Category Archives: disappointment

Prom the way you always wanted it

What do you think of this? Was your prom the “best night of your life?” Would you like a “do-over” so you could have “A Second Shot to Have the Best Night of Your life?” Advertisements

Posted in behavior, choices, dancing, date night, differences, disappointment, dressing up, emotions, feelings, flowers, friends, fun, gimmicks, growing up, laughs, memories, opinions, party, people, prom, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Expectations and Resentments

Each week, I attend a support group meeting. We read a passage from a book and then discuss its relevance in our lives. Is it true or not? Are we affected by this? How? Last week’s meeting has stuck with … Continue reading

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Get It Right or Go Home

Most of you know that I’m a musician. Went to school for it and everything.   Because of that, I’ve spent a lot of time through the years teaching many young men and women to play music.  To read the notes, … Continue reading

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Saying you’re sorry.

I have been thinking and rethinking this subject. I dread to even start writing about it because it spiders off into many different webs and I know it’s going to get long. Let’s first start with this clip that just … Continue reading

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Fair is fair…or is it?

Well. Where do I start? We’ve had a very interesting last 5 days. As you all now Bailey is on the traveling baseball team for our town. This was something he had to try out for. Something we had to pay for. … Continue reading

Posted in abilities, advice, athletes, baseball, boys, competition, competitive, disappointment, discipline, encourage, fairness, feelings, friendships, humiliation, hurt feelings, kids, life lessons, losing, sports, tournaments, Uncategorized, winning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Sock fetish

A few weeks ago I got some new socks at Target. They were Hanes and I really liked them. I’m ENORMOUSLY FUSSY a little particular about my socks so I was happy I found some that I liked. I used … Continue reading

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Spoilers

I know that I’ve talked about this before but I really feel the need to do it again. For those of you who know us, this will come as no shock. For those of you who could care less, sorry for … Continue reading

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What is a role model?

You know, when this first came on the news, I thought so what, who cares. It’s none of our business and it shouldn’t be news. Tiger Woods! I figured something was up. Who’s driving like that in their driveway in … Continue reading

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Doing what’s right for ALL the kids

I’ve always stood behind public schools. Maybe because I worked in one for so many years. Maybe because I’ve had pretty good luck with them and my boys were happy there “for the most part.” I’m not really sure. It … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, disappointment, education, fears, feelings, kids, parent's, people, problems, school, small towns, taxes, teachers, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

The END!

What’s wrong with me? Do I have sucker written on my forehead? Is there some neon sign on my back I don’t now about? I’m telling you I have thee worst luck when it comes to meeting normal people. I … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, behavior, best friends, character, choices, differences, disappointment, emotions, feelings, friends, friendships, getting along, growing up, life, life lessons, live and learn, people, relationships, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Being honest or being mean. Is there a difference?

I’ve been thinking of this post for most of the week and trying to think of wording it the right way. I guess to me, it comes down to either being nice to someone or telling a little white lie … Continue reading

Posted in adults, behavior, choices, courtesy, differences, disappointment, disrespect, emotions, feelings, friends, friendships, getting along, habits, honesty, hurt, hurt feelings, kindness, life lessons, manners, opinionated, opinions, people, personality, relationships, rudeness, sadness, selfish, sports, stupid people, things, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Changing how we blog

I never thought I would do or say this. I love blogging and have had a great time doing it but it’s just gotten to the point that’s it’s not easy doing it anymore. I feel the biggest thing is … Continue reading

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Dear Brett Farve

Dear Brett Farve, I’d like to thank you for the huge disappointment you have handed all of us Vikings fans today. If you want to retire, then RETIRE for heavens sake but why drag us all through it? Is your … Continue reading

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A Story for Our Time

Once upon a time, I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President. I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics. There was some talk that … Continue reading

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If..from DM, our fellow blogger

IF If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVD’s, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved? If George W. Bush had given the Queen … Continue reading

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Parental responsibility

What would you do? This is the bike Paul and I got Bailey for his birthday last week. He got it on Thursday night and by Sat afternoon it was broken. Jason and Nikki had a “family only” party for … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, activities, adults, arguments, behavior, children, choices, differences, disappointment, emotions, facebook, family, friends, kids, parent's, parenting, people, problems, relationships, responsibility, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 73 Comments

What mask are you wearing today?

