I just received this video from my beloved brother-in-law. They have nothing better to do in North Pole than to surf youtube looking for good videos. Anyway, I thought it was extremely appropriate for Valentine’s Day and I thought I should share it with all of you. It contains sage advice, advice that should be heeded and cherished. They put the advice to music so that you will be able to sing along and remember it, much like the alphabet, which every DUI I ever dealt with had to sing to complete. So for you entertainment, education, and enjoyment I present to you The Don’t Song.
I have a couple new posts waiting in the wings, but I am waiting for some pics. I am also working on the Christmas letter, but that takes time and approval from my editor for fact checking. So until then, I figured I would share one of my recent favorite videos with you. I really like the dancing in here, but if you listen closely to the lyrics, they are right on. I dare you to watch the whole thing, if you do,you will be humming or singing it all day.
First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers. I really think it helps, and I am not just saying that. Second, I want to give everyone a quick update, Jo is still with us this week and it looks like she will be with us until Sunday. After that, we will only have her from Friday to Sunday, and I don’t know how long that will last. We are struggling between what is best for Jo, and what we can stand emotionally. I know I have felt spent the last week, physically, mentally and spiritually. Just flat wore out, as they say back in Tra’s home town, and I am hoping for a renewal this weekend.
Third, and I hate to harp on this because I know everyone is busy, believe me, but it seems that we have hit an extremely busy portion of our year. As you have seen, Dorian started basketball with practices every day at different times just to make it fun, I am coaching Ben’s basketball team with practices, and then games at least twice a week, Alli, Olivia, and Kassie are all doing dance, two high school classes every day, therapy, Dr. appointments….. just like everyone else. Oh and to top it off, Tra got a flat on her brand new tire, a blow out on the sidewall, so she has been driving the van, all 11 miles per gallon of it.
So today I left for work at 0630, after trading for an hour and 1/2, then got home at 4:30, took Livy straight to dance by 4:50, went and coached Ben’s game at 5:30, drove 20 miles from there to Nikiski to watch the end of Dorian’s game, drove 40 minutes home from his game to eat from 8:20 to 8:35, left home and went to dance and picked up Alli and Chloe, drove Chloe home, came home with Alli and did stock research till now, 10 pm.
Without complaining, I just haven’t had time to work on doing a good family post and I feel bad. Pretty much every day this week has been like this, and maybe it is a good thing. Maybe it helps keep my mind occupied, but man I am just plumb drained this week. To make matters worse, we have noticed a change in Jo, and we think she senses something is going on, so please continue to pray for her. Tomorrow, Friday, I think I will have some time to do a good post, no basketball games, just dance, school, practice and getting a tire replaced.
So now that I have bummed you out, I will include a video I found particularly funny. Of course that doesn’t mean anything because, as many of you already know, I have a particularly sick sense of humor. I really, really get a kick out of the cameraman, the fact that he is laughing just slays me, because, as ashamed as I am to admit it, that would’ve probably been me.
Update on Dorian, his second game he had four points, a rebound, an assist and a blocked shot!! So they called a foul on the block shot, but it was sweet, especially for the second smallest guy on the team. He swatted that shot right out of play, even his team mates were shouting about it. That has always been one of his favorite things to do, block shots. Well, it has been a while since I posted a video not about “the family” so I figure it was about time. This is Thor Ramsey and he is pretty funny. I can relate to a lot of what he says so that makes him all the more funnier to me. There are some great christian comedians out there and he is one of them. So if you are in the mood for a laugh click on the video below and enjoy. The video is just under 5 minutes long. Oh, btw, they won their game again and he plays again today!
I was going to analyze this video and put it into a real life situation, but I don’t think it is required. This is obviously taken in Alaska ( for us Alaskans wink wink) so for those of you lower 48ers that are now reading this, you get a taste of what we see every day ( wink wink). I have been on both sides of this epic battle between fin and fowl. I have won many times, and lost many more. At the risk of sounding a little mushy ( and after posting some of my very masculine college pictures, this could confuse some) this video is cute. I usually hate cute videos, but for some odd reason, I liked this one. I guess it shouts out life lessons and morals, like never give up, never surrender, always try your hardest, you can’t teach on old dog new tricks, yada yada yada.
However, I like my moral: If you’re gonna have wings and not fly, you better have a plan B.
Please for you to enjoy.