Catchup Day

Any holiday where my employees do not come into the office is a catch up day for me. I am at work and trying to get as much done before lunch time as I can. I promised Sarah to pick up lunch and bring it home. Then I will take over the babies for the rest of the day. It’s a really nice day out I’m going to get out their stroller and take them for a walk later. I haven’t done that yet. I have wanted to but I was waiting to really make sure they were okay and ready to get out a little.


I couldn’t sleep much last night. I had a headache but my phone kept going off. That’s what happens anytime it’s a Sunday. I get all kinds of comments, emails, texts, and calls. Everyone wants to fill me in. I stopped responding. I will read the messages but I really don’t have anything I want to add. I’m past that point. It is what it is. I’ve already said enough, haven’t I?


Things have been really great lately. I had a bad week and I was tired but over the weekend I did get caught up on all of my work stuff I needed to do. Minus the things I wanted to do. That’s what I’m working on now. We had a great weekend. It is always fun having a houseguest. I go out of my way to make everything fun and entertaining. I also got a couples massage and that helped me out a lot. I have been working out twice a day to get ready for the Chicago marathon. I have wanted to run in it the past 3 years but my health wasn’t ready for it. This year I’m going for it. I have been working on my legs to bulk them up and also running a lot. When it’s nice I go out for an hour-long run and try to beat the last set of distance from the previous week. My iPhone has a Health app built-in that shows me how much I have run in distance. It’s very helpful. I tried that Fitbit and didn’t like it. It didn’t give me the stat I wanted. Working out always puts me in a really great mood. I feel better, stronger. It makes me proud of how committed I am to my fitness and healthy lifestyle. Eating vegan controls my food intake but exercise is what keeps me in shape.


I’m trying to figure out what Sarah wants for lunch. We are texting back and forth here. She can’t decide. It’s a lot better than one of Lindsay’s lunch time suggests. A big white birthday cake and beer Lol I didn’t buy that we went for Mexican food instead but she said she sometimes just craves birthday cake. Her birthday has already come and gone. I don’t know why she would crave that. She has lost a lot of weight. The past several months she is walking a lot and hitting the gym at night. I’m proud of her. She is also not drinking as much. That is probably helping out a lot. She said her mom passing away made her realize she’s not invincible and she has definitely ate everything she has ever wanted to eat her entire life. She is working with a nutritionist friend to help get her eating habits changed. I told her go vegan which she is doing for a few meals each week. The problem is her husband. Or I should say soon to be ex husband, Ben. He is a meat and potatoes guy. He doesn’t think going vegan is good he thinks it deprives your body of a lot of key nutrients. He couldn’t be more wrong. I told Lindsay that’s why you should divorce him Lol They are getting a divorce because she only got married to make her mom happy. It was one of her dying wishes to know Lindsay would be taken care of. The fact is she has always taken care of herself and everyone around her. She just wanted to make her mom happy. Now that her mom has passed, she wants a divorce. She had a tiger shark pre-nup so Ben is getting what he brought to the marriage. She is also throwing him a little money to help replenish his bank account for anything he did spend the few months they were together. She also calls it Shut Up money so he won’t tell anyone any dirty secrets Lol I’m sure there’s a lot. She disappears all of the time and never says where she went or what she does. She gets on her phone and takes off to talk to whoever it is. Then comes back as if nothing happened. They are going to the attorney on Friday to see what they need to do to get the divorce started. The weird thing is they are going to continue to be together and live together. She said she just wants the option to get rid of him if she suddenly gets sick of being in a relationship. He accepts it. I don’t know who would, but he does. I have never really understood those two. They couldn’t be more opposite if they tried yet he loves her a lot. He treats her very well and he really lets her be who she is. He doesn’t put up with her, he enjoys her. I’m glad somebody does because all she has done is frustrate the heck out of me for almost 21 years now Lol She is a pain, demanding, bossy, defiant. In fact she is the most defiant human being I know. If you even think of telling her no, she is going to do exactly what she wants despite the protests. She said she only asks me things as a courtesy and I only waste her time trying to talk things over before she decides. She said her life would be much simpler if I just quit trying to stop half of the things she does and stops emailing her all together Lol I wish it were that simple!


So I’m playing catch up. I enjoy my quiet office. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. For now I need to get back to work and try to figure out if Sarah wants Greek food or Thai. She can’t decide.


I hope everyone has a great Memorial day. God bless our lost loved ones. You are all missed. I love you and God loves ya’ll too!


About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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  1. You keep saying that you did one with Fox news… Fox puts all their stories and videos online also. I have yet to find it on national or local to Chicago Fox news websites. Could I get a link, pretty please? I’d love to see it.

    • That’s exactly why we chose Fox News to do my first tv interview. We knew they would distribute it out everywhere for me. I never said it was with my local Chicago Fox station. That’s the trolls feeding more lies. It was for a Fox station out west that did a 1 hour special on Catfishing. They asked for my story and found out very quickly I wasn’t a catfish. I was just accused of it. They verified my id, my addresses, work, all of my businesses, as well as spoke to several of my family and employees to get some background on me. They even found my military record and had that with them. Pretty easy to find me if you know what you are looking for 😉

  2. Just do an interview…show your face… And the rest is history!

  3. I hope you have a wonderful, stress free week. You’ve been through the ringer enough. I hope Linsey gets a break too. Y’all have delt with enough drama. People need to relax and back off.

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