Where Have I Been! (For Shame)

Hey Everyone!

You may have thought that I fell off the flat parts of the Earth. Even though it seems that way it isn’t the case, I promise!I had every intention to post Thursday and Friday.

Let me explain. As you may know my baby had an ear infection, and my wife and I had head colds. He was already started on his antibiotic and starting to feel better. I was still feeling a bit under the weather. I woke up Thursday feeling worse. I came into work anyway because I didn’t want to take time off and not really have a medical reason. I quickly realized that I couldn’t think full thoughts and even walk in a straight line, without having a shooting pain in my head stopping me in my tracks. I spent the next hour trying to contact my family doctor only to have their line be busy over and over and over again…. Their phone system must have been messed up. I finally made the decision to leave and go to the walk in clinic at the hospital. Of course only to find out that they didn’t open for another hour…. I was clearly not in the right state of mind. When I arrived, at the correct time, I was seen and told that I had a bad sinus infection. At this point it was hurting in my ears and still shooting pains in my head. They sent me a script for some big horse pills. I took the next day, Friday, off as well because I was feeling worse than the day before. I really couldn’t even move the slightest bit without the worst pain I have felt in a long while. By the end of that day I did start feeling better, I wasn’t sure how much better, but it was significant.

I went to bed hoping that I would feel more ‘like normal’ in the morning. That was indeed the case. I woke up still congested but I was able to walk and bend down with out the pain. I was indeed clearing up. Just in time too! My dad and I were signed up for the company men’s outing that day. It started at 8am, but we didn’t go until noon. We were signed up for the horseshoe tourney and the cornhole tourney. I decided that this would be a good test of how I felt and maybe get some fresh air. We stayed and have lunch, dinner and some giveaways. The event was held at the local Amvets gun club. The weather was unbeatable, and the food and company was better. All around it was a great day. Here are just a couple pictures I grabbed.

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Sunday, since I felt like a loser for not pulling my weight, we spent most of the day cleaning and tidying up. Early on we got groceries, which was nice because no one was there at 8:30 am lol.  We later went for a walk around the neighborhood. I tried watching the Dallas game, but they had a lightning delay in Denver and then proceeded to get their asses kicked 😦 It was rough.

Today I am BACK! Back at work, back at blogging, and back to normal.  I have some catching up to do here in the office, so my post will be early. Sorry for going dark, but I’m back at it now!

I’ll see you all tomorrow! 😀 😀

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Birthday Party, Crafts, & Football!

Hey Everyone!

IT”S FRIDAY!!!!!!!

We are starting to see the ass end of hurricane Harvey. It is just bringing some rain and that is about it. We have had one storm but it wasn’t very serious. I hope that it clears up a bit for tomorrow though. Tonight the wife and I are going to look for a 1st birthday gift for our niece. It is hard to believe that she is about to be a year old!

Here is a little baby pic of her:

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To a week from being 1:

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What a change! She is a beautiful little girl. They are having a party for her Sunday. The rest of the night we will just spend indoors cuddled up with something to keep us occupied.

Saturday, weather permitting, we are going to a craft festival. It is held each year at our local fairgrounds.  My wife’s family will come into town and meet us there. They have live music, great food, and local vendors a plenty! Our goal is to make a day of it, but again it will be reliant on weather cooperation.

Sunday, like stated earlier, we are going to my niece’s birthday party. That won’t take more than two hours I’m assuming. Then on to a great part of my year, football season. I am a fan of all things Dallas, so naturally my team is the Cowboys. Sunday night they play the Giants, which is a divisional game. This one is a big deal for us, since they were the only team during the regular season who beat us! That is something they plan on correcting from last year. On another great note, the Patriots, who most everyone hates, lost their very first game to the Chiefs last night. It was a beautiful thing. A few analysts predicted that they were better than last year, and would go 16-0, well so much for that! 😀 That made my night.

