Friday, March 23, 2007

Tough last couple of days

These last two days have been pretty tough. A couple of my kids (students) have confided some pretty big problems that they are going through. I really can't blog about it but I hope my fumbling attempt at helping them for atleast a short time did some good. I didn't have any real answers to the problems facing them. I feel good that they trusted me enough to come talk to me, but in the end I had to let a friend ( a counselor ) help them. You'd think after all that I've been through in my life that I wouldn't so be so damm upset and worried for them. Those kids shouldn't have to go through stuff like that.

On a more positive note I'm leaving with Izzy, Saturday morning to see my parents for a week.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I got my chip!

Today I took my 14 year chip in "AA" today. I got off work, and had diner with some friends from the meeting, at Mimi's. I dove over to the meeting after dinner, and as I walked up to the building, I saw a man, obviously a transient walking along a jogging path near the building. He looked so tired and alone. Things could have been different, that could have been me. I don't know how I've survived 14 years without a drink. Sometimes it seems as if I've just fumbled the program to this point. But I've made it this far. Izzy sure has taught me alot lately. A 19 month old little girl is helping me grow into a better man. It's truly amazing how some things work out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lonely, not the same.

Britty pitched another great game today. I'm very proud of her. She also left on a History trip for back East with her classmates. She'll be gone for almost two weeks, touring historical sites in the North East around Washington DC and New York. I'll miss her, it's just not the same without that teenage attitude. I hope she enjoys the trip. It's nice to be able to do that for her. I want her to know more about our country. I asked her to think seriously about the people buried at Arlington National Cemetery when they visit it. I just watched a National Geographic documentary about it and it really made me appreciate the people that have died defending our country. It's a sad place, but I guess necessary. I bought her a new camera before she left and hopefully I be able to post some of the pictures she takes.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

Just to busy to do much writing lately. Britty has been doing very well in the Loma Linda softball tournament, even pitching a shut out one game. She had two handbell concerts last weekend, one at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA and the other at the Palm Desert SDA church. At La Sierra several other groups also performed and it all sounded wonderful. She'll be leaving for 12 days, Wednesday for a History tour back East. Izzy is doing fantastic and is growing and learning new things everyday. She is so smart and mimics everything. Debbie and I are both fine, just trying to keep up with everything. Sometimes it seems as if we'll never be able to rest. We did manage to get out Sunday night and celebrate my 14th birthday, and that was nice, no Izzy to feed or walk around, no Britty to roll her eyes and give us attitude, just the two of us.

Inland Orange Conservancy Home

Inland Orange Conservancy Home A cool local project to help save our past in the Inland Empire.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


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