Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Good morning and Happy New Year everyone! How is everyone going to spend the last day of 2012? Are you heading out to party like a rock star or are you living it up in the comfort of your own home? Or are you entertaining for the New Year, did you invite all of your friends and even acquaintances over to spend the last day of the year with? 

Are you making your list of resolutions to being changing your life for the better in the new year? Do you stick to your resolutions or do you make it to March forget what you even resolved to change about yourself? To you go to the gym great guns for the first two months then start to make excuses why you can not get there to work out? 

We all have good intentions to change everything about us all at once every year. Start with one thing you would like to change about yourself and work on that. Then move on to the next item after you have made significant progress on the first item, start with small things to change, no matter what they are. Then move on to the larger ones, take your time and only change the things that you want to change, do not change for anyone else as you might regret making that change. It is your life live it how you see fit. You have to live with the decisions you make, so buck up and be proud of yourself and all that you do. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

To eat the cookie dough or not

Good afternoon all.  I have always been told, do not eat the cookie dough when making cookies. I have been doing it for years though with no ill side effects. So I would like to know do you eat the cookie dough when making cookies? I think that is the best part. 


If you have not heard about this, read the Reuters article on what happened to this woman. It is a horrible story and it shocked me that this type of behavior is allowed to continue in India.

Saturday Morning

Good morning everyone! What do you have planned on this Saturday morning? It is almost snowing here in NW Indiana, more like freezing rain. How much snow do you have where you live? Enough for making a good snow man, a snow fort, a good snow ball fight or for blazing through the back roads in your 4x4? How do you spend the winter? Do you stay cooped up inside or do you cross country ski, down hill ski, or take the kids to the local hill to get in a little sledding? 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Sickness

Good morning everyone, it looks like we will be getting a light dusting of snow today. It is not very fun to be sick over the holiday's I made it through Christmas with out getting sick. Now feeling a bit under the weather. Not any fun for the upcoming New Years Celebration. Looks like I might just have to stay confined to the house. Getting sick anytime of the year is not much fun, and thank goodness I do not get sick often. You just have to gin, bear it and get on with life. I hope that everyone had a good Christmas with family and friends, did Santa bring you everything you asked for? I hope that we get a flurry of unpredicted lake snow 2-3 feet would be nice. I hope that everyone has a great day!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

End of the world

Good morning everyone, we made it to the end of the world.. What do you have planned for the day after the end of the world? Christmas shopping, Holiday parties? Will you be baking or cooking today, what are you favorite holiday cookies or deserts? Love most any holiday cookies as many of them are only baked at this time of the year. Hope that everyone has a wonderful day. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

End of the world

Good morning everyone, what do you have planned tomorrow after the end of the world? I will be doing some baking and wrapping of last minuet presents. Also just spending some time with my sweet woman, and getting ready for our Christmas parties. We got ripped off on the snow forecast, as we only received a light dusting not the 5-8 inches that were predicted. Would like a few inches of snow to have a little fun with the Jeep. Well hopefully before then end of winter we will get a little more snow here in NW Indiana. Hope that everyone has a great Christmas and gets to spend time with those they care for a love. Even if you do not have any family to spend time with, spend time with those close to you. Enjoy your time off of work, school, or any other of your daily routines. Enjoy those around you and enjoy the out of doors, bundle up and take a trip to the local state park or national park if you live close to one. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Good afternoon everyone, are you ready for Christmas? There are only 5 shopping days left before Christmas. Are you taking any time off of work this week or next? Many people save up vacation time to use at Christmas and New Years, and with the holidays falling at the beginning of the week that only makes sense.. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Good morning everyone, anytime that anyone gets killed it is a horrible tragedy, especially when children get killed in cold blood. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a horrible action, and a very sad day for our Nation and the World. As the investigation moves forward and everyone tries to understand why this young man did what he did. One question that comes to mind, why was someone that had mental issues allowed access to guns? Why were they not kept under lock and key? I do not pretend to know all of the circumstances that surround this horrible senseless act, but take some precautions, keep the guns out of reach, keep the ammunition and guns locked up separately or if that does not work, sell them get them out of the house if you cannot keep a handle on them. Having children of my own, and knowing the things kids do, I would keep them in a super secure vault that needs finger prints, retinal scan and a 10 digit changing code to get in. 

I will keep all of the families in my prayers, I do not know how it feels to loose a child and I would not wish that on anyone.  

