dimanche, mars 29, 2009

I had another long work week. 72 hours at the refinery, plus Lisa and went out to eat (Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse) with some friends Friday night, then last night we went to see Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Thank goodness we had a quiet weekend at work.

I scheduled to work 84 hours this up coming week, so I'm planning to go to bed early.


samedi, mars 28, 2009

Lisa and went to see Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys at McNeese Bulber Auditorium. They were, as I expected, GREAT. They put on a good show and are loaded with talent.
The Auditorium does not have a dance floor. So, even though the band played some terrific dance tunes, we couldn't dance.
My friend David, Gumbo Filé gave us the tickets. This was part of McNeese's Banner Series.
Coram Deo,

jeudi, mars 26, 2009

I worked three graveyards. I won't work the last night of my shift, because I have training with the refinery rescue team tomorrow. I woke up early this morning, and have stayed up today so I can sleep tonight.

This should be a weekend off work form me, but I'm working overtime instead. This means that I will miss worship services, but I recently learned how to down load Pastor Wright's sermons from Bethel's websight.

I have a headache (from lack of sleep) so I will shut this down.


samedi, mars 21, 2009

This morning the boys and I went to Iowa, La for the annual Rabbit Festival. We got the at 10:00, just in time for the parade. The boys and I got a good bit of candy.

(Note: In South Louisiana if you have a parade you have to throw candy, beads or other trinkets).

After the parade we went to the festival for a couple of hours. The boys road a few rides, I rode the Ferris Wheel with them. We listend to some Zydico, at some rabbit sauce picante and a funnel cake befor leaving.

On the way home we took a detoured through Moss Bluff to get some boudin from Peto's. I also picked up some Hog Head Cheese. We then meet Morgan and Elisabeth at the library, before returning to the house.

This evening I grilled some very nice steaks that Lisa picked up. It was so good.


jeudi, mars 19, 2009

Twentysix years ago TODAY Lisa and I went on our first date. We had a great time, even though several things went wrong from the beginning.

We did not know one another. I had recently left the navy and decided that I was partied out and was not interested in going out with anyone just then. Lisa had just returned home after spending the week in Florida. She was both tired and sunburned.

My brother Terry pestered me for a the previous week, and I finally caved in and agreed to go on a date with him and his girlfriend. Terry's girlfriend called Lisa and told her that she had a date that night.

Lisa, was not happy, theugh she reluctantly agreed to go out. She is just a little shorter than Terry and assumed I was about his height, so she wore high heels to make herself taller than me. She was going on a date that she did not want, with a guy she did not know, so why make it easy on him.

The four of us went out to eat. The service was terrible and we were all served the wrong food. After a bad meal we went dancing. Lisa and I spent much of the evening sitting, talking over the music. Terry and his girlfriend broke up as Lisa and I hit it off.

That was the beginning of our light speed relationship. We married 5 1/2 months later. Lisa is my favourite person in the whole world. She is a great wife and an awesome mother to our four children.

I am most blessed by God,

mercredi, mars 18, 2009

I'm tired. I've worked 12 hours each day for the past 14 days (actually the first 4 were nights) straight. I've been getting up a 4:40 each morning, getting to work a 5:30 and leaving for home 12+ hours later.

I'm sipping on a beer. I plan to tell Lisa and the boys good night and then go to bed. I will not set an alarm.

Coram Deo,

samedi, mars 14, 2009

I worked yesterday, got home around 6 pm. Lisa had made chili, which was good since it was both cold and wet. Lisa and I went to the Isle for 9, which is when the band starts, we danced for a couple of hours and came home, because I had to go to work this morning.

My alarm went off a 4:30 this morning. I got ready for work, went to Walmart, where I picked up four 16" pizzas for work, because it was my turn to provide lunch for the guys.

After a twelve hour day I came home. I will rest a couple of hours, then Lisa and I are going to go dancing for a little while again tonight. I have to get up for work early again tomorrow, so it will be an early evening.

So far this week I've worked 72 hours. Tomorrow will give me 84 hours for this week's pay period. I work off Wednesday evening.


dimanche, mars 01, 2009

I finished my 14 days of work. They were all 12 hour days/nights, except for one issed church6 (uugghh). Of course I missed church for a couple of Sundays, but I was able to make Wednesday worship at St. Michael's. For Ash Wednesday I got off work just in time to make their 6PM services.

I worked for Mardi Gras, so I was unable to bring the boy's to the parades. I finished my 14 straight on Friday afternoon. Lisa left for Dallas earlier in afternoon for training, so the boys and I were on our own.

MK and his son came over to visit. He and I opened a bottle of and visited on the porch, while the boys played. On Satuturday, the boys and I went Longville to visit my family. We did a little fishing (they weren't biting very well) and we did broke out some pistles and shot a couple hundred rounds of target shooting.

We arrived home before 8 PM and Lisa drove in from Dallas and hour latter. She and I then went dancing for a couple of hours at the Isle of Capri's Caribbean Cove Lounge. The band last night was LA Express. We passed a good time for a couple of hours, and managed to be home and ready for bed before midnight.

I woke this morning went out and picked up donuts for the family. Now I need to finish up and start getting ready worship at Bethel PCA.

Coram Deo,