Getting The Most Out Of An Unconventional Weekend

G & C Munching On Some Ice Cream

It’s Monday morning and damn if we didn’t just have a great weekend – though a little on the weird side.  At this point I’m a little sunburned and a little chafed (damn you protective webbing on the swimsuit… damn you to hell!!!) but man was it fun. Friday: After work and dinner on Friday night, we needed to take Mom’s truck to the Nissan dealership so they could work on it Saturday morning.  After … Continue reading

And The Soreness Sets In


Yesterday morning my dad, mom, brother and I rented a log splitter and worked for about 5 hours splitting about two and a half cords of wood.  A cord is 4 feet x 4 feet x 8 feet and it’s a TON of wood.  Needless to say hauling, splitting and stacking all of that wood is not easy work so I’m sore as hell today.  The one GREAT thing about this is I’m a HUGE … Continue reading

Try Some Cinnamon In Your Eye

Toy Story 3D

The last couple of weekends have been absolutely crazy so I was really looking forward to some quality family time this weekend and ability to knock some stuff off my honey do list.  I had planned on taking Friday off but due to some unforeseen circumstances that didn’t work.  Luckily it was a terrible day weather-wise so the scolding I received wasn’t TOO harsh.  (sorry again hon) Saturday started out very nicely.  We decided not … Continue reading

One Crazy Weekend

Fun 'n' Stuff

It’s Monday after a busy weekend — time to reflect. Fun ‘n’ Stuff – A Good Start I suppose the most logical place to start would be on Friday – afternoon to be precise.  I took the afternoon off to attend the last of the G-man’s 3rd Birthday parties.  We decided to have it at Fun ‘n’ Stuff which in spite of their terrible website is a GREAT place to have a kid’s birthday party.  … Continue reading

Birthday Party Crashed By A Lumberjack


Every parent wants to give their child the best.  I live for my kids and there’s nothing better than me being able to bring a smile to their faces.  Unfortunately (for me) there are many times that I’m a bit too juvenile for my own good.  This is GREAT for connecting with the kids… not so great for ensuring that the wife and I are on the same page from a parenting perspective. I’ve said … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Musings

Memorial Day

Today is the Tuesday after the long Memorial Day weekend.  For my money there’s nothing better than a long holiday weekend when the weather is nice.  Here’s a couple of observations from ol Chewie: People don’t recognize the importance of Memorial Day nearly often enough.  One day per year is not often enough to thank the men and women who’ve died defending this country.  Each and every time I see someone in uniform I attempt … Continue reading