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Blessed sleep

Posted on June 10th, 2009 in exercise, family, kids, Random thoughts, sleep (or the lack thereof) by g-man || 7 Comments

ZGI_0318a.jpgI don’t know what the heck is up with my two girls. For the past several nights they have taken up to 3 hours to go to sleep. They have gotten out of bed to pee and/or complain about the dark, or the light or each other, and/or say that they were scared of dying, or bears, or the dark or the light and/or report physical anomalies like stomach pain, or leg cramps or being itchy. You know, anything and everything!

Each time out of their bed they would come to our room and bother talk to us, and they were out of their beds on average every 8 minutes. It was extremely frustrating for all of us. Last night the whining and getting upset started while we were out at dinner at Bob Evans, to the amusement of the other patrons around us. Heather and I could only laugh at the absurdity of it all. Fortunately after much cuddle time in our bed and talking to the girls about their fears and what-not they went down with nary a fight, and stayed all night. Now all I need is another month of sleep to catch up and I’ll be good.

Aside from the lack of sleep it has been an extremely busy week so far. I have had several ideas for the WWC and have not taken my camera out of the bag in two days, much less set any of those shots up. I think I will just do a double post for next week.

I need to go to the gym. We tried to go yesterday, but the storm knocked the power out. {sigh}

Stinky mental health day

Posted on June 4th, 2009 in church, drama, exercise, funny, house, kids, Mental health, psudo-rant, Random thoughts by g-man || 14 Comments

I took Wednesday off because I had a psychiatrist appointment in the morning and a psychologist appointment in the afternoon. It really didn’t make any sense to go to work in between. So I figured that I could get in a work out and have sushi buffet instead. I also figured that since our evening was full of swim team practice, soccer practice, and a church borad meeting that taking the day off was really the best course.

Since I had the day off it seemed a good idea to schedule a doctors appointment for the 5 year old who has been complaining on and off for a while now that her “tummy hurts all the time”. I had planned on taking her myself, but my lovely wife wanted to take her too so we all went. She appears to be okay, but we are giving up milk products for a while to see if there is any change.

The trouble in my day started when I had to take Booba back to school after the doctors. It was going to be her lunch time when we got back, and she had been asking my wife to come and have lunch with her, so since I was going to be there I was asked to stay. I figured I had plenty of time built into my day so why not. It is 11:30 and we get to school at the tail end of her lunch time. She wolfs down half her burger while the boys in her class attack the Happy Meal box. (I smartly left the toy in the car ;) She gave me her fries and 7 minutes after getting there lunch was over. Booba asked me to walk her to recess. I did. She didn’t want me to leave. Poor punkin. After a few minutes and many queries from her classmates and offers to play she let go and I left.

I went home, changed for the gym, took some packages to the UPS Store then hit the gym. I was happy to have my third workout for the week over on a Wednesday, leaving the rest of the weeks evenings open. Woo hoo!.

Well I had completed my circuit and was ten minutes into my 35 minute cardio when I looked at the clock on the wall. I had to be at my second appointent in 45 minutes. SHIT! Well I guess I was going to go stinky. (I have a travel size can of deodorant in the car for just such emergencies) After my workout I hose myself off in the car and prepare my apology speech to the Doc. (He was gracious)

I figured I’d have time between the other things to shower.

After my last appointment I got some Subway for lunch and went home. Halfway through lunch the security system salesman stops by. Heather and I have talked about getting one for a while but have been on the fence so I tell this dude to come back at 6:30. I finish lunch, Ok, now it is time to get the girls off the bus.

After the bus, it is time to get ready for Swim team practice. And we go to practice. Good thing for everyone it is outside and there is a breeze, because my stink spray is wearing off. Heather meets us at the pool and after practice takes Booba back home and I take Princess Drama Queen to her soccer practice, already in progress.

When we get home from soccer practice it is 6:30 and here comes the salesman. I have just got back from standing in the sun for a couple hours after already stewing in my own sauce for some time now. I expect I can attract flies from a mile away. I tell the sales dude that I have a 7:00 meeting at church and he needs to be quick. He is (more or less) and we decide to get a system. He tells us that the installer can be there in a 30 minutes and will only take an hour or so to get up and running. Bonus!

I arrive at church at 7:22, after another generous hosing of deodorant.

Church guy: “Oh hi Scott, I’m glad you are here, I hope that you don’t mind that we really haven’t made any progress.”


Me: “Only if you dont mind that I I havent showers since the gym and stink to high Heaven.”

{more laughter, but they all move away a little}

On my way home after the meeting I am fantasizing that the girls will be in bed and the security system installed, and my wife is ready for action ;) What I came home to was the girls yelling about something, the security guy just getting started, and the only one ready for action was me. :/

We got the girls off to bed, the security guy finished up and it was nearly 10:30 before I finally was able to get into the shower. 10 hours of self basting was enough for this kid, and I’m sure for everyone else I had to interact with.

Today will be better.

Here is a picture I took the other day. Enjoy.


WWC from Ohio

Posted on May 26th, 2009 in kids, Random thoughts, travel, WWC by g-man || 25 Comments

We had a nice trip visiting and listening to my nephew ask “Can I open presents now” a million times. The only down side was on the way home when my 8 YO daughter, Princess Drama Queen, barfed up her lunch. I gave her a happy meal box to try to catch it, and it worked for about 30 seconds before the bottom fell out of it. We managed to pull over and get it cleaned up pretty quickly, fortunately we pulled over at a gas station so we got air fresheners and wipes ans stuff to make the rest of the 3 hour ride bearable.


The words for this week are:

“T” and Not what it seems

If you haven’t joined the fun, go see Tink here for details.

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Clothespin wrestling

Posted on February 12th, 2009 in church, coolness, kids, Random thoughts, youth by g-man || 4 Comments

So I have had a couple of inquiries on WTF is clothespin wrestling. (Note: Don’t image search “clothespin wrestling” unless you want to see the harmless intermixed with the sexually bizarre.)

Ok now that you have finished you image search, here is how we do it at out regular Thursday church youth group. (LOGOS for those of you who are interested). I’m sure the rules can be tweaked to accommodate any group size.

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For the record, my guy’s name is FLASH! (of course ;)


meme +

Posted on January 26th, 2009 in family, kids, meme, photography, Random thoughts by g-man || 5 Comments

I was tagged by the ever talented Mackey Doodle with the 6th Picture Meme!

1.Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.

2.Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.

3.Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

there was a 4. but I chose to ignore it. :) Feel free if this sounds like something you’d like to do.

Oddly enough this image was taken in the 6th month of 2006:


This was taken at my sister and brother-in-law’s house when we were visiting to celebrate the birthdays of my nephew, and the neighbor girl. I hooked up the wagon to the 4-wheeler just for this picture, because I knew if I showed it to my mother-in-law she’d get all flustered. (which would make me and my BIL laugh)

Here are more pictures from that day.
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