Monday, December 27, 2004


For the second time this year a snowplow has taken out my mailbox. I should be allowed to go over to town hall and break a window or something.

Making up for lost time.

My last real post was eons ago. Since that time:

- We've made sure Alexandra can't end up in (catholic) limbo.
- Introduced her to her male cousins. **Note, despite her diminuitive stature, she clearly rules the clan.
- Was reminded that the Northeast is not the midwest. Ever been to a Cabela's? Everything can either kill something, or was once living. When's the last time you dressed your child in camo and gave him/her a "Hunter Dan" doll?
- Heard "I never get to see my granddaughter," from my mother-in-law.
- (repeat previous item 100x) .
**Note, she's never gone more than 2 weeks without seeing her.**
-I've gained 8 pounds, nearly an all-time high at 173.5. Time to get it in gear.
- Visited Alexandra's friend from the baby home, Peter. He lives with our friends Paul and Carol in Ma.

So not too much has happened. I still love being a dad. I'm away from Leanna and Alexandra for the first time. It sucks.

"A winter's day...

... in a deep and dark December.
I am alone.
Gazing from my window, to the streets below,
on a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

I am a rock. I am an island.

I've built walls, a fortress deep and mighty.
That none may penetrate..."
-Simon and Garfunkel

I put this CD in for the first time in years. I didn't even realize why immediately. It was a subconscious decision. I'm alone in the house this week. Leanna and Alexandra are in Connecticut. I'll be joining them Thursday.

I'm officially starting my build up for Ironman USA (yesterday). It's lonely work.

If you get a chance, listen to the whole song or read the lyrics ("I am a rock.")

Thursday, December 09, 2004

So much to write. So little time.

I will catch up shortly...maybe this weekend.