Time is Fleeting….

…and has been spent (and will be spent) on other activities than blogging.

Sorry it’s the holiday season; Saturday night we had a Christmas party, Sunday was potluck at the Church and last night was “Cookies and Cocoa” at Nana’s house — yummy.

Tonight is Club meeting and in December; that means our Annual Christmas party and our Annual elections. Been a little busy so far.

I’ll try to find a few minutes to post about something today — but really want to dig into a couple of current events like the Sydney hostage situation and the massacre in Pakistan. In order to talk about those, it will take a while.


In the meantime, enjoy Pentatonix — Mary, Did you know?



Fake But Accurate

“Hey Bob,this is your wife. Could you take a selfie and text it to me; I am having trouble picking you out of the crowd at the terminal”

Yeah, it’s been like that.


Definitely not in Kansas Toto.. ….Kansas was last week Bob! Please try to keep up




Did I mention I have a new job?

Did I mention that out of the 4 weeks I’ve been working for the company that I have traveled 3 of them?


Probably did but was likely just talking to myself.

An alternate title to this post was ‘Dude, where is my car?”
Answer — “Depends on what day it is.”

More later

Guns and Kids

Pretty good report on the subject from the local CBS station






Our gun club also helps out with several area school clubs; I think we are up to 3 – maybe 4 clubs using our fields for practice. So it is good to see a positive report on the subject.

One of the things not mentioned in the report is how much family involvement goes on behind the scenes. Just like band or other school activities, it takes a considerable number of parents to make it work. We see a large number of parents helping out, working with the kids and learning about the sport.

And joining the club   :)

Wish I Could Take A Day Off…

…just to recover from the weekend. Its been a while since I’ve had a weekend this good. Tiring but good.

Saturday was another wedding; this time my” niece” Samantha and her new hubby Jason. Great ceremony and good times but made for another long day.

Then up on Sunday for church and –prepare yourselves — a few hours of actual shooting goodness !

Yes, your humble scribe remembered that he can actually use the range for target practice. My buddy Cliff was in town for Sam’s wedding and we spent about 3 hours running a pistols and our .22 rifles through their paces. Good news is both of us can still shoot even though some rust shows on the skills.

I would have taken pictures, prepared reviews (shot his Ruger 10/22 for example) but was having too much fun just shooting. Maybe next time.

In the mean times, here is a pic of the bride and groom.


Hope your weekend was as fun as mine.

Technical Difficulties, Real Life Priorities



Not sure what is going on with the blog right now; I at least keep getting database communication errors.

I’ll try to get some help resolving the issue (probably related to the web hosting service I use) soon.
Just not sure when “soon” will be — I’m working crazy hours still and my niece is getting married tomorrow. Have a house full of guests for the wedding and club board meeting was last night.

For Some reason, I’m feeling a little stretched.


But speaking of marriage; did I share a picture of my daughter and son in law?



It Was A Good Day – Saturday



A little long but the weather held out for a really nice day. A little breezy when we needed it to keep the temperature bearable and no storms.

Carolyn Wedding 1



They chose a beautiful venue. Just a minute from the freeway but seemingly isolated by distance and time.

Carolyn Wedding 4


Rich’s daughter “K” was included in the ceremony with daughter Carolyn presenting her with a Unity Locket. “K” was also the Flower Girl for the ceremony.

Carolyn Wedding 3


The reception was held on the same venue with excellent BBQ (sorry I can’t think of the name of the caterer or I would be touting them). Again the weather turned absolutely delightful with a little breeze and very comfortable temperatures as the sun went down.

The celebration went on late into the night but us old timers left around 11:00 p.m.

I’ll try to steal some more pictures to post later. I also need to steal some from She Who Lets Me Make Her Coffee Every Morning’s Birthday Party on Sunday. I’m not going to say how old she is but it is a “major milestone’ birthday.






noun \ˈstres\

: a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.

: something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety

: physical force or pressure

Hmm…major audit at work in 2 weeks.

2 Days after the audit at work, I have an Orientation class for the range. It’s fast approaching around 40 to 50 people planning on attending. And we’ve implemented a new system for identification badges. Which I haven’t seen yet, haven’t figured out how to get new members set up.

Rehearsal Dinner tonight.

My daughter’s wedding tomorrow.

Another activity on Sunday.

It’s difficult to remember that I don’t need to stress out.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God