Giving Thanks.

I went out for an early morning walk in the cold windy air this morning. There was a slight breeze which was chilly needless to say. I can’t believe that this year is closing fast. Still, I can’t explain how I have been blessed throughout the year. I’m so thankful for my friends, family, and of course my job. With out the security of my job I would not have even half the things I have now. The girls are at Myrtle Beach with their dad and won’t be back until Saturday so, I’m taking off a little later to spend some time with friends, then off to see my brother and his family. Who knows maybe I’ll go to Wilmington tomorrow and see what happens from there.

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone, and God Bless!!

Hogs Disapoint.

I returned last night from a long day of fans screaming GAME………. COCKS…….. and 1st DOWN. My trip started at 4:45 Saturday morning, with a good friend of mine, headed to Columbia, South Carolina. The weather was fantastic, and I was so excited, given that this was my first college game. We made it to Williams-Brice Stadium at 10:00 and parked outside of the stadium and made our trek toward crowds, and crowds of people. Walking toward the stadium we had people left and right trying to sell us tickets, t-shirts, game day books, and more. We arrived at our destination and it wasn’t to hard to find where our seats were, with a little help anyway. I know now that the next time I buy tickets, I will look for seats just a little bit higher in the stadium, so we can get the view of the whole field. I’ll have to do some research and plan for next time. It was a good game, but Arkansas just could not handle the Gamecocks. I must admit, this team is very good and the atmosphere in the stadium is very addicting. University of South Carolina really know how to put on a show. But with that said, I need to plan for an Arkansas home game in the near future, I’m sure University of Arkansas has quite a setup as well. The game ended with SC beating Ark 38-20, OUCH! Arkansas really needs to get their act together, hopefully next year will be better. So on our way home, we were trying to keep each other awake with movie titles, and music lyrics when out of nowhere this buck decides to mosey on up to the side of the highway. In an instant all I could do was grab the door and hold on tight. Of course it just stared at us and we kept on going. All we could do was laugh, and thank God it didn’t decide to jump in our path. He was a beauty, a hunters dream, at least a 6 point.

So, I am now home and the house is quite. I have a lot to do in the next month, packing, moving etc. It’s going to be a busy couple of months, hoping to get out and do something for Thanksgiving, something different. Ocracoke is out of the question, everything as closed down early because of road repair from Hurricane Sandy. So I will plan and do, that is what I’m all about now. If I can afford to do it, I will do it. Who knows I may  not be here tomorrow to do them.

Oh, and by the way Happy Veterans day to all Vets, and a big Happy Birthday to all Marines, young and old.. Ooooorah!!!



Long Time.

It’s 8:30 P.M on the first Sunday in November, 2012. I realized that it has been quite a long time since I have updated my blog. I have been really busy with work and my kids, and buying a new home. It has been a very long journey and I’m proud to say that I have finally reached that point that I can get a home and call it my own. Hopefully I can move in right before Christmas. The girls are excited just as much as I am, me especially, they finally get their own rooms..YES!!!

This year has gone by so quickly, I have no idea where it went. I truly hope this time next year I will be able to spend the Holidays with someone special, always looking, and hoping. In the mean time it’s me and the girls and of course my work. Speaking of my work, I’m blessed with great co-workers and a job. It is so hard out there these days and I thank God each and every day for the opportunity to go in and work with such great people. The day is winding down, and I’m pretty tired. I have been packing throughout the day and actually laughing at all the stuff I have found along the way. Most of the things I found brought back such good memories, and of course had me asking a few questions as to why they didn’t last. Obviously you can ask why, but you may not get the answer you are looking for, so just take each day as it comes and make the best of it. Maybe one day it will work out and I can sit back when I’m 90 and give a big thanks to the Lord above on the path he set me on. Until then, I still give thanks and hope that one day I can share all of this with the one who will be with when I do hit 90. 🙂