Why are weekends so busy?

Why are weekends so busy?
It is getting crazy, especially now the kids are getting older. It all starts on Saturday morning running them to gym and ballet.

Then it is home to get work done and errands. Plus there is church on Sunday mornings and yardwork. It just never ends.

This weekend is going to be worse.

We have the usual Saturday morning and have to miss the annual clean-upin Westminster. It would have been good to have the kids participate.

Additionally my wife is taking our daughter to a ballet Saturday afternoon and then off to a birthday party for a friend.

I think I will have to take a break on Sunday and get stuff done around the house.

I guess this is what it will be like for many more years with young kids. One thing, it is sure fun doing stuff with them.

Working my way into shape

Well I have been trying to lose weight with diet for about a year-and-a-half and I have managed to lose about 30 pounds, but have plateaued out. I needed to do something to keep it going.
To help out, I joined Fitness 19 and got a trainer to get me started. It has been fun and I am getting into it.

My trainer is also helping me with my nutrition and I am going to work on better tracking how many calories I burn.

To keep track of my progress, I have set-up a new blog just for that. You can find it at westminsterworkout.wordpress.com. Take a look. I can always use a little encouragement.

Mateo Restaurant Blows It, Sunflower Restaurant Saves the Evening

This was shaping up to be a fun evening. My sister in-law was in town from New York and the kids day-care was hosting a parents night out so it set up for the adults to head out for a dinner with adult conversation. (Don’t get me wrong, we love our kids, but sometimes it is nice to get out and have an adults night.)
Well my wife and I had been to Mateo in Boulder a couple times and had wonderful experiences. But we hadn’t been there for a couple years and decided to head back and take my sister in-law.

My wife made the reservations and they even called me last night to confirm that we were coming. We dropped the kids off and headed for Boulder.

Well when we arrived, they wanted to sit us at one of their small patio tables that they had brought in from outside. It also had the small uncomfortable patio chairs. Something that I don’t want to sit at or on when we will be having a nice leisurely dinner and spending $150-$200 for the pleasure.

All the other tables are nice with comfortable padded chairs.

Well we tried to get another table and they basically said that the only other thing they had available was the community table. All the other tables were spoken for. We even spoke to who appeared to be the manager or owner and he was not helpful at all.

I have never been so mad or upset in my life when I have gone out to eat. They should not treat their customers like that. If they don’t have a table, they should never have accepted the reservation. Or if someone made a reservation after us, they should have been turned down. It is not professional and does not show respect to us as their customers.

Well we need to find a place to eat, so we headed west on Pearl Street a couple blocks and found Sunflower. What a difference from Mateo.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to wish everyone out there a Happy Thanksgiving.
It is a great day to enjoy your family, relax, and remember all things that you can be thankful for.

The thing that I am most thankful for is my family.  I have a wonderful wife and two wonderful kids (who are nuts!, in a good sense).  I couldn’t ask for anything more.

Kudos to Westminster Police Department

I just want to thank the Westminster Police Department for their work tonight on Halloween.  When we were out walking the kids around to different houses, the Westminster PD was patrolling the neighborhood making sure everyone was having a nice and safe evening.

Happy Halloween

Well it is another Halloween in Denver and it is raining and snowing around town.  Just a typical Halloween around here.
It is going to be nice and chilly around here tonight when we take the kids around the neighborhood.

Stay safe.

At my high school reunion…

Well, I took the big plunge this weekend and headed to my high school reunion to see everyone. I can’t believe that it has been 20 years since we all graduated from high school, East Union High School in Manteca, Calif., class of 1987.
It began as a fun evening at a local brew pub in Manteca at Kelley Brothers Brewing Company. The company was great and the band that was playing was incredible, it helped also that one of our fellow graduates was playing also, but the beer was horrible. Continue reading “At my high school reunion…”

Getting back to it…

Well I haven’t posted in a while and that is because I went in for unexpected surgery to have my appendix removed.
I have been in the hospital until last evening and have not been in any condition to post.

I will be at home the next couple of weeks, so hopefully I will be able to get back to making some posts.

It is good to be back.