I’ll be back again on Monday and hope to have a few good pictures to show you all! I’ll see you then. 😀 😀

Monday Fun Day

Hey There!

This weekend we were able to visit our little nephew. He is super tiny only weighing 4lbs 13oz. It was nice to go back and see everyone. We ate at a Mad Mex restaurant in the mall while we were there. It was really quite good. I hadn’t been there yet because I heard that some of the food wasn’t that great. We had a very nice meal there. The atmosphere was calm and the lighting was dim. The music was well pretty bad, as it didn’t fit the space. The food was delicious and very fresh. The only real thing, other than the music, was that the wait staff was a bit slow. We didn’t look at it as such a negative only because it gives us more time to relax and spend some time with one another. We later went to the mall and hit a few shops.

Sunday night we of course watched the Steelers play the Cowboys in a knock out of a game. My Boys came away with the victory but it wasn’t easy. There were 7 different lead changes in the game and it all came down to the last 30 or so odd seconds. The Steelers took the lead and left us with about 40 seconds. With a couple of decent passes we were in field goal range, with a chance to win. Surprisingly the defense got sloppy and awarded us with a 15 yard penalty for a face mask. This put us in a much better range. We still had one play left with a time out to stop the clock. Clearly you would run so you don’t throw an unwanted interception. Zeke got the ball and ran it straight up the gut for 6 points. That was that. It was well fought and a tough game but really fun to watch regardless. The Steelers at this point aren’t in contention for anything in the post season. The Cowboys are on pace to win the Super Bowl. The last time they won 8 games in a row was in 1977 and they won the whole thing that year, so hopes are high.

Today has been a bit stressful. One week from today we close on our house!!!! I have been working on calling all the utility places and getting accounts set up and trying to figure out how to use their online services. It isn’t that it is hard, rather it is just annoying and new. I get to feeling a bit overwhelmed since I have never done anything like this before. I don’t know how much each bill is going to be and I mainly don’t want to mess anything up. I really don’t want to get in over my head and ruin things. I get into my own head and constantly think the worst of situations that I don’t yet know the outcome of. Its not a good way to be but I fight though and usually everything ends up ok in the end. I welcome this hype to die down haha.

I hope you all had a great weekend and I’ll see you again tomorrow! 😀 😀

The Weekend Has Come!

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Like I said yesterday to day and Monday’s blog posts will be shorter, since I am covering for a co-worker. As of right now I am out of work for the weekend in one hour. Today has been a lazy, yet normal day. The air outside is crisp and the sun is out. If it wasn’t for the fact that I don’t have a window and that there is road construction, it would be a great day haha.

After I get out of work I have to get home to pack and get ready to leave. We are going back to my wife’s hometown. We are having a big dinner tonight with her family, and Saturday she is taking maternity pictures of my sister in law. She is due in early November so she has quite the bump going on. We are only going to be back there for only one night, so it shouldn’t take me very long to get ready to go. I did tell my wife I would help her scan some documents before we go so I will be able to get that done too.

If I remember correctly I told you about possibly helping my co-worker with his churches IT support. Well, he received an e-mail about coming to map out what they have this weekend too. So the only time that would work for both of us is going to be Saturday after I get back. We are going to go over there and get a sense of what they have and what they don’t have. We will determine what they need and see what type of support they need. They are willing to pay for support but don’t really have enough to hire a company so it is an interesting situation. I would love the experience and really want to help them out. That is the fun stuff about my line of work. I can walk into a place and with the proper clearance determine all kinds of things and basically be a contracted consultant.

Sunday I hope to be watching some football games and later playing basketball with my work mates. We play 6-8pm at a local church. We usually get about eight people to show up. It is a good way for us to stay active in the winter months.

That is about all I have for you wonderful people. I thank you for stopping by, and I’ll see you all again Monday! 😀 😀

 

p.s. With a bit of good timing I may have a surprise announcement later. 😉