Saturday, June 7, 2008

Another award (The "Free Thinker" Blog Award)

from....Diane who blogs on A Stellarlife

Here's my response to Diane.....
Wow... I am taking a break from blogging due to what's going on in my life, like buying a house, my daughter's graduation from high school, vocational school and of course a graduate of Buckeye Ranch which is a a place that help teenagers with problems. My daugther made it after after hitting bottom.

Last week, Krista graduated from high school as Valedictorian and she gave her speech about her life's struggle and how she became what she is today. I am proud of her.

My other daughter is busy dancing this weekend at the Columbus Dance Theatre.

My schedule is very tight this summer now that I am on various committees and projects. Along with my normal duties as Grants Administrator, I have a new duty that has been added to my daily work activities. This duty is basically called Cognos Report Authoring (creating reports for the agency as well as for the State of Ohio). COGNOS provides a reporting tool for OAKS (State of Ohio's Accounting System) information that use SQL-based programming which are similar to other SQL-based applications (Access, SQL Server, Oracle). They send me to school to learn more about computer based reporting technology and will be going back to school to study advance Cognos/SQL applications this summer.

At my work, I am teaching Cognos classes coming up this month (3 classes) and not sure how many next month.

On top of the above, my wife and I are in the process of closing a deal on the house. The closing date is June 30, 2008.

I will be busy between now and then.

Like Arnold said, "I will be back"...... I will be back.




Karen said...

Congrats on the award and your daughter's accomplishment!

Nancie said...


I am keeping you and family in prayers in these busy weeks. Take care!

Merelyme said...

hey there jim! i took a little break as well. it is good to do so sometimes. you are very missed! looking forward to your return to blogging.

Casdok said...

Congrsats on the award, and i hope your house moving goes well. :)

Nancie said...


Trust you are well. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!