Monday, September 7, 2009

Oh ya, I have a blog

Well then, it certainly has been a while since I've penned any words here. Just about as long since I've come by any of your blogs either. To say I've been busy lately would be a gross understatement. After a slow start to this season's work load, the past two months have been nearly non stop. The good news is, it isn't showing any signs of slowing down in the near future.

Outside of working like a dog, I've had a bunch of fun with the family as well. Most recently was an outing to the state fair. We hadn't gone to any fairs for at least three years, so this was an especially nice treat. Perhaps a full post later to highlight the doings of the day will follow.

Lisa and the boys spent a week down in California visiting with her mother and brother while I stayed home. A bachelor for a week I was! Now before you start letting your mind run wild with all the things I did during my week of "no rules", relax. I worked every day they were gone and was generally asleep by 9 or 10 each night. Wow, do I know how to live it up or what?

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the school year for Anthony and Matthew. Excitement and apprehension have been running simultaneously through their systems the past couple of days as they get ready for the big day. As good of kids as they are, I'm pretty sure Lisa is looking forward to a bit of a break.

Not a very long or cohesive post I realize, but I wanted to at least let you know I'm still alive and kicking. I'll post again soon, and try my best to get by to catch up with you all too.

Until then, thanks for dropping by and be well.


Quilly said...

Just yesterday I was wondering how you were doing. I am glad things are well!

Anndi said...

*waves* Hi bro!

Glad your days have been filled with productive toil and not trouble ;)

Have I mentionned that I like the banana yellow text on your blog? *grin*

nitebyrd said...

Welcome back! It's good to hear that you're busy and life has gone well for you and your family over the summer. Nice to see you again!

Ron said...

YAAAAAAY....a post!!!!

So glad to hear that work is busy.

oooo...a week of being a bachelor...woo! woo!

Any lap dancing going on?


Anyway...GREAT to hear from you bud!

You've been missed by many!!

Jay said...

Hola! ;-)

Sandee said...

Sounds like you've all had a great summer. Good for you. That's what it's all about anyway.

Great to see a post from you. Have a terrific day and week. :)

Akelamalu said...

Well howdy Jeff it's great to see you again!

You had to fend for yourself for a whole week? I hope you kept the house clean. (wink)

Thumbelina said...

I was just by here yesterday and thinking of you! Glad all is well and business is booming.

Jeff B said...

Quilly- I've been wondering about you and the others as well. Two months seems like a long time.

Anndi- Ha! All this time and I can still count on you to bust my chops!!! Good to see you again.

Nitebyrd- Busy is definitely good. And thanks, it's good to be seen.

Ron- It's nice to have the time to eek out a few words again. Seems like it's been ages. As for the lap dancing. . . about the closest thing was when one of the cats would curl up on my lap to sleep as I watched a movie.

Jay- Que pasa mi amigo.

Sandee- Glad you dropped in. It is/was a good summer, albeit too short.

Akelamalu- You will be glad to know I had all the laundry cleaned folded and put away, carpets vacuumed and the dishes done before they got home. Even had a nice dinner all prepared that night too. Not bad huh?

Thumbelina- I only checked in on a couple of blogs during my absence, so I've been wondering about you all too. Thanks for hanging in there and coming by.

katherine. said...

missed you! but glad to read that work is good....nice for you all

First day of school for the Lisa is thrilled...tell them Dave and I said "Hey"

Travis said...

Good to see you around! And I'm glad to hear that you've been working hard and enjoying the off hours with the family.

jennifer said...

Well Hi Jeff! Glad to hear that all is well in your world. I'm glad that you are back.

BJ Roan said...

Good to see you are still among the living. It seems like summer is always a tough time to stay seated at a computer. There's just too many fun things to do. We went to 2 State Fairs in the same weekend, so looking forward to seeing a post about your experience. I'm wondering if they are all similar. Anyway, good to have you back.

Jeff B said...

Katherine- Lisa was pretty much grinning from ear to ear.

Travis- I'd rather the balance be heavier on the family time, but work is a necessity when the bills arrive at the end of the month. It's all good.

Jennifer- It feels good to be back and to get caught up with everyone again.

BJ- The few times I had the time to sit down and post something, I was just too pooped to do it. Hopefully I'll have enough time and motivation to write a bit more now.

Dianne said...

welcome back!!
I hope the boys are settling in to school

It's really great to have you back

Matt-Man said...

Glad you're doing well with all of the work. Here's to ya Jeff. Cheers!!

Mel said...

Ahhhhh......the blessings of school resuming......


I'm always glad for summer--and equally glad for fall. *laughing*

Welcome back, sir. I'm glad for you with the work being so good. Just mind that you're resting and relaxing and taking care of you inbetween, eh?


Jeff B said...

Dianne- The first day jitters have subsided now and they seem to be getting into the grove already.

Matt-Man- Thanks for the toast. The all work part may be making me a dull boy, but at least the bills are getting paid.

Mel- Good advice. Setting aside that down time can be a challenge for sure.

San said...

It's great to see you here again, Jeff. I'm glad that work is up. Business for us is up too. Knock on wood. Again. Knock on wood. Again...

When you have a chance, wander over to my place and see how we get rid of our troubles in Santa Fe. We burn them. Big time.

Finding Pam said...

Hey Jeff, What a nice post? I am thankful that you have been blessed with so much work. Write when you can and enjoy your family.


Starrlight said...

Welcome back =)