Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekends...A great way to recharge the batteries!!!

Slowly but surely time is slipping away until we all have to wake up Monday morning and get back to the dull, mundain start of the work week. It has been so great having a weekend off with my wife and kids to help feel refreshed, well, somewhat refreshed anyway. I had a chance to really hang out with my wife most of Saturday while my almost 16 year old daughter had a going away party for the summer.

Before you say anything, I have to comment on what a wonderful daughter she is. She is the type of daughter you dream of having (even though she is only my step-daughter, I feel like she is my own). The party was with approx 8-10 of her good friends and they are all so well mannered. So my wife and I stayed out of their hair and resolved ourselves to retire upstairs into our retreat, that means our bedroom. We just watched T.V. for a while and peeked in from time to time, but everyting went very well.

Today, we went to the movies and watched Night at the Museum II. For the most part it was a pretty enjoyable movie. Kat and I brought our 10 year old daughter with us so I thought it best to see a more family oriented movie. So back on point, I had a pretty good weekend at home with my wife and kids, wish it could have been longer much, much longer. I really need to start checking to see how much vacation time I have so I can plan some small trip together over the summer. Well I am off to spend the last few hours of the weekend with my beautiful wife. Hope to hear from you all on how your weekend was.

Take Care and God Bless,

P.S. Dont' you just wish you could jump into this picture for a week?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Time Management

Okay, do you ever get the feeling that you are walking a thin line that you feel is about to snap and you tumble into the deep abyss. My wife has even threatened me with the actual words of divorce if I cannot find the time for her and the kids. I have gone to counseling at our church to talk about trying to give more to my wife and kids. I know it is a burden that I have put on my loving wife who has to take care of practically the entire house while I am away. If I am to be a successful husband and father I must put them before anything else. Life just keeps getting more interesting doesn't it!

Time Management, just say those two words to yourself! TIME MANAGEMENT! It is more important than you think. My work is always tugging on my shirt sleeves asking me for one more thing, can you make a phone call and take care of this, here is a problem I need you to take care of, send this email out, fly out and work out of the state for 3-5 weeks with no advanced warning. It is a never ending stream of stuff that can bog you down so quickly you will sink in it.

My goal is to find ways to manage my time with my family while still giving enough time to my work to accomplish what is needed, not wanted. I have such an unpredictable schedule I can't seem to find the regular hours I need to give my wife and kids the time they want and need so desperately from me. "God. please give me the strength and patience to get through these trying times".

I would love to hear back from anyone who is going through the same trials and tribulations that I am so I can find some peace. I would love to have an average 8-5 job that would give me the time to really get back to basics and bond with my family again. I love my wife and kids so much that I would quit my job in a second to show her how much I love her, but what would that accomplish. That would just make the situation worse. I have to find that fine line of work and home and try to repair that fine line into a steel anchor chain that can not be broken by anything.

Well I hope to hear from anyone who is going through the same thing I am. For now God Bless and be safe in this ever changing world!