My weekend was full of emotions.  It was a weekend of fun, illness, deep reflective thought and laughter.   I thought about this quote from Jimmy V the North Carolina State Basketball coach who was dying of cancer at the time

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. Jim Valvano.”
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That quote has meant a lot to me over the years and this weekend was a perfect example.

It started Friday afternoon as I had lunch with my best friend and former college roommate. ( Yes, I went to college!  Don’t ask me if I graduated).   As we ate there were stories, laughter and serious life discussions too.  We expressed outrage over current events in Logan and a very serious situations in both of our lives.  I am blessed to have several people in my live I can call my best friend.

Then on Saturday I did a remote broadcast from the Garden Gateway owned by my friends Moose and Adalia.  Once again laughter and memories but they had to work and so did I.   As the morning progressed several old friends arrived, some I haven’t seen in years.  That was really nice.

Right before I was going to leave I met a very nice couple from Smithfield that I really enjoyed talking too.

Saturday afternoon we went to a friend’s house to celebrate 3 birthdays all in one afternoon.  Mine on May 30, our friend Shelly on the 6th and my wife Teresa on the 15th.   Just friend’s pie and CROSS BOWS!  They had purchased tiny little cross bows that shot tooth picks, which we did to pop balloons!  Fun and Pie too!

Spending time with my wife is always great but I have had a bit of a cold this past week and by Saturday evening I was felling kind of punk but a quite evening at home was awesome.

Bedtime was cough time.  I developed an almost contestant cough that brought on a headache from **** and almost no sleep.

Sunday was quite because of the cold and I had to change some plans but it was a nice quite Sunday that was mixed with troubling news.

An Elderly gentleman I had become quite close to has been hospitalized and the prognosis is not good.  So I spent a lot of time thinking about him and what he has meant to me of the past 18 months.

And finally it is Monday morning and just before I showered this morning a Facebook post caught my eye.  A young man I knew years ago had passed away.  I would not say we were close but I knew him well and grief hit me knowing the pain his parents and realities are going to go through the next several days.

So here I am on Monday June 3rd and I can tell you my weekend was full of laughter, thinking and tears.   I wouldn’t change it for the world.  Why because that is life and life is beautiful and difficult at the same time.   I tolerate the difficult and embrace the beautiful.


Today on the morning show :  getting bumped off Carson

Here is the video of the show without her

Stupid News Donuts and Pigs

Laugh lines