Sunday, March 19, 2017

# 21 Troubled Mind

Hello readers, having trouble getting to sleep tonight.  My day was fine, feeling good.  Just so many thoughts running through my mind tonight.  You ever have a night where sleep just doesn't seem to ease the worry you feel?  I had several when I was working.  Now it seems I have them a couple of times each month.  There is not much going on in my life, just normal daily activity.  Concern about others.  Our country the divide and hard feeling between our people.  Some choices younger members of my family have made.  As a young man out of high school, out of work my Grand Mother used to ride me pretty hard.  I know she meant well but it rubbed me the wrong way.  I try to be supportive without being overbearing.  Times are different now than when I was young.  I guess I need to be there when they need me, but relax and let them find their own path.  There are many ways to live life.  We each have to find out what life means to us.  We are here on this earth for a very short period of time in the big scheme of things.  Each of us have to find our own way. 

Enjoy life, family, and friends.
Pappy1
   

Monday, February 20, 2017

#20 Anniversary and More

Yesterday my wife and I celebrated being married 52 years.  We had a joyful yet non eventful day.  Memories kept coming to mind.  My wife is and immigrant from Spain.  We met in Spain, had a courtship there.  On Christmas Day I asked her father for her hand in marriage.  I bring this up because she will always call Spain her home country.  Some customs and holidays mean more to her Spanish side.  Her home country now is the USA.  We built a life here, had children here and raised them here.  We have all been back to Spain to visit and enjoy what that country offers.  I respect her love of her home country and share some fond memories. 

We have two daughter who we love very much.  They grew up to be outstanding adults.  They have different views on politics than we do.  I applaud and respect those views. 

Take care hug someone you love.  Be kind and respectful to others.
Pappy1
          

Monday, December 12, 2016

#19 "Tis the season"

Greetings to all.  May this Holiday Season find you all Happy and Giving!!!!!!  As we approach this time of the year let us be thankful for all the good things that have happened in our lives.  Let us be grateful for understanding and being able to deal with the bad things in our life.  I have heard that we are never given more than we can deal with.  I like to think this is true.  At the time we may ask ourselves why me?  The answer is within ourselves.  We must arrive at the answer that will sooth our own mind. 

This Holiday will bring together some of my family that have not been together for a long while.  I am looking forward to having them here.  Some I have never met, some who I haven't seen in the flesh for a long time.  I am usually not to excited about this time of year.  This year however I feel excitement.  May we dance with joy and happiness.

Pappy1
  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

#18 Post election

With the election just over, there are many who are unhappy with the results.  Mostly those on the left.  When Obama won the election there were many on the right who were unhappy.  Their behavior was very different than what we are seeing now from the left.  It was accepted and we moved on.  Many of the laws and executive orders we did not agree with.  Court cases were filed and lawful actions were taken to remedy the situation.  I agree the left has a right to protest.  Blocking traffic, destroying property, and civil disobedience only tend to defeat the purpose.  As we transition through this change in leadership, be tolerant and understanding of your fellow American.  To many things are taken in 140 charters or less.  Look at platform positions, read the pro's and con's.  Educate your self on the issues.  Claims can be made without the facts. 

Pappy1
   

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

# 17 Elections

We had our presidential elections yesterday.  The votes were counted and a winner selected under the terms of our constitution.  This was our 45th president election.  This is how we transfer power from one person to the next.  In a peaceful and lawful way.  Now there are those who disagree with this process and the outcome.  Perhaps they do not understand how the system works.  Or could they be just sore losers?  The liberal left in this country is for diversity and under standing as long as you agree with their view point.  Heaven help you should you have a different view.  You are labeled and ridiculed with out mercy.  Grow up liberals.  You are not the answer to our country's problems, more like the cause of them.

Pappy 1
   

Friday, November 4, 2016

#16 When to leave the nest

For me this was not a problem.  I left when I enlisted in the US Army.  For our children it was for all practical purposes when they went to college.  It was hard for me when the youngest went away to SD.  The older one was already settled in ID.  I saw her often because I traveled thru the town.  The youngest was hard for me to leave her at the school.  Maybe because she was my baby girl.  But I think it was time.  She was only two hours away and we saw her often.  They still come and visit, call often.  Home is where Mom and Dad live.  But they each have their own home and we used to visit their homes regular.  Now that my health does not allow me to travel as freely, not as much.  Still look forward to their visits to Mom and Dad.

Moving away from home brings a considerable amount of responsibility.  Income to pay rent, food, clothes, entertainment and so on.  These things need to be addressed before you make the decision.  A plan needs to be thought out and many things considered.  You might think 'I will be able to do what I want".  Maybe so but not always.  Responsible choices, good planning, and a desire to succeed are also necessary.  If you do decide to move out, sit down with your parents and make a plan.  Outline who is paying for what.  Make the process as pleasant as possible.  Hard breakups between parents and children are never good. 

When you leave the nest you take on more responsibility.  Just because you leave home doesn't mean they are through with you.  You will still need their love and support.  They will need your love and support.  A family together is a strong family.

As I have always told you choose wisely.

Pappy1
     

Friday, September 16, 2016

#15 Misc.

Trouble falling to sleep tonight.  Random thoughts running through my mind.  Enjoy reading blogs from RedRed Hot Head, Meeting Grace, and KinderWorld.  They are recalling a trip they took together a year ago.  A trip to Barcelona, Spain.  They have a memory they can share.  Reading about the things they did, and saw.  I can share this trip with them.  I am happy they had this time together. 

Good night.  Pleasant dreams.
Pappy1