Back to Normal

Dec 17

Life is back to normal for most parts. My tooth is fixed and I’m almost over the soreness brought on from getting it fixed. The dentist was pretty rough with me. I guess he was mad because I insisted on getting a filling instead of a root canal and a crown. Now I can’t wait till the Christmas vacation starts. Working for TSTC is cool because we get over a week off for Christmas, paid, without having to use vacation time.

I think we are mostly done with Christmas shopping so all that is left is to enjoy everything that comes.

Rainy Days

Dec 11

Man we have had some weird weather the past few days here. From very light snow to ice to rain in just over three days now. I’m not going to complain about getting the moisture because in West Texas you can never get enough. But it sure makes it hard to get outside and have some fun.

Over the Thanksgiving holidays I got to see Casey and Tammy. For those of you that don’t know them they are some good friends that moved way the hell off and hardly ever get to come back to visit. Casey’s job keeps him hopping so they don’t get much time to come home to visit family and friends. We had a great visit for a few hours then they had to head back to Kansas the next morning. One day he will get to make our Nerds Unplugged getaway weekend with all his other geek friends and I. Still holding out that your gonna make it Casey, this is the year.

Moving on…

Christmas is just around the corner, can’t wait for that.

Mari, Zack, and Zoe are doing good. We are having to deal with some hard decisions dealing with Zack’s education but I think we have found the right solution. Zoe is in Zoe land most of the time having a Zoe type of fun. I wished that I could go to Zoe land and enjoy that with her, haha. Mari is still loving her job. She recently went to a training event that required her to stay overnight. This meant that I had to pickup the kids from school, get them home, cook something for them to eat, help get the homework done, sign papers for the next day of school, take Zoe to gymnastics, on and on. Man, that is an exhausting routine to have to maintain on a daily basis. Oh, and I forgot, get them up early in the morning and get them ready for school then take them to school. I have the highest level of respect for my wife who has been doing this routine mostly on her own. Where’s Benny, in bed or working and I know that work is not an excuse but it’s true. I really need to step it up and help her out with these types of things. The funny thing is, I forgot to go pick them up Friday. I needed to be there at 3:15 to pick up Zoe and her two cousins. Nope, got there at 3:45 and they were there waiting with one of the teachers. No body else was there but them. I felt like a total dumb a$$ for forgetting about picking them up. Anyhow, I don’t know how all you mothers out there do it but you all deserve gold medals. And Mari, I might have to give you some love action tonight as a reward. I can already hear Mari saying “Oh gee thanks, that’s exactly what I was hoping for”. haha.

Spring Here Yet?

Dec 07

This weather has been confusing me lately. Typical West Texas Fall weather is to go from 70 “+” degrees one day to 30 “-” degrees the next day. I know that I should be use to these severe changes being that I have lived in West Texas all of my life. But, I’m not use to it and I don’t think that I ever will get use to it. I walk outside in the morning to head for work and it’s freezing cold. My mind is telling me that I need to add another layer of clothing to keep warm. And my heart is telling me that Christmas is coming soon. Then by the afternoon I walk outside to head home. The temperature is somewhere around 70 to 75 degrees and my mind is telling me that I need a beer. My heart is telling me that I need to go and get my boat and head out to the lake to do some fishing. I’m getting confused on what to do now, haha.

I can’t wait till spring rolls around because I’m ready to head for the lakes and do some fishing. I need to find me a good hot water lake so I could take advantage of some Winter water sports without freezing to death.

Greatest Things in Life!

Dec 06


Getting married to your love

Birth of your children

Making your children…haha, that ranks pretty high on the list, relief from a tooth ache is pretty close to this one also…haha

Daughter giving you a hug for no reason

Waking up on a cold morning all snuggled up with two kids in between you and your spouse

Father son fishing trip