061/365 Never Again

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I absolutely hate, loathe, and despise science projects. I hated them as a student and I hate them even more as a parent.

Today I began working with my son on what I hope will be his last science project ever. The only thing I am looking forward to about this is finally getting it done.

060/365(6?) Leap of Joy

When I first started keeping this daily blog, I was reminded by a friend of mine that we’re in a leap year and my posts should be xxx/366 instead of 365.

So here we are on Leap Day and I am still referring to a 365 day year. Perhaps I should have gone back and corrected the numbering on all my earlier posts.

Especially after a night like tonight in which Lee and I kicked off a new growth group through church. We will be covering the 4:8 Principle, which is a study of the Bible verse Phillipians 4:8, and is centered around finding joy in all that we do.

After all, who couldn’t use an extra day of joy in their lives?

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059/365 Sin Manos

…..or hands free.

Stopped by the Verizon Wireless store to pick up some accessories for my phone. The first is the Droid Roadster which allows for hands free use of my phone in my car. We have one in Lee’s vehicle, and I was so impressed by how well it works, I decided to pick one up for myself. The best part of the Roadster is that it also doubles as an FM transmitter, so I can use the speakerphone function through my truck’s stereo.

The other item is a traditional, corded headset. I’ve had the need to be on several conference calls lately using my cell phone, and this headset is perfect for what I need it to do.

056/365 Mad Pimp’n

Today was about basketball for Daniel, soccer for Natalie, and trying out a new place to eat – Genghis Grill – for Lee. But the highlight of the day was, by far, this couple in this kick-ass convertible. Not only did the driver and his passenger match each other with their wardrobe, they both matched the car’s interior.

It was a glorious display of spinning rims, hydraulics, and bone-rattling bass.

Awesomesauce!

 

054/365 Thank You

If you know my story, then you know I began writing/blogging in 2004 as a form of therapy to deal with what was going on in my life at that time. Over the years my writing has evolved from therapy to hobby to where it is now, a foundation (hopefully) for a possible new career direction.

It is very analogous to golf. When you start out, there’s a lot of bad. I mean .. a LOT of bad. But, every now and then you hit that awesome shot that just feels perfect and keeps you coming back for more. In writing, specifically blogging, I find that every now and then I publish something that resonates with people, and I get so much positive feedback that it makes me want to burst. It’s humbling and rewarding and makes all those hours of writing, reading, and revising worth it.

I don’t ever plan to monetize my personal blog. This is me being me and humbly sharing with you. However, I do keep an eye on the traffic to my site, because like that perfect shot in golf, it’s a pretty good indicator of how I am doing as a writer. More specifically, it’s a testament to you, the reader, being willing to tell your friends about a post I have written. It’s a spectacular feeling and one that never grows old.

So given the wonderful feedback I received about my post this afternoon about domestic violence, all I can say to you all is … Thank You!