Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Dad Life

As I sit here, we've just returned from a viewing of "Despicable Me". It's not a bad movie. Earlier this morning, I got to spend time coloring with Cassie, and we went to a local diner for our regular weekend breakfast daddy daughter date. She got her favorite french toast, and drank most of my coffee. We've been doing some version of this weekly for the better part of four years.

I intended, in my youth, to be a world diplomat. As anyone that reads this must know, I've always had a passion for politics. I've got cousins, that I love dearly, that will talk with me about the minutiae of Constitutional Law. I always am cruising various websites about what is going on on the Hill.

However, at this point I can't imagine anything better than going to watch a movie with my 6 year old, and splitting a Brownie after the fact. While discussing and debating legislation is a wonderful past time; how much time does that leave me to be a dad and a husband? I am not the mover and shaker of governance that I once imagined,. One day I might get to be on this board or that, but right now doing homework with my daughter, and watching a movie with my wife make me very happy.

There is not much more I can hope for.


Thursday, September 09, 2010

News for the new year

I've not posted in a while so I figured it was time to put something to paper. First and foremost, L'Shana Tova to all of you who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah. This year is going to be a good one, and we are going to see alot of positive changes in the world.

The school year seems to be treating me well, but as sure as hurricane season rolls around or football season occurs, the superintendent of schools told us to brace for more cuts. Welcome to the new economy, I guess. My school has been forced to cut staff so significantly that I am expected to be covering more than one class at the same time, and sometimes even three. Well, considering that I need to go on Weight Watchers, this should help. Considering the number of people looking for work, I'm thankful to have a job.

Rather than continue and talk about the ills of the world,teabaggers, the healthcare system, or intolerance, I'm going to relax and enjoy the beginning of " Operation Break Brett", that should start in about 3 hrs.

Geaux Saints