some ideas and random thought streams. nothing more than me being bored and having the ability to post. i try to keep it simple. not much politics nor religion.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bring the heat!

It feels like just a few months ago I was complaining about the snow and the ice. Now the heat is here and I love it. Nothing do I like better than doing yard work and sweating my cajones off! 86 degrees at dinner time is awesome. I suppose that I might feel different if I worked outside, yet I don't so it is all good in the hood. I have been thinking for some time that I need to get an education certification, so I can become a teacher. I need to have summers like the good old days - when summer really meant something other than hot and humid. Summer was the fun time, pools, sprinklers, playing freedom and kick the can, baby in the air, drinking lemonaide and iced tea by the gallon, playing all day and chillaxing all night. I think I could handle elementary ed. As long as we don't get into long division I am good.
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Monday, June 29, 2009


..... And it certainly is a beautiful day to get back to my little old blog. Where have I been you ask? I guess I have just been lazy. Ok, so maybe not lazy, I have been busy. Work is crazy and I haven't been reading many blogs therefore I just have not been blogging as much myself. Also, it iz not very safe to drink tea, blog, and drive at the same time.

Just got back from a few days at the Jersey shore which was a blast. It is amazing how ' fun ' has changed. I had a blast watching the beans ride Thomas the train, and the little fire trucks, the boats, the teddy bears, we did it all. We shopped, hit the beach, swam in the pool, and had a nice vacation. She was pretty excited to be ' down the shore'.

Lots going on here in PJ world. I have to get a new car within the month and I think we are leaning towards getting a Honda Insight, Prius, or the VW TDI. The Honda is the front runner right now. I also have pretty much gone vegetarian. I am not ready to say that I am a vegetarian, yet I do like the way I feel. Guess I cheated a little with the Alaskan king crab that I ate the other night, but that is why I don't tell anyone I am a veggie.

Other than that, just work. Awesome being a grown up! Summer is just not the same.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It all boils down...

To what you do with your time. How do you handle free minutes and free hours? A few minutes here and a few minutes there add up to a whole bunch of time wasted. You learn that awful quick in sales and awfuk quicker in sales in a recession. Once you have learned it, it then spills over to your entire life. What time are we leaving? How long is the ride? How long to get ready? What time is it now? And of course what the heck is the plan B when shit doesn't go according to plan. Plan C plan D? Gotta have em. I learned a few years back that it is not all about the coin, yet about the kwon (10 points if you get that reference). Does that mean I don't work as hard at work, and even put in the ot, certainly not. It does mean that when I am at home I make sure I am in the moment. I have turned into the king of multitasking.

On a side note I think I figured out twitter. I am pjfjp. I don't really post much but I like to read the tweets.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The world of being a Daddy

Right now it is not the easiest thing to to do, being a Daddy. I am not home as much as I would like. I don't get the qt that I would like/deserve/need with the ladies in my life. If I work late it seems that I catch the beans for maybe a good hour or so before she has to go to bed. And let me tell you the bed time process is not a bunch of roses now a days. She is doing a much better job at sleeping by herself, actually she is doing a great job falling asleep by herself. We stand outside her door each night and listen to her get out of bed grab some books, and open her dresser and get a few pairs of pants to take to bed with her. She always wakes up with at least 3 pair of pants in her bed, and last night she feel asleep holding a book. This is after the numerous attempts at pee and poo, tummy hurts, one more book, one song in the rocker, one more book to read plea bargains. The middle of the night is the rough part, she was waking from the night terrors and now I think she has us bamboozled to getting into our bed. Two nights ago for some reason she was up for about an hour and half in the middle of the night. Last night went pretty smooth until about 4:30am which is when mommy and daddy usually wake up so one of us can go for a run. Well, that didn't happen. We hoped she would fall back asleep, yet that sure didn't happen and neither of us got a run in. The tough part is that when she is cranky or upset Daddy can't do anything to console her, its all Mommy time. Having the beans just yell for mommy when I am right there is a tough pill to swallow, yet I certainly understand those reactions. I think ahead to this summer and I am so excited for the time that they will be able to be together and the trips they will be taking. I won't lie I am a bit jealous. I will have my time as well and hopefully this recession will be over soon, and Daddy can work some less hours. Cross your fingers.
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Monday, June 1, 2009

Rough week!

This week has been a pretty rough one as far as things happening that are out of my control. A few sales people at work were ' let go'. A few of which I had become pretty cool with, and was looking to get to know better. One day you have a room full of occupied cubes and the next day sit empty cubes where your friends once sat. It is a weird feeling. It stinks that this economy is putting the screws to so many people. And the past few weeks a friend of mine has been having a rough patch in his marriage. Well, maybe it has been a rough 6 months or so yet I have really only been in the loop for a few weeks. I wish I could explain the drain that it has been on me, to be a supportive friend, someone to listen, to be there, I am emotionally spent. I could not even imagine what he feels like. I could never walk in his shoes. Yet, as spent as I am, I certainly will be there for him in his time of need. As spent as I am I will answer every phone call return every text, and have a house full of open doors. I just can not imagine nor do I ever want to imagine what he has on his plate right now.

On a lighter note. You sure can't beat the beans on her new bike. Complete with helmut and cape. Who doesn't need a dish towel cape to wear on bike rides? A cape just turns a regular bike ride into a super bike ride!
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