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So many new things! New Year, new baby, new job, new attitude.

About the new year. I've always loved the New Year. Maybe it's just a mental thing, but I see it as a chance to start over OR at least improve. I make resolutions EVERY year. Some of them have survived, believe it or not. I always resolve to read the entire Bible in a year. Most years I do, alternating between Spanish and English. Jennifer and I resolved TOGETHER to be more positive. We have a terrible habit of always talking about what's wrong with EVERYTHING. Pretty soon, we're both in the mullygrubs. So far, she's had to rescue me far more often than I've had to rescue her, and we're only 9 days into this thing. HA! I consider the whole month to be the starting line, so some resolutions will be forthcoming. That's the New Year and the new attitude.

New Baby. Well...there you have it. Jennifer fancies herself a photographer and I don't think she does half bad. (Jeri, recognize anything in the background of the first pic?) It's pretty clear I'm crazy about my girls. Very crazy about them. I hope I don't "spoil" them, but I'm such a softie.

New job. I'm licensed to sell Medicare solutions for seniors, including Medicare supplements, life insurance and Medicare Advantage. There are very strict rules about adverstising and and solicitation, so I dare not elaborate on this public forum. My wife's uncle is helping me get started and I'm very excited about it. The church I'm privileged to pastor is growing and requires more of my time. I left my hospice chaplain position in order to give more time to the church. However, it doesn't fill up my week (or my wallet) so I'm selling insurance part time. By selling insurance, I mean "going to" sell insurance, since I haven't sold a single policy yet. HA!




A note about Jeri's son Bobby. I can only say that after being in the beautiful service planned by Jeri and Ellie, I regret that I never met Bobby personally. He is truly a remarkable person. I've been to MANY memorial services, but this one excelled in every way. Jeri and Ted's family is truly a beautiful thing. It was my honor to participate.

Hopefully this post is the beginning of a trend, but honestly, it wasn't one of my resolutions. hehe

posted on Jan 9, 2016 8:18 PM ()


Great photos .. the kids are lovely. Good luck with your job plans.
comment by tealstar on Jan 31, 2016 7:18 AM ()
Good to read your post. The girls look great and the photography is just superb!
comment by jondude on Jan 10, 2016 1:34 PM ()
Ah, and from a trained eye like yours, that is indeed a compliment. I'll pass it along.
reply by jerms on Jan 11, 2016 8:04 PM ()
I travel for free food (but not that far) as long as it doesn't look one of those buy land in Florida deals. As soon as they say both spouses must attend, I'm out.
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 10, 2016 11:44 AM ()
Those offers are such a headache, usually. I'm not rigid enough to go enjoy the goodies and not feign interest in the pitch. I avoid them altogether.
reply by jerms on Jan 11, 2016 8:03 PM ()
Jeremy, I love Martin's idea and here is another one. For refreshments
try Pizza Depot, 737-4444. They have good pizza for 6.99. Thanks for
the compliments about Bobby's service. Your girls are beautiful and
Julia has grown so much. Jennifer does wonders with their hair.
comment by elderjane on Jan 10, 2016 6:04 AM ()
reply by jerms on Jan 11, 2016 8:02 PM ()
I've been so busy, haven't had time to think about the opportunity to start fresh with the new year, so thanks for the reminder.

Re: Martin's free food idea: for a while some of the flood recovery rollouts had free food, and a friend and I would rank each watershed on the quality of their food first, and the quality of the presentation second.
comment by troutbend on Jan 9, 2016 9:40 PM ()
Food is the great unifier and motivator. I'm an inveterate foodie!
reply by jerms on Jan 11, 2016 8:02 PM ()
Three such beautiful little girls. Where did you find them?
comment by nittineedles on Jan 9, 2016 8:42 PM ()
Thank you! That's the million dollar question. Their mother has more to do with it than anyone.
reply by jerms on Jan 9, 2016 9:37 PM ()
Good luck with the resolutions.
I have a great Medicare Advantage policy!
A suggestion---if there are any senior citizens residents or HUD developments where the people have to be over 62 contact the administrator or manage and arrange to have a meeting in their community room or whatever with--and this is the magic that brings them out--believe me it works here--refreshments!! Yes it is an investment but get a couple of pizzas or subs or Boston Market, etc. FREE FOOD will always bring the seniors out plus offer a decent plan emphasize (depending on your policies) free rides to doctors, drug benefits, or things like free eye exam and glasses every year, dentist ex-rays and cleanings, etc. Again the FREE stuff. We have different insurance companies giving a pitch here every Thursday, with food, and they sell policies
comment by greatmartin on Jan 9, 2016 8:41 PM ()
Thanks! I like feeding people. Sounds like fun!
reply by jerms on Jan 9, 2016 9:37 PM ()

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