Edit your heart out Mr. Pencil

Hey #Batfans! This week the red pencil of doom is my best friend. Okay, not really. I’m editing a book. I don’t want to. My girlfriend doesn’t want me to. My kids don’t care. I have a deadline and I have to get this task done. It’s frustrating and a thankless task. My publisher is on my rear end wanting this done by a certain date. I laughed. He didn’t. I laughed louder. He told me to get it done. I have been working on it.

Last night at our weekly family meeting a few things was finally decided. Sarah is going to go to Texas to be with her family shortly before her baby is born. After a month or so she will come back and begin the search for a nursing job. Brenda is going to stay with me until I no longer need her. I told them I want to try around June 1st to do all of this alone. If I can maybe a little sooner but it all depends. Sarah and Brenda have fully moved into the guest house and love it. There is room for a baby if Sarah comes back. I really don’t think she will but of course she is always welcome. Her ex David is not in the picture and his only request is for a DNA test once the little girl is born. On that heavy of a topic we ended that with a few girl name suggestions. Sarah did not like any of the names I picked out because she said they sound “too white”. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be offended by that. She wants a more afro-centric name or a family name somewhere from her parents. So Samantha is officially off of the table I guess Lol

I am taking my family on a Mexican cruise for our Spring Break this year. We will do 4 fun filled days on a cruise ship. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Our neighbor Gabby is going to join us. She’s bringing her sister so we will have extra adults to help me with the kids. We also hammered out all of the details for my trip to Napa, California this weekend. I have to go out and attend to a little vineyard business. This is a business we invested in years ago and it’s not making any money. Lindsay wants her money back or she wants me to gut all of the employees but the 2 that actually run things and make the wine. The other 4 employees are my cousins. They haven’t done much and it’s time they move on. They know it’s coming but they still think they can talk me out of it. I’m bringing my boys with me so they can play and see what a vineyard is. I really hope the weather is going to be nice. My weather app says Friday and Saturday 69 degrees. I will take that. Lindsay is coming back to the States from Australia. She did her yearly jaunt for 30 plus days to visit family, hang out, and enjoy a vacation. She will be meeting me in Napa so we can decide what to do. At this point I may just throw a damn For Sale sign on the place and move on. I don’t know how to run a vineyard. As romantic as it all sounds, I can’t do it. I don’t want to do it. We will be making some tough decisions soon.

And finally, the boys are doing great in school. Peace is doing great at home all day. I put her in a class for dancing. She LOVES IT! It’s just basic dance moves, not ballerina. It’s mostly just giving her some social time and something to do. I bought her a few outfits from the little store they have inside of the dance class. She runs around the house in her little skirts. I think this is exactly what she needs. This coming fall she will go into a pre-k situation. I’m not sure yet where or what it will be but she will begin her schooling. Pudge, my baby Sky, is eating nonstop. She’s starting to roll and can sit up with support for a short amount of time. I can’t believe how fast this is all going. She was my little frog just a few months ago now she’s a full on Pudge. I love having her home all day with Peace. When we go to the class all the moms fuss over her. It’s very cool.

How are you guys doing? I’m good. I have a girlfriend now. We are going to be getting together soon. I have a thing to do in Detroit, so we will meet for lunch and if she has time a dinner date also. There is a huge possibility she will be heading back to Denver soon for a week or two. I hope that trip comes soon. I would love to have her here again. It makes things much easier.

If you haven’t already, please check out my 2 podcasts. The #VeganSam one is still rocking and rolling. And my new one #TheSoultoLife is just getting off the ground. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and be kind.

Kobe, Gigi, and the others, we miss you. God bless your life, your souls, and your families. You were so loved.

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 NotBatmanYet.com and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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