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New Year 2024, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year Everyone. We Made It. It's another year and the possibilities are abundant. It is what you make of it, so it's time to get out of the gate with a fast start! 2024Kids

The girls wasted no time getting comfortable in the new year. It's almost hard to tell where 2023 ended looking at them. If not for the Twilight Zone marathon playing in the background, I wouldn't be able to tell that is New Year's Day.

At least they have their priorities straight. I'm starting to remember a lot of these Twilight Zone episodes. I must be getting really old.

That, or I watch way to much TV. Either way it's time to do 2024.

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2023 is almost over.

New Year Prep

We have made everyone. 2023 was hard, but I made progress.

Getting Ready for 2024, December 31, 2023

I graduated from college this year. If I can do that, there is not much I am not able to do. I look around and see nothing but potential. If every impediment becomes an obstacle, the journey is long and uncomfortable. The college experience has helped me learn how to learn. I try to turn those impediments into lessons I haven't learned yet. After that the impediment is just an experience to get through.

Trying to teach that to these guys now. I just have to remember that it's going to be a marathon, not a sprint...

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2023 Christmas

2023 Christmas

Merry Christmas

I'd been feeling down until I remembered this. "You know, kid, in times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in the past."" December 25, 2023

The girls enjoyed the holidays. They are getting so big so fast. They are the big kids now. That makes me feel really old.

If you don't look around once in a while your whole life will just zoom past. I am amazed at how fast the holidays have come and gone. Don't get me wrong, I really don't enjoy the whole thing, but when it passes it takes another year along with it.

Time is a limited commodity and we don't know how much of it we have. I feel like I'm just watching time pass and not really living. That has got to be the biggest waste of time there is. 2024 is going to be different.

I once heard a peice of sage knowledge that I use everytime I get worried about the path I've chosen in life. It has helped me on more than one occassion. Hakuna Matata

2023 Christmas

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Happy BirthDay Baby Khy'Zala

2023 Christmas

Happy BirthDay Khy

I really have to learn how to spell her name, but I can't because everytime I see her I just squeeze her and I forget that she has a name. November 14, 2023

Khy'Zayla? I never learned how to spell my Granddaughter's name correctly. I'm beyond slacking, I know. It's not that I don't care, I literally just grab her and hold her whenever I see her and forget to ask. She's so cute and small. She reminds me of when Satie was a baby. She's one now and still a little peanut. A self propelled little peanut. My little smurflemuffin is getting so big and so cute. I want to squeeze her right now.

Tiara had a birthday party for her. I was still in my thoughts and I really didn't want to go. When I got to the party, she wasn't even there. I had to call Tiara and rush her along. Sorry T, but I wanted that baby.

It was good to be out of the house for a while. I've spent so much time in my own thoughts, coming out of them feels strange. It was a good time, this is the new normal. Might as well get used to it.

Look how cute the babies are. Khy and her cousins. How can you not want to squeeze them.

Khy'Zayla fam2023 Christmas

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The Ne'er-Do-Well Nerd

Just me, myself and I. Even when there is no one else around, I am never alone.
Sometimes I get tired of listening to the three of us argue, but we are all doing just fine.
Let me try to explain
I is the one who has done all the things in the past. Me is the one who is dealing with the current situation. Myself is the one that's looking towards our future.
We three guys never agree on anything.
I have a heart that makes the grinch's look oversized. I grew up in the hood and worked my way out, what can I say. I don't suffer fools lightly.
I'm fortunate to have that expierience though. It prepared me for my career in CyberSecurity. My insecurities now show me what secure looks like.

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