Either Way I Don’t Win!

Hey Everyone!

Another busy day here at work, helping cover for my co-worker who is still out of the country. He will be back at the end of this month.

I ran into a big pickle last night and it is one in which there is no good ending. I mean it’s not too serious, but they are commitments I made and either way I had to break one. You see, after every softball season we have an end of season tournament. It is held two weeks after the season ends. For the last few years that has been perfect for me, because during the one week off I have a Theta Chi Alumni weekend for my fraternity. I have been the secretary for the last three or four years. I have always been able to do both, and plan accordingly. If you can’t see where this is going I’ll fill you in. For some reason this years tournament was moved up so there is no break. I have a tournament Fri-Sun, and a fraternity weekend Fri-Sun. DOH!

Looking ahead to future summers I have realized that I have too many hobbies that all demand attention and it doesn’t seem like I’ll be able to do everything. For now I have made the (either way) sad choice to bail on the tournament and go to the fraternity weekend. Again, looking ahead I have also reached out and let my brothers know that I will no longer be able to do justice by the secretary position and that I will be stepping down. This leaves me with no responsibility or obligation to go if something like this comes up in the future. So for now, problem solved. Kinda?

This also gets me thinking about the other things that I want to start and wonder if I’ll have any time for. If you remember from my parade post, my grandfather and his friend started the local Zem Zem Hornet chapter, within the Shrine. I have always wanted to drive the Hornet cars. Time is an issue. I now have a growing family, and the practices are every Monday with parades every single Saturday during the summer. This potentially on top of softball every Sunday and weekend long tournaments. As well as potential vacations with family, Masonic meetings, Shrine meetings, and fraternity weekends. I really just don’t have the time, but want to do them all. I can’t possibly have the time to do them all, as the dates and times overlap heavily. I’m quite lost in thought and I’m not sure how I’m going to handle it. Do I give up starting something I’ve wanted to do as a child? (Zem Zems) Do I stop playing the only sport I can still be competitive in after 10+ years? Do I not start the Zem Zems, and also stop softball to make more time for family activities? I feel like either way I look at it and every angle I take will leave me feeling like something is still missing. hmmm. That sounds much sadder than I think it should haha.Food for thought I guess…I will see how I feel after typing it all up.

Switching gears, last night my wife and I went for a walk since it was so nice out .(finally) I chose to ‘wear’ the baby and walk the dog. My wife is having a harder time wearing him since he is getting bigger and her back still isn’t healed. But here you go, a nice shot of him squished up on my chest haha.

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I promise he is very comfortable, somehow. He was in a dead sleep.You can see I had to use my hat on him most of the way because the sun was still out.

We also found that the plants tucked away in a corner are blossoming:

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Before we had a fence on the other side these could be seen via the back yard but now you can’t because of the dog fence. It’s kinda sad to see them back there just going to waste but I think my wife will use it as her private reserve of flowers to bring into the house haha.

That’s all from me. I’ll be going to my Alumni events this weekend and hoping my team does well enough to not be mad at me. I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀

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