Friday, May 25, 2007

Haircut Day!

Here are Zane and I with our new haircuts. Kevin got one also, but he is being picky about it. It looks great. Caspian wants to get moppy again, so he didn't get one. Luke will be next. That will be fun.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Published Author

Kevin will soon be a published author! In fact, he has already been paid for the print and e rights to his story, Beef. The story is going to be appearing in a coming edition of All Possible Worlds. (We're not sure exactly when, yet. But don't worry, we'll tell ya!) It's the start of great things. YAY, Kevin!!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hey, Kevin made a video!

Apparently, the boys were out hippie-ing around today while I was hard at work. Hrmph. How did I end up the conservative in this deal? Oh well, at least they got some cute pictures and a video. I like to call these shots, "Daddy should not dress me in this black t-shirt again until I get a haircut on Friday." The natural quasi-mullety way his hair grows in with the black t-shirt is somewhat questionable for me stylewise, but he's still just so freakin' cute. I think he can get away with it.

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Here is Zane's first music video: (Seems the quality on this puppy is questionable. I thought it was just youtube, so I put it on dropshots, but still no dice. Sorry. It is still good for meditative purposes.)

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I like blogging.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What I'm Reading

After watching The Secret, I've been enjoying getting back into some of my personal development and metaphysical studies. I always feel the best when I'm practicing this stuff. The new book I'm reading is Your Destiny Switch by Peggy McColl. It's all about using the power of your emotions to create the life of your dreams. It's got some great exercises to help harness that power and stay "switched on" to a more positive, successful, productive, abundant, connected, joyous, and loving way of life. Good stuff.



I've been working now for about 3 1/2 months. Honestly, when I write that down, it seems ridiculous to me. It feels like much longer. It feels like so much longer. I have begun to dream of tropical vacations. My dear friend Bonnie raves about Hawaii, Kauai specifically. Now that I'm on the West Coast, it somehow seems much more doable to go to Hawaii. Also, it's relatively easy to get a great Kauai Vacation Condo.

Even better, by taking advantage of a Kauai Vacation Condo opportunity, tourists are participating in the growing field of ecotourism. The focus in ecotourism is on nature, culture, and benefiting the local community of the place toured. Now that's tourism I can really get behind. And if I get a fabulous vacation at an affordable price in a sweet Hawaiian condo, all the better.

This site linked above is cool because it makes it easy to search for homes, condos, or hotels based on your destination, dates, price range, and number of guests. Check it out!


Hey, I made a video!

Well, it's not my best work, but I thought I'd capture my little tyke on video since we hadn't in a while. He has been growing like crazy, talking all the time, and in general, just being too smart for anyone's own good. Lately, I've just been working--ho hum. I've been losing weight again--Yay--but not having a whole heckuva lot of time for blogging--boo. I think I will always write in this new format I'm creating--not. (Collective sigh of relief from my 10 readers.)

I've been trying to think of all the cute and funny things Zane has been saying and doing lately and I just can't! Oh dear. I'm worse at doing a baby book than I thought I would be. I gave up the baby book so soon, but I tried to make myself feel better, because what was my blog but a big ole baby book? Well, heck. Oh well. Let's hope the Akashic Records is getting all of this. Don't know what I mean? Here's the great thing about the Internet--I'm not going to explain it to you. Go Google it. Ha. Ok, obviously I'm sassy tonight. I'm hoping I have now babbled long enough that I can go grab my code from youtube. Hang on. Dang, only at 80%. What else can I tell you?

I've been working on manifesting wealth. And freedom. I dig freedom. Kevin is watching some dumb thing on TV that I don't want to watch. Ugh. I hate it when I don't want to hang out in my living room because there is some dumb thing on TV. In general, that's most of the time, unfortunately. TV is ok, but in general, I find it annoying.

Now, here's Zaaaaaaane...

(He doesn't say much, but he looks cute. I'll try to get a more stellar conversation next time. Babies. You just never know.)

(Ok, I know he's not REALLY a baby anymore. But he likes to be called one, and he'll probably be my only, so I'm stretching it out. So sue me.)


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sesame Street Personality Quiz

Time for a little bit of fun. I'm not sure I really agree with this, although much of it rings true. I *wish* my house were neat.

You Are Bert

Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable - even if you don't love them!

You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you

You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil

How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others

Thanks go out to Suemary. I got this from her myspace. (Is that how you say it? Or is just "her space" or "herSpace"?)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Ex

We all know I heart Zach Braff. I also heart Jason Bateman. Did you SEE him in Dodgeball? And of course, there is Arrested Development. And goodness, I also have love for Amanda Peet. They are ALL TOGETHER in The Ex. A quick glance shows some other heavy hitters in the cast. I do not know how this movie could go wrong. I would be in shock if it did. I think it will be my Mother's Day gift to myself to go see this film the weekend it comes out. Here's the trailer:


New Book on Appreciative Coaching

I've written about coaching on this blog before because I have a certain amount of passion for it. I think coaching is a brilliant development in our evolution that can help innumerable people reach higher and higher potentials all the time. Not only have I intended to become a coach, but I am not using coaching skills in both my professional and personal life.

Now, Capella University faculty member Sara Orem has co-authored a new book entitled Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change. The process focuses on the strengths of the individual involved to guide him or her to the greatest success using positive questioning, mindfulness, and other techniques. The goal is to inspire individuals to grander views of the future so that they might achieve more.

Capella University is a fully accredited online university that offers both bachelor and graduate degree programs, including an online mba program.


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I don't know what I'm whispering about. This thing is called The Secret, but let me tell you, it seems everyone knows. Just in case you have a toddler or some other excuse for being slightly behind the times, I thought I'd fill you in here. The Secret is a really great book (haven't read it yet) and DVD (which we did watch). It is the secret of the universe. Really. It seems to be everywhere these days. To which I say, "Whew". Maybe we will all start to finally get it. Or at least some of us. Or at least me and you. Check it out.


The Transfer of Cuteness and Lazytown

My other blog has been cuteness central for some time now, but I think it may be right to cute things up around here as well. I do have a backlog of cute going on right now because we've still been taking some decent pictures and I just haven't had time to blog them. Zane loves the show Lazytown, which he calls "Crazytown", aptly enough. Here he is as the hero of Lazytown, Sportacus:

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Here is how my feelings about Lazytown have progressed. Mild repulsion to mild interest to appreciation that it occupies my kid to fascination to real respect and adoration. Once you get past the crazy cartoony look of it and the utter ridiculousness (done on purpose), you can really start to appreciate not only the message (which is great), but the brilliance of the understated humor and acting. And, of course, there is music. Check it out. Especially if you have a 2 year old.