April 27, 2006


Well I was going through my evening ritual of checking e-mail reviewing blogs and checking the weather various places. On my little pop-up menu I have our weather forecast and that in Fullerton (where my kids live).

Everyday I look at their weather and then I look at our weather and I say to myself, if it wasn’t for all that traffic, Fullerton would be a great place to live… Well at least the weather is always (or mostly always) great.

Well today, oh my, we had a better day weather wise then they did. And tomorrow is slated to be the same. Today in Tulare we had a high of 75? and tomorrow we are scheduled to see 84?, sun shining all day both days. And in Fullerton it appears to be partly cloudy and today’s high there was 68? and they are shooting up to 69? tomorrow… a ha-ha we got you. At least 2 days out of the year we actually do have nicer weather.

And today (and perhaps tomorrow) we are there baby, Sunny and warm.

April 22, 2006

Old Age...

Old age is a two edged sword. There are things that I like about getting old, such as:

Having more wisdom then the young kids. Not because you were born smarter, but because you have life experience (been there done that).

You can do what you want (well a lot more of the time) because you just don’t care that much about what people think (anymore)

Life seems to balance out better. This happens for a lot of reasons, but suffice to say you seem to get in the groove and things are just easier in some respects, like saving money and paying bills. And this happens for a lot of different reasons that I will discuss at a later date, but it is just easier.

And there are things that I don’t like about getting old (and that is putting it nicely), like:

Metabolism slowing down. I hate this, truly hate this. When I was younger I could cut back and BANG I would lose 5- 10 pounds just like that. Now I watch and watch and nothing (or very little) this is just not fair. I think your metabolism should speed up with age, just as you begin to enjoy life and different foods you would be able to eat more of it … not less.

And I hate that I don’t have the physical ability or energy that I use to. This goes hand-in-hand with the first one; I wanted to do more to speed up the metabolism, so I started walking more. I cover 6500 to 11,000 steps in a day lately. But nothing, so I thought I would get a bike, I loved bike riding as a kid and I hear that you really burn the calories.

In my minds eye I saw myself riding and riding all around the neighborhood (for hours and hours). Well I am so depressed; I rode alright, but I could only go around the block a few times and I was dead. I had to stop and catch my breath and drink water and my legs were weak and sore. I was faked out by my own mind… NOT FAIR.

Even lifting my leg over the bike, as a kid I didn't think twice about it, I just did it. But these days just lifting my leg over the bike is a chore and needs to be carefully thought out or you (I) end up on the pavement. NOT FAIR.

I don’t like not being able to do the things I once did: bike riding, racquetball, tennis, baseball, even catch. Oh sure I still try, but I know it is nothing like it use to be. NOT FAIR.

I still have not figured out life yet… but I am working on it.

April 19, 2006

Update on cheaters

Well one of the cheaters is back in class and sitting in the front of the class… before I even asked him to. I think he is the more disciplined of the two because he is a football player and he has a scholarship riding on his grades; so he will put up with more then the other guy.

I will do what I can to help him be successful if he put forth the effort.

The other guy never showed up after Spring Break. That is OK with me because he is a royal pain. Always late, always disruptive and nothing is ever his fault. So, asta la vista baby.

I did give them both a zero on the entire exam and I also turned them in to the dean, so each was given a talking to and a letter in their file.

I HATE cheaters.

Oh yes, and the other guy, the one that just signed the fill in the blank part of the exam. Well he is like gum on the bottom of your shoe; he just won't go away. He was absent before Spring Break and missed Monday, but he was back in his seat today, seating there like he was passing the course.

I went over to see if he was working on the assignments and he was of course surfing the net. "Do you have your book?" I asked, and he looked at me so proud and said, "Yes right here in my back pack. "

"Well try using it," I said, "the information is not going to fly into your head." He looked like I was really putting him out asking him to READ THE BOOK.

April 15, 2006

Vacation... over

Well today is Saturday and actually our spring break really ended yesterday. On Friday that is because we usually get the weekend off so that doesn't count.

It has not been a restful vacation, but non the less, it was good to be around the house. There are just too many things to do around here. But we do what we can. I just read a message from our President (at school) and he reminded us that we have just 5 1/2 weeks left. YEAH for summer.

I think I have decided to take the summer off. Starting the the Fall I will be division chair, so I will be working alot of hours. I need to enter that position fully rested and that is what I intend to do. I can us the money, but I can use the rest more.

April 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Baby!!!!

Well the exact time would be around 9:35 PM when you actually came into our lives. But the memories are there just as if it was yesterday. It was yesterday... wasn't it :o] Just another reminder that life pass by quickly.

People sometimes ask why we just had the one child, well when you are fortunate enough to have a special child the first time there is no need to try again.

Live a happy life, laugh often and love much; and don't forget to enjoy the simple things in life. Happy Birthday Baby cakes... Mommy loves you!!!!