Damn It’s Cold

Yessir, it’s the start of a new year. Outside my window right now it’s FREEZING cold but that isn’t going to stop me from thawing out my fingers and doing some typing!

But where to start? There’s so many different things to talk about. First up, one of the many gifts I received this year was a copy of “Just a Geek” by Wil Wheaton. I’m only into the beginning of the book but reading about his struggles as an author as well as an actor got me thinking that I need to be writing out my thoughts more often.

This is going to be a big year for the Carder family. We’ve got a lot of milestones coming up including the fifth wedding anniversary, Shari’s 40th, Brie going into junior kindergarten … uhhh … Logan learning how to pee on the potty? I know there’s other things which I just can’t recall … when it comes to the kids there’s just so much to talk about. I really do try to not be one of those parents who is CONSTANTLY talking about everything his kids is doing. I’m just so overwhelmed with pride in watching what the kids can accomplish I can’t help BUT talk about them constantly.

One of the things that this very blog has changed into over its life span is to become a place for me to collect my thoughts, so as they occur I can share them with my family. The principal recipients of those thoughts is now my kids so that when they get older they can look back on just how life was when they were little. Some of the things I talk about on here can be pretty boring but I do want Brie and Logan to be able to read these things and get a feel for who I am and the things that I did. Maybe when we can’t talk to each other this could be a means for them to understand their father better.

Anyway as it’s the new year and with that comes the annual farce which people call “resolutions”, I’ve decided that one of mine will be that I write more often. As long as I’m putting something down in the permanent record then I’m getting my thoughts out. So what will I talk about? Well there’s the job I’ve been on for three months now. There’s a couple of big upcoming events which I’m sure I’ll have something to say about. Oh yeah, and there’s that wedding anniversary coming up in a couple of weeks. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of source material to draw from. 😀