Amanda’s 32nd Birthday

Yesterday evening as I was getting out of the car I was about to hang the earrings I got for Amanda from the rearview mirror so she’d see them when she got in it to go to work in the morning.  However, she poked her head out the door when we came home, I guess not thinking that I might be carrying a bag or something with her birthday present in it.  I told her I was going to let her have a present first thing, but that I couldn’t now because the surprise was ruined.  So I snuck out late last night and hung it from one of the levers by the steering wheel. I spent a portion of …

Group Chaos

I was gone for a good chunk of the afternoon today.  I had a meeting where I was showing a client how to use his new site, which took the largest portion.  That was pretty fun though.  He’s a stuntman and showed me some behind-the-scenes footage of setting stunts up and the like, which I really enjoyed.  He even gave me a shirt for one of the shows he works on. After that I went to a few stores to try to find a belated birthday present for my dad.  I wanted to get him a Kentucky national championship shirt, but I couldn’t find one anywhere I looked.  Amanda looked too and couldn’t find one, so she’s going to look …

Could Have Been Worse

Milly’s sleeping in more in her cardboard house.  Maybe it’s because it’s darker, or warmer or muffles sound a bit better. Feel like I’m getting somewhere with my work.  Balancing between getting my existing clients moved to my server and filling out content on my own site.  I’m done writing, but I still need to add call to action buttons, figure out the best way to let people buy services, eventually add some photos or graphics and so on. Made a couple instructional videos for a client. Dreary most of the day and rained in the afternoon, so I didn’t go jogging. Amanda’s been wanting to give Milly braids like Callie’s and Milly finally let her do it today, though …

No Flow

I was up early this morning, either because I went to bed before Amanda or because I have worry nibbling at the edge of my mind, or some combination of both. I’ve found that when I get up earlier and go ahead and take a shower and all that that Amanda tends to sleep in a little later, which in turn sets us scrambling out the door more.  Of course, we should factor in the fact that Milly jumped in the shower with Amanda when she got up.  I’m really not meaning to say that it’s Amanda’s fault, but as a general rule it seems like the more time you make available to yourself on any given morning, the less …

Help from Michael and Jenn

Michael won a game of Catan tonight.  It was pretty hotly contested, with Amanda having several chances to win.  The first time she could have won, I was able to make a trade with Jenn and steal the longest road from her, temporarily setting her back until she reclaimed the two-point honor.  Then on her last two turns she rolled a seven on herself and had to get rid of half her cards, taking away too many for her to get her tenth point.  Michael had started out looking pretty good, but he didn’t have much momentum through the middle of the game.  I came in third and Jenn in fourth. After all that we talked about several things.  Of …