Friday, March 27, 2009

Timbira does win immunity!!!

Oh i'm just a Survivor junkie i guess...i dig the show, and i watch it at work (during my free time of course); if i had high speed connectivity at home,... well, there you have it...

Thank you, LORD, for a new day and for the end of another week and for my sweet girlfriend.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fear not, I will never leave you or forsake you...

Someone gets laid off tomorrow where I work...I know it's going on all over the place, we read the news, we hear the statistics...but when it's someone you know (or worse) it's day more...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A New Hope

LORD God, King of the Universe, Lord of Life, Abba Father, thank You for this new day, and all the opportunities that will come with it. Guide me so that my thoughts, words, and actions are pleasing to You this day. Be glorified through my life to-day, You are my strength.
Praise God Almighty forever!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

on finances and such...

I really have never managed money well. But the most recent fiasco has dropped our checking account into the rational numbers below zero with three days to go before payday. Our bank charges almost forty bucks a pop for debits when the balance is negative and they add up quick. I don't know what happened (really) this time. My girlfriend and I share this account and that makes it tough but golly geeeee willakers how could I be so far off in my accounting?!? Another chunk we're giving to the bank instead of it going to pay bills...sometimes I get sad.

Thank you, Father, for entrusting me with little money. Thank you for loving me so much, and for helping me learn. Forgive me when I fall and teach me Your ways. episode of Survivor tomorrow is good!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ah yes, another weekend in the books...

Here we are on another fine Sunday night ready for bed, contemplating recent events and hoping my long spring's nap won't keep me up all night...Spent thursday and friday at a conference at Cobo Hall in Detroit and learned much about the digital world. Spent saturday and sunday with my girlfriend and learned much about our relationship. Greektown and wikis, burning leaves and muddy boots...Life is good!
Michigan dances no more but MSU lives to dance another day. To all the people in my life: I love you.

Click on Roy to read Larson's wit.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"...the worst part is bunting"

Baseball practice started last week; our varsity basketball players having had the week off means officially yestreday was the first practice of the 2009 campaign. We ran stations with bunting, fielding, and batting drills for about a half hour each...One of our star sophomores was overheard after school lamenting the difficulty of hitting cute golf-ball size rubber baseballs shot from a humming machine 20 feet away...
More on the team as the spring progresses.

my tie is green to-day

Praise and glory to our Father the almighty King of kings and Lord of lords!

Thank you, Father, for your love, which I don't understand. Thank you for your Son, the Christ; blessed be Christ forever.

Be glorified in my life to-day, be pleased with my thoughts, words, and deeds. I go as Your ambassador, your representative to the world. Give me wisdom that I should serve You well to-day. I go in Your hope, in Your joy, in Your peace. Amen let it be so

Sunday, March 8, 2009

How can I eat? That silly Elf Song is driving me crazy!

Another winter storm made its way across the state this evening dumping 3-4 inches of new snow on top of frozen rain from earlier in the day. Sustained winds of 18-23 miles per hour are contributing to near-blizzard conditions and are making roadways hazardous. If you must be on the roads, please use care.

But overall the weekend was a great one. Friday night our girls varsity basketball team finished the season with a loss in the district playoffs. It was the last game for three seniors and there were lots of hugs and tears as time expired in the fourth quarter. But we move on...and track/golf/softball/baseball practices will begin tomorrow as the boys basketball finishes with their district contests.

Saturday was not as warm as Friday and the skies were cloudy but still a gorgeous day to watch college basketball and celebrate the Mass. (and drink beer, watch George Carlin, and laugh alot).

Sunday began with the winter weather advisory for most of northern Michigan as provided us by northern michigagn's news leader ( I got some laundry done and some lesson plans done for the week.

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some days the quittin bell cant ring fast enough

I've noticed that my day goes by quite slowy when i have things that i really look forward to in the evening.
Like, for instance, driving to see my girlfriend on a Friday, or Michigan State basketball during the week, things like that. Take tonight as another example. CBS is airing the fourth episode of the 18th season of Survivor at 8:00 in the pm and i cannot wait. I'm kind of in giddy mode here at the end of my work day with the anticipation.

strictly f.y.i. here: this weblog will not be turnt into a 'survivor' discussion board for all you people with no lives and alot of time on your hands!...this will not happen!... but did you see the look on Candace's face every time Jeff read her name at tribal council? She was like 'omg watever' every time...absolutely loved it!!!! Also like the whole
ny jew/alabama bumpkin / nfl wife / redneck busdriver contrast being set up so far...

Thumpin' Thursday

So i'm on my way home from work and stop at the local gas station for the necessary necessities of the afternoon. As i'm pumping my gas, a smartly dressed woman approaches me and begins our conversation with "Excuse me, sir..." She DID NOT have documents in her hand of a literaturative nature so my fears of having to continue my Wednesday evenings with more Jehovah's Witnesses were not long-lived. She wanted my opinion about a proposed state increase on fuel tax and she wanted it on camera. I politely agreed to both and we began our brief interview. When we were done, the camera guy Josh asked if i would pump some more gas so he could film me doing that. Well, he did, and most of my kids have greeted me this morning with variations on "saw ya pumpin gas on the news last night" .
Gotta love the small town thing. My superintendent even critiqued my aired responses (which, by the way, totalled about 12 words out of the entire 20 minute conversation) and the maintenance guy wanted my autograph. Ah, fame.