Monday, June 17, 2019

Father’s Day Has Time in a Bottle Playing in My Head

Father's Day 2019 was one of my best ever! A couple of daughters couldn't make it but sent me beautiful messages of love. My other two daughters brought dinner over, along with grandkids, a friend and his kids, and my mother came as well. My Shelley was the perfect hostess for all ages, especially liked by the kids as they all played with the bunnies, chickens and goats. We all had such a good time.

Even the weather cooperated. A gorgeous day! In my opinion, I sure don't deserve to be surrounded by such beautiful people but God has other ideas and His love knows no bounds. And so all morning, as I enjoy the memories of yesterday, Jim Croce's 'Time in a Bottle' song is playing in my head.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
'Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

Sunday, June 16, 2019

19 Father’s Days Have Got Behind Me...

This is Father's Day 19 since my father passed away in his 67th year. This has Pink Floyd's 'Time' song is stuck in my head for the second time in a month...
"And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun"

Except I've two decades behind me since my Dad passed, and three and a half decades since I became a father. And the question still nags me, 'am I a good father?' I used to think I was but lately, the last several years in fact, I don't think so... I'm not even sure I ever was now. All I know is I love my daughters very much, but that's the easy part — they make it easy. I wonder if I was always destined to have this much guilt in my life? 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Giving Uber Another Go

Decided to keep at Uber for a bit. Why not? I have nothing to replace it yet, except maybe my t-shirt biz, I could focus on that. Problem is, as much as I've come to dislike driving, I love the people I meet driving Uber and hosting on Airbnb.

So giving Uber another go... but it's not going well so far. Ninety minutes in, sitting in what is usually a hot area for UberEats, and not one call. ZERO. And I have the app set for both UberX and UberEats trips.

So ya, not overly encouraging for a guy who starts to melt if he can't keep moving. 

One Day More

Sometimes, seemingly from out of nowhere, song lyrics pop into my head that resonate so completely at the moment… this morning it was these words from Les Mis

"One day more.

Another day, another destiny.

This never-ending road to Calvary."

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Goodbye Uber … I’m looking for a new job.

Started looking for a new full-time employer today.

It's not that I don't like driving for Uber or UberEats — although earning enough to pay the monthly bills is a real challenge. The real problem is that I no longer enjoy driving, period. If you spend any time at all on the GTA highways and byways I think you'll be able to empathize with my position.

When I hear Billy Currington singing, "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy", I imagine the 'people' he's referring to are GTA drivers. Maybe it'd be different if I drove around in MY DREAM CAR, but I doubt it. It doesn't qualify for Uber anyway — and it'd likely be even more of a magnet for the crazies out there.

Tim Hortons again? Possibly. Before I started working Uber in 2015 I was at a Tim Hortons in Scarborough. I loved my coworkers there and 98% of the guests were simply awesome. So good memories, real good. If you've been to the Timmies near Kennedy Commons you'll know it's one of the best. And most importantly, I do LOVE coffee :)

Here's a really great article of the Tims I worked at... TIM HORTONS - MARK WAFER

Anyway, I'm north of Oshawa now. Near Columbus. So if anyone knows of a company looking for help, please pass my name along.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Celebrating Life… everlasting

Went to Church today.

Went to pray: "…Give rest, O Christ, to your servants with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting."

A friend's mother, a servant, joined the saints in Heaven. Having spent 95 years in His service she is finally in His arms of mercy, of everlasting peace.

For me, of all the Church services, I feel the funeral service is the most important. To be present, with loved ones, all praying… thanking God for His mercy, His love, His everlasting peace. And so I find much joy in death. 

I hope this doesn't come across as too morbid. It certainly isn't intended to be. After all, it is the ultimate love story.

…and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen.

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