FOR MAY 2015
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ending Sunday, May 21st, 2015
not feeling well....
Before you get worried, I am fine. I had a headache
spell last week and now this weekend I had to deal with an
upset stomach. Might be some of that "lovely" gold
course food. I played at Orange National yesterday and I am
feeling the effects. It could be a lot worse that is for sure.
I need to get back to my workouts because I am feeling tired
and lazy (thus, not feeling well equals no workouts).
is going fine. Boss is off for a two week vacation on Tuesday
so we'll have to wing it without him. That said, he put some
good people on his team so he shouldn't have to worry about
us. We always get our plans done so that's a good thing.
you watching Hockey at all? Been watching all of the Lightning
games and YES! They made it to the Stanley Cup finals which
starts on Weds. I have not missed a playoff game so I am excited
about this. I hope we can take it in four games but the way
they pass the puck I am not so sure.
wise, I am keeping with my devotionals and my Bible Study.
I haven't picked a Church yet and well, it was probably a
good idea since the owner of this town home wants to sell
it. I told him he has to uphold the lease we signed and I
am not quite ready to start looking for a house. I never know
what God's plans is for me. I hope he wants me to stay here
but as I've seen before, His plans are always greater than
my own so I have no idea where I will end up. IF things settle
down and maybe the Mouse makes me an offer I can stay. Otherwise,
I'll have to start looking for contract jobs. I have some
options but we'll see what happens.
else is going OK. I just need to rest for the day and vegge
out. Sometimes your body is telling you to rest when like
most of us we always want to go 1000 miles an hour every day.
This would be a good time to stop and smell the roses.
you are having a blessed week/weekend and I will check in
with you next week!
ending Sunday, May 25th, 2015
week but sick....
Happy Memorial day to everyone out there, including
my current and former Military Vets as we pay homage to the
people who gave everything for us who are still here. As a
war time veteran, this is a week that hits home especially
for me. I am a Desert Storm Vet and watching Obummer pull
all of our troops out of Iraq is why we have the "cult"
for everything else, it's been good. Work has been keeping
me super busy and I've been getting the things done that I
need to get done. I've been feeling under the weather since
Sunday so I am really grateful to have Monday off to rest
and catch up. I actually got a couple of golf games in this
week as well. I figured out what was wrong with my swing and
while I haven't improved my game much I think just more time
on the course will sort everything out.
to the situation here. I am renting this town home which is
about 4 blocks away from where the office is. The guy renting
it to me has decided he wants to sell it and buy me out of
the lease. The problem is I don't know what is going to happen
to my current job, whether it will go full time or not, so
I don't want to get into another lease only to have this contract
up and I may have to go where the jobs are.
the funny thing about IT. In Florida there is not a lot of
work for what I do. There isn't much back in San Diego either.
From what I have seen most of the jobs are back in VA, GA,
TX. VA because of the Government and the others is because
well, it's cheaper to live there. That said, I would prefer
to stay here if I can. Only God knows the answer to that so
we shall see.
know I have to go grocery shopping but I still feel a tad
under the weather. I'll do it tomorrow if I can. Still gotta
check some of my work emails and such but I think everything
will be good. If God is for you, who can be against you? That's
what I always say at least. God tells us that!
all of us sinners out there, there is only ONE God. The God
of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David and our Savior, Jesus. As
for those other religions, trust me, we have the historical
data to back us up -- and having my own near death experience,
I have seen the other side and know what awaits those who
put their faith in Jesus.
a great rest of your holiday and talk to you next week!
ending Sunday, May 17th, 2015
one of those weeks....
Well, if you have no faith in God, then you have
no idea what you will do. If you trust in the Lord with all
your heart, mind, strength and soul, no matter what happens,
everything will turn out OK. That has been the case many times
for me when, prior to follow the Lord, I had no idea what
I was going to do when the proverbial poop hit he fan. This
week is a good example of said poop and fan (LOL).
on call this weekend. I got that. I have an upgrade on a cluster
to do on Saturday, I got that as well. Thought I had the upgrade
DONE and had family in town so I wanted to take them to dinner
after Saturday's work was done. NEGATIVE. We get to a really
swanky restaurant, ordered the food and yeah, it was a bit
noisy but OK. As soon as I order the food I pull out my phone
to check and BAM! My boss had texted me 45 mins earlier. I
was like "Oh oh!"
enough, there was a problem with the upgrade discovered about
an hour after the upgrade. D'oh! So, had to cram an expensive
dinner down my throat and make a bee line for my laptop to
find out what was going on. Thankfully my team members answered
my calls and helped me out on the way home. We got the problem
fixed but I am sure I am going to have to answer to my boss
tomorrow which is NOT going to be fun. I know why the problem
occurred and how we fix it. It's a bug in the software we
knew about but that's going to lay right at my feet.
that said, dinner was nice, it was great to be with my family
and well, if I get fired, that's God's plan for me. He has
always taken care of me, even when I have not been the best,
most upstanding Christian in the world. Nobody is perfect,
only Jesus is. So I will be up front and honest with what
happened and if he holds it against me, so be it. I will always
land on my feet. That's the thing about being in IT. You are
measured not on your accomplishments but completely on your
few and far between failures.
the way, my family LOVED the dinner and with what little time
we had to eat it was a really good dinner.
on the TV, I've got some Hockey to watch tomorrow (GO LIGHTNING)
and well, God is good no matter what trials you are enduring.
