Honey #2 has been under the weather. In fact, since there are doctors in her family, she went to Oklahoma too get the type of family TLC that we all need from time to time… I sure hope she feels better soon. I haven’t seen her in almost a week, which, I know, isn’t an eternity, or anything but I’ll go ahead and say it… I miss her a little.

On the materialistic side of things, this feeling comes over me about every 3 or 4 months. I get this overwhelming urge to buy something. The last time this happened, I bought my glasses that I have been wearing everyday for the last 3 months. I remember one time I was going thru this phase and I ended up buying about 2-3 pairs of tennis shoes over a 2-day period. One time it hit me and I bought a Mini Cooper. Maybe I’m a little un self aware but I don’t just go out and buy stupid stuff all the time. I have made a couple odf decent investments here and there. I bought a limousine when I was 25. It was 10 years old and had a cracked windshield but it was a limo. And that turned out ok. In fact, in a crazy turn of events, my first limousine purchase is how I ended up on the radio. But anyway, I don’t think I’m going to buy anything that drastic. In fact, I have no idea what I’m going to actually purchase. I’ll even put a limit of $150 on my splurge fest.

Maybe I can spend that on Kellie since her birthday is coming up. I’ll go to the mall today and I’ll get back with you tomorrow and let you know what I bought. Unless it’s for Kellie. If it is, you will have to wait until her birthday to find out.

So, my son Payton has joined the Marines. He has been sworn in and he leaves for San Diego in October. Wow, this will be the best thing that has ever happened to him. He’s really a good kid and if I could turn back the hands of time, I would have handled things a lot differently. but sunnier skies are ahead. I’m scared for him but at the same time I’m proud for him as well. I can’t help but wonder if, even though he left my house because he felt I was too hard on him, I wonder if he really has craved someone to be hard on him his whole life. And since I wasn’t there for so many years, he feels like since he didn’t get that from me, he has to get it from somewhere else. And I get that. Young men need discipline. We do crave it in a weird way. We don’t want to run wild. We do what we can get away with but at the end of the day, we kind of want to be told what to do or kept in line. That’s why so many married guys say, “whatever the wife says…She’s the boss.” We want to be independent and be on our own. But then again, we want guidance. Ok, that’s my Dr. Phil moment of the day!