Two For One

March 24, 2010

I didn’t mean for the last post to be published on yesterday’s schedule, but I forgot to take into account the change in the clock’s moving forward. So you’ll get a two for one in a relatively short period of time. I guess this one will be a random thought post.

My oldest daughter took advantage of some one on one time today to eat a nice dinner out with her father today. She’s a sophomore and starting to really think about where she wants to see herself as a far as a career. I’m glad that she’s really assessing her strengths and skill sets, and looking at a variety of areas. I believe this will be important for her to keep into consideration, as future generations will probably have to shift careers 3-5 times and go through 10-12 different jobs in their lifetime.

I have been bowling well over the past couple of weeks as the weather improves and my mental health state remains strong. I find the more relaxed I am as a person, the better I perform. I may not be throwing the highest scores all the time, but I believe the dimension I bring to any team is consistency and a never say die attitude. Even when things seem impossible, I usually find a way to just keep things going and grind away.

Tomorrow we will have family therapy with our youngest daughter. I went to visit her over the weekend and she seems to be working with a written journal to turn her negative feelings around in a positive manner. Maybe this will help her recognize what she needs to do to get out of one state of mind into another. When she’s in good space, I know she’s able to work these issues out- the real trick will be seeing if she can use the skills in crisis. That’s when we know if a habit has been created for the good of her health and the betterment of our family.

That’s all for now- I’m all typed out. Have an awesome day, call or write someone you haven’t talked to in a while and express your appreciation or admiration for them.


Car Problems

July 17, 2009

Well, I haven’t had much time to be around the computer, as real life seems to be kicking my behind. I had to drop off my car to a new mechanic as there was hesitation going on in the lower gears- almost as if the car was misfiring. Turns out there was a fluid leak from one of the hoses, my transmission fluid was low and at the same time I decided to get an oil change. That’s much better than I thought it was going to be.

I went with a recommendation from the guy who fixed my car twice for auto body work when I’ve been hit. I know the owner of the auto body place as he bowls in the same league I bowl in on Monday nights. Trying to find the right mechanic has always been a struggle. Since I’m not very hip and savvy to detect my own problems and know how much true repairs should cost, I’ve had more than my fair share of times getting hosed so to speak in the bills.

One time when I was in my early 20’s I had a blown head gasket in one of my cars. The auto shop didn’t detect this until they put the main engine back in the car- so they figured on the bill it was ok to charge me double labor for their error. I threatened to take them to court if they didn’t adjust the bill accordingly and they decided to take the extra labor costs off.

I think it’s more important now than ever to try to research things on your own, go to other friends and family members you trust to get the best service you can for areas of your life you may not be an expert within. It’s your hard earned money and you want to make sure to make it last.

In the meantime this weekend I will be back on the bowling lanes for the first time in two months. Should feel refreshing to try out a number of new bowling balls at this special demo day in Raymond, NH. Have to get my game back into running shape for the fall. Have a great weekend, thanks for reading these entries consistently, I appreciate the support and commentary.


Hello world!

June 30, 2009

Welcome to my adventures in the blogsphere. I guess it would be important to let you know a little bit about myself and what you may be reading and learning about through this blog.

My name is Matt and I am 38 years young. Some of my interests include bowling, reading, writing, music of all kinds, adoption and personal development. I have been married for 8 years and through the miracle of adoption we have two daughters ages 15 and soon to be 12. I currently work overnights at a local community hospital- running the switchboard and troubleshooting phone, pager and computer problems. I’ve been there for almost 7 years and it’s the best job I’ve ever had in my entire life.

What will I be talking about in this blog? Probably everything that interests me and more- sometimes relating to what I’ve been reading, issues that may crop up in my family life, and questions I may ponder about the world that we can all explore and share experiences with together.

Blogging for me will consistently be a work in progress. I think continuous learning is achieveable as long as you put the effort and focus into it. I’ve kept written physical journals for years so doing this online will be another unique way of putting my thoughts out there- just for more of you to see, ponder and give feedback upon.

My plan will be to post at least three to five times a week. I’ll always welcome suggestions and input regarding my topics and hope you find something interesting to read and follow.

Until next time- thank you for checking out this blog and many happy returns!

Matt