As I stated in my previous post this is a year of change. I had mentioned Vicki and myself were moving into a different phase of our lives becoming empty-nesters, since I last posted my daughter and son-in-law have informed us we are going to become grandparents this fall not only is there a baby on the way but there are babies on the way. That's right twins!!!! I always teased Beth when she was younger telling her that twins run in the family and they are overdue. I'm pretty sure my daughter will hit me when I see her again lol. Vicki and I are excited and scared for the kids as they are so far away from both families but it will be fine I'm sure. Elizabeth is healthy and physically strong (she runs 5k's and 1/2 marathons) and they are surrounded by a good group of friends from their church. Vicki and I have been making tentative plans to get down there when the time comes I think Vicki is going to fly down a day or two after the babies are born (or as soon as Beth wants her there) and I will follow down a week or so later. I told Vicki I was already looking for kilts for the babies and she just rolled her eyes at me.
I have been spending a lot of time looking at everything in my life from family to my job, hobbies, church etc. I have decided that I want to learn a foreign language and I am really leaning to Scottish Celtic. It would be pretty cool to be able to speak at least some rudimentary Scots when I go to the MWC next year in Inverness so if I can find something on-line I'll probably go that way. This has been a long hard winter and even as I write this we are getting snow. It is the middle of April and it's time to get into Spring and get rid of the snow. My first Highland Games is Memorial Day weekend and I haven't been able to throw since October. All my Highland buddies and I are chomping at the bit to get after it. I wasn't real happy with my season last year so this year I'm looking to improve in all of the events. I don't know if I over trained last year or not but I know I have to improve my technique. Last year I finally put everything together in the weight over bar 1 day and improved my PR by 3 feet and I haven't been able to duplicate it since.
Well I guess that's it for now WINTER GO AWAY!!!!!
God Bless, Jay