Saturday, March 25, 2017

I'm Cheering for My Teammates Today


The hardest part about working at my day job is dealing with time conflicts.  I'm juggling between three tennis teams, a weekly tennis league and a third book, due for release on May 1.  My Men's 18+ team is playing today and I need to help out at my day job.  There's a Men's 55+ match tomorrow and I won't be able to play in that one either.  The good news is that all three teams are winning and I'm clear for the rest of the season after this weekend.  I'm wishing my team-mates well.  See you on the courts soon.  Good luck!  Have a great day.

Friday, March 24, 2017

How Many Chapters to Change a Life?


I don't know the answer.  Maybe that's why I write every day.  I don't want to come up short and miss an important opportunity to help change someone's life.  I don't think I'll ever stop writing.  Take a look at my archives located on the right margin.  Maybe there's something in there that can help you with a challenge you're facing.  If all goes well, I'll have a book out on May 1.  Come back and see what it's all about.  Meanwhile, I'm changing up my blog for the final 30 days leading up to my book delivery date.  Starting April 1st, I'm posting a blog a day about significant people in my life who influenced me.  Some will be deliberately left out for privacy reasons.  I would not be the person I am today without these amazing people in my life.  Have a great day.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

38 Days to Delivery Date


No ultrasound yet.  My graphic artist is busy with her son.  I'm also awaiting more information from the other lab rats.  I also have lots to do to meet my May 1 deadline.  The pressure's on.  I won't be spending much time on this blog until the book is delivered.  The target date is May 1.  Keep me in your prayers.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Danger, Will Robinson


Remember that robot from Lost in Space who was always warning Will Robinson about impending danger?  Will Robinson rarely listened to him and that's when the robot would fling his arms out in surrender like you see pictured above.  I don't need a robot to tell me there's danger in my neighborhood.  The space-time continuum is driving me crazy.  The robot is yelling, "danger, danger."  I'm not listening.  If Mr. Spock were still around he would be calculating the precise number of minutes left to my book release date and he would say, "it's illogical."  Good thing I'm an optimist.  I do my best work under pressure.  Stay tuned.  I'll be out of my cave on May 1.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

First Spring Barbecue a Success


I celebrated the first day of Spring with a barbecue yesterday with Mrs. Caveman and it may be one of my best grilling experiences ever.  I'm giving it a 10 because of the way the veggies turned out.  Here's a recap:

  1. Sweet Potatoes.  I covered them in olive oil and baked in the oven at 350º for sixty minutes.  Once baked, I wrapped them in aluminum foil and kept them warm on the top layer of the grill.
  2. Cauliflower.  This works best when sliced and placed in an open pan for grilling.  Flip once after you see some scorch marks.  Set them off to the side off the grill until the zucchini is almost ready and then add the cauliflower on top of the veggies and finish grilling.
  3. Mushrooms.  Add olive oil in frying pan.  Slice mushrooms and place in frying pan using medium setting.  Flip once and then add to top of grilled zucchini and finish grilling.
  4. Zucchini.  Slice and place in tin foil coated in olive oil.  Barbecue using indirect heat to prevent overcooking while grilling steaks.  Make sure there's room to add the cauliflower and mushrooms during the last five minutes of grilling the zucchini in tin foil.
  5. Steaks.  Coat in olive oil and turn twice while barbecuing.  Use a thermometer for best results.
The mixture of zucchini, cauliflower and mushrooms drizzled in olive oil is amazing.  The only seasoning I used is no salt seasoning for the steaks and veggies and it was all I needed.  Nothing on the sweet potatoes either.   I hope these food tips work well for you.  Happy grilling and have a great day.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring is in the Air


It's the first day of Spring.  I'm super excited for all the opportunities.  Things are heating up here in the Midwest.  All the snow has melted.  The grass is turning green.  Mother Nature is about to go into high gear.  Follow her cue and get busy.  Have a great day.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Continuous Improvement is the Name of the Game


Continuous improvement is the name of the game.  I'm referring to the game of life, spread out over four quarters.  I didn't get many things right in the first quarter, except for finding some great friends who encouraged me each time I faltered.  At the end of the second quarter I thought to myself, is it possible to take a mulligan?  That's when I met with my mother who passed on some of her 4th quarter wisdom.  She's the kind of person you want to chat with when it's half-time and you feel like you're getting kicked in the behind.  "No need to go back in time," she said, inspiring me to look at the blank canvas ahead.

I'm a big believer in continuous improvement.  Some days it may only be as much as one step forward.  There are still some face plants every now and then but I believe wisdom is acquired from the desire to learn from every experience.  Have a great day.