Random Thoughts

by beagooddad on February 11, 2009

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I have been very busy so let’s do a quick recap.

We went on a overnight water park vacation about an hour from our house recently. All 3 kids were absolutely amazing the entire time. Giggles was way over tired but very rarely complained and was constantly playing and eating. Geetle didn’t give us any bad attitude moments the entire time. Pookie slept through the night with nothing more than a few minutes of calmly asking to go home before bed. It was by far the best overnight trip that we’ve ever had. In fact the biggest moment of near catastrophe came when BAGM slipped on some ice carrying Giggles and managed to gently guide her to the ground during the fall. BAGM got a nasty torn up elbow but Giggles was unharmed. One of the best falls I’ve seen outside of America’s Funniest Home Videos.

I’ve been extremely busy lately. I had a couple WordPress code tweak projects that took up a fair amount of my already small free time. I was able to learn a few things and noticed that a few of the things that I did pretty easily, I would have had trouble with a few months ago. I even have the possibility of a future project in the pipeline.

I’m getting the bug to take another stab at writing a fiction book. Unlike when I tried NaNoWriMo last summer, I’m actually going to come up with a decent outline first. I’m using this software called yWriter5 to do the outline and keep track of the characters, etc. I’m about a quarter of the way through the basic outline.

I’ve also have a bug to write a iPhone app. I downloaded the developer kit over the weekend and plan on doing about 1-2 hours a week to try to come up with a few really basic programs to get my application coding skills up. What I do at work and online do very little to preparing me on how to write apps.

I had been planning on attending an Adult Literacy meeting to get the details on how to become a volunteer for a while now. Our overnight water park night ended up being that day. So I’m planning on attending the next one on February 26th.

I’ve been running a little bit recently. About 2 times a week for an hour on the treadmill. That will help me get in some kind of basic shape and all but it really won’t help me lose any weight which is a second health goal I am going to work on. I lost about 10 pounds January 2008 and maintained that weight the rest of the year. Now that I’m more confidant that I can maintain a weight, I’m going to spend some time trying to actually lose some. I signed up for NutriSystem which BAGM has been doing for a few weeks. My food should show up later this week and I’m going to start the plan on Saturday so that we both will weigh in on the same day of the week. I’ll write more about that when I get miserable enough.

And finally, I’m not going to proofread this because lunch time is over and I need to get back to work.

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