Thursday, January 19, 2017

Photo Flashback Thursday


Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through some of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years and find one special picture that stands out. Little lost moments in time from yesterday caught with a Cameras lens and relived right here in my blog. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it consistently is however is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks picture is once again a dual purpose this week. This is my Brother from Another Mother Nick. Today is Nick's Birthday so we'll include him in this weeks Photo Flashback in honor of today being his Birthday Happy Birthday Nick.

This picture was taken last year at Nick's house, they were hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Michelle and I helped hide all the eggs and Nick did all of the grilling. It was a pretty good day.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hump Day

Two days down this week, a couple of more ahead of us, that must mean that once we get over this noon time hump it's going to be all downhill working towards another fun filled weekend.

I'm actually only working one job today, I like a little bit of a midweek break from the field work, that way I don't have too many days in a row where I am working both jobs and get a little bit of a mental break as I ready myself for the back end of the work week.

I do have to say that I'm starting to get to the point in blogging where doing this on a daily basis is starting to get a little tedious. Too many things on my mind and I have forgotten to write a couple of these this week as my mind has been on other work related things.

I'll get back into the swing of it soon, maybe it has just been the weather and shorter days. It seems like I'm in my hibernation phase right now when I'm not working. I'm usually the one with cabin fever and wanting to get out and around where right now I'm just enjoying sleeping. I must be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or I Hate Winter in other more simpler terminology.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Long weekend is over, time for tidbits.

* I know you guys have missed this count, it has been 19,406 wonderful days since my birth. Still going strong looking ahead.

* There have been 4,629 days that have gone by since I Graduated from WVU, it's amazing how quickly time goes by. It will be 13 years since I graduated this May.

* It was 3,230 days ago that Michelle and I went out on our very first date together, she's still around so I must be doing something right for the first time.

* It has been 2,454 days since I proposed marriage to my wonderful wife, I enjoy each and every day that I get to spend with her, even if it is for only a few minutes.

* We are in day 1,991 of Marriage, I am one lucky guy and I thank my lucky stas each and every day to have had such a wonderful person come into my life.

* I have about 5,431 or so days to go until my retirement giving the current rules for retirement give or take a few hundred here or there and depending on how I feel.

* There are only 2,069 days to go until the Backyard Brawl in football takes the field once again. I was hoping for a WVU Pitt Bowl matchup, but I'm patient.

* I have 348 more days to go until my Goodbye 2017 blog is written, that is my annual recall the year by what is posted in my blog blog.

* There are 342 more shopping days left to go until Christmas 2017, it may be a little early but hey, someone has to do the countdown.

* There are but a mere 318 more days to go until I celebrate yet another anniversary of my 21st Birthday.

* There are 263 more days to go until we once again attend the Springs Festival, I'm itching to go up there again soon if not to the other Amish Country.

* Our next cruise is 236 days away. It killed me to watch John Heild broadcast live from the Pride at Grand Turk as I was sitting in St Louis.

* There are only 201 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Sixth Wedding Anniversary together. I am the luckiest man in the world.

* There are 166 more days to go until our 2017 Friends and Family Picnic.

* There are 159 more days to go until Calvin and Jeanetta's Wedding next June, she has put together this very informative website for everyone to use. Michelle and I need to get around to booking ourt hotel room before long.

* My favorite season of the year is a mere 62 days away when Spring 2017 finally arrives. I'm ready for the warm weather, the birds a singing and and the smells of springtime.

* My buddy Phil the Groundhog takes center stage in 16 more days when he forecasts the weather on Ground Hogs Day. I think I need to send him a few cases of liquor and a few female groundhogs to keep him company.

* This is my 4,733rd blog that I have written for George's Journal in the now 12+ years that I have been writing it. That is a lot of thoughts as well as a lot of words that I have typed in for everyone to read.

* No work yest this fall on the Hall Family Tree, as soon as things slow down a little bit I'm going to start working on that again, I know I have been slacking since working two jobs this year.

* Once again nothing new on the brother search, the DNA tests returned a few second cousins and beyond, but nothing close to a brother.....yet. I still have faith that something, sometime and someday will turn up.

* I'll be out in the field one again this afternoon for RTI, I'm back to working both jobs today.

* The WVU Men's basketball team has risen to #7 in the latest AP Poll. This is the second time this year we have been ranked #7.

