OBSERVATIONS AND PERSPECTIVES FROM A BIRDS EYE VIEW
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I have had several people tell me that I should start a blog and like everyone else before me, I thought; What about my life is interesting enough to blog about? Maybe I still don't know but I am going to give it a try anyway. So to get this thing started allow me to introduce you to the people that comprise my life.
Julie, my wife (isn't she a hottie), has been the driving force in my life since we met. We have been married for 9 years and have been together for 11yrs. She is a legal secretary for an attorney in downtown Wichita. She has a BA in human resources managenment and is an avid reader. She is a fantastic cook and baker which is funny because she didn't even start cooking until she was about 19yrs old. Her cooking has saved countless lives and saved many a person from going blind. How you may ask? Her cooking has kept me just fat enough that I am always unable to lose that last 300 lbs. for bikini season LOL. Our meeting and subsequent marriage will be saved for a future blog.
I was married before and even though the marriage itself was a shambles, I did manage to walk away from it with a great son. Chance is 17 yrs. old and is a really good kid. He is a junior in high school and even though he has his teenage boy rebellious moments he rarely causes us to lose sleep. He's not a sports person. He is more into the computers, books, art and is a published author. He writes some serious poetry and last year his english teacher submitted one of his poems and it won a spot in a book of poetry. His poem "Who is my reflection" is published in the fall version of "A Celebration Of Poets" Midwest Grades 4-12 Pg. 16.
Chickie is our 8yr. old daughter. She just completed 2nd grade and is an absolutely beautiful young lady. She is extremely bright and very intelligent. She loves to play sports and is always eager to try out for any sport that she can. She is a cheerleader and loves to play basketball, baseball and soccer and was taking martial arts. Hopefully we will get her back into martial arts again soon. She has definatley taken after me the height area. She is very tall for her age, has plainum blonde hair and blue eyes.
Mouse is our 4 yr.old daughter. She is an absolute doll. She is just getting out of her first year of pre-school. She will turn 5 before school starts but we have decided to keep her in pre-school one more year. She is extremely intelligent, just like the other two, but since she is so close tothe cut off date for school, we want to let her have that added year in pre-school. She still has a little bit of the cute little baby lisp thing going on. She takes more after Julie even though I have been told that both girls look just like me. She is a little more petite and has blonde hair with Julies green eyes.
If you look close enough you can see the horns holding up their halos LOL
And then there's me. Like I posted before I am 46 yrs. old and yes I am 7'3" tall. My height has it's advantages and disadvantages and you will often read about some of the problems (funny and serious) that it causes. I have a very outgoing personallity and a great sense of humor. A weird scewed sense of humor but great non the less. I am not embarrassed by much so you will often see photos on my blog that most people would be embarrassed to show. I am disabled. Not handicapped. Disabled. There is a difference. I don't want to try and compare my situation with people that are physically handicapped. It is not fair to them. I have degenerative peripheral neuropothy in both feet and legs. It is a condition that is typically associated with diabetes and it is caused by the nerve endings dying. It causes numbness in the affected areas but also severe pain. It is very painful to stand and walk for periods of time. The best way to describe it is when your feet get really cold during the winter and you can't feel them but then they start to warm up and you get the pins and needles sensation. It's like that. I can feel an itch in my feet but I can't feel the scratch. The thing is I am not diabetic so they are unsure as to why I have the condition. They think that it's caused by my height. I have had some other issues as well, but we will get into those later. Julie and I also operate a website that sells gas and electric scooters, mopeds, and other fun stuff. Check us out at Adventurescooters.com.
So this is me and my family. I am very proud of each and everyone of them. I hope that you enjoy my daily musings on life. I hope to make you laugh, cry and sometimes just shake your head and wonder why. Thanks for reading.