I am a very lucky man – I’ve got an amazing wife and am the father to three wonderful kids. Lylli was born on Halloween in 2008, Gracie was born November 2010 and although she only lived for 17 months, she will remain as much a part of this family as the rest of us, and Mickey Gray, our first son, was born in June of 2012. I’m not going to say that life has gone exactly as I would have wanted, but it is a good life and I am determined to make the best of it.

This blog is an attempt to document my quest to become a dad that my family can be proud of.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My wife doesn't know it, but I peed the bed last night

So I've been trying to follow along with the training program for the 10 mile race in October -- last night, I ran later in the day and when I got home, was very thirsty. I found the water in the fridge door quite refreshing and drank several glasses before going to bed. My baby is now sleeping in her crib in her room for two hours at a pop -- in her room is one of those noise machines - with the rain or a heartbeat or white noise, etc -- helps the baby sleep and drowns out the background noises. Mother Earth also hooks up a baby monitor from her room to our room -- If you guys have ever used one of these monitors, you know how sensitive they are to sound and Mother Earth likes to keep hers turned up so if she listens close enough, she can hear the baby breathe. This results in our room also having a noise machine - I would love to put it on the summer cricket setting, but nope -- The wife insists on the stream/waterfall setting. This despite my warning of how I told her someday this will cause an accident in my sleep. So last night - I was having a dream -- in my dream, I was helping my buddy Eric Hyovalti work on what I think was a cabin -- just the basic refurbish work that gives guys an excuse to stand around outside all day with a Miller High Life in their hands -- in the dream I had to go, so I walked out around the back of my truck and as I was yelling some smart comment over my shoulder began to relieve myself -- It felt like it was forever, but I woke to my boxers beggining to be wet -- yep, I woke up as I was starting to pee my pants -- luckily, I was laying on my back and caught it quick enough so the only thing that got wet were my boxers in which I was able to change without wifey having any idea -- hate to say I told her so, so I won't -- but now you know

Monday, July 13, 2009

I had to take a minute out of my day to let you know that Chimo's sister has a lot to do today, but just doesn't feel like doing anything

Monday, July 6, 2009

Some people never learn

well -
chalk up the 2009 Twin Cities 10 mile as another race that I have signed up for and will take a large miracle to be able to run



From: carriedelaney44@msn.com
To: delaney44@msn.com
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 21:12:26 -0500