I haven’t posted to Gongey.com since April?!!? Holy crap that is some serious slacking. I don’t even know what to post so much has happened.
I will start with my birthday. I am now 32 years old! It’s pretty strange to think about. I know it’s not much different than 31 or 30, but it still makes me think how fast time has gone. My body is sure starting to feel age creep up. I can remember when I was 16-24, I could never seem to gain weight. I was as healthy as ever and could run FOREVER! Now I try to go out and run and it’s like I lit a fire in my calf muscles AND my lungs. I guess that’s my fault. It’s no longer difficult to gain weight…in fact it’s rather easy! The difficult part now is trying to lose the stupid weight that I have gained(205 pounds).
Mary is still putting up with my guff…thankfully! She has been busy lately with designing cakes, which adds to my weight problem! She has some pretty awesome cake skillz. Yeah they are so great they deserve the ‘z’ plural ending!!!
Elias is starting to get some attitude and a funny personality. He is walking and talking(still mostly gibberish). Mary and I have been teaching him sign language, ok ok, Mary has been teaching him sign language. He is getting too cute and too smart, which makes it difficult to reprimand him when he does something wrong. So far he is a great little kid! I love him to death.
We are now into the bees 3 months now and everything is going great! Both the hives still have their queens and I just put on the first Honey Supers! So hopefully by the end of July I can start harvesting some honey.
We have been really blessed by Mary’s brother John. He has become really interested in beekeeping. He has offered to purchase, and store, a honey extractor for our honey. He is even going to buy a hive next year. We are going to put the hive next to our existing two and plan on sharing duties on that hive. Over the next couple years we should have an ever increasing honey harvest! I hope everyone loves honey.
Work has been pretty busy lately. For the past year or so I have been working for Patientdocs.com full time as well as working Natural Edge. I just got news last week that I am going to be reduced to part-time hours until further notice. At first this was a big blow, as I have quite a bit of money that needs to go out each month; Mortgage, insurances, food, bills, utilities and other money black holes. But as I thought about the reduced hours a little more I realized that it’s really going to be a benefit. It will give me the time I need to finish up side projects so I can focus on Natural Edge. I will also need the time to work on some upcoming side projects that John(Mary’s brother) has offered me. It’s just going to be very tight for the next month and a half until I get things rolling.
So I realized that life can sure kick you in the boys if you arent’ expecting it. Luckily I feel there is a lot of help being directed my way, which makes me very grateful. Without it I would be floundering in the tumultuous river that is called life.
Side note: I am getting excited for Halloween already! I know many of you think me a geek for that…but I say “NUTS” to you! It’s fun to do something that isn’t typing on a keyboard! And it’s awesome to see and hear the reactions from people.