FOR APRIL 2013
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ending Sunday, April 28th, 2013
much this week...
much going on honestly and some things I just don't even feel
like talking about. Got a headache and my lymph nodes have
been bothering me so I need to make an appointment on the
1st when insurance kicks in so I can get the once over and
have the doctors make sure that I am OK. Honestly, if it's
my time there isn't much I can do about it and I embrace whatever
God's plans are for me.
another 60 hour work week. I'm tired -- not sure if that is
the extra hours or if not feeling well is doing that. Who
draft was this weekend but I didn't watch it. I spent most
of my weekend trying to get the work goals accomplished. At
Church I found out that Pastor Bob is taking a "summer
sabbatical" and won't be preaching again until the fall.
Bummer as I will miss listening to him but hey, God says you
gotta take some time off and I know Pastor Bob has earned
about it. Short and sweet. Sometime today I have to get my
chores done -- provided I have a break -- and then I can go
to bed early and get some rest for another long week. I already
need a vacation I've worked so much.
a great rest of your weekend.
ending Sunday, April 21st, 2013
cow, I got paid finally! LOL
know what it's like to go without a paycheck, after burning
through all your savings and make your mortgage payment but
the skin of your teeth? That is how the last six weeks has
played out since I mentioned my relocation back to San Diego
and that I had to foot the entire cost. I got my first paycheck
(not sure why it took six weeks to do that from my start date
-- still scratching my head on that one) on Monday so I was
able to pay the bills I was behind on. Savings account is
back to ZERO (d'oh) and it will take me a few months to catch
back up but at least I'm OK for now.
mentioned on FaceBook I was ready to have a rant and I had
a really long rant ready to go and just decided in the long
run, some things are just better left unsaid. In the end,
all I will say is you want to be here legally in the US, follow
the RULES -- as many people before you did -- and become an
American Citizen LEGALLY. Please don't come here like Facebook's
Co-Founder who renounced his US citizenship just
so he could avoid paying taxes. This is referred to as "Asking
your country what it can do for you..." Please, Government,
make everyone who wants to be a US Citizen clear security
backgrounds and the rest, send them home. Illegal is ILLEGAL,
I don't care what the circumstances are. I'm sure that's going
to make some people angry but my family came here LEGALLY
and embraced this Country. Everyone should who wants to be
a US Citizen.
I went to go get refills of my prescription (until the Doc
says I don't need it anymore) and found out my insurance with
the new company doesn't really kick in until May 1st so I
had to pay for enough to get me through until then out of
pocket. Joy (NOT!). So, I need to setup an appointment to
go see Dr. Barba (the Surgeon that saved my life) -- and it'll
be good to see him as well. Good peeps.
for the rest of the week, work is coming along and I am trying
to get projects completed on time. Church, as always, was
great though we didn't have Pastor Bob this weekend. Also
there is MotoGP racing today so I am looking forward to watching
that. Getting settled in nicely here in SD and very glad to
be back home but the news is very disturbing.
is work, as I said before. Still trying to get a handle on
things. I know where this company needs to go it's just getting
them there is the hard part. Rome wasn't built in a day and
a completely new IT infrastructure won't be built in a day
racing was boring to me today (compared to Qatar) and I hope
some of the upcoming races will be more entertaining. I'm
tired -- need sleep -- worked 120 hours over the past two
weeks so I think I'm just going to relax until I have to pick
my friend up from the airport tonight and give him a ride
you all have a great day and talk to you later.
Week ending Sunday, April 14th,
I write this, I am actually working...
has been probably one of the busiest weeks I have had in a
long time. I literally have no time to do anything other than
work. And that's fine as long as you're getting things accomplished
and that's what we're doing. Too bad at this point and time
that I am not hourly.
periods when waiting on other people I decided to look at
my own web site. Even after all this time it still looks pretty
decent though I am sure it needs a facelift. I did happen
to review my ABOUT
page, which hadn't been updated in forever, so decided to
update it. There's years' worth of blog material that probably
should be translated over to the about page, but I decided
it condense it down into some of the tidbits of information
that some of you may or may not have already read.
