Obscure Reference #1: 30 Helens agree: Sleep is awesome. I will go into more details further down the page but when you don't get a lot of sleep you realize how amazing a good night's sleep really is for you. And if you get the reference about the 30 Helens, I just gave you a mental high five.
Obscure Reference #2: I was informed earlier this week that 12/12/12 will be the last repetitive date that we will ever see. Then I remembered I was a Highlander so it is all cool. If you get both of my references, we are Internet soul mates and must exchange beef stew recipes.
1554: Nope, not my SAT score but a new beer I tried on accident and it turned out to be a great surprise because I loved it.
Parenting Tip: I have heard a lot of advice from people since I became a Dad, but I think the one that is most applicable to to me is: "Take it One Day at A Time." Somedays are awesome, somedays suck, and that is how it goes, but if you do your best, it should turn out pretty darn good in the long run.
Ruff Week: Yes I meant ruff. It will make sense shortly. The reason I said sleep was awesome is because Tank Tank has gotten me up two nights this week because he was not feeling well. First, Wednesday he was up all night pacing and very anxious so I laid down with him in the living room but that only worked out in like 15-minute increments. The next day - Thursday - I took him to the vet to see what was up because he was still acting like he snorted some coke off a midget's behind. The diagnosis was that he had an ear infection and was constipated. Good times. He got some pills and they worked their magic almost immediately. Unfortunately, they only have a 12-hour life cycle so Tank was feeling weird again at about 4 in the morning so I had to get up to give him more meds and calm him down again. Anyway, after 2 nights of no sleep, Tank is feeling better. I hope I feel better after getting some sleep.
Busted: Kyle found our stash of Christmas presents. He came running out of our room all excited saying Santa Claus had already come by and dropped off his presents. I was not at home when this happened but Mrs. Shife was able to divert him with enough shiny objects to lead him to believe that the presents were not for him but I have a feeling that this is not the last we have heard of this.
Favorite Quote of the Week: As long as you're still breathing, you will always have the chance to improve your life. Every day is a new opportunity to do exactly that. It's your choice. - Bob Proctor
Me and my little dude.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.