Saturday, December 20, 2008

A heavy Head

I will share my wisdom with you now...or lack thereof.

I got home as usual at about 7:05am from work. And I decided not to go to bed. This isn't an uncommon occurrence on a Friday for me seeing as how I'm usually off for the weekend. On this particular weekend however, I am working Friday night.

We went to wally world for grocery items, and Natalie and I shared a lunch together w/o the kids. It was very nice. I'm tired.

We got back from shopping, and I got about 2 hours of sleep while Natalie went to the church for drama practice. When she came back we went to Luann's house for the annual Bond family Christmas party. (Natalie's mom's side) I'm tired.

We got home around 9:15 or so and I got an hour nap before work. I'm tired.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Yesterday went better than I anticipated except that the funeral went a lot longer than I'd have liked. The eulogies were very good though, and I learned a few things about my grandma that I never knew including that I may have gotten my creativity from her.

The pie was also good. I do love the Baptist food!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Plans for one of the worst Mondays ever!

It all started last night ironically...around 12:00 am (the beginning of the day). I was at work, as I always am on Sunday night. We didn't have much work to do, so the night went very slowly as we had to pad out our work or go home early.

I really hate going home early! I like full paychecks!

Now that I'm home, I can't go to bed because I have my grandma's funeral to go to. I'd be skipping it because I normally sleep at this time, but I am a poll bearer. Naturally, that isn't a job you can ethically skip out on.

I normally go to bed around 8-8:15 in the morning. Today, I have to get ready to go to the funeral around that time for a final viewing at 9-9:30, the funeral starts at 10:30. The Baptist funerals usually last an hour or so at the church and then another 30 or so minutes at the cemetery. After that there will be a meal provided for the family at the church. I will be attending all of it because I'm catching a ride to this whole thing so I don't fall asleep at the wheel on the way there.

So, I'm not going to get home until mid afternoon! yuk! Then to bed I'll go. This means no supper, I won't see my kids or my wife today, because when I wake up... time for work again!! Woo Hoo! At least it's not every day that I have a funeral to attend.

To compound the problem, I just paid a ridiculous speeding ticket for driving 56 in a 55 at night through a 45 pmh "construction zone". yeah, you read that right, 1 mph over the regular limit and guess the ticket cost.... $450!!!!!!

I don't even have a few bucks for an energy drink until I get paid Friday.

Well that's enough whining to last a while!

God will provide. He always does.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bernis Smeltzer

Yesterday night, my dad's mom passed away after a long fight with cancer. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Video I just finished for Memories Retreats - Indiana's newest all inclusive scrapbooking retreat

I have been working on this site for almost a month now, but it should be about complete.

Memories Retreats is located near Purdue University, and is a bed & breakfast but also is a scrapbooking retreat location that can service up to 13 people for an all-inclusive retreat. Check them out!

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Tribute Poem To Donald Gevry

Natalie (my wife) wrote a poem for her recently deceased great uncle Donald Gevry. Here is the poem: Donald Gevry.