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“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis

If I have learned anything in the last 2 months, it would be that life is rough. I have never had this much trouble. It is just a rough time for Ariel and me. We are struggling, but we know that this won’t last forever. It never does! But even though I know this, I can’t let it get me down, because I know there is a purpose for our trials. I know that something will come out of this and we will look back and smile. We know that we aren’t being buried but we are being planted.

Trials don’t happen in your life without something coming from it. You might think that I am crazy, saying that I don’t know what you are going through, or that not everything has positive things come from it. This is where I have to disagree.  I feel that anytime you go through a rough time, you can take lessons from that time and go on to help other people. It sucks that we have to go through rough times, but we know  that rough times come and go, and we know that we will survive in the end, we just have to hold on to the hand that is reached out to us.

C.S. Lewis said this “Hardships often Prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” We are giving hardships to prepare us for a journey. We need to go through the roughest times to appreciate the good times, even more. What if life was always great? You would find that you appreciate it less than when you have good times after bad times. If you always have good times, then why would you be happy to have more good times? It is the rough times that help build us into the people that we need to be. The best example is working out. When you work out, you slightly tear the muscles. The muscles will then take all the nutrition that it needs and it begins to repair the slight tears in its tissue. After it repairs, the muscle is slightly bigger and stronger. That is what life is, you go through rough times to slightly tear your muscles so you can become stronger.

Life is rough! Life is like a wave that is looking to kill anyone. I have never been more on the edge than I am now, but I know there is something behind how I feel. God is getting me ready for something great, so he is helping me train, as I get stronger in trusting him. I don’t expect it to be easy, but I know that I am not alone. I have family, friends, and Christ. Those three people will never let me fail. I know there is a plan after my trial, and that is what keeps my eyes on God. Don’t give up because you are going through a valley, because soon you will be back up on that mountain. I know I am making my way up that mountain now. Thank you!

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Name a book

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized
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I have a lot of books that I need to read, but I want to know what you guys suggest for me to read. I have a lot of faith that you guys will choose a good book, so please tell me!

I usually only read improvement books, or books that can make me better at writing/life. I have over 40 books that help me with that, but sometimes it is best to change your path and step out of your comfort zone! This is why I want you to pick my next book. I think it is best that I reach out to you guys. You are some of the brightest people I know. 

  Recently, I have started to read “Art to leadership” which is helping me become a better general manager. The book isn’t just for managers though. It is made for anyone that will ever be in leadership of anyone. So if you are someone that is in leadership, and you want to get better, then you really need to grab that book! It won’t be a waste of money, I promise. 
Thank you for your suggestions. I will be posting longer post soon. I want you guys to pick my next book, though. I hope that you will let me know. It would help me out a lot!!! Thanks babes! 

I got a promotion at work. With the promotion, I was giving a handful of classes that need to get done. This isn’t a problem; I love the job. The real issue is the amount of time that it is taking to get all these classes done. I started the classes at 6 pm and I am still doing them now. 

This wouldn’t be a problem if the classes were relevant, but this isn’t the case. The classes are basics that I have been doing for years. The current class that I am doing is about wage and hour. The class is talking about the policies of working and the wages one gets. This class is full of common sense points andI can’t skip anything…

I have spent 45 minutes listening to this woman tell me that I cant make someone work off the clock. This is common sense and shouldn’t be made into a class. But what is crazy are the stories that they put into the class. There are employers out there that actually thinks this is okay. One of the stories was about a manager that deleted 15+ hours of overtime because he didn’t want to pay her. My only question is “where does that even sound right?” 

I could never take someones hours away from them. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I had cheated someone. That is why it was crazy to hear an employer say it’s okay to cheat people. This guy was caught and was forced to pay the woman back, but what would have happened if he wasn’t caught? He would have kept doing it, which is sickening. 

It is never okay to take from someone. This manager just wanted to keep more profit, so he took advantage of his workers. I hope he loses his job and is sued for doing so. He might have paid the woman back, but it doesn’t mean that he was right for ever doing it. He should be ashamed of his digital self. 

The class is now over half done, but there is still more to do. I am tired and will probably go to bed after this class. I just wanted to tell you guys about this class and how dumb people can be. 

I want to hear from you, though. Do you think it’s right to change time records? Has it ever happened to you? 

