FOR MAY 2010
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ending Sunday, May 30th, 2010
a busy week it was. This was the first week of both my hard
workout schedule and on top of that I played in the company
softball game and then played a long golf game in Vista on
Saturday. Both we're pretty fun but I had to watch myself
to not over exert things. You never know when a line drive
ball is going to conk you in the same place where you had
surgery not even 3 months ago.
else is going really well. Due to all the exertion I was really
tired so I did not go to Church on Saturday (rested) but I
did watch the service live on the internet so nope, I did
not miss it :) haha. It was actually great to listen to a
WWII veteran talk about his experience and how God carried
him through to safety when it looked like there was no hope.
think a lot of my life is similar in his experience. I mean,
I have literally come close to dying several times (motorcycle
riding including) and I know, especially now, that God has
always had a plan for me. The biggest hurdle in my life is
letting go of things I don't control and letting God's will
be done in my life. That is hard, you know? Letting go of
things you don't control but the more I have learned to let
God's will have His way in my life, the better off I am. A
lot better, to be truthful.
mean there have been a lot of relationships (friends, dating,
etc) and I never understood why things work out the way that
they do, but now I am starting to understand, quite CLEARLY
I might add, that I know that "Greater is HE that is
in you than he that is of the world." AMEN to that!
else is going great. I mean, work is definitely keeping me
busy. In fact, next month I am headed to Vegas for the technology
conference. It sounds fun! We're staying at a really nice
hotel and there are a lot of new technologies that our team
will be able to implement for our clients so it's a win/win
situation for everyone. In fact, I'll be there Monday-Friday
so I will have to try and get my workout done as well. There
will definitely be some swimming as well.
is a holiday and they didn't show the Utah WSBK races. They
are planned to be shown on the Speed Channel tomorrow. In
fact, I'll be doing some work tomorrow so I'll do what I have
to do and then hopefully I'll get to watch some racing as
well. I know I am really looking forward to it.
I hope you all enjoy your extra day off and be sure to stay
ending Sunday, May 22nd, 2010
one of my busiest weeks in a while is finally in the books.
Glad that it's over because as much as I like being busy,
it's good to have a break and be able to relax. And before
you ask, no I am not going out, lol. Those days are over and
the last time I went out -- well -- that was my birthday.
Who would have expected what happened there, but as I have
said many times before, God has good plans for me :)
was definitely busy because as soon as I got back to my desk
from the Short Term Disability period, I had five new projects
on my desk. haha. I guess they were as happy to see me as
I was to see them. Either way, my plate is full so my days
are busy. Even staying late if necessary so we can get these
things going. Things are going to change on October first
so I'll see how it goes. I really like what I do so I hope
things don't change too much.
was good. No boot camp but instead we got some practice in
for the upcoming "Company Softball" season. It starts
this coming Thursday and I could easily tell that it'd been
a while since I played. I could throw just fine (better than
I can remember) but my fielding needs some work. On the good
side we have a lot of motivated players so it should be a
lot of fun.
night of course was with Pastor Bob at Horizons. Good message
but sometimes -- and I wonder if this from the accident --
that my mind occasionally drifts off. I find myself quite
often having to pay attention intently so that I don't miss
the message. I didn't see my friend there again this weekend
so I hope everything is ok.
than that is was a pretty quiet week. I did get to watch the
Le Mans MotoGP race this weekend from France. I have to say,
I am happy for Nicky because so far he's finished 4th three
races in a row. Not so sure about Stoner as he crashed again.
Not sure what his deal is. Either way it was a good race and
I am hoping that Nicky will be able to put himself on the
that is about it for now. Not exciting, I know, but hey EVERY
DAY is a good day, ya know? Hope you have a great rest of
your week and talk to you later.
ending Sunday, May 16th, 2010
far everything has been going well. Work has definitely kept
me busy as well as the full schedule back in the gym. This
week I found out that I was selected to go to the HP Technology
Convention in Las Vegas next month. That'll be good as I like
going to Vegas and seeing the shows. I am not a gambler so
that's the best thing to do when you are there.
actually wanted me to fly there but I have decided to drive
since at this point I really don't like flying and Vegas isn't
that far away. Besides, it gives me wheels to use. I was hoping
to go to the Star Trek Experience but since then I've found
out that it's not there anymore. Bummer, that was a great
place to hang out and do the "geek" thing, haha.
was awesome as always yesterday. I really do like listening
to Pastor Bob because he does speak from the Bible and tries
to remove himself or any personal standpoints in all of his
sermons. He really does try to do as much for others as he
can and he's a good example for me as to how to live this
life. Thanks again, Pastor B!
I am doing fine. The gym is really kicking my tail that is
for sure. As for my head, I am fine as well. I still have
occasions where I can't remember a name, place, thing or action
and I have to think about it. I am not sure if all of my synapses
are all working at 100% at this point. I did finally get a
haircut on Saturday after golfing with Jack and his daughter
(we had a great time). I thought I would freak most people
out but I didn't. They were generally concerned with my well
being. The hair stylist that knows me best took one look at
me and said "Well for sure, that's new!" (laughing).
