Ok, so I’m not so good at keeping up to date. Election was the last time I said anything. Kinda depressed after that, but got over it quickly. How did I do that? I went DEER HUNTING!

Drove to Missouri and depleted the herd there by three. I got two button bucks (yearlings) and a doe. So yes, I shot Bambi, his brother, AND his mother.

Then I drove home, had a few days break, and drove to West Virginia to get a few more deer (two more) and eat Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. Drove home from WV on Thanksgiving night. Grr to all of those restaurants who leave their light on when they are not open. Don’t they realize that some people TRAVEL on holidays, and need to find places to eat? Anyway, we got home that night around 9pm, and I was all set to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs Broncos game (I’m a Chiefs fan first, Colts fan second). Much to my horror, I was instead watching a documentary on the ’78 Jets! Long story short, my cable company did not elect to pay extra for the “Live games” on the NFL network. Enough people got ticked off about this that the cable company changed their minds, and turned the live games on STARTING with the following week. So I missed the Chiefs game. Bummer.

But then I got to go to my first ever NFL game! I bought a ticket in October for Monday Night Football: Bengals at Colts. I went with a friend of mine from work, and had a blast! I thought this would be my only game of this season, but then the Chiefs pulled it out (with help from a few other teams) and got into the playoffs. Who did they play first? THE COLTS! Aaaarrgghh! I of course, wore my Chiefs stuff (Larry Johnson jersey), and got some good-natured teasing by the people sitting around me. They kept calling me Larry. I was grumpy about the Chief’s performance, but was happy for the Colts.

So now the Colts beat Baltimore, and the Patriots beat the Chargers. That means that the Colts are playing the Pats HERE at the Dome. If I had the money I would go, but tickets are going for $500 or so. Not cheap. Too rich for my blood, of which you would see a lot, after Kim shot me for spending that much money! (just kidding). I am trying to buy season tickets for next year. I hope I get them.

We drove out to Iowa for Christmas the first week of January. I worked five nights in a row (12 hour shifts), then drove my family to my mom’s house. Had a good time until one of my nephews started misbehaving and my brother-in-law went all Mike Tyson on him. Somebody broke it up, my sister apologized for her son’s behavior (but not her husband’s) and then left, insulted that I called her a bad parent. I did not call her a bad parent. She said, “sorry that my son’s handicapped” (He has ODD, ADHD, AT&T, MCI, etc). I said, “It’s not just his fault,” meaning, his dad didn’t handle the situation very well either. Downright abusive. Reminds me of a SNL skit from 15 or so years ago, “Dysfunctional Family Christmas.” So that branch of the family went home and the rest of us went on enjoying being together. Their loss.

I think that pretty much brings us up to date. I’m still a nurse working night shift at the hospital. They have me working charge nurse duty sometimes, which can be stressful, but also challenging.

My son Nathan started playing in a basketball league. He’s nine, so it’s not very intense. He is learning a lot about basketball, and having fun at the same time.

I have been listening to MLK’s dream speech on youtube just now. I certainly don’t agree with everything that man said or did (communist), but he certainly got it right when it came to race issues. There is no black race, there is no white race, Asian, etc. There is only the human race. What a shame that some of King’s followers (Jesse, I’m talking to you) didn’t understand this basic concept. Jesse Jackson and his ilk do not seek to remove the sin of racism from our society, making us all truly equal, but instead seek to elevate their own “race” over others with policies like affirmative action, reparations, etc.


About Steve Picray

I am a conservative Baptist Pastor in the midwestern United States. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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