Also, what is the worst class you have ever had to take? Mine is wage and hour! 
Enjoy your night…

We put up our tree!

Posted: December 3, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Tis the season to put up a Christmas Tree. My wife and I spent this Friday night getting into the Christmas spirit. This included; hot chocolate, pajamas, Christmas movies, and a lot of decorations. We always spend time getting into the mood, it is our thing!

   We went to Walmart and bought new lights, which are precious. We only spent 3 dollars each on the 4 boxes. That isn’t bad for lights, especially when they work very well. We got blue and white, which go really well together. We put lights up in the living room and on the tree while watching “How the Grinch stole Christmas.” I must say that the tree came out really well, along with the lights and the door mat. 

    We wanted to be decked out, so we picked up a door decal and a wall decal.The door decal said “Merry Christmas” with a picture of Santa, where as the wall decals says “Today a savior has been born to you; His name is Christ the Lord.” I really love everything we bought, and we aren’t even done. We still want to decorate more, so we will be sharing pics soon!!!! I wouldn’t want to share early!!!!d

Either way, tell me what decorations you will be putting up? What is your tradition? Are you more of a giver or receiver? Let me know!!! Love you guys, night!

I had this amazing post ready to be written. It was going to be huge, as Donald would say. But as I was about to write it, something kept me from doing so. I was unable to find my music player; my tablet. This is something that I can’t write without, because I find it hard to concentrate without music. I looked all over the house for it, I started with my desk, which is a dang mess. I destroyed my desk in hopes that I could find the tablet, but the more I turned things over, the more I noticed that it wasn’t under the piles of papers, games, and empty soda bottles.

This got me to thinking about where it could have went. As I was getting mad, I remembered watching Hells Kitchen while making the Thanksgiving Turkey, so I walked into the kitchen and started to flip things over, just wanting to find the tablet, so I could get this blog post written and get to bed, since I have to be up super early tomorrow. But I couldn’t find the Tablet in the kitchen, either. I was irritated at this point. After minutes of walking through the house, I finally gave in and woke my wife up. I didn’t want to wake her up, because she has problems getting to sleep, but I saw the time beginning to fly away, so I knew I needed to do it. I went into the room and asked her to keep her eyes close (so I can turn the light on) which woke her up immediately.

I knew I was doomed when she started to talk. She asked what was going on, so I explained that I couldn’t find the tablet, and that I was going to check the room. She grunted and told me to hurry and find it. As I was looking through our belongings, she told me that she heard it in the kitchen on Sunday. I tried to explain that I already checked there, but she insisted that I checked again, so I got up from the floor and walked into the kitchen. After a while of searching, again. I was getting really angry, this is when I realized I didn’t check one thing; under the plate on the counter. I walked over to this plate that was sitting on top of buns, when I lifted the plate, I saw the black tablet lying under the plate.

I found it! But when I looked at the time, I realized that I just spent a hour looking for the tablet and that I needed to get to bed. That is when I plugged in the tablet and went to bed (right after posting this, which makes no sense. If I was needing to get to bed, then why did I write this, and if I was going to write, why didn’t I just write the original post? What a dang fail….*FacePalm!*)
Have a great night, guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What can we say about last week, other than they were easy picks. This doesn’t include a few close games, but for the most part the better team won. Panthers were 4 points away from losing another, Vikings are starting to make a return, Browns are still a practice team, chiefs choked on a close game, Colts beat a conference team, and the Raiders might have lost if the Refs didn’t give the game away. Without Thanksgiving games being tallied, my new record is 83-58-2.
Now lets get in the new week:
Rams @ Saints
WINNER: SAINTS

Titans @ Bears
WINNER: BEAAAARRRRRSSSSSS

Cardinals @ Falcons
WINNER: Falcons

Giants @ Browns
WINNER: BROWWNNNNNSSSSSS (Just watch and see!!!

Chargers @ Texans
WINNER: No one, we are doomed…..Chargers

    Jags @ Bills
WINNER: Bills

Bengals @ Ravens
WINNER: Ravens by 4000.

     4th- and-9ers @ Dolphins
Winner: 9ers. Ultimate SADFACEEEE!!!##!!!!!

