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Weekend with Mom April 25, 2013

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Had a great time with Mom this past weekend. We ate a lot and shopped a lot and watched a lot of movies. We discovered Redbox movie rental when the dollar theater failed us (no longer showing the movies I wanted to share with her). Friday we had Red Lobster and Roosters, went grocery shopping, got my car’s oil changed and serpentine belt replaced, and watched Les Miserables and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Saturday we went to the spa and had massages and mani/pedis, and ate catered Panera for lunch. We went shopping for jeans and shoes, went to Olive Garden for dinner and then watched Skyfall in the evening. Sunday we went to church in the morning and then headed to Easton to see Oz the Great and Powerful. While watching the previews, Mom discovered that there was a Star Trek reboot, so that evening we watched the new Star Trek movie, while polishing off the leftovers from the weekend. We also watched Bourne Legacy while she made me lots of Chex Mix in the afternoon.

Monday morning we went off to my new eye doctor, Dr. Suh, and ordered new glasses, with a slightly stronger left lens. They gave me a grid to put on my fridge to check for macular degeneration (I don’t think the assistant believes I’ll come back next year, as it had been 8 since my Last appointment with an eye doc).  Then we had breakfast at First Watch (mmm delicous waffles). After breakfast, we did a little bit of shopping, during which we discovered that at Whole Foods, you can buy cinnamon sticks in bulk for $6.99/lb instead of in a jar for $4-$5/oz. Back home to have some leftover Cheddar Bay biscuits for lunch and Mom headed off to see my brother. All in all, and excellent weekend with Mom.

Koolaid in the Autumn Sun October 21, 2010

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My life is incredible. I have wonderful friends. A great family. A loving husband. I have two jobs in a time when people are struggling to find work. I have a home, a car, and a fridge full of food. I have health, car, renter’s, and life insurance. I am relatively healthy and mentally stable.

Why isn’t that enough?

Because I’m human. Because I’m always striving for more. Because good enough never is. Because there are things that are not the way I would want them. Because there are things that I want that I do not have.

So what am I waiting for?

Leverage. When does it get to the point when I HAVE to make a change? When does standing still become too painful? What is it going to take for me to move forward?

I keep talking about taking action. Now I need to find the leverage and the motivation to stop talking and start doing. Wish me luck?

Do You Feel Older? July 29, 2010

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That seems to be the question of the week. I have generally responded with: I’ve felt old since I was 17, I feel pretty good today. I had a wonderful birthday weekend with friends and chosen family. I didn’t see any of my blood family, but I did talk to both my parents and my brother. It was good to hear from them, too.

I ate a lot of wonderful food, both out at restaurants, and made specially for me. About half of it was healthy and good for me, about half of it was delicious anyway. 😉   My joints are getting back at me this week for it, though, so back to alkaline for me. Started the week with wheat grass juice, still tastes awful, but I’m getting better at drinking it. Inta Juice is a lovely shop and doesn’t charge nearly as much as Whole Foods used to (when they still had it).

For my birthday I got a couple books, some DVDs, some gaming dice and some clothes. Thanks go out to my parents and my in-laws for those. Knowledge, entertainment and clothing to go with the nourishment and fellowship. I also saw two movies, Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Inception. Next week, Cedar Point to top it off with a fun experiences.

Inception sent my mind whirling, partially about the topic of the movie, creating reality in dreams, but also into other types of reality creation. In parts of the movie the soundtrack/sound effects were quite blatant, and it made me think about creating with music. The moods and emotions that music invokes and the creativity it can inspire. I have always enjoyed fantasy stories where music is the medium of magic, because it is so meaningful to us and speaks to us in ways that words alone may not.

It also got me thinking about creating the reality I want to live in. Creating the life I want to have. Creating the online presence, websites, and business(es) I want to design. Mike’s getting advice for the Bookup.com website and one of the things that was said was he should fire his web designer. We both agreed with this advice and were glad that he didn’t hire me as his web designer. I don’t have the skills for that, we both know that, but they are skills I want to gain. At the moment I am more like his web programmer, he tells me what he wants and I make it happen. We both need advice and guidance in the design category. I am very grateful that this coach has some ideas in this area.

There are so many things I want to do, all spinning about my head. I want to learn WordPress, learn how to make custom Themes, create a website offering both these Themes and tips and tricks and advice for WordPress in general. I have a lot of WordPress references, books, websites, personal advice, that I would like to collect all in one place, for myself at the very least.

Next step, is a curiosity about Joomla. What it can do. What I can do with it. I have started gathering reference material, but I think WordPress first, it seems an easier thing to learn.

I also have writing projects, Traffic Ultimatum, Four Hour Work Week, affiliates, a gaming carry-all and getting out of Barnes & Noble running around in my head. Not to mention my simple weekly blogging, the growing stack of books I want to read, investing, and medical bills. Life is crazy, fun, wonderful, exciting and full of so many opportunities. I have My Next Thirty Years by Tim McGraw running through my head lately. They will definitely be the best years of my life.

End of the Year December 30, 2009

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You don’t want to know. ::smirks::

I had a great holiday week. Good friends, good family, good food and good fellowship. I paid for it a little over the weekend, but still no shot, and still no major problems.

I may do a more self-reflective post for the New Year. I’m still trying to decide what to do here.

Thoughts are welcome.