A Slice of My Life

I haven’t been posting much lately because someone invented days that are simply not long enough. So sorry. Things are good though.

Work is flowing along. Have found myself noticing that my web design business has become stable and consistent, with no advertising. All my work is now coming entirely from referrals and I’m able to pick only the jobs I want to do. And I’m getting better at estimates and I make fewer mistakes in my estimates than I used to. And I’m more efficient and am making more money (even though I have not raised my rates, yet). So that’s all good.

I’m about to release a web application that has been in the works for far too long. I designed it and had a good friend who is a master programmer write the engine to make it run. It’s one thing to build a web site that’s pretty and ranks high in Google. It’s an entirely different thing to design an interactive application that takes a database and manipulates the data in a new way. It’s cool. And it’s proprietary and password protected, so ya’ll can’t see it, you just get to wonder. I will tell you that it’s also pretty…I made sure it wasn’t just functional.

I’ve been taking a different multi-vitamin than I used to and it gives me more energy, it’s like mixing a cup of coffee with some endurance, it’s working. I rarely need naps and I can focus and I feel awake. Good vitamins make all the difference to me.

The only things that are really lacking right now are in the workout department (have not been running my normal amount) and in the housework department (house is a mess and I can’t be bothered). Will work to rectify the running issue over the next week. And will condescend to fold some laundry at some point today in a concession to the laws of chaos which seem to want to force me to think a messy house is actually worth my brainpower. Ahem.

Have been not watching my investments nosedive. Am repeating the mantra to myself that I am a “long term investor,” that I put that money there for 20 more years and there it should stay. Meanwhile husbandito gets all alarmist on my ass and says I will “lose it all.” Will certainly lose a lot if I jump out of the market right now…

And finally in an effort to not have to buy and move into a new computer I’m upgrading the old one. I detest setting up a new computer, I mean it’s fun in a way, but there’s so much starting over. I have at least 40 programs that I’ve downloaded that would have to be reinstalled. Too much work. So I’m making my old puter faster and updating it and am getting a nice new monitor. The monitor should make it so that I can spend 20 hours a day in front of my computer instead of my regular 16…fun, fun.

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5 Responses to “A Slice of My Life”

  1. Islaholic Trixe
    October 2nd, 2008 07:16

    What vitamin are you taking? Sounds like it maybe has some ginseng in it. I know that my power walking every day has increased my energy level and decreased my need for a nap.

  2. RiverGirl
    October 2nd, 2008 07:18

    That’s right, it has Ginseng in it. It’s a high performance vitamin for athletes…and since I’ve been taking it I haven’t been working out enough…but I do feel good.

  3. Anita Gallagher
    October 2nd, 2008 08:57

    Yikes! I think I need some gingseng too!!

  4. Fned
    October 4th, 2008 12:49

    I know exactly how you feel. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work for the past couple of weeks and sadly not been able to get enough “me” time.

    That’s awesome about your new web application and how your client base is growing on referrals alone.

    It must be amazing to have a website you designed get a top place on Google search!!

    Hope things in Cancun are good.

  5. Isla Zina
    October 5th, 2008 12:36

    It sounds like rainy season syndrome to me. The malaise we get when living in low barametric pressure. Personally, I am a half hour away from my siesta and looking forward to folding the laundry that rinsed in the rain two days!

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