Updates from the O-HI-O state

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Monday, January 31, 2011

To watch or not to watch....

That is the question.  Tim and I are debating on weather to keep cable TV or to go without.
Pros for keeping cable:
Keeps me busy while Tim is working
Keep up with latest TV trends and shows
Live vicariously through the crazy lives of others

Cons of keeping cable:
Time waster
Becoming hooked on trashy TV shows
No longer receive the $30 discount

Pros for getting rid of cable:
Increased quality time with family
More time to read, walk dogs, exercise 
Save $$ each month 
No guilt for forgetting to record a show

Cons for getting rid of cable:
Guess that solves it!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fun in the snow!

Today Tim and I went cross country skiing with our friends; Amy and Paul. We had such a fun time and can't wait to go back.
As you can see in the background there was a small sprinting race track...and yes Tim beat me, but we beat Amy and Paul!

It was really  nice to enjoy the snow and all of God's creation.
Thanks again for going with us Amy and Paul.

Next time we go out the dogs should defiantly come, they would have a blast.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I think kids say the funniest things....yet again this is a conversation a student had with his best friend:

Student: We are best buds, right?
Best Friends:Yeah, I think.
Student: and you aren't going to move anytime soon, though...are you?
Best Friend: No, my mom is broke.
Student: Good keep her that way!
Best Friends: Okay.

The Gym

I recently joined a gym and its been interesting to say the least. First off there must be something about me that says if you are older than 60 and walk around naked in the locker room then do it next to me! I have had more grandmas change next to me.....I think tomorrow I will switch end of the locker room.
In addition today at the gym there was a police training session. While completing my sit ups, push ups and other various toning exercises I looked over to see the officers in pairs on top of one another practicing flip moves. Oh, yeah it was another great day at the gym!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sophia Alice Carter

I want to congratulate Karen and Carl Carter on the birth of Sophia Alice Carter!!! God gives many blessings but one of the greatest is children. Karen and Carl will be wonderful parents and Sophia is a lucky girl!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

To all you single men out there.....

To all you single men one of my students (age 9yrs old)  has some advice for you. He says the key to getting the lady of your dreams is to;
1) make her laugh. (He says try walking into trees or falling into the snow face first...these have worked for him in the past)
 2) it helps to have "a pack", a six pack stomach that is.  But not to worry he says if you're not ripped just don't take your shirt off.
3) and lastly he says that the number one thing to do when trying to get the lady of your dreams is to....wash up every morning!


Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day!

Today is not just another day off from work and school, but instead it's a floating holiday to celebrate Rev. Dr.Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, which is on January 15th.  Some states call it by other names, like Human Rights Day, Civil Rights day, but by whatever name its more than just a day off!
This is one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King;
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase".

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tackling the Towers

So I have signed up, along with several of my co-workers (who swear they will hate me when it done) for the 37 flight stair climb race.  Its not until February 5th but the training as begun. By training I mean, practicing walking/running up 37 flights of stairs and timing myself.  So far my best time has been 7mins and 30secs. For some reason that doesn't sound very long yet its a grueling 7 minutes of thigh burning butt aching torture. Check it out if you want to register , Tackling the Towers.