Monday, December 31, 2012

Well 2012 is nearly over ....

And it's been a reasonably good year.  Few changes and challenges but not as many as in the previous couple of years!

I am away at the Scout Jamboree from Jan 1 (we're flying out at 2230) and back on Jan 13th.  I am not sure what internet access we will have on-site so I will probably be updating my facebook page more than this if anything.

If you have Facebook and aren't already my "friend" drop me an email with your details and I will try and find and friend you asap.

Have a good "New Year's Eve" everyone and talk to you again in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Food for thought

I've not posted anything on the tragedy that unfolded in America yesterday.  Mainly because it was a tragedy.  One mad / sick / insane whatever-label-you-want-to-use "person" took the lives of many innocent children and adults.

I don't believe that there is any easy answers here - any easy ways to stop tragedies like this happening in the future.  However, I've posted the link above because I think it echos many of my thoughts much more articulate than I could have done.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were involved in this tragedy.

Be kind to those you encounter you never know the future.

h/t FarmDad

Friday, December 14, 2012

TTKS #861

Miss 9 and I are having a discussion and she is complaining that I am telling her what to do:

Miss 9: "I don't like you telling me what to do."

Me: "You can leave home at 18."

Miss 9: "No, I like living here."

Me: "Well you'll have to put up with me telling you what to do for longer then."

Miss 9: "No, I'll put you in a retirement home"