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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

08/24/10 A New Life of Chaos

the 104th day...

my world feels like its been turned upside down...

my oldest daughter has begun middle school as of yesterday, so she's both nervous and excited to have a new school and learning experience.

both my wife and i have picked up more hours at our workplaces and we hardly see each other now. i really hope we can pull this off and get ahead financially from this. i also hope we can keep our family strong.

it's going to be a tough few months, but i really hope this works out well for the best.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

08/18/10 fighting illness

a bug of some sort has been bouncing around the family for about two weeks now, and once we all get better, i'll be back trying to make up for lost time.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

08/10/2010 Things I Learn at Work

the 90th day...

i've come to realize some things about life in general, and take them for what they're worth.

1)Men will go to great lengths to impress a female: one of our new hires decided it would be a great idea to do some push-ups after our usual stretches, almost directly at the feet of the only female in the training group. Hmm.

2)Living in a swamp sucks: last night it was both humid and foggy, you could taste the damp air and smell the vegetation everywhere. at work, i swear our facility was designed to amplify this effect.

3)Mr Monday pisses off everyone: saw a perfect example that i am not alone in the dislike of Mr. Monday, and that helps a lot. literally say two people walk away from him because he couldn't leave well enough alone for the um-teenth time.

i'm sure i'll learn more soon,


Friday, August 6, 2010

08/06/2010 Boiling Polish Blood

the 86th day...

last night my supervisor made a comment to me about my work and how i do a certain elective portion of my job not so well.

now i let the comment fester in me a little bit, much like an ember that turns into a wildfire, or the proverbial snowball that becomes the avalanche. my polish blood has never boiled so much in my life.

i'm not going to get too deep into this, because i respect my boss, and i know that they are going through some stuff in their personal lives, so i'm going to give them the pass on this one.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

08/03/2010 Why I Hate the Mall

the 83rd Day

my family and i went to the mall yesterday because my oldest need some new clothes for school and she's growing like a weed.

there is a small playground area around the end of one of the anchor stores that is designated for small kids. there are rules posted at the entrance of the park, stating that you can be bigger that 42 inches tall and you have to be supervised by an adult. so i send my little 3 year old in, and she starts to have a good time.

however, that was short lived. a mom with four kids came in and dropped her kids so that she could "get her shop on". now i'm not going to comment much on anything about this mom and her kids other than they fit "a certain stereotype" and were being complete terrors. one of the kids was probably 11 years old, and the four kids began running around all crazy like and "near missing" the other children.

now, i really wanted to say something to these kids, but i didn't, probably because it wasn't my place to say anything. also my brain analyzed the situation and told me that if i was to say something stern to these kids, the mom would come back and play the racism card.

so i remained silent. the last thing i need is to have to deal with an unpleasant closed minded person.

it's good to know that i'm a good parent and actually discipline my kids to tell them what's good behavior and what is unacceptable. i wish all parents were this way.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

08/01/2010 Stubborn as Hell

the 81st day...

as many of you know, my mother was recently hospitalized with an atrial fibulation and spent an entire week in the hospital. as of this past Thursday my mother was released from the hospital.

Now, normally my mother takes my kids on the weekend; it's been something she's done since my oldest was born. she has always wanted a strong bond with my kids,and i have allowed her to do so without any problem.

this weekend, my wife and i had planned to keep the kids home, to let my mom recuperate at least a week, because kids are a handful and my mom doesn't need any extra stress. well, on friday my mom calls me and asks for the kids in the morning, i simply say "we'll see" and i let her know that i think she should take it easy. later that day, my mom calls me and tells me that she's coming from Michigan and is on her way over to pick up the kids. apparently my mom and dad had just returned from Windsor from a gambling day trip.

at this point, it was impossible to fright with them about getting the kids. Mom apparently didn't feel like taking it easy.

now i feel like a kid whose parents aren't listening to him. will i ever get red of this feeling like i'm under their thumb? crazy stubborn people.