Friday, November 12, 2010

Fridays Final Thoughts 11-12-10............The ups and downs of life

Just like a football game, life has ups and downs and what matters is how you close out the game.  Finish strong and never quit.
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Today is kind of a weird day for me.  It was a year ago today that I had two coworkers shot and one killed on the spot during a repo.  Crazy, I can still remember getting the call from one of the other drivers that morning on my way to work.  All over a Mustang. A lot has happened since then and I wont go into it, its just too much of a mess.
Brandon the guy that was killed, had a wife and two young kids.  Going to his funeral and seeing his wife and kids, really messed me up for a long time.  Thinking about it now, it still makes me want to cry.  His son and daughter, left without a dad, for a stupid car.
A video was done in memory of Brandon

Now time for some happy thoughts

I have a good feeling that this is going to be a great weekend.  We have no plans, no where to go, so that means I can get a lot of stuff done around the house.  The weather is going to be decent so I can work a little outside while the kids play, the kids also want to do some lego building and some drawing. I also think it is going to be the time where I get all of the Christmas decorations pulled toward the front of the storage room and look with T to see what gifts we already have for the C's this year.

So let me get some thoughts off my chest here and I am going to start with

Sarah Palin, yes really.  She has a Reality Show coming on TLC.  All I can say to that is thank god we canceled some channels and lost TLC.  I dont even want to have the chance to land on that channel when she is on.  Am I the only one who is sick of her and doesnt care about her PR move to make her look like something she isnt.  Wait let me guess, the show will be scripted on her hands so she wont forget what to say!!!!

Next.  Spanking.  Molly at The Snyder5 did a post the other day on this topic and her post bothered me. It bothered me for the simple fact that some people still cant seem to get over the fact that spanking a child really wont do any good.  Now that is my opinion and apparently a lot of people in the US disagree. Because this spanking poll taken, show that by a 2 to 1 margin that most approve of spanking.  Go ahead, HIT your child, yes I said it HIT your child and see if it teaches them anything other than hitting is ok.  T and I dont spank, I will never put hands to my kids in that manner.  And I will be the one in a public place that if I see you do, I will say something.

For some of you that might have missed the CMA's the other night, let me fill you in on a quick fact...Gwyneth Paltrow can not sing. 

Let me tell you how great my wife is.  With all the stuff she has to do on a daily and nightly basis, she took time to go to the tv and set it on the channel for the Falcons-Ravens game last night and then pause it for me so I could watch it from beginning to end after the kids were in bed.  And she even let me give her the massage I owed her while WE watched the game together. AND she didnt even yell at me last night or this morning when she fell asleep and I jumped out of bed, threw my hat and cursed and screamed as the Falcons let the Ravens score with a minute left.  She then let me wake her again and put her glasses on so she could see the Falcons score a game winning TD with 20 seconds left.

Thats love!!!!!!!

Time for some good ol football picks.
Ok so I have really picked some stinkers here the past few weeks, sorry.
Lets see if I can turn it around.
(winners in bold)
College Games
Miami-3 @ Georgia Tech - Both teams without starting qb's, Tech has a better running game and its at home.
Auburn(home)-8.5 vs. Georgia - Cant stand the Bulldogs and as long as Cam Newton is playing, Tigers win by more than 10 points.
Utah-5.5 @ Notre Dame - The Utes get back on track after getting smoked last weekend.

NFL Games
NY Jets-3 @ Cleveland - Sorry Colt McCoy, the Jets D makes you look bad this week.
Buffalo(home)-3 vs. Detroit - Both teams can score, the Lions will score just a bit more.
Pittsburgh(home)-5 vs. New England - Tom Brady doesn't lose many back to back games.

Look, I know I usually talk a lot of trash and blog about a lot of silly stuff, but make sure you start this weekend to make a difference.  Teach your kids, have fun with them, try new things, and most of all love them.  Love your wives and husbands too.  Remember its all about being a team. We all need each other and we need the kids to make us feel great again.

What is one thing you can do differently this weekend to make a positive impact on your kids?
And the same thing for your spouse. What can you do to make your spouse smile this weekend?

Have a great weekend.




Chels November 12, 2010 at 11:49 AM   Reply to

Hopefully Utah does better this time. Last week was down right embarrassing.

Gretta November 12, 2010 at 1:42 PM   Reply to

What a tragic story but the video is amazing to see the outpouring of love & support. You guys stay safe out there!

Lori November 12, 2010 at 3:11 PM   Reply to

Very moving video. I'm sorry for your loss of your co-workers.

Sounds like I'm going to have a similar weekend getting lots done around the house.

I agree with you about the spanking. I believe in talking and not hitting. It doesn't matter if I'm in the minority on this issue cause I usually am. I'm a vegetarian, I'm Jewish, and I school my children at home. LOL

Have a fabulous weekend with family and friends!

Scott S. November 12, 2010 at 3:33 PM   Reply to

Lori, T and I are in the minority too. But you know what, not for long. The more educated people get about certain things the faster they will try new things, and then they will see there are different ways to get things done.

The Zany Housewife November 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM   Reply to

Wow, a life taken over a car. The mind reels. Incredibly touching video.

My husband goes on a trip again for work soon. So me and the munchkin are coloring/fingerpainting little notes that we'll hide in different parts of his luggage. He loves finding stuff like that from her and will certainly bring a smile to his face.

Scott S. November 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM   Reply to

Zany, that will be awesome. I never travel but if I did that would make my day to have some stuff like that on a trip.

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