Some rambling thoughts
Sometimes life sucks. Suck it up and do the right thing.
My life has been somewhat chaotic lately. Do I like it? Hell no! But I do know this...that whatever happens, I'll be okay.
I really like my new boss so far. He seems to be a good fit. Right now there are a lot of personality conflicts in our office. Some people need to put their differences aside...at least in the work environment.
I haven't been to church in quite awhile. Not because I haven't wanted to go. It seems that this entire Summer I have been working on weekends, and when I do get a Sunday off, I have other stuff to do. But to tell you the truth, I don't really miss it. I have done "church" without going to church. I actually enjoy that more. So I consider this Summer somewhat of a sabbatical from going "to" church. After September, my schedule should become a bit more stable.
My parents have been in New Mexico most of the Summer. They are coming back to AZ tomorrow. I am planning a quick trip to see them on the 15th and coming back the 16th. They celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept 10th 2010, just a year from now. I will be discussing with my mom what they want to do and who they want to invite so that we can get the planning going.
I have really been enjoying my gym time. It is a time for me to get healthy and to let loose all of the "stuff" from the day. I lift weights and run. I feel great. A buddy of mine is planning on doing the PF Changs Rock & Roll Half Marathon in January. I'm contemplating doing it too. But I have to make my mind up by October so that I can start a running specific training program for it.
I've seen some damn good concerts recently. More to come in the future too.
My daughter has a job now and steady income. I really think she was depressed when she was unemployed. Now that she is working, I have seen our relationship improve.
We still go to the orphanage. Patty and I love those kids man. I really wish they were in the U.S. instead of Mexico. But they're not. We still serve them anyway. We're heading down there again on Sept 19th-20th.
My favorite author is coming to town on Sept 29th. Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz. I am looking forward to seeing him and hearing him speak.
My wife and I have been struggling recently in our relationship. But know this, we are working on it. She was there for me during a very hard time and I aim to be there for her too. Beside the fact that I love her dearly.
So there's a quick update for blogland. I'm usually on Facebook these days, but some of you don't do the Facebook thing.