14 Things I Love and Hate v3.0

LoveFest ImageThis year is the third installment of the Valentine’s Day Love/Hate list.
(Here are links to version 1 and version 2)

I thought I’d switch up and focus on 14 individuals in my life. For each of these 14, I will chose one thing I love, and one thing I hate.

Yes, about them.

They are in no particular order… well except for the first five. Let’s begin:

14 Things I Love and Hate v3.0

I love that despite all my faults Julie loves me.
I hate that Julie is usually right.

I love that Joey made me a father.
I hate that real soon Joey will not be living in our home.

I love that Rebekah is my only daughter.
I hate that at times Rebekah struggles.

I love that Aaron completes our family.
I hate that Aaron misses out on experiences due to his size. Even though he’s willing.

I love that Max brings more joy to my children than I ever thought possible.
I hate that Max doesn’t sleep in his crate at night.

I love that T.C. forces me to laugh.
I hate that T.C. and I were not playground friends since Kindergarten.

I love that Jennifer keeps me motivated to run.
I hate that Jennifer was not my sister from birth.

I love that Mike pushes me outside my comfort zone.
I hate that Mike still has yet to finish that pantry.

I love that Lisa is way more grounded than me.
I hate that Lisa doesn’t blog about how wonderful it is to own a fish tank anymore.

I love that Chuck (and sometimes his daughter Lily) and I Skype Thursday nights at WBER.
I hate that Chuck and I are so far apart.

I love that Courtney is my work wife.
I hate that Courtney, like Julie, is usually right.

I love that Adell cherishes her Sunday afternoons.
I hate that Adell and I have not been in a show together since Steel Pier.

I love that Katelin is fearless.
I hate that Katelin has very good aim with a mustard bottle for it cuts into our Karaoke chances.

I love that Matt takes the road less traveled.
I hate that Matt takes way better Instagram pictures than me.

Happy Valentine’s Day.


7 Cardinal Rules for Life

I came across this list on Pinterest.  I have no idea who created them.  Not sure who to credit. They’re not mine.  But I like ’em.

1. Make peace with your past, so it won’t disturb your present.

2. What other people think of you, is none of your business.

3. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.

4. No one is in charge of your happiness. Except you.

5. Don’t compare your life to others, and don’t judge them, you have no idea what their journey is all about.

6. Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know the answers.  They will come to you when you least expect it.

7. Smile.  You don’t own all the problems in the world.