Thursday, February 28, 2008
Regret seems to me something that most people live with as a way of either inspiring them to do better, punish themselves for mistakes they have made or just an uncontrolled emotion that comes and goes as it pleases.
For me though I can't say that it is any of those things, although I understand the concept in theory of regret I can say that I don't have any. Not one! Sure there are things in life that I wouldn't have mind skipping or having done different, but I don't regret it.
See I believe we learn from each thing that happens to us so if I were to regret the things that have happened would be the same to me as discarding the lessons I have learned. I am who I am because of the mistakes I have made and learned from to better myself.
When life hands you lemons make lemonade. So why regret? Learn and go on!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Well I think putting gas in a car is the same thing. Today I got a bad tank of gas for the truck, which can happen here in Mexico. I could do a whole post about the monopoly that is “PEMEX” the only gas company in Mexico for vehicles but that would become a rant and could take a whole post. So I will stick to topic…
About two miles down the road after a fill up the truck starts sputtering and getting sluggish then dies…no gas! So I get out and take the fuel filter off and clean it along with opening up and cleaning the carburetor (mind you I am not a mechanic so I am guessing at what I am doing) blow through the lines…I think…then I put it all back on and voila…it works. So I jump in the truck and continue merrily along my way.
50 kilometers later…sputter…sputter…OH NO!!! Yup! Six more times I repeat that process on that tank of gas before reaching an auto parts store that had the filter I needed. The last time it happened was two was blocks from the auto part store in a turn lane with 3 lanes of rush hour traffic on both sides. Picture this: me half way lying in the street the other half under the truck practically making love to the tire claiming the keys that I don't get hit by on coming traffic. Who needs coffee with that kind of rush?
So I got the filter (replaced it) and some additive to add to my next tank of gas since I was nearing empty again, get to the gas station and fill up, this time with the Super Duper most expensive octane they had.
And lo and behold the truck ran perfect…so smooth. I thought I was in a completely different vehicle. I just hope the truck doesn’t decide to wake up with a hangover from the expensive stuff…I need it to get me to my kids tomorrow!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Show me a special something--something that is important or beautiful or meaningful or full of memories for you--or all of that--and tell me about it. Absolutely anything!! Take a photo of it! =D
So this is my photo! It is over 4 years old and is the first photo I ever took of my little girl Jade.
She is about 12 hours old here and it was just a few minutes after we got home from the clinic where she was born. I know the photo is not artistic in any real way but to me it is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen in my life. So I am biased...
Jade was born during a rough time in my life and the next few years after have been the most difficult of my life. Now everyone goes through tough times but we all find different things to hold onto to help us to keep going day by day. Along with the Lord and His mercy it was my kids, Adrian and Jade that gave me the courage, desire and the necessity to make it...if only for their sakes. I have come out of those dark years of despair and they still shine bright in my life each day.
Adrian and Jade; I love you!! Big hug from Daddy!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I have never really held to the belief that Valentines is "for couples!" Even when I was married or had a girlfriend we always tried to reach out to those around us to make everyone feel good that day. As the evening went on tonight and I saw different posts or heard from different friends the way their day went or about the "not so great" day they had it saddened me as I wish I had done more for others today.
Some people really expect to "get something" on Valentines Day and are disappointed when they don't. I would venture to say though that if all the energy spent on pining over "lost love," "unreciprocated love" "what we missed out on" was spent on looking for someone to make happy or something nice to do for someone else everyone would have a great day!
I got this cactus for a friend today. I don't think (from her reaction) she initially liked it as it's not the traditional gift. But in talking with her later she told me how much she liked the thought of being reached out too. So if a cactus can do that think how much more we can do!
And like Cel pointed out, the call it "Friendship Day" here in Mexico, so it truly is for everyone! Be happy and give someone a hug!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Jessica, I know you don't like me very much, you never have and I am okay with that. From the time you met me those 9 years ago and we would have our raging arguments (I can call them that right) and from the good old days when the MO site had a chat room and you would get all flirty with me when I was half way across the world and you didn't know it was me...LOL...that was always a good story to tell, to now that you are married to one of my best friends...(don't ask me how that happened...) you have had it in for me. But I must say it has always been fun, fun, fun.
I love you despite everything, yes I know, I said it. I do love you! (Mike don't get any weird ideas eh? it isn’t that kind of love...) I hope that you have a great Birthday with an even better year filled with tons of cool fun things from the Lord, your hubby (pay attention Mike), your home and your friends.
Like always a Big Hug from your biggest pain...LOL! BTW, you look absolutely stunning in that photo, makes me want to run out and get you a six pack of beer. ;p
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
According to this news report buildings in Mexico City were swayed and it was felt as far away as portions of the Gulf Coast. We are in the supposed area that felt tremors but no one here that I talked to felt any.
Please pray for our Family in Tuxla Gutierrez that this will open up many witnessing opportunities for them.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Happy Birthday MAN!! I hope this year is a good one for you. KGFG and being the blessing that you are. Looking forward to haning out with you agian next time I am in town.
Well Shel, I hope and pray your new year is filled with many blessings from the Lord as well as the love of family and companionship of friends. May your cup run over with all of life's goodness.
If anyone wants to leave a b-day greeting click there where it says "what you say..."
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Hey Adrian, this post, about the Principality of Sealand is for you since I know you like geography so much. Remeber the discussion we had about the Vatican and it being the smallest country in the world? Click on any of the colored words in this post for some articles and links for you about the guy that is trying to make his own nation on an old WWII gun fortress on a platform out in the North Sea of the British coast. Although they are not recognized oficially by any country as thier own country they have thier own flag, anthem and passports. They have even made thier own postage stamps and have minted coins. A good source for photos and other things is the Sealand News website.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?"
The woodcutter replied that his ax had fallen into the water, and he needed the ax to make his living.
The Lord went down in the water and reappeared with a golden ax.
"Is this your ax?" the Lord asked.
The woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord again went down and came up with a silver ax. "Is this your ax?" the Lord asked.
Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord went down again and came up with an iron ax. "Is this your ax?" the Lord asked.
" Yes", he replied.
The Lord was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him all three axes to keep,
and the woodcutter went home happy.
Some time later the woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river.
When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?"
"Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water!"
The Lord went down into the water and came up with Angelina Jolie.
"Is this your wife?" the Lord asked. "Yes," cried the woodcutter.
The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The woodcutter fell to his knees and cried, "Oh, forgive me,Lord. It is a misunderstanding.
You see, if I had said 'no' to Angelina Jolie,You would have come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Then if I also said 'no' to her, you would have come up with my wife.
Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three.
Lord, I am a poor man, and am not able to take care of all three wives,
and I love my wife such that I don't want her to share me with anyone,
so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to Angelina Jolie."
The moral of this story is: Whenever a man lies, it is for a good honorable reason, and for the benefit of others...
MOSTLY his wife!