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Mansfield, Texas, United States
Mr. E is a Christian, Husband, Father of 2, former Army Officer and Texas Rangers Baseball fan.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Praying for Things That Cause Me Stress

On the advice of a co-worker, who works with stress & anger management; I am listing the top 10 things that cause me stress and I am going to pray for each one for one week! I am going to ask God remove any undue stress these may cause in my life. He guarantees that if I do this I will see a dramatic reduction in my stress levels and possibly my blood pressure as well.

Here is my Top 10 Stress Causes in no particular order

1. Food! -- I can't stop eating...I need to eat more healthy and less of it. This would also help my blood pressure and my high cholesterol.

2. Work -- I love my job, but the hours are often irregular and I do have to work some weekends.

3. My Family -- I love them to death, but every family has traits that bother you. Like not putting up clothes, dirty dishes or snack containers.

4. My Dog -- Back problems, peeing and pooping on the carpets and rugs. He is potty trained...why does he do that!

5. My OCD -- Why do I freak out over the clothes, the video games, the dog, and anything else that does work the way I need it to? It causes me to be very ugly towards my family and I don't like it.

6. My Dear Wife's Health -- She has to have some continuing test and procedures done and we have to budget to pay for that and I am concerned about how she is handling all of the stress related to them.

7. Wal-Mart -- I hate that store, but it is so darn close to the house. I hate waiting in lines, the lack of customer service, the parking, the blah blah blah.....

8. The House -- We really need a new roof, the kitchen ceiling to be fixed, new carpet and floors and some new paint. Not to mention furniture etc...

9. Our Yard -- We have no front yard! At least no green grass. Something is killing the grass in our front yard. We were told it is a fungus or maybe the trees are sucking all the water away from the grass??

10. My Father-in-Law -- Do I have to explain?

So starting tonight I will start praying for one of these things for 1 week, or do I pray for all of them for 10 weeks? I will pray for all of them tonight and check with my co-worker in the morning to get my directions right.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday Update

It's the first day of February and of course it's Super Bowl Sunday. I'm not even sure how much of the game I will watch! I haven't watched much football in the past few years. I am more of a baseball fan. GO TEXAS RANGERS! I would watch the commercials during the Super Bowl but they have become stupid and offensive so there is really no need for me to watch it! If I did watch it, I would root for the Cardinals. It's there first time there and the Steelers have had plenty of Super Bowls appearances.

I think I will just catch up on my recorded television shows. I have a couple of episodes of Monk to watch and a Twilight Zone episode to watch as well. I could also watch the James Bond movie -- The Man With the Golden Gun -- that is here on loan from Netflix.

More importantly about today is; that 25 days from now is my 42nd birthday! Woo-Hoo!

The family and I are back from Great Wolf Lodge! It was a lot of fun for all of us. The waves in their "wave pool" were very strong. They would knock the breath out of you if you were not careful. I am glad to be home though.