I quite often get good idea’s for some of these posts from other people. Pam and I were talking about this and she said I should write one about all the different masks that people, including us, wear.  You know … Continue reading

Posted in adults, afraid, behavior, best friends, choices, differences, disappointment, dreams, embarrassed, emotions, fears, feelings, friends, friendships, hurt, life, live and learn, love, masks, peer pressure, people, problems, quirks, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Gotta Go!

No, not that kind of gotta go!  Gotta go to the store kind of go!  This morning, my son wanted to eat breakfast and guess what?  No milk.  I HATE that!  It is the number one way to ruin my … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, anger, behavior, breakfast, choices, chores, differences, disappointment, food, groceries, habits, life, life lessons, live and learn, milk, morning, people, prices, problems, products, quirks, shopping, small towns, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Valentines

I’ve seen this topic on quite a few blogs and it was on an afternoon talk show yesterday.  Who should your kids give Valentines to?Should they be given to the whole class?  Here’s a little article I found on it … Continue reading

Posted in activities, behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, disappointment, emotions, fears, feelings, friendship, hurt feelings, i love you, kids, kindness, life, life lessons, love, manners, memories, people, popularity, school, things, valentines, valentines day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Young Love

Before reading this, take yourself back to the 3rd grade. Remember how innocent love was and girlfriends and boyfriends came and went with out any love lost. I know some parents don’t allow their children to have “girlfriends/boyfriends” when they … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, choices, dating, daughters, differences, disappointment, emotions, feelings, kids, love, memories, parent's, people, Uncategorized, young love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

A son’s a son until he takes a wife??

I read a book by Debbie Macomber recently.  I’m not sure if your familiar with her or not.  Her style is a small town kind of life and her characters are the “behind the scenes” kind of people.  Like the people who own and run … Continue reading

Posted in anger, bad habits, behavior, bossy, bullying, choices, daughters, differences, disappointment, emotions, fairness, family, feelings, happiness, hurt feelings, husbands, in-laws, jealousy, life, love, marriage, parent's, people, son's, things, traditions, Uncategorized, wives, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

The Request for the Pegasus (Jen Henry)

Over the Thanksgiving holiday Catherine and I sat down to make out her letter to Santa. Like any good ‘real’ mother/daughter experience, the event was a lot less “Hallmark-esque” and a lot more set in reality, with the two of us … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, behavior, childhood, children, choices, christmas, differences, disappointment, emotions, family, fears, feelings, gifts, growing up, kids, life, material possessions, memories, parent's, people, presents, santa, spoiling, things, today's times, traditions, trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Weddings and parents giving just the right gift.

I have a cousin who got married.  As a gift to him and his new wife his parents GAVE him 20 acres of land. To build their “dream home” on as the new daughter in law put it. Well 2 … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, adults, anger, behavior, children, choices, differences, disappointment, emotions, family, family feuds, fears, feelings, fighting, getting along, grandparents, hurt feelings, husbands, in-laws, kids, life, marriage, mistakes, parent's, past, people, problems, regret, relationships, things, wives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Question of the day

In heated arguments do you walk away or keep at it until you’ve had the final word?

Posted in anger, arguments, behavior, choices, disappointment, emotions, fears, feelings, fighting, people, Question of the day, questions, simple questions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Customer Service

Where has all the customer service gone?  I’ve had plenty of horrible service the lastcouple of months with different companies and it got me thinking.  Doesn’t anyone care about the customer?  Are we not important anymore?  Do companies not care … Continue reading

Posted in anger, behavior, choices, communicating, courtesy, differences, disappointment, emotions, feelings, impatient, impressions, life lessons, mistakes, opinions, people, problems, today's times, work | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments