Posts Tagged ‘Family’

dog fetch

dog fetch (Photo credit: mallix)

What a day today was. Starting before dawn walking the dogs, my head felt like someone was driving a nail through my forehead. No, this was no leftover from drinking too much or staying up playing computer games, this was real and out of nowhere. Not long into dealing with the dogs, nausea showed up to say hello. Surely, this was a real reason to return to bed.

Gave in. Did. Hours later.

It was time to be up, after all the puppy dog chewed up a couple of my daughter’s toys. Hello day. Headache still around, let’s see what can be done with it anyway. On-line to check auctions (not real ones, those in World of Warcraft). Ok, run an instance. Ok, now what. Exercise!

Exercise tried and not feeling any better, what now? The typical Sunday morning routine. Check tweets and trim old ones. Generate new ads being sure to take advantage of Michael Force’s funnel. Done and saved. A few more tweets. Ideas for blog postings go in and out. Nuts. Clean up. Lunch. Dressed.

Video Editing

Wait, I shot videos yesterday. Find the D7000 and get the vids off of the cards. This camera also has a battery recall, time to check the Nikon website. My are not included. Load videos into iMovie. This will take some time, off to other chores.

Was able to spend an hour editing some videos. One is a demonstration of the D7000 panning and zooming, for the photography followers out there. The other is a new take on a concept with marketing. Marketing is more than just advertising, it is about establishing relationships. The woods behind my parent’s house had noises of the chirping birds, cars going by on I-74 and the occasional wind. It was a good metaphor to stop and listen. Listen to your customers, feel their pain, know their desires. Connect here and they will know your product. The video is a connection with listening.

Wrapping Up

What an amazing day. It was filled with illness, headache, tiredness, cleaning, shouting, tears, anger, heartache, forgiveness, love, tenderness and redemption. Like any day. Unlike everyday. And it totally rocked!

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One step at a time.

One step at a time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is day two of my devotion to making each my own. Today was great! I took control of own path. I became assertive without being belligerent. I stood my ground when I needed and gave yield when appropriate.

I am finding as I move forward that I am becoming less tolerant of the lack of others to try, to do. Giving up as an option is quickly diminishing and my tolerance for that in others is becoming less so. Yes, there is much that is becoming less. I must be advised to myself to be careful. I wish to teach my children, not alienate them. I wish to show and demonstrate achievement, not overbearing. They need a strong leader in their father, not a distant figure others admire and they miss.

The next step is always there

As each day goes by. As each milestone is reached. As each checkpoint is cleared. The next step always presents itself. The next step always comes. The journey is long, each portion well filled and meant to be well enjoyed, no matter the circumstance. Today I push onward, replacing my demons of my past with new angels of love, grace and commitment. It is keeping to the trail that brings one to the end, not stopping and going back.

For me, there is no return to the past ways. Those ways lead me here. Those ways will not get me to where I need, no, where I MUST be.

Travel on.

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