Busy Being Busy

I’ve been pretty busy lately, which is not bad, because it has been a pretty good “busy.” Nonetheless blogging has taken a back seat to other things, like work, classes, etc. Here is a quick update about what I have been doing (just in case you may be interested!):

– Our boys basketball team went to the districts, and I got to chaperon the fan bus. It was a fun trip, even though we lost.

– I have been brushing up on some public speaking tips and tricks, since I will be speaking to a Catholic group in Dayton at the end of April. I am trying to make public speaking a greater portion of my side income.

– Jennifer was out of town most of the week, and it just happened that those same days my buddy from work’s street was flooded. He lives about 45 miles from work. After he waded out and borrowed a car from his dad, he stayed with me for a few days so he could get to work. His family stayed with his mother-in-law, so they had a place to go too. It was fun to have a few “guys nights out.” I ate too much, but it was worth it.

Still Alive

I have been very, very busy lately, and haven’t had time to blog. However, I thought I would offer a few random thoughts today:

1. The economy is scary right now, and I am very thankful for my job. I also notice that frugality is now “in.” People no longer look at me like I am crazy when I say I don’t have cable.

2. Related to number 1, since the switch to digital, we can now only get one channel. We are a decent distance out from the stations we could get with analog, and now we can’t get most of the channels. We may have to just get a roof antenna or something, because the rabbit ears aren’t working. Even then, I am not sure how well that would work.

3. Related to numbers 1 and 2, we bought the first five seasons of “King of the Hill” and added two more seasons to our “Everybody Loves Raymond” collection. Amazon had them for $13.00 each, and I got some using some credit card points I had saved up. We don’t own a lot of TV show DVDs, but we do have all 8 seasons of “The Andy Griffith Show,” 4 seasons of “I Love Lucy” and every episode of the British version of “The Office.” Who needs new TV??

4. I finished my taxes, filed them, and then noticed I made a mistake…so I have to file an amended return.

5. I am happy because even though I ate horribly (at least it seemed so) last week, I had a great weigh-in yesterday at the Y. One night, I even ate 4000+ calories at the Golden Corral! Nonetheless, when I weighed yesterday, I didn’t even gain a pound. I certainly have gained some muscle during the week, so I probably even lost a little fat.

6. Even though we are in the middle of a brief cold snap, March is coming very soon, and better weather is on its way!

7. Fr. Wagner and I (and a few others) are looking for a 10k to run this summer! Running…Summer…sounds great!