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“May I have some more?”

Last month Eli was recognized as a “Wonderful Wildcat”. It is a designation bestowed upon students at Big Creek Elementary School for many different reasons. Eli earned the title for  “exemplary behavior”. As part of the recognition Eli was invited to have … Continue reading

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V-Day 2013

This morning Kay asked “Have you gotten me a Valentine’s Day card yet?” My plan was to get a card today for her while out at lunch. (I am such a romantic.) Even then I know better than to fib about something … Continue reading

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Under-ware!

This morning Eli decided that he was going to put on his pants before having put on underwear.  When I asked him were his underpants were he replied “on the bed, are you blind?” I have had a a stressful … Continue reading

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HOUSE!! HOUSE!!! HOUSE!!!!!!! DAMNIT HOUSE!!!

Up to this last month it has been my experience that buying a house is much easier than selling one. Selling Kay and I put our house on the market about a month and a half ago. Prior to going … Continue reading

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Surprising Swim

A couple years ago I took Eli to a local swim club for swimming lessons.  In those lessons he learned how to jump into a pool, float on his back, and perform a basic “head in the water” stroke. Up … Continue reading

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Sunset Cliffs Aikido Dojo – Day Six and Seven

Day Six – Wednesday Tim and I start the day by attending to the Shomen. We have almost a full day before evening classes. So we go shopping. We head out to a local mall and find Sensei Bernice a … Continue reading

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Sunset Cliffs Aikido Dojo – Day Four and Five

Day Four Moday brings the Childrens, Beginners, and Advanced classes. Children’s Class I was allowed to assist in the training of the children’s class. I spent more time learning than I did training in the class.  Sensei Bernice made a number of … Continue reading

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Sunset Cliffs Aikido Dojo – Day Three

Day 3: In which “first time” comes up a lot! Sunday.  I wake up a couple hours earlier than I wanted through a combination of forty-one year old sore being amplified by the previous days training and drinking.  I am NOT … Continue reading

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Sunset Cliffs Aikido Dojo – Day One and Two

My first two days in San Diego at the Sunset Cliffs Aikido Dojo ;tldr; rules apply. I am tweeting as much as possible using the hashtag #SDAIKIDOTRIP. Day 1: Travel The plan for Friday was to get up early, pick … Continue reading

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My turn to say 41!

OK, so it has actually been a full week+ since I turned 41.  Life is hectic now so I have been in a non-blog mode.  Here goes! I had a BLAST with dinner with friends at Liu Fu which is … Continue reading

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