Thursday, March 5, 2015

It has been a business week. My new work agreement doesn't seem to be working out as I thought it would. Working part-time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays seems to be expanding to working most nights from home as well as Thursdays, Fridays and sometimes the weekend. This isn't what I signed on for, so now the decision is, what do I do? Mr. B and I have discussed options for the past two days and I think I have a counter offer to make.

Big Daddy got home early Tuesday morning from his three-week band tour and I don't think he has put Mr. Baby down. I only got to see TLP for five minutes yesterday. He gave me a toothless grin that will last me for a few days. There are also 500+ photos and videos of Mr. Baby online for me to look at when I need a fix.

Today I'm creating a space inspection for an event at the end of March. Next I'm meeting an artist to hang her work in an office space. Then I'm shopping for a political rally I'm coordinating. I'll probably get home around 9 p.m. tonight. All the running around is tiring for this sexagenarian.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

As expected, the year is clicking along. It seems like yesterday that Mr. Baby was coming home from the hospital and we were planning our first holiday season with him. Now it's March 1.

I couldn't sleep last night so I watched the movie Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. I kept thinking about how views on HIV/AIDS have changed since the movie was released in 1993. Nobody knew what it was or how it was transmitted. People were afraid to be touch anyone with HIV or AIDS. The movie left me thinking about friends who have died. And I had forgotten that Bruce Springsteen's song, "The Streets of Philadelphia" is so beautiful and haunting.

Today I'm creating order in my craft room. Hummm. That seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I'm so happy that we finally have a date for the wedding of Sweetness and Girafferty, I think. They want a small family wedding on Friday night and a blowout party on Saturday night. We've been looking for two venues, and I'm 99% sure that our goal was accomplished today. Without a doubt, finding wedding and reception venues is the hardest job in a wedding.

Next Saturday, Sweetness, Dr. Mc and I are going to look at wedding gowns. I have a feeling that Sweetness will have a dress made, as her older sister did. Dr. Mc didn't even try on wedding dresses. She talked to a seamstress in Santa Fe and feel in love with her and her designs. Dr. Mc's gown was just her style and no one will ever have one like it. Sweetness has a style of dress in mind, but I want her to try on different styles before she makes a final decision. As is expected with Sweetness, she won't be wearing a traditional wedding gown.

Today I'm creating nothing. I've been online a great deal looking at everything wedding, but haven't created anything except pins to Pinterest and watch lists on Facebook.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Another cold day in Houston. It must be nice for the trail riders and horses not to have to enter the city in the 80+ degrees temperature that we were having last week.

This was not only a quiet day with the little man, but I think it is also going to be a very quiet weekend. We need those every once in awhile.

Today I'm creating clean clothes. I've washed clothes for Mr. Baby and Mr. B. I also did some coordination of a newsletter that I work on pro bono. It was such a small amount of work that I shouldn't even mention it.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I think it's colder in the house than it is outside. This isn't a problem during the summer months, but the temperature outside today is in the 60s.

I've decided to do more work in my studio and get rid of some things. Besides the fabric that is in the studio, I have tons more in storage. No one needs that much fabric, so I'm going to put some of the more generic pieces on eBay or Etsy. I think I have only sold one thing through an online store, but am willing to try it again.

Today I'm creating potential names for a company. I don't mind the current name, but the company is going to rebrand itself and wants to consider other names. I think it's the same as naming someone else's child. Who does that?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In addition to my normal excitement about Wednesday nights (I have alone time with Rose until 6:30 or 7 p.m. when Mr. B gets home), Survivor starts tonight. And after Survivor, The Amazing Race starts. Life is beyond good!

Also starting soon is Dancing with the Stars. If a season of HGTV Design Stars or Project Runway were to start in the next couple of weeks … I'm not sure what I would do.

Today I'm creating revisions to a website. I've never met the client, I haven't interviewed the client, and I don't know the business that well. But the project manager decided it would be good to make revisions to the current website anyway. I sent so many disclaimers to this young account executive stating that this isn't the way to work on a website. I think I'm being ignored.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Aulay napping with his little friend John Robert.
It was cold in Houston again today. I love it!

What I didn't love tonight was the power outage that lasted for about an hour. No storm. No winds. No big popping sound or a fire on a pole. And no explanation. The lights just went out. It was beginning to get cold in the house so I got under a quilt. I love it!

Today I'm creating an 800-900 word online article. I also put together an email blast and started early planning for two April events.