After being going since Thursday morning it’s great to be home again. We went to Panama City where I taught a couple of classes and then over to Wakulla Spring where we went swimming and go to stay in the hotel that would build back in the 30’s and it’s pretty much still original. We had a great time and ate some awesome food. The family and I ate in the hotel restaurant, which has excellent ratings, and I had the blackened grouper, with backed potato and broccoli. That has to be a meal that is in the top 10 best meals of my life. My wife, son, and daughters all raved about their meals as well. My wife had crab cakes, and my son have fillet minion, and daughters had shrimp and hush puppies.
I had to work Friday and Saturday and even with the ride up there and back I feel as if I just got back from vacation. I good for another 6 months or so.
We drove for about 7 hours but made it safe and sound. We stopped a dozen time but hey we were in no hurry to get here. My class does not start until 1pm tomorrow so I get to sleep in tomorrow.
Panama City is an hour behind us so when it’s 9 am our time it’s 8 am there time. So Saturday when I get to go teach it’ll feel I’m sleeping in. It’s been a long time since we’ve been here so I want to sight see some on Panama City Beach and take some photos.
Even though I’m teaching a couple of days this is going to be a great weekend!
1/2 of us are going to Panama City this weekend the other 1/2 is staying home water the peppers and guarding the plants.
I’m going up to Panama City to teach some EPA classes on Friday and Saturday. No big deal really, the only tough thing is the drive up there and then the drive back. It’s 6 – 6 1/2 hours up there and then come back. We’re going to stay, Thursday night and Friday night in P.C. then we are heading home and staying somewhere up in the panhandle of Florida and driving back home Sunday morning.
As soon as we get home I have to teach a Georgia webinar class, so it’s going to be a long week. But hey I’ll make some good money.
The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the future… This is an historical day! We are so close to opeing the boarders up once again to CUBA. What has it been… 55 years or so since Americans have been able to go to Cuba. Once that officially does happen you’ll see Americans rushing down and buying all the older cars. Then then vacation resorts will open up and docks for cruise ships will be built. Cuba as we’ve known it for the past 50+ years will disappear within a matter of a couple of years or less.
I don’t know if that is going to be a good or bad thing. I think we’ll move fast and hard and this time annex the country as a U.S. Territory. LOL I may not be kidding about that one!
Yes I have Diabetes, nothing to be ashamed of that is just the way it is. Who’s to blame… I am. What am I doing about it? Well I’m on a pill to help regulate the blood sugar, now I have to work on my diet and start exercising. It sounds so easy to most but that is way easier said than done for me.
Food, especially sugar is my kryptonite. No matter how hard I try not to eat it before I know or realize it I’m eating a candy bar, cake, or some type of pie. It’s not just processed sugar but starches as well. Bread, pasta, etc. all turn into sugar, so it not just cutting out the sweets.
It’s type II diabetes but that is serious enough when I’m only 51 years old. I’ve got a 3 and 9 year old still to raise. So I need a lifestyle change and I need to stick with it.
Now I consider myself an arborist. I love trees and I’m always planting seeds to grow new ones. When you plant a tree you have to continuously water it, fertilize it, make sure it’s getting enough and not to much. You constantly have to repot them in new pots to make sure their roots have enough room to grow. So when one dies or someone kills it is a little upsetting.
When the trees become 3 foot tall you stop worrying so much that someone may not see it and run over it. But, that is an assumption that they’re smart enough to realize it’s a tree.
My wife’s niece ran over another one of my trees that makes two in the last month. They wonder why I get so upset. It only took me two years to grow them from seeds caring for them every day. If it would’ve just died I could accept that, but they were killed due to pure stupid fucking ignorance. I will never like her again because of that. Or it would take a very long time for me to get over it.
We went to a local event tonight called, “Taste of Pasco”. It’s where a bunch of food vendors and sponsors set up and served us all a taste of their food. I will definitely patronize their restaurants again.
The kids played on the slides and in the jump-house, got their face painted, and had their picture taken with a princes. But most of all they got to try new foods they normally would not have eaten.
Thank you “Taste of Pasco” … I think everyone enjoyed the food and we all had a great time! I had to teach all day and went after I got off at 4:30 and even I enjoyed myself, tired but had a great time.
Thanks Bob for the tickets… I’m not sure if I would have paid $25 per ticket
I’ve love photography since I got my first DISC camera back in the early 80’s. I took so many pictures of Kansas and Germany when I was stationed there. After I got out I ended up buying a nice 35mm Nikon with a couple of different lenses and it started. Everywhere I go the camera went with me.
I’ve shot 4 wedding now and several other functions. I only did it because they asked me, and of course since I was doing it for free the price was right. I hated the weddings though. Not because I didn’t want to take the photos, but because I was so nervousness. If I mess up on a typical photo I’m taking, No big deal. But, If I screw a wedding there is no do-overs. (well kinda sort of – divorce and remarry) But I still kept shooting everything… documenting my families life along with family and friends.
I’ve went through so many camera’s I’ve lost count. I’ve had a Sony Maciva (3 1/2 floppy disc) another Sony Mini CD camera, Olympus 5060W, Underwater Olympus, Snappy Q 35mm, Canon point and shoot, Panasonic Point and Shoot, Olympus 3.1 mega pixel, Olympus underwater, Canon Rebel XT, Nikon 35mm, and now I’m shooting with this Canon T3i. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a bunch but you get the picture… no pun intended there.
My youngest son and I enrolled into a photography class at a local camera shop. I actually did it for him but after 1 class I had to admit how much I did not know. It was awesome and renewed my love of photography once again.
So when you see me walking around with my camera stop and say, “Cheese”!
My wife’s cousin who is younger than her is dying from infections. He has been a drug addict for years so it’s a self inflicted wound but that doesn’t help anyone at this time. His family and friends love him unconditionally and his life choices should not be judged at this time.
Everyone debates on anyone’s death… why, what could have been, what should have been, what if, but hindsight really doesn’t matter at this point. Now’s the time to say Goodbyes so he can meet his maker.
Today the family is gathering up at the hospital because they are removing everything and just trying to make him as comfortable as they can. I think the hope is that he wakes up long enough to say his final goodbyes. In the end I guess telling him that you love him is the most important thing in life. Unfortunately most of us wait till that moment until we tell them how we feel.
Remember in the end… the rich man, poor man, drug addict, strait people, gay people, men, women, black, brown, white people all end up laying beside each other. We all become truly equal.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
God Bless the Family and Good Journey to You!
It’s 85 degrees in the house… our A/C is broke and the a/c guy order us a new one but it will take a few days to get in in and then get it installed. Dang I hope it comes in quicker than that. It’s going to cost us over $1,000 for a new one. I need to have our duct work check as well. I’m sure that some of it maybe bad and needs to be replaced.
I understand that a household items break and need to be replaced but jeez… being a home owner means expecting things at anytime, typically when money is low. I really don’t think that only happens to us I think it probably happens to everyone.
I do understand why alot of people just prefer to rent and never own. LOL ~ not.