well.
There are a lot of things that you can glean from this blog, I'm open to thoughts and questions. Comment if you have questions... I will answer.
Friday, September 30, 2011
When I was going through my divorce this really helped me figure out who I was. It helped me stay settled.
When I was dating, it prevented me from making bad mistakes.
Now that I'm happily married, to an incredible woman that gets me... blogging here just doesn't feel the same.
So... 6 years and over 500 posts later... it's time to move on to the next part of my life.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It took me a minute to figure out what this was... a common cold! I haven't had one in almost 12 years. Seriously.
L suggested that I get some Afrin since I despise taking pills. Afrin is a mist that you spray in your nose that's suppose to help with congestion.
I only have one question... If I can't breath, how can I get it in my nose???
Sidelined by the common cold
Monday, September 26, 2011
Marriage is an interesting thing. I mean, it's one thing to meet someone (finally), marry them, grow in love until one of you dies or worse, a divorce happens. (Note: in my opinion, it's far worse to be divorced than to have a spouse die... if you want to know why I say that... drop me a comment and I'll do my best to explain the rationale)
So, in my current situation - I have 1 divorce, and she has 1 dead spouse - and between the two of us, we have 6 kids (we each have 3).
The difficult thing with Love and Marriage in this situation is that 2 people have fallen in love, but there are 6 other people that this is thrust upon. Blending and making everyone feel included can be taxing. After all... if 7 people are good and 1 person acts a little nuts... it can make the whole house of cards... shaky.
L has a daughter like that. Everyone can live in peace except this one person. It has nothing to do with whether I'm there or not. She isolates and attempts to reign in terror.
The questions is... how do you show love to someone that you would rather walk away from when they enter the room? She is after all... only a teenager.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The interesting thing about marriage is that there are no money back guarantees... so you better choose right.
L and I are getting closer every day. I cannot imagine what life was like before her. We still have open and honest communication, we hold each other accountable, and really enjoy each other.
Happy 100 days, babe!
I always promised myself that I would use my Galaxy Tab as a productivity tool and not as a toy to only play games, listen to music, or watch video. The only game that I have loaded on it is chess.
I do use it, to catch up on the news, check e-mail, social networking (twitter AND facebook), and of course for taking pictures.
Lately, I've decided to go a little further. Today, I downloaded Workout Trainier. It's an app that will work you through various workouts with a virtual coach.
I'm trying to make my life so there is no excuse. Remove all hinderances... Move forward!
Earlier this week, I found an organizer for my Samsung Galaxy Tab called "Do It Tomorrow". This to-do list has 2 pages... today and tomorrow. You put things on your list and you have the option of moving it to tomorrow. If you don't get it done, it will automatically move the task to the next day! An excellent app for procrastinators! HOORAY!
I've tried it out for a week, and true to form, I got about 30% of the items that I put on the list done. It worked like a charm! But... as I read on twitter:
Your desires w/o a date aren't goals, they're whims! Put a date to ur dreams and make them doable goals & a reality! - Don Brawley
So... I found this new app called "myLifeOrganized" or MLO as avid fans call it.
WOW, this is a powerful tool. You can set up projects, give yourself deadlines, set up recurring tasks... I spent an hour prioritizing what needed to be done in my life with due dates.
I could also tell what really wasn't important in my life because I didn't put dates by them... so I guess those aren't really hard and fast goals... are they.
Anyway... if you get a chance, check it out:http://www.mylifeorganized.net/
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
- eating a greasy bacon double cheeseburger
- warm cake
- apple pie and ice cream
- steaming hot brownies