I know is well aware of what happened to me in February 2010
(on my birthday no less) and experiencing life after death,
only to get pulled back into life (honestly I would have preferred
to stay there, but God has different plans for us all). So
I included a little of that, some of the info on the house
I bought in VA and of course the flying stuff which I PROMISE
you I will finish that when I get settled down and catch up
on financing my own move.
I said, work has kept me busy and that's a good thing. We
do have a meeting on Tuesday at lunch with all the decision
makers and we'll see if my prediction comes true (They fire
me, I quit or they finally have me start doing what they hired
me to do). We'll see what happens and honestly I am not worried
about what is going to happen. As I learned a long time ago:
"Let Go, Let God!".
the first time in a long time I have tried to amend a bad
period of time in my life where I can't say it was all them
or all me, I can say we were both part of the problem and
solution. It was more or less how I handled it (poorly I might
add) that showed me that I wasn't ready yet. At least not
with that person and not at that time. But you do eventually
come to that point where you can say "I've matured and
grown up a lot and I don't harbor anger or resentment anymore."
Good place to be, honestly.
able to attend Church this week due to work so I hope this
isn't a regular thing. I need to get my butt in the seat and
hear God's word, even though I read the word every night as
well as my devotionals. I don't think you can never read enough
and you can never learn enough with His word. Frankly, I don't
care if it bothers anyone. This is what I need in my life
and what I have always needed.
weather hasn't been great this weekend and well, with work
it didn't matter as I didn't get a chance to go back to dragging
knee (something my sister is not happy about). Definitely
got to hang out with friends this week so that was good and
I am keeping my mind as occupied as I can. Definitely trying
to keep in touch with my Virginia friends though I don't hear
from them often (they're busy too).
chance I am goign to Laguna Seca this year. YAY! Hope it all
works out because I haven't been there since 2008! Five years
is a long time.
think that's about all for this week. There's WSBK racing
I want to watch (if it's on DirecTV), clothes to wash and
other chores before bedtime. Hope you had a great and blessed
ending Sunday, April 7th, 2013
much to update this week...
the situation with work, while it's cooled down a bit, I have
no idea what's really going to happen in the long run. Sometimes
things are better left un-said because the walls have ears
and word travels fast. That said, I think when you have come
to point where you are questioning what's going on, it is
a legitimate concern that needs to be addressed. I tried to
resolve this without making it a huge deal -- again, it is
a legitimate position to stand on and all I would like is
a fair resolution before things get silly and out of control.
I am plugging along getting my job done, not really talking
much (I am trying to focus and it's so noisy where I am at
that I'm left with listening to music with ear plug so I can
focus on what I am trying to do. In the IT industry you have
to be really careful because all it takes is one mistake and
you're on the "breadline".
was awesome as usual and I really love listening to Pastor
Bob. I've stayed late a few times trying to say hello and
let him know I am back but I he's really, really busy. Just
want to let him know that I am OK and I am back home where
I belong, with the Church I love so much and having a place
to worship without being distracted or bothering others.
excited because TODAY! YES TODAY! MOTOGP RACING IS BACK! Cannot
wait to watch the race but I am scratching my head at Hayden.
When your teammate can run a full second faster a lap than
you, something is up. Have you lost your drive, son? After
winning the Championship in 2006 you've dropped off the map.
I understand how you feel but you're being paid huge sums
of money to produce and if you don't, they hire the young
and upcoming talent to replace you. Trust me, I know this
much riding of the CBR this week as we still have the "May"
gloom in April. As soon as it starts getting sunny in the
morning I will ride the bike on a daily basis as I can get
through traffic much faster. Already been white-lining a bit
and while it still can be messy, most people in SOCAL know
to watch out for bikers in-between you and the lane next to
I said there are a lot of things going on so the best thing
one can do is wait for God to tell you when He is ready to
do something. Our impatience, well mine in particular is sometimes
annoying but I know that if I am patient and stay the course,
that I know His plans are better than I would ever imagine.
you have a great rest of your week and GOOOOOO!!! (HAYDEN!).
Win something, bruddah!