Thursday, March 10, 2011
Yesterday marked the end of Space Shuttle Discovery's service to NASA. We just happened to be visiting the science museum and got to watch the simulcast and talk with an astonaut and have him explain the goings on and the final phases of the landing. Also he told us some of what would be done to commemorate the retiring of the shuttle. It wasn't until we got home that it struck me, that if we hadn't been at the science museum, I would have had no idea that this happened today, let alone watched it happen. Then I checked my Facebook and Twitter feeds as I have found they are a pretty reliable source of news and there was no metion of NASA anywhere. Had the nation really lost interest in the space program so completely in just one lifetime? I remember when I was little all the kids wanted to grow up to be president or astronauts (or ninjas). This might be a little bit left over from our parent's generation, but what great aspirations to reach for. To become a member of the space program you have to be extremely talented, smart, and committed. All things attainable through hard work and perseverence. Now kids want to grow up to be the next music or movie sensation or lottery winner. How did the shift from hard work to relying on luck sway from one to the other so quickly? I don't know, but I hope to keep the "traditional" hard work ethic alive in my family as long as possible. It makes you feel a little better if you know you can achieve your dreams if you work hard enough at them.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
amazing how the wheel of life keeps coming around and around. As I approach the end of my 28th eary and my 29th looms ever closer I look and try to imagine what will come of this year.
I hope more happyness as I take steps to sort out my past and my feelings of them
I hope better fitness as I ever strive to improve myself (and work is looking to reward those who do)
I hope a more enjoyable work environment as a thorn has been plucked from my workplace
I am sure of more smiles and laughter as my new daughter grows and learns
I am sure of more pride as my oldest daughter grows and learns in her homeschool classroom
I am sure of more mischief and happyness as my princess (2nd born) gets into trouble but wiles her way out of it.
And finally but not least by any means
I look forward to loving my wife I am able to love myself more and I can appreciate her more everyday
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
It's been a while since we chatted. I apologize, it seems life has gotten hectic and other things have taken priority. I have been trying to slow down and really live in the moment and not over analyze things or worry about the future too much. It feel like for the most part this has left me happier than average, but the last couple days have been rough. I haven't gotten much rest and when that happens my outlook on life diminishes very quickly. Add on top of that the fact that our furnace has broken and our landlord, while he is taking care of it, is really dropping the ball on a few key decisions and it looks like we may be without heat for the whole weekend (on top of the 3 days prior to that too). Just seems like if it were HIS family he would really be pushing the HVAC guys and not just resigned to a monday service call. Also, wifey's OB is being a real thorn in my side about the bill they submitted incorrectly. They are refusing to admit they made a mistake even though the insurance company has contacted them and the hospital 3 times to get them to rectify it. I'm just feeling very tired and very cold and very defeated. It would be nice to feel like I had a friend that was there for me.