They took it easy on my head though from time to time I still
have either headaches or sharp pains where the Neurologist
left his best work (haha).
than that, everything is going well. I have been vegging more
at the house than ever. Though I have many friends that I
am thankful for I have really been just trying to relax and
get back into my normal schedule. I have really been thinking
about how I can contribute to society. I really want to do
something that would help and benefit others but so far I
haven't been able to put my finger on it. I did get asked
to join a band and I have been thinking about it, I just don't
want to go down any dark paths of the past if you know what
I mean. At least if I do, I'll just be singing and playing
a few songs on guitar.
that is about it. I have been watching the WSBK races. How
boring is the AMA right now? I am not even interested in watching.
If you get a chance, check out the Magic vs the Celtics today.
All I have to say is GO MAGIC.
a great rest of your week!
Week ending Sunday, May 9th,
my first week back to work (and LIFE, I might add) is finally
in the books and I could not be happier. I was welcomed by
everyone at work which was really nice. As soon as I saw my
team lead, he immediately gave me like five projects to work
on so needless to say, I have a lot of stuff to do. :)
all my projects that I did have were given to other engineers
while I was out. Kind of bummed because I had some projects
that I wanted to finish. It's good though because it gives
the newer engineers more stuff to work on and it shows that
I can be flexible (Hehe).
I got settled in I sat down with our VP and explained what
happened. He was surprised that I got back to work so quickly.
The USCD medical staff told my company that I would be out
at least six to twelve months. I basically said that I had
a really good doctor who had God watching over and helping
him along the way. So everyone was happy to see me and I felt
welcomed back to my spot. Had a lot of fun getting back into
things too. I really do like my job!
of the week was spent in meetings (and meetings and meetings
haha). We did have our division President have a town hall
so afterwards I got to introduce myself. When we talked I
said "I know you saw that I am wearing a hat but I wanted
to explain that I have it on for a reason" and he said
"No need to explain, I am well informed on why that is..."
(smiling at me) LOL. So he was informed that I don't exactly
have the spiked hair and stuff that I used to do.
reminds me, my hair really isn't growing back in most of the
places where the surgery was performed. I need to actually
get a haircut because some of it is just getting too long.
I also have gray hair on the right side and none on the left.
GO FIGURE! LOL I was told that maybe it might be a good idea
to work on fixing my hair and I might do that but at this
point, if people are offended by the way I look I don't really
care. You know me, I am past the point of worrying about other
people's thoughts or trying to impress them. And remember
this: "Never make anyone a priority in your life who
only sees you as an option." AMEN!
also been hitting the gym and trying to get back into that
normal schedule but it's been hard. I know that I lost a lot
of weight but didn't realize how much strength I had lost
until Monday when I tried hitting the benches, lol. My trainer
says that it will just take a month or two to get back to
where I was before all this started. We also did a "bootcamp"
workout yesterday and all I can say is that I am completely
sore -- but that's a good thing! :)
was great as always and today is Mother's Day so Happy Mother's
Day to my sister, my mom, my family and all of my friends.
I think I'll hit the movies tonight and see Iron Man 2 since
the house is clean and I'm watching WSBK. Have a great rest
of your day and a fantastic week!!!!
ending Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
in the groove!
The torture of having "no life" due to being hurt
badly in February is over. I start work tomorrow (Monday)
and I am really happy about that. It's been about nine weeks
that I have been out so getting back into the saddle will
help me feel normal again. I know there is a lot of work to
be done and we have some big meetings and the boss coming
in so we need to be prepared. I know that I am ready to hit
the grindstone, that is for sure.
did spend a day up in Orange County helping C. out with the
new condo that she bought. Overall we got a lot done including
a lot of electrical work. We replaced all the outside lights,
removed the Chandelier, installed a TV wall mount and mounted
up the flat screen TV. We also replaced the door lock as well
so she has new house keys. We had pizza for lunch and veggie
grill for dinner. It was nice to hang out and meet her new
dog too so that was fun! I know that I felt like I worked
so I felt good.
next day I worked out with Charles. Man do I realize how bad
of shape that I am in! We did a lot of low weight, hard cardio
stuff so I that is how I know how bad of shape I am in. It's
not that I feel bad (my head hurts a lot as it's still recovering),
it's just that I am not used to working out like this. Being
in the hospital for three weeks and basically being told "Do
not work, work hard or work out" really came home. Either
way it was good to get back into the groove and I will be
prepared to start working out on a regular schedule next week.
other good thing about working is I don't have to worry about
not being paid while I was on Short Term Disability (hate
that verbiage). It took me a lot of bantering between three
different companies to finally get them to admit they made
a mistake and they would fix everything next week. I sure
hope they do. My savings is dwindling to nothing and I have
bills to pay.
than that, I took it easy this weekend. Church was awesome
as it always is and I love sitting there listening to Pastor
Bob read from the word. It's not what "he" thinks
but what "HE" says, ya know? That is really what
you want to get out of worship. It was also good to see my
co-worker friend there. He said that they are really looking
forward to seeing me at work on Monday and you know what?
I feel the same way.
you all had a great weekend and watched some MotoGP racing
(I did of course). I am just happy to be back to normal (save
for my head, haha). I am very thankful for all your prayers