Monday, June 30, 2008

Back again...

Wow. Almost 2 months... I have to say sorry I haven't been posting - and I know blowing off your blog for that long is the kiss of death as far as keeping yer hits up, but I just couldn't put pen to paper for a while there. Sure, life's been busy, but I was lacking the inclination to write too. Guess I'm just a flake like that...
I haven't lost the inclination for reading all y'all's blogs, though... I've been lurking but not posting much...
So... what have I been up to lo these last few weeks?
Let's see...

I've been coaching 7-9s Flag Football again - that's been a lot of fun. Our guys are 2-2 so far this season and I'm real proud of how they're shaping up. Everyone on the team has either scored, contributed to a score, or made great defensive plays and I'm loving it. I swear I get more excited than the kids at the games - I'm sure they're embarrassed by their coach!

My kids are out of school for the summer, with all the entailing frantic searches amongst friends/family for childcare while my wife and I are at the salt mine. They'll be going to summer camp for a week at the end of July, cunningly coinciding with our 10 year anniversary (although being the clod that I am, I don't have a big vacation for the two of us sorted out yet).

End of year grades for my offspring were very good - Honor Roll (As and Bs) for Number One Son, and Principal's Award (Straight As - Awwww Yeaahhhh!) For My Little Princess. Very proud.

Lots o' work around the house - put in a garden in the front, watched in despair as my lawn began to die despite having a sprinkler system put in, tried to dig my way through solid granite in order to plant an avocado tree (had to admit defeat on that one - will have to relocate the hole. Can't dig through the rock there, and local ordnances won't let me blast it, worse luck), halfway through laying some pavers/digging out gravel on another side of the house - although the frikken heat put paid to that project for a while these last couple of weeks...

Read quite a bit - several "Brother Cadfael" mysteries (set in 12th century England) by Ellis Peters, "The Pillars of the Earth" (also 12th century England) By Ken Follett, reread the Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell - absolutely one of the best series I have ever read, by the way, "Fitzpatrick's War" by Theodore Judson, "The Dragon Lord" by David Drake, and several others that aren't right in front of me at the moment...

I took the next step in my journey of faith, and got baptized in May. That was a huge step for me and quite an emotional one. More on that later.

Last week, I had a spell of vertigo which scared the crap out of me. Woke up Tuesday morning, got up to pee and promptly fell over. Felt like I was completely wasted - so dizzy I could barely stand. Wifey ran me over to urgent care where they looked me over, pronounced that I had an ear infection, gave me a shot in the backside for the nausea I was experiencing and some antibiotics for the infection. The frikken dizziness did not go away for THREE DAYS! I was off work Tuesday and Wednesday, came in on Thursday, had another major dizzy spell at work in the damn bathroom (staggering upright, swearing to myself "You CANNOT be found like this in here" - visions of Elvis... hmm, probably TMI right there...) and sheepishly returned home.

Though I do have to say, the Heller decision on Thursday brought some much needed cheer to an otherwise crappy week...

Oh, and Saturday, I had the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a friend of mine in a nearby police department. That was very entertaining, although the guy's driving scared the crap out of me...

So, While I may drop out from time to time (I just can't do the whole daily post thing, even though that is supposed to be a big no-no), I will promise that I won't be gone as long as this last time. Thanks for bearing with me.

4 comments:

Hammer said...

I've had the inner ear thing before. Its amazing how much we rely on that little bit of fluid in our ear being in the right place.

DirtCrashr said...

Welcome back and have a good summer! Congratulations on the Faith issue too.

Christina LMT said...

Squeeee!

Good to see you're back. Sorry about the ear infection, though.

Your blog, your rules. Write when you can, and we'll read.

Julie said...

Awesome to have to back to the world Kevin...stay with us! And hang out more :)