School is progressing pretty much as I expected.
My son can’t sit still or be quiet so he’s getting in trouble. It’s also gone to a 50% chance that I will have trouble with him in the morning because he’s moving slow or being lazy. Other than that, he actually enjoys school once he is there.
I picked up a nice little job for a HVAC company. I enjoy writing about something that isn’t drug or tech related, it gives me a change up. I also have the benefit that I know what I am writing about so when it comes to terminology I’m right there with it.
Other than that, there isn’t a lot going on. I have a pretty boring life once summer is over. No more ren faire, all the comic conventions are over and I can’t do any more car shows. This weekend I have a dinner party to go to that is Australian themed, should be interesting. I’m trying to come up with some side dishes and everything is what I consider British, so I may just cave in and cook what I know.
Well off to do some writing.
Well the Oldsmobile is done. Her joints have been replaced and she no longer feels like she’s all over the road. Next project on her is either going to be adjusting the steering box or new tires…guess it depends on funds. Also changed the 20 year old oil while we were under there and corrected a few ‘jury rigs’ that the last owner did to her.
As for me, doing okay on the writing front. Picked up a few more clients so I’m keeping busy. Between housework, yard work (and there is a lot) and writing, I am almost continually on the go. My only problem is keeping myself on track and not distracted by video games, blogs etc.
Things have been hectic since my last post, I haven’t even had a chance to read or respond to any of my normal blogs. I’ve had a lot of writing to do lately, most of it ghost writing so I can’t even lay claim to it, but it pays the bills.
For a mother’s day/birthday gift my hubby bought me the front end assembly for my Oldsmobile, so once that shows up I’ll be spending a lot of time of underneath her replacing 70-year-old joints (if only it was that easy for the rest of us). Once done it will be a lot safer to take her to the car shows and I won’t have to worry about breaking something every time I hit a bump.
This is going to be my last free weekend for the next several months. The only thing I have planned is some yard work from here out I have every weekend booked, and some of them are double booked. It’s going to be a busy summer.
Not much else to say so I’m just going to sign off. Have a good one.
Blog of the Year
I might be a little slow, but now I get to choose nominees for the 2012 Blog Of the Year Award.
I’ll be honest, there aren’t many I actually read, there are a few blogs I subscribe to and a lot that I casually look at. The ones that get and hold my attention are the ones I will nominate.
A blog I read almost continuously as he always has new and interesting ideas and suggestions on various work at home jobs and business growth. A well laid out blog that I enjoy
Always good for a chuckle or a groan as they bring to light the numerous spelling and grammar errors in the public media. I’m just grateful that I don’t fall under their radar.
Sometimes Humorous, sometimes just sage words of advice. This blog is always an entertaining read as the author blurts about everything.
And now for the rules:
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
and for that I apologize.
I’d like to start by saying THANK YOU to Homepreneurs for nominating me for a 2012 Blog of the Year Award. I will have to sit down and come up with my own list as there are several of you I read on a regular basis that I would like to nominate.
On The Writing Side of Things:
Well I made a mistake and underbid a job by a huge amount. I swear I had checked my numbers a few times. And I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I when I sent my bid off to the customer. I thought they had jumped at it pretty quick, it wasn’t until I looked at it the next day that I realized I had quoted a rate at half of what I would normally charge. Oh well, live and learn. It’s still money, it’s just a lot less than it should have been.
On the Personal Side of Things:
Looks like once again I am playing counselor to people. Here are some basic rules to live by that apply to almost any large regularly gathered group of people. This is geared to a specific group, but it works anywhere;
Things everyone needs to remember about faire:
1. Faire friends are frequently fair friends
2. Faire is high school for adults that never grew up
3. Faire anything is gossip central
4. Faire is full of elitist cliques
5. Faire has a lot of blades, and many of them end up in backs
Your true friends will always prove themselves in the end. Like your closet, you need to clean out your associates occasionally.
Homepreneurs page header
Last week I wrote about Homepreneur’s Blog and how he decided that I was somehow worth mentioning and doing an interview on. Well it looks like the interview is up. I would like to say Thank you.
When things start to look bleak, this will give me some motivation to continue struggling on.
Thank you very much.
It looks like the year has started out with a bang. I’ve almost more work than I can handle, however I know it won’t last everything tends to go in spurts when you’re freelancing. I’m sure that after this I will have a very dry spell as well.
Writing is going pretty good, a lot of ghost articles which I can’t lay claim to but my published articles are all over at Killerteacup. I really enjoy writing the tech articles, but I am trying to pick up a couple of the parenting sites too. One of them just ordered some more articles from me, so that is looking good.
I pick up some spare cash doing website and program testing. One of the programs I recently did messed my computer up pretty badly, it took me a few hours to fix it. However; I will state that it was my own stupidity, I should have run the program in a sandbox and I didn’t. Keep that in mind folks if you are unsure about a program..use a sandbox to play with it first.
I have started a new blog over on blogger.com because they won’t let me post affiliate links on here. The new blog is called Show Me The Way To and will be about saving money. I will have a section on Saving Money, Making Money, and Re-Purposing items. It’s still in the fledgling stages, but I plan to put up legitimate things. All of the affiliate links will only go up if I have made or saved money through them.
Hope the New Year is going just as well for all of you.
…at least I hope it turns out to be a happier year than the last. To be honest the last year sucked and I don’t think this one is getting any better.
Well seeing as it is tradition I guess I should lay out a few resolutions and try not to break them;
- everyone favorite resolution – Lose weight/get in shape
- Get a job or make writing work for me
- Stop Procrastinating on almost everything
- Maintain your blogs on a weekly or semi-weekly basis
- Don’t kill anyone
Lets see how successful I am
…since I last posted here. Things are busy, but not busy enough, I could really use some more or better paying work. At least I can round up enough to cover daycare and most of mortgage, the remainder I am currently covering with my savings which will run out eventually.
This work at home thing is tough, it requires a lot of discipline. I have to frequently stop myself from doing the laundry or dishes, or checking my facebook or email accounts. I have a hard time not doing things that I know need to be done.
And it doesn’t help that my husband knows I am home so he calls and asks me to run errands for him. He forgot his wallet the one day, so I wasted an hour driving out and giving it to him, another day he decided he was treating his office to homemade pizzas (which I had to make)…I assumed he would cook them the night before and bring them in the next morning…no…I was home, so couldn’t I just cook them in the morning and bring them up? Four pizzas which take an hour to cook each. I can fit two in the oven..so two hours to cook his pizzas and at least 15 minutes to cool after the last one was done so I could handle it out to my car. Then a one hour commute to get there and back, not to mention the social time I have to spend at his office so I wasted over three hours.
Everytime I think he might be starting to understand that this is a job, he blows it.