12/01 Direct Link
Today is the first day of my 100 words a day challenge. Basically for 30 straight days I will write a 100 word post. At the end of this journey I would have written a total of 3000 words. I do that on a weekly basis over at my blog. Hell, in one year I wrote nearly 80K words on that blog. Should be easy, but for some reason I see this challenge as a real test. I have to write 100 words a day for 30 days straight. Can I do this? Can I beat this challenge? We'll See.
12/02 Direct Link
Day 2:

It's Sunday today. I usually don't do anything on Sunday's. I just sit back, relax, and enjoy the day with my family. I don't even go online. But because of this challenge, I'm here. So let's move on shall we.

As I said, I usually do nothing on Sundays, but today's my nephew's birthday. So we're headed out to celebrate his 10th birthday. It's actually tomorrow that he turns 10, but we always celebrate birthdays on weekends if one of our birthday's falls on a weekday.

Anyway, that's it for me...

Peace and I love ya for free ;-)
12/03 Direct Link
Day 3:

I almost forgot about this challenge. If it weren't for my daughter who just came to remind me about Jiu-Jitsu class and my challenge, I would have totally forgotten.

I guess it's not yet a daily routine for me. They say it takes 7 - 14 days to get in a routine or a habit. They also say it takes 14 to 21 days to get rid of a bad habit or bad routine. I guess I'll have to test both theories out.

Anyway, I'm out to take my kids to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. Joey Kissimmee ...out!
12/04 Direct Link
Day 4:

I'm gonna stop doing that "day #" thing. I just noticed it's stupid and freaking annoying, lol.

Anyway ...It's 9am here in Florida and it's a beautiful day. I'm waiting for my 2 year old son to wake up so we can get ready and go out to the Mall.

I still have a few things to get from my Christmas shopping list. All that's left is my wife and my Mom. For some reason I always leave them for last.

It's not cause I forget them, they're just harder to find gifts for.

Hope I find something today ;-)
12/05 Direct Link
Haaahhh Wednesday. I truly love Wednesday's ;-)

I remember when I use to work for Wal-Mart, for the first two years I had every Wednesday's off. It was the day everyone hated and no one wanted off.

It's mid week and that's probably why people hated it. But as far as taking it off, I couldn't understand that. They either wanted weekends or Sunday's and Monday's.

The majority of my co-workers had split days off. One weekend and one Weekday. Now THAT I hated, split days. I took Wed and Thur, since no one wanted them, I took them ;-)
12/06 Direct Link
It's lunch time time. Just got in from my daily morning walk with my son. Boiling some eggs for myself and prepping a sandwich for my son.

It's gonna be a busy day for me. Gotta finish my project on my garage that I started last week. Been dragging it a bit so It's time to get it out the way.

I want to get it finish before the new year cause I want to start building a slot car racetrack. Just something to do with my son when we're home alone.

Can't wait, it's gonna be lots of fun ;-)
12/07 Direct Link
TGIF all I got to say. It's been a long week. Got lots of stuff done though. Got my garage clean up and looking good. Build a few new storage sections to store or the junk I had on the floor. And I threw a ton of shit away. Some of it I couldn't sold on ebay or even done a yard sale, but by the time I got around to either of those, it would have collected a few layers of dust.

I'm the worst when it come to getting things done right away. What's that called ...procrastination...
12/08 Direct Link
It's 9am, Saturday, and I should be happy just cause it's a weekend. But I'm feeling sad cause I'm reminded that in eight days my daughter is turning 18.

Now yes, I should be happy for that, but the thing is that she is my first born. And to top it off, I'm only 36 years old.

All sorts of feelings are running through me. Happy, sadness, confusion. I just don't know how to feel about it.

She is my first born, my first to walk, first to talk, go to school, get a job, drive ...she's just my everything.
12/09 Direct Link
I literally just woke up about 20 minutes ago. It's 12:31PM. DAMN! I never wake up this late in the day. My body must've been dead tired cause I went to sleep at my usual time.

Anyway, on with this cause I got lots to do today and I won't be home till late.

A couple days ago I had went Christmas shopping for my wife and moms. Well I got something for mom but still missing my wife. It's gonna be hard to get something with her there. Maybe I'll just get her a gift card ...or not ;-)
12/10 Direct Link
It's a lazy day today. I mean real lazy. It took a hell of a lot to get me to turn on this macbook. I'm usually not this lazy on Monday's. In fact, Monday's my favorite day.

Both my son and I woke up at 11am exactly. He's also having a lazy day, lol. It's funny cause he's just 2 and a half years old. He mimics everything I do. So much that it's scary sometimes.

Right now as I'm typing, he is typing on his toy laptop, lol. I'm gonna shut this down and go play with my son ;-)
12/11 Direct Link
Today was the best day ever. My son went the entire day without his diaper. Went to the bathroom on his own, without me or anyone asking him too, or even asking if he needs to go.

