Thursday, October 7, 2010

Baseball In October!!!

Every year when August rolls around it usually means two things for me. First is the Texas Rangers have come unglued and are already so far behind there is no way they are making it to the playoffs. Which means baseball season is over for me. The second thing is that its football season and its time to focus all my energy on my Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorbacks!

There is a strange new feeling in the air this year however. The Rangers are in the playoffs!!! Let me say that again. The Rangers are in the playoffs!!!

This is not a misprint! I haven't lost my mind! I am drug free and wide awake!

I know! I know! Its hard to believe but its true. The theme for the Rangers this year was "IT'S TIME" and it sure is. They are haveing fun, playing lights out baseball and I love it. A lot of people talk about how tought it was to be a Red Sox fan because of the curse or how hard it is to be a Cubs fan because they haven't won a world series since forever. Well let me tell you something the Rangers have never won a World Series and playoff apperances have been almost non-existant. SO IT'S HARD TO BE A RANGERS FAN!  Needless to say I am very excited we are in the American Leauge Divisional Series and we are 2 games up after winning in Tampa yesterday and today. Now they have to come to our house and its not going to be easy for them.

I guess what I am trying to say with all of this is...
As much as I love football I am not ready to let baseball go yet this year. Normally I expect to be let down once again by the Rangers but this year is different. If they lose now I will be heart broken because I have been a fan my whole life and I truly believe "IT"S TIME".


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend of Depression!

Thank you so much for all yours prayers and thoughts during this tough and trying time. This had to be the most depressing and disturbing weekend I have had in a long long time. I paced around the house wondering what to do with my life in this horriable darkness of depression.

I would like to thank my family and friends for their undying love and support during this horrific and disturbing event that took place this weekend. If it weren't for my kids I wouldn't know what to do.

I can only hope and pray that nothing like this will ever happen again! I mean what was I suppose to do. It left me empty and needy. All I could do was sit in my chair and try to hold my tears back. A man, a father, or any human being should never have to face anything of this magnitude in their life!

Thank the Good Lord my Razorbacks and Cowboys will be playing next weekend!!!


Friday, October 1, 2010

The Move!

I was going to write about Deadbeat Dads tonight but I have changed my mind and decided to talk about the move. Our new house is almost completed and we are so excited about moving. Well I am excited about the move but not the actual moving. Hopefully this will be the last move for a long while. We really love the neighborhood and the boys love all the kids their age that live around us. So far Dallas's new school has been wonderful and it has exceeded our expectations.

Status: The sprinkler system and sod have been laid. The painters have been there all week and seem to be done except for a little trim. Looks like next week will be all the finishing touches and hopefully the fence will follow shortly. I really hope the granite is delivered next week because Lindsey is driving me CRAZY! She is like a little girl getting a new toy. I guess I was that way about the sprinklers.

Ok I want to leave you with a few rules for the new house. I think this is so funny because before somebody gets something new they always come up with new rules whether it's a car or a house or even new appliances or electronic equipment (like the remotes will always go back on the tv stand when their not in use so we can always find them). Of course less than half of these ever stick. Lets see how these hold up.

1. The laundry room will always be picked up because we have to walk through it when we come in from the garage
2. We have an open floor plan so junk will not be stacked up on kitchen counters on kitchen table.
3. We will never have dirty dishes in the sink.
4. We have a playroom so all toys will stay in the playroom.
5. The boys will not be allowed to climb on the cabinets to get snacks. (no we dont allow them now but it happens).

This is all we have so far. Lets see how it goes!

BTW: I wrote this blog tonight while WAITING on Lindsey to get dinner done.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Drive!

Today I had to do some training down in Fordyce and Rison which is about a 1hr and 45 min drive. As I pass a car on the interstate completely engulfed in 10ft high flames I got to thinking (Scary huh?), which is what I tend to do when I'm all alone.

I am sure everyone has thought about this before or maybe I am just strange but I got to thinking about what if something happened to me. Do my kids know how much I love them? Does my wife know how much I love her? If I died what would it be like and who would be at my funeral? Will I ever see the Cowboys win another Super Bowl? Did I remember to take the trash down this morning? Even I tend to stress out and start questioning everything. Its all about the what if's! What if this? What if that?

The fact is, life is to short to worry about the WHAT IF'S!

We can not control the what if's we can only control the what now's. So something happens that you couldn't control. It's the past now. That mistake or action can't be taken back. The question is: what are you going to do about it now? Tell your kids and your wife you love them. Soak in every smile, every base hit your child makes, every soccer goal scored, or every sweet laugh your baby gives you.

Don't waste or ruin theses precious moments in your life by being consumed with the what if's. Concentrate on the What NOW's!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Now some may say "What in the world does Jason Rowland know about innocence?".  Believe it or not I was born with a little and maybe I ran out at a very young age but I have learned so much from my kids.
Something happened last night and as I watched it take place I thought man if it were only that easy for adults!

Last night Lindsey, the kids, and I went to check on the progress of our new house. While we were out there a little boy about 6 or 7 that lives behind our new house came out. Within minutes my two boys had already started asking about what school he went to and who his teacher was. It didnt take anytime before they  became best friends and were asking us if they could stay at his house while we went to get something to eat.

I guess what I am amazed by is how quickly they figured out what they needed to figure out about each other and moved straight on to playing. As adults we tend to analyze everything. Are we too good for them? Are they to good for us? Are they on the same level as us? Do we share the same values? What do they do for a living? Now some of these may be good questions but its seem as adults we make the judgements before we even get to know who they are and what they are all about.

Kids are so innocent. There is no judging and there is no fakeness. Kids are exactly who they are. There is no pretending unless they are pretending to be Batman or Spiderman.

Just one of the many things I have learned from my kids. That and always check their pockets.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little More About Me!

My Happy Place!

Welcome to my blog! Welcome friends, family, and new followers. I have always thrived on being the center of attention as a child, as a mascot, and even now as a husband and father. I feel like I need everyone watching me and everyone listening to what I have to say. Now I become so vain that I am publishing it in a blog. I hope you enjoy!

I am nine days from turning 33 and I am married to my best friend 10yrs this next June. My wife and the good Lord has blessed me with three amazing children. I am also blessed that I have an understanding wife that allowed me to name all three after my beloved DALLAS COWBOYS! They are Dallas-6, Landry-4, and Lilly who is about to be 8 months old.

As stated above my blog is called "Waiting On Lindsey" so here is a little background on that. From the day we met on that first blind date I have been waiting on her. Being a military brat the importance of time has been impressed on me since an early age. After meeting my lovely wife that all went out the window. She has never been on time for anything. As a matter of fact the only time she has been early is when our 3 children were born. So it has always been a joke that when I write my autobiography I am going to title it "Waiting On Lindsey"

I will do my best to post on a regular basis. Please also know that I will hold nothing back. Thats just not me! One last thing I may be good at telling stories but grammer and spelling has never been my strong suit so corrections are not needed. I will have Lindsey proof all post before hand if she can do it in a timely manner.