Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day From Carolina & Murray

I staged a little photo shoot for a Valentine's Day card that I made for Kevin and, what do you know - it only took one take to get the PERFECT shot. Well, not really but this was the best of them (and I think it's pretty darn cute).

Murray was the perfect model. If only I had given him a bath... Oh well, I suppose a so-so card is better than no card at all :-)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Packers Win the Superbowl!

The Packers won the Superbowl on Kevin's 38th birthday and he was there in Dallas with some of his closest friends to be part of it all. He was on cloud 9.

Carolina and I stayed behind but were cheering for them the whole time!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Quit My Job... Now What?

Yesterday was my first day of unemployment, and what did I do? I started writing a business plan.

OK let me back up for a minute. I woke up remembering that, on this beautiful California Tuesday morning, I had no office to drive to.  My 'sabbatical' had officially begun. I spent time with Carolina, playing, walking and exploring, and wondering how her eating and sleeping schedule got so completely and insanely messed up, committing immediately to figuring out a way to get her back on track (ideas welcome - thanks).

I worked on RingSpotters which, by the way, has some very exciting stuff in the works so please come visit us, lied down on my bed chatting on the phone with a friend, watched a little American Idol, worked out, and began preparing delicious braised short ribs for dinner. I was reminding myself of the importance of creating a routine for my new flexible lifestyle (my list of things I want to accomplish grows daily), when I decided to sit at my computer, open up a Word document and began putting an idea on paper that I had been toying with for some time. And I wrote, researched, and wrote some more.

I am excited about the idea of creating something, unfamiliar as I am with the process. Yes, I left my job to be actively involved with Carolina, and this will always be my priority, but I also left because I wanted the freedom and flexibility to live, work and create on my own terms.

So what am I working on? I'll give you a hint - it has to do with clouds, a far away distant land and a bit of technology.