     SeaCocks @ BUCS
Winner: Seahawks

     Patriots @ Jets
Winner: Patriots

     Panthers @ Raiders
Winner: Raiders

    Chiefs @ Broncos
Winner: Broncos

Packers @ Eagles
Why the hell is this aMNF game? SMH, Winner: Eagles…

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There is too much to explain in this post to where I have been. Let me just ensure you that it’s been hectic. I won’t go too far into it, but know I haven’t forgotten about you. I have been dealing with some things, and I would like to share with you guys, tomorrow. 

I am back, though. Ler us get this going again, and this time we will make history. Life is starting to slow down, again. This means that everything will be going back to normal, then I will be able to write daily.

We will talk more about this tomorrow, so don’t miss it. I have missed you guys, so show this little, tiny post a huge warm hug! Love you and see you tomorrow! 

Today is Halloween, and it is almost over. The day has flown by where we couldn’t enjoy all of it.  Now, we mu as t wait I until next year to enjoy it again, but it’s worth the wait. Next year I will look be better at SFX and could be in a haunted house or something. 

 Other than that, I am feeling like crap. I encountered some mold today and I think it caused an allergic reaction. But I won’t allow that to slow me down or ruin my night. No, I am watching TV with my wife until bedtime. 

 I will now leave you with, what I feel, my worse effect, yet. Though I hate it, Ariel loved it so I want to share it! 

Happy Halloween !

    I should be working, but that can wait. Yes, you are getting a post from inside my workplace, as I sit in the back and hope for a dead night. I am exhausted, I have pains on my pains, and I am ready to go home! But we shall work through it and press on.
    Effects Sundays will be coming soon. This will be the segment that shows you guys what I work on when I’m not writing. You guys might know about it, but let me discuss a lil further. I am beginning a new journey, well more like starting a new hobby.
   I find that sometimes I get burnt out of writing because it’s the only thing I do. But I find a weird love in making gory things, which is an effects artists job. They are suppose to make it possible to make a cut without actually harming anyone. We have all seen them. Just watch any movie, I am sure they have one SFX art in the movie, especially when it’s a horror/slasher film.
    The reason I love to do this is because I love to watch such movies, I have always been inspired to write and produce a horror movie! If I take on the role of the effects artist also, then I wouldn’t have to pay another person to do so. But with the future aside, right now I want to do two things; get better at writing, further my experience in SFX make-up.
     I have shown you guys the previous work, but what if there’s more? Would you want to see it? If you said yes, then this Sunday Special is just for you!

     SundayEffects will be solely for special effects. Now, I do plan on making multiple effects a week(once my work schedule is balanced) and posting them to Facebook, but SundayEffects will take one of those effects and will tell you; how to do the Effect, how to obtain the materials, the price of the Materials, or other great things. Not all said things will be in every post, though sometimes it will be just me showing my work. But either way, this is going to be an amazing segment, and I think you will love it

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I am taking request on what to make, so please do tell me what effect you want to see!

Welp, back to hell. Goodbye!

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    We have people here today, they are giving us new windows. This is great and all, but also very annoying. I hate house repairs and this is why:
     1. My dog- The most annoying thing is my dog wants to join in. He has to know what’s going on, all the time. This is especially annoying when new people are around. Also, they are removing windows and going outside constantly, so he has to be tied up. He hasn’t stopped crying since they started…

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     2. Somehow I always get hurt- I cut myself on one of the windows, but this isn’t new. I always find a way to hurt myself. This could be from a stubbed toe to a slit wrist. But it always happens!

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     3. The clutter/mess- Construction is messy, and some don’t know how to clean up. I had a set of construction workers leave my house looking like Christmas after a door installation! Luckily these guys are smart, but this house is still cluttered!

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      4. The noise- I hate the loud bangs and constant pounding. You can’t concentrate on anything, you can’t talk on the phone and you can’t sleep. Your life is put on hold for a few long hours.

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      5. The people! Today, I had three men come into my house, didn’t say hi and went straight to work. I love that they aren’t wasting any time, but damn! Atleast say hi! I mean, you are a stranger in my house and you can’t even have enough respect to say anything? Instead, you look at me like I’m crazy, like I’m the one inside your house uninvited.

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      I am glad this is almost over, so I can finally go back to my normal life. I hate clutter, so today isn’t the day for me. I thought I would share for you guys. Please tell me, how do you deal with repairmen? Comment below?

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