I have struggled to get out of the blocks for the first week here… A big contributor to this has been something I have not blogged about all last week. I guess I did not realize how much it monopolized my life over the past week. What I was doing was putting together the family video for our vacation. Now if you took a look at my Rocky video I posted a little while ago you will see that I like to dibble and dabble in video production. However, this video was an all out monumental effort. There were seriously about 16 hours of video footage and 500 pictures to go through. I cut down all the video footage to a manageable amount and selected the right pictures for the movie. I was getting about 3 hours a sleep a night and just did not realize how late I was staying up. My wife finally pointed out to me on Thursday that I was acting like an idiot around the house with her and the kids because I was just not getting any sleep. The reason for the big effort was that my mother was supposed to come to my house on Saturday and look at the family vacation video. She was really looking forward to it because we went to the same camping spot that she used to take me and my siblings to. My mother decided to cancel her trip and I decided not to stop the video production but move forward. We had a family viewing of the finished product on Saturday night. We made a big production out of the whole thing… taking a video of a red carpet interview of all the vacation participants (that was fun), popcorn, candy, and sparkling juice for all. It turned out really good. So, now as I think back I can see why I did not focus on any of my personal goals last week. So now I can get down to business. ONWARD!