Since this blog does not really have a character except as a place for random thoughts, I’ll run the risk of posting my political leanings and opinions – at least until I decide to start another page devoted to that subject alone.
I am looking forward to next Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 with a great deal of anticipation. Although I don’t work for anyone’s campaign, I am hopeful that both Congress and the Senate will turn over to Republican hands, and start to roll back the destruction that Barack Obama’s socialist policies have done to our economy.
Further, I am hoping for a turn over to CONSERVATIVE Republicans, not the RINOs that are in the Republican National Committee. I do NOT want them to work with the Democrats and President Obama, I want them to oppose them at every turn and defeat them!
I’ve been really fortunate over the last ten years to be involved in coaching youth soccer, first with my son’s teams and then my daughter’s. I’ve stuck with it after they have both grown up and away from the sport.
This season is my tenth year in a row coaching, and I believe my seventh as a head coach. If I had known that I enjoyed being around kids this much, I might have made a different career choice!
This season, so far, has been really fun and rewarding. My U 14 girls team, the Wild Things, are 7-1 heading into the end of season tournament this coming weekend. The girls are fired up; they are the number 1 seed in the tourney, and are hoping to win the tournament as well as the regular season title.
I’ll post after this weekend about how we fared!
I have posted in a general way about dealing with my daughter, who is a teenager with depression/anxiety disorder. She has been climbing out of a huge backlog that mounted up over the last school year, when she was unable to attend school regularly.
She has made a ton of progress, and is almost caught up academically. She has pretty successfully overcome her depression problems with counseling and medication.
However, we still face hurdles, like tonight. It is after midnight; I am out of town on business, and my 16 year old has “gone out with friends” promising to be home – but still away from home, and not willing to come home or let us know where she is.
We have had this problem before, but not for quite awhile. She has been warned that this would lead us to file a petition with the local police saying she is out of control, and making her subject to responsibility herself for her actions.
I hate to say this, but I fear we have to do this, for her own good.
I am incredibly sad.
Since I mucked about with Windows blogging feature at Windows Live, I thought I might as well keep what little I’ve done breathing since Windows has killed their blogging there, and transferred everyone here to WordPress.
No problem – I think I might actually attempt to keep this blog up and running! We’ll see how that pans out…..
I’ve heard it said that being a parent is not for sissies, and man am I finding out that to be the case. Dealing with a teenage daughter is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, or ever will do. Lord, give me strength, and patience, and wisdom.
A little peace would be nice as well, Lord, if you could throw that in.