* Anyone up to attempt to get together as a group and take on the Escape Room here in Morgantown? We need a group of 10 people.I haven't heard any positive responses yet.

* Anyone ready for Spring yet? Especially after the frigid temps that we have been experiencing the past few days.

* Have I ever mentioned before that I Hate Snow!!!!!....A Lot.

* Have yourselves a great day and make the very most of it and live it to the fullest.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, January 16, 2017

Federal Holiday

Well my weekend gets to extend one more day today, it is Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and  a Federal Holiday, but have no fear I will be out doing field work today.

Yesterday was a pretty special day, I took Michelle and Josh and Hayley out for breakfast at Golden Coral, this was when we were supposed to go and meet for my Mom's birthday and I have to say everything sucked, the food and the waitress.

Last night I took Michelle, Chad and Laiah, Hayley and Josh out for dinner to the new iHop as it is close to where Chad lives and Michelle wanted iHop so we went to iHop.

Other than that it was a pretty lazy day for us and for me, now I start another long stretch of consecutive days worked as this quarter is a couple of weeks old and I need to take advantage of as many daylight hours as possible,.

Have yourselves a great day today, make the most of it.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Morning Rambling

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, I'm up a little later than usual and watching something on HBO as I collect my thoughts for the day.

Today is a special day for a couple of reasons, first of all it is the love of my life's birthday but it is also Michelle's sister Chris's birthday as well. They are not twins and are few years apart, but they are both a couple of special ladies in my life and they just happened to be born on the same day.

Our plans for the day have changed once again from what I found out last night, we were all planning on taking my Mother out for a birthday breakfast, but this week my Sister Terri is sick and we will have to reschedule. Michelle and I will go out and do something today to celebrate her birthday together.

I'm off from both jobs today and all of our chores for the week are completed, so I'm going to let my lovely wife sleep in this morning and get plenty of rest for her birthday.

Have a great day.

Happy Birthday Michelle Dawn Hall

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my wonderful wife Michelle a very Happy Birthday today.

Michelle is my best friend, my soulmate and the absolute love of my life and she has given me so much love and happiness that I never thought that I would ever experience.

We had some plans later this morning, but I come to find out that they have changed once again last night, but now we may go do something special on our own to celebrate the day of birth of the most wonderful woman who ever entered my life.

Michelle I love you from the very bottom of my heart and eagerly anticipate each and every new day that we get to spend together,

Happy Birthday sweetie, I Love You.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, the sound of a crackling fireplace behind me is the audible sensation that is tickling my ear drums and I'm here grabbing my collective thoughts for the day.

Well my Saturday is going to consist of doing some field work this morning and Michelle is going to once again do our grocery shopping for the day. Tomorrow his her birthday and we have a breakfast tomorrow morning at 10:00, so rather than wake her up early on her birthday I'm going to let her sleep in. She works her butt off and deserves it.

It is calling for icy conditions today, so you might need to be careful when driving around town, I'll be up in elevated areas today and may run across these conditions this morning. The things that we do for important projects.

You know my mind is usually the most productive in the early morning hours, I have to confess that this morning does not meet those anticipated parameters, I'm hopping back in bed for a few hours.

Have a great day today and make the most of it.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Big Ole Hairy Friday the 13th

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend, and a Big Ole Hairy Friday the 13th 3 day weekend.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday which means that it is a Federal Holiday. I'll be off from one job and probably out in the field working the other job on Monday. So I guess we can call that a three day weekend.

It is also Friday the 13th today. This is a day that many people consider to be unlucky for one reason or another. If you suffer from fear of today, Friday the 13th you suffer from a disease called "Paraskevidekatriaphobia". This word will be on everyones spelling test next week...lol

My plans for the weekend is to work. WVU after whipping the #1 Baylor Bears on Tuesday night are on the road at the University of Texas. Meaning when I go out to work tomorrow, I will probably have more luck than I did last week as there is no home game in town.

Michelle and I are starting to throw some ideas around for the picnic. My sister Kim had a very good suggestion to address a small issue that probably needs addressed this year. Trying to get everyone involved as a group this year and less satellite groups breaking off. We're thinking possibly an auction, door prizes, maybe some bingo games, a scavenger hunt where people work in teams and possibly a group 360° picture since I now have that capability.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho