Feeling the VOID!!!

Well this weekend is the SPE Regional Conference in Myrtle Beach SC, and I can honestly say that I’m jealous of all who are attending. I miss the atmosphere and meeting all of the influential artists that come to speak. There is a big void in my life right now and that is my artistic side. Photography was once my one and only thing that I concentrated on. It is and will always be my passion, but because of my new career, I have not had time nor the money to do the things that I love. I remember when I could take off with my camera and just have a blast shooting anytime and anywhere. I miss my friends that I made during these yearly excursions to places like, Savannah, Denver, and Asheboro NC. I will one day get back into what I love the most, photography and every thing that goes with it. Here are a few pics from my past experiences during some great conferences.

 

SPE Regional, Savannah GA, 2007

SPE Regional, Asheboro NC 2008

SPE National Denver CO, 2008

Here is too my NEXT Conference…… Making plans now for the future!!!!

My Weekend.


I worked the entire weekend, so today and tomorrow is my weekend. I went out this morning after the girls left for school and walked a mile on the beach as the sun came up. Then, ran a mile and finished it off with 20 push ups. It was a beautiful sunrise and the weather was perfect outside. I’m preparing to take the POPAT in January, so trying my best to get back into shape and pass this thing. It’s going to take a lot of time on my part,  given the fact that my work hours are crazy and I’m exhausted on most days that I do have off. Raising two kids, a full-time job, and all the extra things that come into factor as well, keeps me pretty busy. But I am trying, and I have the determination to do it and WILL get it done. The benefits out weigh my fatigue any day of the week.  Well a short post, going to rest a bit, clean, then to the dentist for the girls. Always on the go………  

A Single Parent!

Being a single parent is not what I would wish on my worst enemy. It has occurred to me that as my kids get older the harder it is for me to hang on to them. They are both pulled in different directions and want to do different things. I mean I can’t sit here and say I can’t do it because I can. Hell I have been doing it for 4 years now. When I wasn’t working I had all the time in the world to spend with them and I did all that I could considering my finances were less than desirable. Now that I have a job and can do more, I do. But my time is limited and with that being said I try to do more on my days that I do have off. I think that has back fired on me because now they expect it. I’m not a perfect mom but I try so hard to give them the best that I can, and I don’t ask much from them at all. They have it so much better than some and they don’t even realize it. My job has made it harder to be there for my kids but I know that it is the right thing to do for all of us. We are so much better financially now then we were before. I know they don’t understand and that they are kids, but it’s got to get a little bit better. It’s hard to sit back and watch a tv show and see a family having fun together and hear your kids say “I wish we were like that”. I can’t even bring to words how that makes me feel. On top of all that I miss my church so much. My schedule is so erratic that I usually mis every other Sunday and possibly more. I feel lost sometimes and that’s not a great feeling to have. The girls can’t make it to the Youth Group meetings so they kind of lost  contact with that. They still are going to faith formation classes as much as I can get them there but of course that’s not easy either. On a good note for the time being, the girls had their Young Marine Ball last night and they had a blast. I had a good time watching them have a good time. It was just like a regular Marine Corps Ball, well without the alcohol and crazy Marines. 🙂  Oooo-Rahhh!!! anyway I guess I’m done complaining for right now. Here are some pics of last night…

    

                          

      

Seafood Festival 2011

Well me and the girls went to the Seafood Festival in Morehead City on Saturday and had a pretty good time considering the amount of people on the streets. We had a lot of food, and rode a couple of rides to end the day. A short and sweet weekend. I went back out for the evening and also had  a great time. It is now Sunday and I am watching football and having nice refreshing drink or two. Work tomorrow and Tuesday then off Wednesday and Thursday. Already planning for Wednesday night, lol. I think I might enjoy my drinks more than this horrible game Denver is attempting to play. Oh well, hopefully they turn things around.  Short and sweet blog, until next time.. 🙂