Monday, August 25, 2008


Danny continues to be uncomfortable. He whines alot and will still cry out. He has never done this before even after a surgery that would warrant this. I'm just frustrated as I can't pin point the problem: ears, hip, or just miserable from this bug. I am calling Dr Kasper this morning to see if we can come in and he can take alook at him and give me some answers. The kids and I went to a local parade yesterday, thinking we were ok to do that, and it was more work then I cared for. Danny wanted nothing to do with his chair and cried alot so for most of the time I was hold him, ARGH! My back is paying for it today carrying a 50 lbs boy that has no tone to help me out for 1.5 hours does a wonder to your back! I will try and post later if we are able to get into the doc. Here is story I found totally appropriate on another site that I follow, enjoy!
Dan raced on Saturday and had a pretty nice night. It's a learning curve this year as this is the first year he has been racing full time. So he is trying to dial the car in and learn what it can and can't do. For the most part is was a very productive night!

A Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee.

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and Favorite passions--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.' If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. So... Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play With your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. 'Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that Really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

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