I hope you all had a great weekend and I will talk you to
ending Sunday, May 10th, 2015
week -- and no venting :)
Yes, it has been a very but extremely fun week-weekend
as well. So much work going on but I think we're making a
lot of progress. So much of what we're trying to get done
just takes time to get everyone on the same page. But I'm
happy, I like my job (though I'd like more exposure to newer
technologies) and I hope they want to keep me around. You
never know with careers. One day you're a hero, the next day
you're a zero. So I plan what I do on what God says He wants
me to do. And right now he's saying "Tow the line!"
got to hang out with my new friend on Thursday night and that
was a lot of fun. Found this new restaurant that I really
like as they have a jazz band there as well. Been getting
into that a lot. Asked them to play some Frank Sinatra and
got it. Food was good and the company even better :) No complaints
else is going well. I did get to hang out in Sebring on Saturday
with family and got in a really bad round of golf. I am getting
better. I went to the range today and worked on my weak spots.
I heard Warren Sapp was there yesterday lol. I would have
said something to him but meh, I am not his biggest fan. I
really like that Country Club. Really gotta check it out sometime
as my regular golf course. So dang hot in Florida though that
is for sure.
it. No political blabbing about the sad state of America right
now. If you've been watching the news you know what is going
on. Other than that I hope you have a fantastic weekend and
keep your yes on God and His plan for you! :)
ending Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
are entitled to...NOTHING.
So many people these days are out of their mind!
"I'm entitled to this, I'm entitled to that!' There is
an old INXS song called "Mystify" and that is really
how I feel about this country and this generation. The "I
want, I deserve, I am ENTITLED to all of this!". When
I grew up, I was entitled to getting my reared end "whipped".
What happened to that in today's society? Well, we have liberals
who don't believe in God telling us who do how to raise our
what happens? Well we have the "Freddy Gray" issue
and by no means do I think anyone should be killed in the
process of being arrested. What I will say is this: "Why
are you being arrested?! If you have nothing to hide, why
are you running?!" In every instance I've seen where
there is a minority killed by the Police, every single one
of them has a long arrest record. Don't you think it's time
to take a look in the mirror and say "What am I doing
wrong?" It's not "society's" fault the position
you are in! I came from a poor family. I worked hard, I joined
the military, I decided that NOTHING was going to stop me
when you have an African American PRESIDENT, it doesn't change
your mind that YOU TOO can succeed? What's it going to take?
A magic carpet ride to the white house? Yeah listen, that
doesn't happen to anyone. There is statistical data to prove
that whether you succeed or fail is of your OWN ACCORD. Nobody
is holding you down. No one is stopping you from succeeding.
Ben Carson is going to run for President this year. Maybe
you should read up on his bio before you blame society. He
didn't let ANYTHING stop him from succeeding. Because he had
the DESIRE to do so.
you're selling drugs.
If you're collecting welfare.
If you're sitting on your rear-end smoking pot.
Yeah. Maybe you ought to look in the mirror and decide who
is at fault here. Society or perhaps, maybe.... it's YOU!
I have real life examples within my own circles of people
I know who are close to me that have had many opportunities
to succeed or fail. Many of them have succeeded -- and a few
have failed. Life doesn't guarantee you ANYTHING. You are
NOT entitled to ANYTHING! That is worked for with blood, sweat
who are millionaires now, 99% of them came into it without
a penny. THey worked hard for it. The Glazers who own the
Buccaneers. Biil Gates, Ben Carson and so many more. Heck,
every professional athlete has worked their tails off to get
where they are. Nobody handed them anything and no one is
going to hand YOU anything.
blaming society, the police, whitey, etc. Stop listening to
racist like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. Trust me, they
make MILLIONS by creating a false sense of racism. No "fake"
racism, and they'd both be poor. They aren't willing to work
hard to be successful. They are riding their own race out
for every dime they can get.
Jackson, Al Sharpton, Luis Gutierrez -- they are NOT the emperor
of their said races. Let me clue you in on something. THERE
IS NO EMPORER IN AMERICA OF ANY RACE!
you succeed for fail, it is of you OWN accord. Not someone
else's, not God's, not anyone else.
"Thou shall not reap what thou doth not sow!"