Thursday, January 23, 2014

Being "Dad"

8:30 bedtime, after the whole we are going to bathe with clothes on deal.
  We are NOT going to sleep!!!! WE ARE NOT!!
   Light s OFF and classic rock..  
 8:35 silence. Except for the snoring, which comes from her side of the family

Sunday, January 12, 2014

At sprouts with the boys and Soren tells me he has to buy a gift bag. I tell him no.
  "But I need to get a present for my teacher, and here it is!"
 What is a dad to do?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

creative cuisine..

Soren loves chips and salsa.
 Tonight he ran out of chips
Hey Daddy since we are out of chips I am going to use Flour tortillas
  " Salsa Burrito!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Early last year I decided that I would run an average of one mile per day for the year.
  I started out slow and it looked hopeless right away. I kept up a slight effort in spite of the fact that not only was I already behind, running was a distant 4th on my priority list between work kids and other priorities.
  By late April I was hopelessly behind. I heard from somebody that if one does an activity every day for 28 days it becomes a habit, so I decided to run 3.1 miles a day every day for May. Between all my other priorities it was a great strain, but I did it.
  \I quite quickly found that it may become a habit but it still takes a great effort to maintain a "habit" that does not easily fit...
  Desultory effort through the summer, really busy in September so 0 that is right zero miles..
 In spite of the fact that it was now near impossible to meet my goal I kept running whenever  desire energy and priorities allowed.
   On thanksgiving I noticed that I only had 90 miles to make 365 so I decided to make it a priority.
By the 15th of December I realized that I had been 30 miles optimistic in my math.. Of course by then I was so close that it was within reach in spite of or perhaps because of my math "error"
 So in spite of many factors including priorities my perseverance in a relatively small and pretty hopeless matter ended in success