Spring Has Sprung….

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Spring Has Sprung

Where has the man blog been?  The man blog has been living life….


Things have been much better since Ev’s birthday….happier…I’ve been happier and the kids have been happier….

Last night we all spent time outside…passing around a softball…getting Ave ready for her try outs this Thursday.  Charlotte rode around with the other kids on the street…we all played outside until dark….

A wonderful day…..

Sunday….my birthday….we spent at Valleyview farms, another celebration for Charlotte, everyone had a great time.  Me…suffering from my own birthday celebrations the previous evening…had the pleasure of seeing all the kids happy.

Really happy!

So….that’s where the man blog has been…happy…and no one cares about a happy man blog….I’m just living a regular life like everyone else….

Do I cry…sure, when I spoke to my sister yesterday morning I cried….I love her, and talking to her about Ev brings out a lot of emotion….I don’t have to hide anything from my sister….she knows how I’m doing….She sees it in my eyes even when I forget that she can….

This morning I found myself awake at 2:40 am…I could have likely stayed in bed but I decided to get up and face a couple more loads of laundry….I’ll hit the sack early tonight…cuddle up my Charlotte.

So is that it….

I suppose it is……..ya….I suppose I’m holding back a bit….but that is more or less it…….

Ev and I Manotick mill

Ev is with me…she always will be….

Unlike other relationships that come and go in people lives…this one will never truly end….I will always love her….I will always wish she was here….living…………..

it’s too painful…..the man blog…..I’m not sure how much I can keep doing it………

I know it’s healthier to do this….write down my feelings, explore and release them….

But do I really need to lay them on the table for you to see…………..

Is it better for me to let you know I sit here crying…….I’m not so sure………

The Weigh In

Well this part of the man blog Ev used to love to read….the old man blog….

Fatty hit the scales this morning at 226 pounds.  How that is possible I have no idea…I crushed 5 km yesterday morning.

I didn’t eat THAT much…yes I may have had a beer or 2…..or 3…..okay fine, I had 3….but I gained 2 pounds yesterday!

Parker has only gained 2 pounds since Cuba and I’m up 14!!!!

14 pounds!  Geez…..

Well we begin the old fat grind again….

An old school man blog photo…nothing of Kevin in a fat suit…no….how about this.

68 firebird
I little rip for Ricky Bobby and I yesterday.  Luckily a 455 pontiac has no issues moving my weight around….

It was a good day.

Today I’ll get a weigh in from the boys, see what’s up with the man diets….with playoffs starting this week I doubt it’s going to be pretty, for me at least.

The Quote of The Day

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
Eckhart Tolle

Again…I couldn’t have better friends…I just couldn’t…

Babe…I love your face…


Warm…today…tomorrow….it’s on!

Have a great day!



  1. Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2015
    Good Morning Vic! Happy belated birthday! So glad to hear you have had a few good days! Yes! She is always with you! And yes, i enjoy reading happy blogs also! Continue your writing, it inspired me, a stranger to get more fit and active! From the bottom of my heart, i am so happy that you are doing well! It's what she wants! Have a wonderful day and keep up the good fight!!!
  2. Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2015
    Delighted to hear you and your family are finding happiness.
  3. Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2015
    Wrong! People do care about a happy man blog....it's an inspiration for those going through a similar experience - to know that with each passing day, the human spirit is resilient and prevails against all that goes wrong in our lives. Your early blogs were heart wrenching and those that read it were either so thankful they weren't in your shoes, or knew exactly how you felt...helpful, either way you look at it. Her soul and memory is with you and the girls in all you do & although she is not physically here anymore, she's not really gone. Keep writing, I think everyone who reads these blogs wants to celebrate your happy days as well as try to be supportive of the not so good ones!
  4. Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2015
    Love reading your blog, every single day - today, you, a stranger to me, warmed my heart. Thank you for that...xo
  5. Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2015
    It's good to read that you have had a happy day for a change mate. After reading all of your other blogs you sure do deserve it. I wish you and the family well and as long as you write it, everyone will read it, because everyone that does, cares. x
  6. email.laura@gmail.com'
    Apr 14, 2015
    Always love reading your blog, Vic, and about the happy moments you've shared in the past while. Huge smiles for you today. :)
  7. Anonymous
    Apr 17, 2015
    You are loved. We do care about a "Happy man" --- a happy Vic and family is what we want to share also. Not just the pain. We have been waiting to hear this. Keep on keeping on Vic. The birth of spring helps.