Sunday, July 8, 2012

The flood

We have been without rain for roughly two months on the 8th of July 2012 it flooded. We have had rain, hail and wind. If we didn't live in Illinois I could have sworn I saw the tinman. I put my boat in the water and now I am going to have to pump it out.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Well today is mine and Diane's 5th anniversary. We celebrated last night at Patti's with Cajun Shrimp Diane, then we saw an awesome show a Badgett's Playhouse in GrandRivers KY. Stephanie Jo Newton was great as was the rest of the cast. We saw Eric and Christina Ewell there celebrating their 16th. Seem like July was a time for weddings.
Today has been so relaxing. Sitting in the pool then a long nap. Now grill steak for dinner.
Life is good!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Long Branch Cafe

Suggested Long Branch Cafe for breakfast. My wife almost fainted due to its one of her favorite places to eat and its vegetarian.

Going Caveman diet. No processed foods.

Saw Gary Allan in concert 6/29. It was an awesome concert. Great Anniversary gift from Diane.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Snake in the pantry

Snake found in the pantry. Diane nearly killed both of us. I saved the snake and released him.


Chloe was born 3/28/12, 10:50am.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Twenty to thirty minutes with a kettlebell will flat out you. Benefits should out weigh the soreness.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Mom is spending the night at the hospital. This was decide after 10:00pm.

Surgery latenight

8:12pm still no word about mom. The waiting is getting rough on everyone. We are the only ones here.

Kaylee Bug

We get Kaylee this weekend. Anna is bed ridden and we get the chance to have her for the whole weekend. Hope it goes okay. Last time Diane saw her, she acted like she didn't know her. So this is going to be a trip.

wrist surgery

Well here we are at the hospital again. This time we are here for mom's wrist surgery. The opposite showed itself again by not following directions. She is going in around 3:30pm. Hopefully it won't be too long. God is with her and all will be great.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

the saga continued

There was no heart attack and really no signs of blockage. Praise the lord. As for the wrist it will be done tonight. The opposite belittled me in front of the whole hospital. Mom doesn't need this crap.

Mom's wrist saga

Well, yesterday was a bust for mom. She went to the doctor's office to do pre-op and found out that she had had a heart attack in the past 6 months. surgery was cancealed and a heart cath scheduled for today then the wrist surgery after that. My opposite took over even more then usual.
I am now sitting alone in the waiting room because they only allowed Kim to go back and be with mom. You know the family only policy. Black sheep are never allowed. Mom can't even pass gas without my opposite approving or disapproving it. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mom's broken wrist

Went to see mom after work today. My sister called me and told me that my mom was going to have surgery on her wrist she broke in a car accident. She really doesn't want me around, she was making excuses why i shouldn't go see mom. Don't you love controlling siblings. Wannabe doctor, master educator,soon to be Catholic Priest. That's an earth stopping event now she is going after God's title.
I took all I could and then I had to leave before I lost it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Service

Awesome first service at Destiny Center.
We don't have skins on the walls but that didn't stop the Lord from moving in the church.
Pastor Kevin delivered one of the best pep talks I have ever heard. With that talk there is no doubt God is going to win the souls and hearts of the masses.

 The worship team cheerleaders were heard across the neighborhood praising and thanking God at the top of their lung.

SuperBowl Sunday

Awesome start to the day. The Destiny Center had it's first service in the church. I am sooo sore from working on the church. Diane went to a cousin retreat with her cousins. She came home around noon.Yea! Came home tried to take a nap but Not. Found out my mom had an accident and totaled out her car( Lincoln). She broke her wrist. 19 year old pulled in front of her. Cooking wings and tenders Yum! The game to me is boring.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Diabetes class

Well went to a class on diabetes this morning. It took longer to drive to the class then it actually took for the class. It was a great reinforcer for what we are doing. We went over portion control and carbs. I still believe get rid of the wheat.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Doing away with Wheat

This is the start of  week three of going wheat free. After going to the doctor and finding out that my numbers for blood sugar and triglycerides were out the door, I decided to cut the bad out of my diet. My wife has a face book friend that suggested that we read Wheat Belly. We saw so many similarities that it wasn't  even funny. I started my wheat, starch elimination with the 21 day fast we are involved with church. I can tell a major difference in my attitude and energy level. My numbers are going down. Sugar levels went from 300s to mid to lower 100s.

Kaylee Bug 2

The granddaughter