Max, my son, is my third child, but many think it's my first cause of the way I react to things he does. The thing is with my to eldest, I wasn't home. I was working all the time.

I work from home now so I'm seeing all the things in my son that I didn't with my 2 girls. Makes me cry ;-)
12/12 Direct Link
I just finished recording my podcast show. I'm on episode 16. I talk about all the ways my blog has made money this past year.

I'm taking a break to give my voice a rest cause in an hour or two I'm gonna record the next episode.

I want to get as many as I can cause I'm really trying to get to episode 20. It was one of my goals to reach 20 episodes. If not, no biggie. It's more important to me to put out top notch stuff than bullshit stuff.

Anyway, I'm off to break now ...peace!
12/13 Direct Link
Up early today. It's 7am. I'm wide awake and the funny thing is that I went to bed around 4am. I don't feel tired or sleepy. In fact I'm full of energy. It might be the kale shake I been drinking.

I started drinking it 3 days ago. I use to drink it everyday in the morning. I felt great when I was on it. My body didn't hurt, wasn't tired all the time, didn't sleep for long periods, just felt great.

For some reason I stopped. Then the pain and tiredness came back.

Now I know ...Kale Shake everyday ;-)
12/14 Direct Link
it's 5am. Been up since 3:30am. I feel good though. I went to bed around 8pm so I got enough sleep. I'm just thinking of my kid. She'll be 18 in 2 days. DAMN IT MAN! How time flies. I mean seriously, where the fuck did all that time go...

It just makes me appreciate time with my kids even more. My second child, she'll be turning 13 in February and my son 3, also in February. I'm gonna enjoy ans spend as much time with them as I can.

I just can't believe how fast this time went ...
12/15 Direct Link
Up early again today. It's 7am, been up since 4am.

We're celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday today. Party starts around 7pm tonight. We're doing like a new years countdown thing where we'll wait till midnight to sing happy birthday.

Again, as I said in another post, I have mixed emotions. I'm happy, sad, confused, and all other crazy shit. My baby's not such a baby anymore.

I'm so proud of her though. She's got a real good head on her shoulders. She's smart, doesn't take shit, and knows what she wants out of life. A father can't ask for more ;-)
12/16 Direct Link
It's official. My kids 18 and all grown up.

We had a blast yesterday. And also some tears. Tears of joy though. My wife made her speech, or at least she tried. She kept choking trying to hold back her tears.

I also said a few word. I busted out crying at the end. I just couldn't hold it anymore. I haven't cried that hard in, shit I don't even remember.

All in all, we had a great time.

Anyway, we're going to Sea World in a bit. They have a Christmas theme thing going on now ...lots of fun ;-)
12/17 Direct Link
I'm off to the doctors today for some blood work. I hate doctors, really I do. It's always bad news. And most of all, I hate needles. Doctor needles I mean. That's what I call them.

I'm a guy who's full of tattoos. I got 8 total. May not seem like a lot but they are big. 3 of them are portraits of my kids. You may think needles in general doesn't bother me because of all the tattoos I have and the size of them. But there's something about doctor needles that just freak the fuck out of me.
12/18 Direct Link
What a lazy, lazy day. I woke up around 11am, which I hardly ever do. My body must have needed the rest. Well, can't do anything about it now. Just get up and move on.

Today I have a few things to do. I sold a bunch of stuff on ebay so I have to mail those out. Then I have to meet with someone so I can sell my old iphone to. I posted an ad on Craigslist and it sold in like half a day. Crazy how fast it went.

Maybe I should sell all my junk there ;-)
12/19 Direct Link
Damn it. Just got a call from my daughter. She says her car won't start. I'm almost willing to bet that she left a light on. Good thing she's in school so it's safe. She can get one of the guards to jump start her car, that is if that's what the problem is.

I'm really hoping that it's nothing worst than that cause I really don't feel like putting any more money into that car. Not saying the car's in bad shape. It's a 2002 Mazda Protege5. But it does have some where and tear. Time to trade it ;-)
12/20 Direct Link
Spent all day working on the garage. Trying to finish it up before the new years. It's not much to do but like all things, you always find new ways to store things or re-arrange things.

What I want to do is to start building my race track. I just got into this thing called slot racing. It's an awesome little hobby. My neighbor got me hooked on it.

He has a huge one. Since I'm a woodworker, he had asked me to build him a table for it. And that was it. I had to build my own ;-)
12/21 Direct Link
It's my mother's birthday today. She turns 57 today. WOW! How time flies. You know, she doesn't even look her age, and I'm not just saying that cause she's my moms, she really doesn't look her age. Not a grey hair on her head. If you'd see her, you would say she's around 45.

