Saint Patrick’s Day. For some it’s a day of partyin’ and drinking for no reason whatsoever. For others it’s a day of religious celebration for the coming of Christianity to Ireland. For my wife it was a day of sadness. She lost her grandfather, Edwin Eyer (“Poppa” to Christy) on this day in 1990. Continue reading
One of our very dearest friend’s father died. It was not completely unexpected as he was not in the best of health , but still not expected…..he was “Papa John”, a big man who commanded respect and never went anywhere without his “Peacemaker” … I’ve heard so many funny , amazing stories about this man I was looking forward to meeting him someday! Knowing I’ll never get the chance makes me sad, but James’ stories will hopefully continue and the lessons he taught his children and so many others will be his legacy along with many other things that he gave the world…RIP Mr. Byers….
My day started much earlier than I had planned…. 3 AM to be exact ….. woken by Dukie and unable to stop my brain from going a million miles a minute… you see yesterday was a big day and today is too….guess I should back up huh? Continue reading
Happy New Year to all of my friends and family, I made so many new friends in 2012 and I’m thankful for all of you!!!. My New Year wish for you all is that 2013 brings you all peace, happiness and many opportunities to make a difference in the world, no matter how small the gesture your actions have ripples… make many ripples in 2013! Stay Safe, Be Kind, Keep the Park Clean, Pay it forward, Make a Difference and One Love.
My Daddy, My Father, My Coach, My Nemesis, My Dad, Mr. Responsible, My Friend…Let’s get one thing straight…l was not a good kid…. When I was young, grade school though junior high I ( and beyond) I had hypoglycemia which made me extra “special” …a better word for that is evil I think….. I was constantly in trouble and talking to shrinks and Dr’s trying to figure out why I was “nuts”….then High School came around and I was even worse…throw a bunch of testosterone in the mix as well as weightlifting, swimming, track, tennis, golf etc.. 6’ 2” and 220 of “V” shaped muscle and attitude and well let’s just say I sure would not have wanted to be my parent!!! I may have given me up for adoption after the first few years…… but they didn’t….. and for that I’m grateful….. because I love my parents. But this post in particular is about My Pops…
Saturday 12/1- Christy is gone for a gals day….Easton is at his new dream job working at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort ..working mornings and snowboarding after work…I worry like crazy but at the same time I’m very proud that he’s doing something he loves. I’m at home with the critters and a honey-do list… Continue reading
I left you on a cliff hanger? No I didn’t, I just gave you some teasers as to what was in store for this post that’s all….. I said “There’s music and dancing, violence and wildlife… gambling and even some law enforcement issues!!!!! Part three will be exciting!!!!” Continue reading
I received word in the early morning of Novemeber 27th, 2012 about D14’s Death by electrocution. My wife and I were just preparing to leave Vancouver, BC from a wonderful weekend getaway. During our trip I received several “signs” from Eagles that I’ll write about later…..
We left off last “episode” with us happily walking back to our hotel feeling great but pooped… we got a good nights sleep and arose well rested and ready to enjoy the new day. It was chilly but sunny and beautiful… we went on a bit of a “walkabout” downtown, had breakfast at Starbucks (of course)… did some shopping and sight seeing and found the tattoo parlor we were searching for…. “The Fall” ( http://www.thefalltattooing.com/ ) Continue reading
Saturday Morning we left for Canada…Vancouver, BC to be more specific… a weekend getaway to celebrate Christy’s Birthday and then on Monday the 26th see the Boss live …. It was a lovey day for a drive with my beautiful bride…. We made the trip up I-5, waving towards Sarvey as we drove by the exit, waving at Tyler as we drove by the next exit to his place… and further on up the road we went…. Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving! The real one this time…. Not Friendsgiving… http://www.mikeynchristy.com/Mikey_Blog/happy-friendsgiving/ this is the real deal….. this used to be my favorite “fall” holiday… I went all out…. Starting days ahead of time planning down to the minute what happened when… the boys were my “sous chefs” and friends and family would fill the house it was always a great time! Continue reading
Today was National Adoption Day…. And we gained 2 beautiful family members today: A beautiful Niece – Savannah and a handsome nephew Anthony. Their parents are my Brother and sister-in-law Russell and Patty Johnson. The ceremony was very special and the reception afterwards was beautiful and moving. Continue reading
Yes the title of this post is a vague “punny” reference to a Rick Springfield song……Yes I know I was just there….. yes, I know it’s a long way… yep I do realize what gas costs these days…. Rather than ask “can I afford it?” I have to ask can I not?? Oh you’re new to my blog? Well I’m speaking of Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, or SWCC for short…of course…. (link down there on the bottom right)….I had scheduled a “meeting” with the primary handler/trainer for “my” Raven… Continue reading
What you’ve never heard of Friendsgiving? Ok I hadn’t either, in fact I think it’s a made up word …. But it’s a great word huh? But before I get into that I feel a need to ‘splain the relationship a “little”..hahaha I say little when I mean Little…. Continue reading
Friday Night Lights except it’s on Saturday!!!! Playoffs!! My son’s team made it to the playoffs by finishing 3rd in their league, (4A School) so we go to travel up to Everett, WA and face the WESCO League Champions at a large Stadium –Everett Memorial Stadium. Where the minor league farm team plays for the Mariners…..the “big show”
The county in which I live (King County, WA) went to a 100% by mail voting system a year or so ago. At first I thought it was a good idea. It would get more people to exercise their RIGHT to vote…I still agree with that the more people that vote the better off we are as a nation, regardless of the outcomes of those votes and your or my particular wishes on those outcomes….but I have to say, putting a stamp on the envelope to mail in my ballot seems like having to pay to vote… Continue reading
Part 4 – True Love and Family
And now the continuation of our “story” the following weekend…. This “episode” starts on a sad note though, we lost my “great-aunt-in-law?” and technically not even that really….. but there’s a quote that I love by one of my favorite authors- Richard Bach that goes “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof “ Continue reading
Part 1 – Da Doc
Friday morning started with me working from home because I had a Dr’s appt at noon… my cheeks had red “stripes” like I was wearing rouge and was painful to the touch… I’d been fighting a sinus infection for about a month or so and it finally got to the point where my body needed some assistance… chemical assistance.. so off to the Dr. I go… My Dr. has been “my Dr” for roughly 15 years, she’s seen me through some nasty stuff…a Pulmonary Embolism that nearly killed me, ruptured disks in my back, several cysts that have had to be removed, along with my normal high blood pressure and cholesterol… along with many other thing over the years…we always spend some time in our appointments just catching up and chatting about her life and my life… Continue reading
WOO HOOO I’m on Vacation!! At my day job at Starbucks we use the “federal” fiscal calendar, so our year is October – Sept …we have a “use it or lose it” policy for vacation…. I had 1 day left to use before the end of the month…. What better use than to use that as a Sarvey day?!?! I’m sure some of you are thinking um I can think of about 50 ways I’d rather use that… and I can only think of 1… my family and since they are all either working or in school I’m going to “donate” that day to Sarvery Wildlife Care Center….. Continue reading