Got my hair buzzed today. Back to the office tomorrow. Glad training is over and hoping I passed the certification exam.
Honey Salmon with smashed potatoes and spinach. Dinner prepared by my 14yr old daughter, Megan. Delicious and healthy!
Day 2 of TS16949 Internal Auditor Training complete. Two down, two to go.
First day back at work. Time for a treat.
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.
Todays lesson in amateur photography, LCD screens do not like flashes. The photo was supposed to show CJ playing “Call of Duty”, but it looks more like a riveting game of “Ceiling Fan Simulator.”
My New Year’s resolution is to post a photo every day of the year to my blog. Who knows if I will be succesful, but it’s worth a shot.
Today was spent recovering from last night’s celebration (watching 3 episodes of The Flash and the movie “The Martian” with my family) and un-decking the halls. I don’t really care for the process of putting up or taking down Christmas decorations, but the house sure feels bare now.
Here’s my daughter Megan helping put away the ornaments…
Why I keep paying for this website hosting is beyond me. The last post was from December 29th, 2014. I guess I don’t want to lose the domain, but I have really lost any interest in writing. Maybe I can change. Seeing that I have had a few (too many?) drinks, and I am already logged into my WordPress account, lets summarize 2015 so far.
2015 sucks so far.
This has been the worst year of my life. In March, I lost my dad to cancer. To say that it has affected me would be an understatement. This has turned my world upside down, and I honestly have not yet come to grips with what has happened, nor have I allowed myself to grieve. I was asleep next to my dad when he passed away. I only knew he was gone when the lights suddenly came on as two nurses ran into the room to check his vitals. There is a piece of me that feels some guilty for being asleep when he passed, but it was around 2:00am and I was exhausted. I miss my Dad like crazy, and I hate that I wasn’t holding his hand while he took his last breathe. I miss him more than I ever imagined I could miss someone.
Maybe it doesn’t completely suck…
My kids are doing well. Colin is now in the 6th grade, involved in Boy Scouts, and like his old man, is into to technology. Megan has started 9th grade, and is attending Nash Early College, is involved in Girl Scouts, and is turning into a young woman in front of my eyes (gulp!).
Brandi finished Nursing school, passed her NCLEX test, and is now an RN at Nash General Hospital. She is also attending ECU to complete her RN to BSN degree. I am very proud of her accomplishments, and glad she is enjoying her new line of work.
I now have to work on myself. I have been feeling very down for the majority of this year. I think that stress and anxiety have taken a toll on my body, and it is fighting against me. I have been experiencing major pains in my abdomen for the past couple of months, and I am scheduled for an endoscopy and colonoscopy next week to see what is going on. I hope they can identify an issue, as I am in almost constant pain and discomfort.
Well, enough whining for one night. Time for another drink.
I decided to renew my web hosting, and try to get back into the habit of posting on my blog. I wasn’t very successful last year at maintaining this blog, but why not try it again.
Santa was very good to the kids this year. Megan got a new Mac Mini, and Colin got a Xbox One. Needless to say, they are both content nerding out for the holidays. The Xbox is proving to be as reliable as a Windows PC, and constantly needs to be be re-started. I should not be surprised though. I will admit, the graphics are amazing at 1080p. I just wish it was a bit more reliable. Maybe it is related to the hacking of the Xbox Live servers, but it is really annoying.
I was given one special present on Christmas eve, my very own pink bunny suit, as I am a huge fan of the movie “A Christmas Story.” After posting photo’s on Facebook, I was shocked at how many people didn’t get it. The movie only runs for 24 straight hours on Christmas Day for crying out loud…
I am enjoying my time off of work, and I have barely left the house. I am doing a few projects around the house, but mostly being a lazy bum. Last year was the most challenging year of my career. I am hoping 2015 proves to be a bit calmer at work (but I am not counting on it.)
I’m not sure if it is even worth renewing my domain name at this point. It has been almost a year since I updated this site. Between my new role at work and trying to have some sense of a family life, I have lost the motivation to update. I guess it is time to either sh&% or get off the pot with this blog….. More to come?