• Back in high school we used to start a debate by asking some questions to get people thinking, one of them was if you had to choose one would you choose to be deaf of blind. I was one of the only people who choose blind because I used to love music and it was such a large part of my life I couldn’t understand being without it but I believe now I would choose deaf because I couldn’t stand not to be able to read, or see my children grow up. (I know I could learn brail but not every book is available in brail.)
  • It is amazing that I have only had a cell phone for 7 years but I don’t think I could live without it. Heather has only been without her phone for a few days but I never realized how often I wanted to call her during the day when she wasn’t at home. In my interest in living a simpler life I would like to eliminate some of those things from my life, I don’t know how long it would take me to adjust to not having a cell phone. And don’t even get me started on DVR.
  • Monday was Heather’s birthday and I stopped by the florist on my way home to buy her some flowers. While I was there a woman was trying to find “Football” mums and the young girl trying to help her wasn’t quite sure what she was talking about. When the young girl left to find out more the woman looked at me as if I would sympathize with her as she said “She needs to go back to school” I wanted to tell her that I didn’t know what she was talking about either but I kept my mouth shut

On my way out the door with my flowers, she looked me and asked “What did you do?” I said, “I went to work so my wife didn’t have to, I will now go home and care for my daughter whom I love dearly, and tomorrow I will continue to be the best husband and father I can, which may include buying flowers for my wife to let her know I lover her.” But I didn’t I just said it was my wife’s birthday, but it is a little offensive that a man must have done something wrong if he is buying flowers.

  • I think I am turning into a bit of a wimp, since the day my daughter was born I have had no interest in watching horror movies, thrillers, SVU, CSI or any of those types of shows, I just don’t have any interest. I have even had to leave the room when there was a movie about a little girl being kidnapped. I feel like a pansy but I just don’t have any interest in it any more. I don’t need that type of entertainment; it feels more like rubber necking at an accident that actual entertainment to me. My life is serious enough; I would much prefer to laugh than to stress.