Category: Random Thoughts

Blonde Moments

Unless you live in a news-less cave, or possibly internationally, you have heard about the ‘wrong airport’ saga.  Sunday night a pilot on a 737 was flying from Chicago to Branson.  Cleared for landing the pilot landed at the Downtown Airport near College of the Ozarks instead of at the Branson Airport where Southwest currently has a flight schedule.  The smaller airport has a runway half the size of the bigger hub.  And had the pilot not pretty much slammed on the brakes, they were within 500 feet of going over the drop of at the end of the runway and onto the highway.  How does this happen?  That is the first question most people have.  Why did this happen is another question I’ve seen floating around.  Last night there were a lot more questions than answers.  The biggest in my mind was how the heck are they going to […]

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Happy New Year

I thought long and hard about the 2014 blog I wanted to write.  I’ve written many times through the years how I feel about the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions.  Not a fan, in case you missed any of those.  It’s not that I’m against making choices and proactively working toward improving yourself and your life.  I think when you stop working toward moving forward you stop…period.  However, I don’t see the point in waiting for a magical turn of the calendar to start working at making those changes.  Birthday resolutions, Valentine’s resolutions, Easter resolutions, Halloween resolutions could all carry just as much importance.  The most important thing is to set your goals for something and then make a plan to achieve them.  I feel like the majority of people don’t fulfill their resolutions.  I believe the main reason they don’t fulfill them is because they are vowed because of […]

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Merry Christmas

Christmas.  In the stores, magazines, and commercials you see perfectly decorated designer trees surrounded by beautifully wrapped presents with ribbons Martha Stewart can show you how to make, amazing looking food, and well behaved children.  Do Not believe the magazines.  Christmas is not a commercial.  It is not airbrushed food.  And it definitely is not perfectly behaved children.  Christmas is about having a heart of awe and wonderment.  Whether Santa visits your home or you have an elf sitting on your shelf Christmas is about so much more.  Try really hard to remember your amazement as a child looking at the tree for the first time after the lights and decorations were added.  The thrill of anticipation.  For some of us it’s more difficult to remember back that far but really try.  You beat on your sister a little less.  You complained a little less.  You didn’t care if the […]

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Grateful Traditions

Thanksgiving Day.  Today is the day that we, as American’s, have set aside to take time to be with family, eat Turkey, and be thankful for all that we have.  It is a day to travel.  A day to eat.  A day to plan your major shopping plan of attack for the sales.  It is the least commercial (or has been traditionally at least) of American major holidays.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite of holiday as well.  Thanksgiving doesn’t care what your budget is or how many presents you can bring to the party.  Though the ability to make something off the charts awesome in the kitchen is respected.  Thanksgiving doesn’t care whether you are gathered with two people or twenty.  Thanksgiving doesn’t care if you are eating a turkey sandwich by yourself watching movies.  Thanksgiving cares about what is in your heart.  Hope beats bitterness.  Love beats apathy.  Peace […]

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Driving into the Storm

A week ago the Oklahoma City area was getting hit, again, but severe weather and tornadoes.  Most anything that hits Oklahoma goes through here as well.  And as I left Bolivar to head to work in Stockton, Cedar County became warned.  Around here ‘warned’ only means one thing, tornado warning.  Severe Storm warnings don’t hold near the weight as the big T does.  I didn’t really have any choices; I had to go to Stockton.  And it’s not like that storm wouldn’t be in Bolivar soon enough anyway.  As I was driving I watched the sky, not for fear of a tornado dropping on my head out of now where ala ‘Twister’, but because it was so interesting.  On either side of storm the sky was dark and murky like you expect a storm to look like.  However, in the middle the sky was a robin’s egg blue.  Oddly enough, […]

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