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I get drunk.

Last night was a mix of good, bad and ugly. Not just in the World of World of Warcraft but real life as well, most of which is NUNYA but some tidbits are interesting (to me). My WoW Highlight was me being the only Priest in 25m VOA….I got my first T7 (Tier 7 gear) and didn’t have to roll (though I did out of habit and seemed natural to do so). The leggings dropped…Valorous Leggings of Faith. I hope to complete the set in the coming few weeks. Made my night.

Other item of interest is my Step Daughter was involved in a car accident and her being the passenger, she has a sore neck but is a bounce back kinda gal. The driver…well…let’s say he won’t be around this family any time soon, not if I can help it. 5 Squad cars showed up, 1 Ambulance and 1 Firetruck all at 151st & Metcalf. After I made sure she was safe I ran over to my son’s choir concert and I was amazed! AMAZED it only last 26 minutes. His teacher isn’t exactly mr. excitement and I’ve been going to his ‘concerts’ for over 3 years now….I was just very happy it wasn’t an epic concert like some are in the Blue Valley District…the Christmas one was just under 3 hours long…..

Tonight I plan on meeting up with fellow guildies Star and Moon (Dave and Ann) along with Logtar (John) and I think his wife (?) for some good eats and drinks. My wife will be going to once she finishes up some errands. I like meeting (some) guildies in real life as it provides the whole voice to face and pretty interesting.

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the DAY before…wedding plans and the art of motorcycle maintenance.

 

True Love

 

Alo’s parents, sister and other family members arrived earlier this week. My father and friend fly in today at the worlds most convenient airport (no joke, our airport is by far the most efficient well planned one ever…) our day is going to be filled with driving, cleaning, cooking, talkings, driving, picking up/dropping off, cleaning, rehearsing, driving and tons of SMILING. I’m very excited too! It’s often been said one’s life can be summarized in maybe a dozen moments, and I believe today and tomorrow will among those. 

Despite my lack of sleep in the past week (minus lastnight as I slept like a baby…..) I’ve been relatively calm and relaxed, I try not to stress on things and really have not (besides lack of money– paying for a wedding isn’t exactly cheap brothas and sistas)..had anything major mess up my mood. For all of that I point at my soon to be wife AlixAndria. She runs the show and her initiative and drive to get things done was a key element that drove me to be madly in love with her. I count on her for so many things in our day to day lives, many things I simply wouldn’t trust anyone to handle…but I do with her. I appreciate everything she is and everything she’s not as well as everything shes going to be.

I hope our friends and family enjoy our celebration this week and share in our life experiences on down the road. Alix and I both love and admire our friends and family and are blessed to have such down to earth real people friends. Thank You!

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Time with your kids & Johnson County Schools!

Spend it with them. Alix, being very wise made some sage like commentary a few weeks ago about her kids and going to pick them up, drop them off at their friends houses, events. I, being the cranky defensive step-dad-to be …wait I need to end this run-on sentence. OK, I was noticing how her kids friends parents NEVER picked up her kids to do things. Never swung by, dropped off or even (seems) to offer it. I spoke up a couple times saying how it’s not fair for us *Alix* to being doing all the driving. She replied that she only has a few years or less to have time with them before there out of the house and on their own. That stopped my bitching and I agreed. Our oldest live in is a Senior in HS this year and if things go according to plan- she will be moving out around this time next year for Florida (Culinary School). 1 down and 2 to go. She’s a bright smart funny full of life step daughter (I don’t like that term– so I’ll just call her my daughter)– so ya my Daughter will be leaving us next year and the time spent dropping her off, picking her up is small potatoes. 

My son, whom recently moved in with us started a new school (middle) and so far so good, granted it’s the first week seems to be happy. We are trying to focus him more on school and homework as last year was pretty much a failure (he lived with his mother….). He’s a good kid with a great heart as long as you don’t expect anything in the present department, gifts or sharing food. He’s a bastard when it comes to food. He’s nearly 6ft tall and just grew a 1/2 shoe size in the past 4 weeks to be wearing size 11.5 shoe and will eat you out of the house in a matter of days. I’m going to be keeping an eye on his food intake at school as one can track every purchase they make as they have to basically use a pass code when they buy food. That gets tracked online for me to see and If I need to can email the lunch ladies and cut him off from certain foods and snacks. My son isn’t fat per se – I think he’s right around 180 lbs. But ya gotta watch him…

My daughter-daughter is quickly catching up in the height department but remains boney and self-conscience of her weight. Yes, I will blame the media, music vids, friends and pop culture on her weight. She’s picky what she eats minus; hot dogs and dessert. She won’t have any type of red sauce on her pasta- instead she’ll take it without and add a little bit of butter. She loves Fettucini Alfredo and Mac n Cheese but will not eat Chicken unless it’s in a nugget form or strips. Just this week we let her start wearing a thin line of eyeliner….this is her first time in a public school (and my son) so she’s stoked she can do normal things. Catholic schools have certain rules like no make-up, same clothes (which is fine imo– school uniforms), 40 hours of community service for kids (ours had over 200 hrs this past year working at a Assisted Living Center for the past 2 years) , tithing, parent mandatory volunteering, 30 fund raisers per calendar year, tithing, and more tithing.

I, sometimes get perplexed at the thought of God being broke. =D I think parochial schools are great, if you can afford them. We are very fortunate (not really…) that we live in if not the best top 20 school districts in the USA for public schools– Blue Valley, Olathe & Shawnee Mission School districts– which are well funded and if anyone asks where our tax dollars go all one has to do is look to 160th and Antioch at Blue Valley West High School. Johnson County get’s a lot of Hater press but if you want to have your kids going to an elitist public school- Johnson County is the place to be. (If you are really LOADED they go to the State Line Prep School Barstow where the tuition alone is more than Kansas University (out of state)- with that 99.9% of them go to College and most go to Ivy League).  Sometimes (if not a lot) money is a good thing.

So with this new school year we have high hopes and our only wishes if for our kids to get great grades and being happy….along with smatterings of sports, music and being a kid. I try to tell them this time in their lives is among or will be the best times in their lives. You only have 5 things you need to worry about as a teen.

1. Good Grades

2. Homework

3. Chores

4. Stay out of trouble  

5. Don’t get pregnant or get someone pregnant and/or STD’s.

Simple enough.

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