Monday, February 05, 2007

05 February 2007, Happy Funday everyone! I really do have to feel bad for everyone not here. You see, here, the last Monday I had was in March 2006. Since then, I've worked everyday, no weekends off. So, I don't dread Monday morning any more than every other morning here, but I'm consistent. So for everyone out there, who is making your way out of bed, except Sarge Charlie and Empress Bee, (they're retired and just get up when they want to), I hope this Monday finds you in better spirits. Of course, for those who wanted the Colts to win the Super Bowl, you're probably giddy and ready to go find those who were rooting for the Bears. I really didn't have a problem with either team winning. I had a wager of 25 push-ups with an E-4 half my age. SPC M was good about it and this morning went down on the floor to knock them out. I went down with him. Yes, I can do 25 push-ups....but not too many more than that, hehe.
I received a wonderful email today. Clare from Three Beautiful Things sent me an email stating that I had been mentioned in church on Sunday. Now granted, I am getting care packages from at least 3 different churches in Oklahoma. My current church Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, my parents in law church Draper Park Christian Church and then the South Yukon Church of Christ. All three have been very supportive for my family and me. But this church of Clare's you see, is different. Clare lives in England. The Unitarian Church in Brighton, England. The mom of a friend of Clare apparently reads her blog and has found me on there too. She was speaking at the church on Sunday and brought up the connection between Clare and I. Now, before Mrs. Dub gets the wrong idea, this is the first email Clare has sent me and other than a comment every now and then the action between us is simply reading, I'm not sure how much she reads my blog, I read hers everyday with all the other blogs I read everyday. Clare's simple blog is finding 3 things each day that make her thankful for that day. The beauty of this is that it makes her slow down just enough to take notice of what's around her. Something each of us should do. Even here, when the haze and pollution are down, and the mountains are visible, it's simply majestic. So this mother of a friend states how two people, worlds apart, never having met, are connected by technology and have an impact on each other's life. Clare stated she was surprised when she heard about it, and felt I would like to know too. Thank you Clare.
The weather is changing again and it's cooling off. I just had a bowl of Hamburger Helper for supper. Now, go out today, Funday (Monday) and find three things that make you thankful, not off the top of your head, but search, look and reflect. Here are mine:
1. new friends around the world that take time to share with you
2. the beauty of the world when it's quiet
3. the love of my wife and daughter
Be safe and have a good day.


MrsDub said...

I guess that's why they named it the "world wide web" -- we're all connected, regardless of where you are. My 3 things would be the same everyday (Faith, Family & Freedom), but I will list some that aren't always obvious (1) warm sunshine on my face, (2) a big bowl of Special K and (3) phone calls from you.

crpitt said...

Another Claire and from England! Thats a lovely idea of hers though.
1. My mum has been out of hospital for over 3 months (which is a current record!).
2. I have finally found something i love doing, my counselling course. So i can hopefully have a job that gives to people.
3. I am thankful for Hills, sounds odd but hiking gives me something to look forward to and a sense of achievement when i have finished.

Thanks for visiting before, did you miss something in my 2000+ visitor post?


Callie Ann said...

Hi, I found your post on ARE WE THERE YET? How cool. Thank you so much for protecting this USA. I also have a friend over there you may or may not know him.
He is in afghanistan also. His name is Randy Martinek. I live in Albany Oregon where he is from. Oh well, I 'll be reading your blog tonight. I can't really do it today because I am at work. Take care and be safe. I will be talking with you more soon. Thank you Callie

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Rock said...

Sgt Dub, it's cool we get to share thoughts about common things like the Super Bowl. I am originally from Indiana, but lived close to Chicago, so I grew up a Cubs fan. It was a great season, and I'm happy that Payton Manning got his first. Da Bears didn't do so well. Oh well. Their quarterback needs to mature, or be switched for another.

Glad you're feeling well and are hale enough to do so many pushups.

Have a great day.

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Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi dub! (i like it when you say sarge and i get to sleep as late as we want! sadly it is mostly not very late, but that's our own fault!)

1. no snow in florida
2. no tornados in west palm beach
3. my president

and of course (every day) the heros that are where they are so that i can be where i am....

smiles, bee

Odat said...

I hate to tell you this but it's not Funday if you have to work!!!
(even tho I am thankful for having a great job, the pay, the nice coworkers that I spend my days with).

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David said...

I too am a fan of Clare's site and visit it daily for a little cheer. Here are my 3BTs today:

1. The violet and plum reflection of sunrise off the pillar of exhaust from the university's steam plant reminds me of a sunset last summer.

2. Slipping out a side door at mid-day and filling my lungs with fresh, cold arctic air.

3. The annual post-Superbowl chatter unites the most casual observers with die-hard gridiron disciples.

Sarge Charlie said...

Ok Sarge, 7 days a week, we did 12 on and 12 off for 365 days and an occasional 24 hour day so I understand where you are coming from, Monday sucks just like Tuesday.

Let me see about some BT:

1. I am 69 years old, never should have made that.

2. Miss Bee and I have a good life, you cannot beat that.

3. My son has not used drugs for almost a year, who can beat that.

4. (Three was not enough) You guys, thank you for what you do every day, I can not beat that.

Sanni said...

Thanks a lot for introducing Clare =)

My 3BTs for today are:
1.) Watching our son Luis making his first step!

2.) Knowing my parents arrived safe and sound after they returned from their visit to our place (LOL - 14 years ago I was the person to call THEM to let them know I´m home!)

3.) Going to bed in a few minutes - Frank has switched on the electric blanket already (I feel a tiny little bit old while posting this, but it´s so so cold in Germany!)

Have a save and good night!

Desert Songbird said...

Great threes list, Sarge! I try to keep up my gratitude journal at least on a weekly basis.

1. I'm thankful for the ability to breathe every day. With my disease, it's a good thing when I wake up. Of course, healthy people should feel this way as well. I never question why I this illness; I trust in God that all will be well.

2. I love the sound of my kids laughing. They bicker a lot, but truly they are the best of friends, and I'm thankful that they love each other so much.

3. I'm thankful for the love I have found through people in my real life and here in the bloggosphere.

Oh, and native Hoosier from Indianapolis that I am, I am SO happy and thankful that my beloved Colts won! Peyton and Coach Dungy so very much deserved this win, and that whole organization is first class. Imagine taking your entire staff (including cafeteria workers and janitors!) to the Super Bowl - how awesome is that?!

Linda said...

That's a great idea for a blog because it makes you think about the things in your life that you should be thankful for rather than just take them for granted.

I'd have to say that I am thankful for:

1) The fact that the sun is up earlier and stays up later so that the days don't seem so short.

2) That we haven't had any snow to speak of yet this winter which means I haven't had to shovel and mess up my back again.

3) This new laptop computer that I seem to spend way too much time on!

And not just today but everyday I am thankful for yourself and for the brave men and women that you work with to help protect our country!

Travis said...

Great post Sarge. Here are my three things:

1. I'm writing again, and this time I think I may have conquered what was stopping me.

2. My lady loves me.

3. As soon as I find the right place, I'll be able to finally buy my condo and settle in here in the pacific northwest.

Michael C said...

Happy Funday. Listing the three things is a great idea. I know one of my three things is having other people embrace Funday, even if I didn't get it onto the ballot this November!!