Friday, December 14, 2012


Good morning everyone, I would just like to thank coffee as without it I am not sure how productive, aware, or insightful I would be through the rest of the day. This is my big THANK YOU for coffee. Who else enjoys a nice few cups of coffee in the morning, and do you brew at home or do get pick it up on the way to work? 

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Good afternoon everyone. Well now I am officially on the down hill side of 50. I sure do not feel much older, other than the grey hair that is visible in my goatee. I still enjoy Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, and Foo Fighters in my Pandora mix. I still find beauty in the sun rise and sun sets, more sun rises in the past few years as I seem to be more used to waking up earlier than I did in years past. I am still able body and very active with not many more noticeable aches and pains than before, although I am sure that will come in time.. I am just happy to have good health a great family and a great woman. What more could you ask for in life, well a little more money would not be bad.. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Middle of the week

Good afternoon everyone, how come Wednesdays seem so far removed from Sunday and seem like an eternity from Friday? I do not know if anyone else feels like that but some weeks it sure seems like the weekend is taking forever to get here.. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snowy Roads

Good morning everyone. Did you all make it to your destination safely this morning? Today was the first day in NW Indiana anyway for a light dusting of snow, with a bit of snow/ice on the roads this morning. It is amazing that people do not remember how to drive with snow and ice on the roads. It was not that long ago we had snow, or did everyone just move from Florida to the Midwest... SLOW DOWN WHEN THERE IS SNOW/ICE ON THE ROADS, FOR ALL OUR SAFETY. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

First little bit of snow

Good afternoon everyone, how are you on this slightly snowy Monday, at least here in NW Indiana we are getting a little snow, just enough to dust cold card, some trees, and other things sitting just off the ground. Are you enjoying the snow where you live? Hopefully we will get enough this winter to take advantage of some four wheeling in the Jeep. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Tree experience.

Good afternoon everyone, cutting down the Christmas tree was a great time. We took my fiances niece with us and she loved it. It was a very nice time getting out selecting your own tree, the perfect one for us. The smell of fresh pine, and then securing the tree to the top of the Jeep. I would recommend anyone to get a fresh tree at least once in their life.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Tree

Good morning everyone, today is Christmas tree cutting day. We are going to cut a fresh tree for this Christmas season. It has been a few years since we have had a real tree. I look forward to the fresh pine smell, and the nice looking tree, you can always spot a fake tree, but I understand why people use them. Do you use a real or fake tree in your home?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bad Parenting

It is just amazing to me that someone would shuffle their own child off to live with their disabled mom. She would rather have her mom who has difficulty with mobility as well as other health issues take care of her teenage daughter. She will not help her mom out with the basic daily use items, shampoo, soap, cloths, she will not even make her mom dinner and help her out in that regard. She would let her mom eat cereal for dinner than make more for dinner for her mom and daughter. She will not even take her to doctors appointments, she expects her mom to figure it out. It really just burns me that she will not do anything for her own child. Some people should never be allowed to have kids.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Good afternoon everyone. Are you ready for the snow? We might get some snow this coming Monday they are saying an inch or so, but who knows around here one inch might turn into one foot. It will be time for wheeling in the snow, and doing doughnuts in the snow.. woo hoo.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gas Prices

Just wondering how in the world gas goes up in price so much right before Thanksgiving, just because we are going to travel more, then back down, and on a Tuesday it jumps up from $3.24 to $3.56. Crude prices are not even up, oil is down .39 as of 4:38 pm to $110.53 a barrel. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Fog

Hello and good afternoon on this foggy, drizzly kind of Monday. Are you ready for the snow? Do you have all of your Halloween decorations down and your Christmas lights up? Send me your best Christmas lights pictures and I will post them and give you credit for the pictures. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Good morning everyone, well I am writing this at 8:13am any way. I do not understand my boys, I have tried to do the very best I can for them all these years. I have tired to instill good values, work ethic, and explain to them that you need to respect  those around you. Their mother on the other hand no so much. It is just discouraging that I have tired so hard to be a good parent and raise them with values, but now they do not talk to me. I text, call, Tweet them, all to no avail. It just sucks that I do not get to see them anymore and my ex wife is ok with that. I will just keep trying to keep in touch with them and hopefully one day they will see that just because I was not able to buy them everything they wanted I am still a good dad. I love both of them very much and miss doing things with them.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Drive through ATM's

Good afternoon everyone, how are you today? Just got home from doing laundry, stopped at the ATM and wondered why there is braille on the drive through key pad? I understand on a walk up ATM but a drive through?