Friday, December 22, 2006

Off on vacation

Saturday morning at 4:00 AM, we are off on vacation for a few days to see my parents in Humboldt County. It'll be nice to have everyone see Izzy for the first time. I am of course worried about my little dogs, Coco and Candy. They are very important to me, but Jason, a neighbor and friend is going to look after them. He knows how important they are to me. I don't do holidays very well and it's tough seeing my parents grow old. The trip itself is tough, thirteen plus hours on the road and my lack of feeling good about my routine being changed. I'll deal with it. It's been a rough past few months with Debbie in a cast and unable to do alot around the house. But I guess it's helped me grow in a way. Maybe it's just Gods way of checking to see if I'm ready for another child. I'd like to get another little baby for Izzy to have a sister or brother. I don't want her to grow up without a sibling. Even though we fought amoung one another, I love my sisters very much and really would be lost without them. I think my father is really going to fall in love with Izzy just like I have. I still haven't packed, so enough of this I need to gt to work. I hope everyone has a nice Christmas and when I get back you can check my Flickr for pictures of my trip.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Marlas in Beaumont, CA

Beaumont, CA Kiwanis Christmas Dinner
Originally uploaded by carignan.

The place we have our weekly Kiwanis meeting.

Motorola Q

Motorola Q
Originally uploaded by Paul Stamatiou.

How come I just don't get why it just blows so badly, when it looks so good. I wish I had a Blackberry Pearl or Treo 700P.


I've wondered for along time if I was just blogging to myself or if I actually had people who visited. I even thought about paying for a more expensive website host that would provide statistics. Today I checked my Google Analytics account and saw that I had a visitor from Colorado. Thanks Tim for checking.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

About Kiwanis, I'm also a member.

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Why I'm a member of the Optimist Club in Beaumont.

The Optimist Creed
Promise Yourself-
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


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Monday, December 18, 2006


I haven't found any sense of Christmas this year. I guess I just haven't had the time to rest and enjoy things or even think much about it. Just buy the gifts and be done. Boring actually and not much fun. Debbie usually helps me along during the holidays but she's not doing to well with her broken arm. So I struggle alittle more this year then last.

Staying up thinking

I just don't feel like going to sleep. I just keep thinking about this and that. Nothing important just thoughts that run in and out of my head. Maybe it's bad to have some much information so easy to get to. You have a question and bing get the answer and it's easy.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

December 17th 2006 Morning Snow

December 17th 2006 Morning Snow
Originally uploaded by carignan.

Last night it snowed in the mountains. It looks nice, but I still would like tosee it in the front yard so Izzy could play in it.