Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wednesday Words

I'm thinking it would be a good idea at least to check in here every Wednesday no matter what. Let y'all (and me later) know what's happening with me. Even when there's not a lot going on.

Letty and I aren't getting baptized on Sunday. I couldn't get the time off from work and I want it to be a celebration and not something where I'm nodding off before and after the baptism. I think the next opportunity will be in June. It's like my sister said when I told her, "Hey, you're still saved!" Amen to that Shelly!!!

As you can see by my poker bankroll, I am DOMINATING the .02/.04 tables on Pokerstars. I've increased my bankroll by 60% in the last week. That's right, I'm up to over $8.00 in cold, hard cash! What am I going to do with all that money? I think I can afford a value meal somewhere. I could also put 2 gallons of gas in Betsy. That was my Dad's name for her.

We lost an employee at work on Friday. I guy named Jim who had been working at my store for the last 15 years. He was the longest tenured guy on my shift. One of those guys that was kind of grouchy but had a good heart. I'm thinking he was in his 60's. He was from Ohio. He loved the Buckeyes, Browns, and Indians. He was diagnosed with throat cancer about 5 weeks before he passed. I know that he was a Christian, on his vacation he would go over to his church and work there for the week. Like I said a good dude. His funeral is on the 20th. I'll have to go and pay my respects. I miss having him around.

Home life has been good. Letty and I are talking more about things before they come to a head. I think that we both have crossed a bridge as far as our relationship goes. It feels good to know that someone has your back and that you have theirs. I think what I'm trying to say is that there is a deeper level of commitment than we had before. She sees that I'm doing good things and with a servant's heart. I will say that the hardest place in the world to be like that is my own home. Isn't that sad? I'm definitely making the effort that I wasn't making before in the household.

Some more good news this week is that the NFL is starting this weekend. Go Chargers!!!! If we can stay healthy this could be our year. Of course, we have been saying that the last couple of years. We were close, but The Patriots were just too much for us.

OK, I've learned a little trick from my other fellow bloggers. Ask a question at the end of your blog. I love it! Here goes...

Who's your favorite NFL team and why?


Brenda said...

Ok, I'll be brave and answer since I know how exciting it is to get a comment on my blog.

Honestly, I'm not really much into football. But if I have to choose I'll say the Chargers. Being from SD, gotta represent.

How exciting that you and your wife are getting baptized together. What an incredible experience. Blessings to you.

KenP said...

Poker and life aren't all about money are they? It is nice that you understand that so well.

As to football...

I'm close to Chicago but live in Indiana. So, it has been a toss up between the Bears and Colts. Both are having their perceived problems at the moment. I guess we'll find out just how well I support either if they aren't serious contenders.

Maybe I'm Amazed said...

Both my hubby and I were baptized when we were kids, and then in 2005 our oldest daughter, who was 6 at the time wanted to be baptized. So arrangements were made for her to be baptised at Journey's event in June of 2005. Mike and I independently both felt the Lord calling us to be re-baptised as well and the three of us were baptized by Pastor Chris Rader. Cool, huh. Our youngest daughter was not ready at that time (too young to have a good understanding of it) and has now indicated she would like to be baptized at the next Journey opportunity, probably June 2009. So it looks like we will see you in the water!

In regards to Football... one of my favorite topics. By and far, I'm a Southern California girl and 619 all the way - GO BOLTS! I do appreciate all the various players from other teams that excel at their profession, hence, I'm a fantasy football team owner. My team lost this opening week with 91 points to my opponent who scored 106. My team outscored 6 other teams in my league of 10, but still lost. So my team is the top ranked of the losing teams - LAME!