Our families like that though. We usually look 5 to 10 years younger. Take myself for example. Everyone says I'm in my mid to late 20's. I'm only 36 years old. And like my moms, not a single grey hair.

Guess I got them good genes ;-)
12/22 Direct Link
I'm sick as a dog right now. A soar throat that won't stop and a cough that just keeps going. Been on NyQuil all day.  Should have bought the DayQuil cause I'm so drowsy now.

We were at my moms yesterday celebrating her birthday. Everyone was having a blast accept me. I was shit faced, down on the sofa. Then I moved over to the bedroom cause I just couldn't take it any more.

I was fine early in the day, but some time in the late afternoon it just hit me. I'm really hoping it's not the flu.
12/23 Direct Link
Today we spent practically all day wrapping presents. Man I hate this part. Seriously. You spend literally hours and hours doing all this wrapping, and then in minutes it's torn to shit.

I guess that's the fun part about it right. It's all worth it just to see the kids face and their eyes light up when unwrapping their gifts.

For adults, that's another story. We know better, so what's the point in wrapping. I say, give it to me unboxed and ready to play with, lol.

I just want to get right to it. Without reading the damn instructions ;-)
12/24 Direct Link
It's 12:47 am and I'm wide awake. We have a huge family Christmas party going on later today. God I'm so glad it's not in my home this year.

It usually is. For some reason everyone wants to come to our home and party. And let me tell ya, I'm not a party type of guy. Yea, I like family gatherings, but man, when it's at home, we really pack the house.

This year is at my brother in law's house. He just bought a new home so it's like he's breaking it in. Good luck to ya brotha ;-)
12/25 Direct Link
Merry X-mas everyone. Hope everyone is having a great day.

We woke up late today. Yes, the entire family, not just me, lol. It was close to 12:30. My oldest child actually woke us up which is unusual cause she's usually the last to get up.

Anyhow, we got up, got dressed in our jammies, and went down to the x-mas tree to open gifts. It's a tradition my wife and I started about ten years ago. We all dress up in matching jammies and go down to open gifts. Sort of our own thing ya know.
12/26 Direct Link
Ahhh, the day after Christmas. This is the day we usually spend cleaning. Don't ask why, but for some reason, it just is.

I have to go into the garage and clean up all the damn cardboard, gift wraps, and everything else and sort it out to put in the trash.

Here in my town they have a recycling system so we have to split up all the trash.

After that's done, we usually go out to the movies. We're going to watch this new movie that came out called Parental Guidance. Can't wait cause they say it's really funny ;-)
12/27 Direct Link
For some reason today seems like it's long and boring. There's nothing to do, but at the same time there's a ton to do.

I guess it's just the lazy part that's making me feel this way. I really want to go to the movies, but my wife wants to go to the mall.

Now I don't mind the mall. I actually like it. I'm not like those guys that don't like going out to malls with their wives. I actually like it.

Maybe I'll do that today. Go to the mall with my wife and maybe a movie later ;-)
12/28 Direct Link
Sweet! I just noticed that it's been 28 days since I started this challenge. It's been so much fun that I actually forgot it was a challenge, lol.

It's funny cause earlier in the challenge I wrote about how it takes 7 to 14 days to get into a routine or habit. Guess it's true.

Anyway, today I'm off to the hobby shop. My neighbor and I are into this Slot Car thing. We're building one of those mini scenery themes for our tracks. Sort of what you see from those model train types. Can't wait to start my scenery ;-)
12/29 Direct Link
Yesterday was a disaster, well at least for my wife, lol. We went to the hobby shop, "just to look" and came out with $400 worth of stuff. Oh man when my wife saw that. My neighbor and I both told the same story to our wives. "He bought most of it", hahaha. It was funny.

Today I'm going to be doing a lot of scenery stuff for my track. I have a small little 2 x 4 test track. I'm using it to get a feel for things. I seriously can't wait to get started on the big one ;-)
12/30 Direct Link
2 days till the end of the year. WOW! Let me tell ya, for me this year has gone super fast. Unlike any other year. It seems that it goes faster and faster as the years go by. Damn!

Well as for today, we're going out to the stores. First we're headed to Ikea. Then to Rooms to Go. And then the Mall. My kids have some stuff to return or exchange in one of the stores. Then we're off to the movies.

After all that we're going to Celebrations. It's a town here in Kissimmee. Lof of fun there ;-)
12/31 Direct Link
Ok, so this is the last post, the last day, and in a few hours, the beginning of a brand spanking new year.

I just want to say thank you to the founders of this site for creating such a wonderful concept.

I've thoroughly enjoyed writing here every single day. I just love it.

And I hope for those who have read my daily mishaps, lol, that you've enjoyed them.

I can't promise I'll do this every month, but I will definitely do it again.

I'm looking forward to the new year and what it will bring. Happy New Year!