Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chinese New Year

We went to see the Chinese New Year today... it was a lot of fun and quite noisy.

Here is another video of the dragons getting money from the kids for luck.

Then we went across the parking lot to see more dancing and fireworks.

We will be sure to go again next year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday 17th

It's a Wednesday just like last week, and the week before that, and the week before that. Nothing special, just another day. I'll take that as a good thing since I'm not stressing out more or less than any other day this last month or so. Valentine's day went as well as could be expected, I think I did okay. We saw a movie, had dinner, nothing really outstanding. It was better than some, not as good as others... but it was calm and nobody got their feathers ruffled... so I'll call it a success.

I'm resigned that at least for awhile this is how life is going to play out... I work, I pay bills, I do my workout, I watch what I eat, I live another day.

I am in what you would call a "holding pattern" for awhile. My soon-to-be-ex-wife was served her divorce papers, and I am waiting on my tax paperwork to see if I get anything back or if I owe a king's ransom. It can go either way... I have no clue. I set up things as best as I could considering that I was put in a situation where I pretty much lost everything I had, my home, my retirement, and my respect for myself. If I withheld enough tax I should be okay... if not, things will get very tight very quickly... I will be glad once I know for sure... the not knowing is difficult on me.

Now it's damage control and an attempt to move forward. Time will tell I suppose... I will see if the choices I made this time around are better than those I made in the past... and I will see if I can still make something of this life before it ends.

I remain hopeful... but cautious.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Almost Valentine's Day

Well it will be Valentine's day tomorrow and I went out today to get a few things for Eve. I always feel like I am being graded... did I spend too much? Not enough? Did I get the right thing? If I buy too much candy they think you are trying to make them fat, if you don't by any then you don't care.

Guys are easy... tell us we are going to the movie and we call it a good day. Get us a tee shirt with something interesting on it... wow... a bonus. Well... I guess we wait and see how tomorrow goes.

I suppose I'll write here more often... sort of an online diary... not like anyone is really reading it... but it's a way for me to get my feelings and such out there I suppose.