Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blowin' Away

I read an article in that hay fever affects up to 30% of all Americans and over $1 billion is spent each year in this country to treat the disorder, as well as millions of school and work days each year are lost by sufferers of hay fever symptoms. And these figures are probably an underestimate!

Now why do I have to be one of those 30%?!? Ugh!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


After 11 years of being together, I'm still amazed by the things my wife has accomplished. When I first met her, she was a young, unhappy, insecure, 220 lb woman still working temp jobs and trying to find a solid career.

The weight has been something she's battled with practically all of her life. But after Ben was born she vowed to lose all that weight and become an example of health and well being, and most importantly, to prove to herself that she could do it.

That was almost 10 years ago. About a year after that, she lost almost 90 lbs and, for the exception of being pregnant with Liam, has been able to keep it off. How did she do it? The old fashion way: through shear willpower, diet, and exercise.

Now she's a confident, secure woman with a clear career path. But that perseverance, that determination is why I love her so much.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Went with my son to the park today and watched in amazement as he began to dive head first down a steep "s" shaped slide. First time he did it he was definitely scared but after doing it he realized that there was nothing to fear and he wouldn't get hurt. So after that first try he went back again and again until there was no more fear but still lots of fun.

It made me realize that if he didn't try it the first time he would've never found out how much fun it was. It also made me realize how many things I've avoided trying because it seemed too steep or too scary. All the fun that I missed... but it's not too late to go back and give it a try.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Seems to me that the older I get, the harder it is for me to be fascinated by anything. The only true fascination for me now is watching the kids grow and seeing their faces light up when they discover something new and wonderful. That's one beautiful fascination that I know I'll never grow tired of...