I first have to apologize for being gone for so long. My intention was get back to making videos and teaching as soon as I got back from vacation.

Once we got back, we had to get everything ready for Amber’s knee surgery. Once it was over I decided to take a few days off to get back into the swing of things. What I discovered is that I haven’t lead a normal life since I first joined the USAF in 1989. After being in the service for less than 6 months, I started taking college classes at night. I never really just went home and did nothing. I was always working during the day and then going to class at night.

Once I got out of the Air Force I started working full time while going to college full time. My nights were usually filled with work or homework depending on the day. Just as that was ending I started to perform at night and then got married. For my entire married life, I have either been going to a show, preparing for a show or now teaching or preparing to teach.

I have to say that I am really just enjoying life for the first time in my adult life. Now I go home and visit with Sandy and Amber, do a few things around the house and watch some TV with them. I am getting to be very, very spoiled. I never realized how much fun relaxing with the family on a daily basis can be. Usually I am jumping from lesson to lesson or processing a video or helping someone on a project.

I don’t know how long that I will be out, but it just feels good to actually go to bed and get up seven hours later instead of four hours later.

Now I get to spend time with Omega, my 18 year old tabby instead of letting him sleep for me. :-)

Don’t worry, I won’t be gone forever, but it may be a week or so before I decide to give up the good life.