FOR DECEMBER 2010
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ending Sunday, December 26th, 2010
you all had as fantastic a Christmas as I did. Christmas Eve
I went and had dinner downtown at the Gas Lamp with my friends
at Bucca Di Beppo. This is a fantastic Italian restaurant
and the food was amazing! We spent a lot of money but that
was pretty much taken care of. Hung out with Chance, his G/F
and their Family so that was really nice.
Day I went to Murietta to hang out with John, Mel and their
family which is always fun. I'm sort of the "adopted
kid" of the family and we're all very close. Dinner was
fantastic (again!) and it was neat to watch everyone open
presents and make funny comments.
was about it really for my weekend. I didn't go to Church
on Sat because there was no Church (on Christmas day, just
Christmas evening). No work this week as I am off the ENTIRE
week so I am not sure if I am going to head up to Mammoth
or not. That is still up in the air. In the meantime I am
taking the time off from the gym and work as well.
I am going to lay on the couch, watch football and just enjoy
the peace and quiet that comes with living (and loving!) the
single life. Hope you had a FANSTASTIC Christmas and you were
blessed, as I have been, by God.
ending Sunday, December 19th, 2010
(No more studying for now! haha)
All that hard core studying actually paid off as I aced (well
almost) my Security+ test for certification. This was REQUIRED
by the DoD for me to be able to stay on the contract. That
was really odd to me because I don't really work on the network
that much. My job encompasses the Storage requirements, not
the network. Either way I passed so I am extremely happy.
was supposed to play golf with Jason this weekend for his
birthday but all the rain has pretty much put a nix on all
those plans. We'll have to try for next week, possibly. I
am not sure as I am thinking about taking the week off between
Christmas and New Years to go snowboarding or just actually
driving to Mammoth to take it all in. I really like it up
there on the Mountains.
did not make it to Church on Saturday but it's not because
I didn't want to go. They are having the Living Nativity again
this year and like I said last year, I really --- well it's
just not a good place for me to be. I understand they are
trying to bring more people to God and to Christ but really,
it feels more like a County Fair to me. Bless them for trying
but I am sitting it out this year. With this going on they
had no Saturday service so I decided to stay in and watch
weekend I watched the Bucs play the (ugh) Lions at home --
and LOSE! 0.0. Who'd have thunk it? It really hurts their
plans for the playoffs but I don't think that is going to
matter as we've been unable to beat any teams that have a
winning record this year. Oh well, at least we're not going
to have a LOSING record and all of our hurt players will be
back next year, so that'll be good!
as I sit here I am waiting for Honda to call me when the 2010
REPSOL 1000RR is ready for me to pick it up. I probably will
NOT go to Palomar Mountain right away as I need to get my
street legs back. It's been a while since I've gone sport
riding and certainly a long time since I've raced (3 years!).
I think that is about it. Nothing extra ordinary to report.
Keeping my nose clean (and to the grindstone) and letting
God's will and plans for my life take it's course. If there's
anything I've learned it's that God's plan, no matter what
they end up being, are far superior to any plans we could
conceive on our own. And sometimes, no matter how much we
pray for things we want, quite often it's things that are
bad for us and God says "No, come this way..."
Have a great week everyone and talk to you again soon!
ending Sunday, December 11th, 2010
(of studying!) :)
well this is going to be short. All this week I have been
putting my nose to the grindstone studying for the Security+
exam I have to take this Thursday. It's important for me to
pass it the first time because if I don't pass it before December
31st then I have to renew every 3 years (bah!).
is going OK even though we're now down to only 5 people (from
9 I think) as people are starting to leave the company as
the economy is getting better. I expected it to happen but
not quite this fast. Wow. We'll be fine though and I just
need to keep working hard, learning as much as possible because
in the end you never really know what's going to happen.
was awesome on Saturday as always. Love Pastor Bob and his
message is always poignant. Took a friend with me and then
we went to her dads for a GREAT dinner. I was supposed to
play golf on Sunday with Jason but couldn't due to all the
studying. Bummer because it was his birthday too but unfortunately
that is the way it goes. He knows it isn't personal, that's
for sure. Work outs are going fine and yes, I am sore but
I am glad to be back.
I think that is about it. Oh, I did put a down payment for
a new Sport Bike. 2011 CBR1000RR Repsol version. We'll see
how that goes. Miss all my family in Florida and an early
and very HAPPY and MERRY Christmas to you all :)
ending Sunday, December 5th, 2010
I had a very good vacation in Florida, to say the least. Flew
out of San Diego the day before Thanksgiving and made it to
my sister's house right at midnight. The next day we had a
really great Thanksgiving dinner (always is because she is
a great cook).
the course of the week and a half I got a lot of golf in,
movies and even helped them move a bit before I left Saturday
night. They moved from the place they were in to a much nicer
place with an enclosed pool.
I was there I got to say hi to some friends, go to dinner
a lot, hang out with the nieces and my nephew as well as hang
out at one of my best friend's house. I flew my niece out
from Arkansas for Thanksgiving as well so that was great too.
Had to pick up one of them from the HS so I had to walk into
the office. That was surreal as I hadn't been in there in
sister also has a Pit Bull that is such a great dog. The only
issue I have with her is that she likes to play bite. Not
too hard but she does have really sharp teeth so you have
to be careful. She can easily rip you to shreds if she wants
know this is short but I am so tired. It's back to work tomorrow
so I have to make sure I get some shut eye. I also have to
study for the Security+ test that is coming up and then make
plans for Mammoth during the Holidays. Also I saw that Honda
has a new REPSOL version for 2011 and I am thinking about
buying it if the price is truly what they say it is. Not for
track days or canyon carving but to just enoying riding.
that is it. Hope you had a fanstatic holiday and talk to you