"Murphy was an optimist!"
Marching Down 2004 December 31, 2004 12:03 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
The end of 2004 is here. As 2004 was lived in a blaze of fury and the pace doesn’t slow enough for me to even type these two sentences much less a year in review.
duty calls…add a comment
From the mouths of babes December 31, 2004 11:16 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Mom: “Can we wash your face?”
Amy (2.5 years): “Of course.”
A New Day! Let’s start the day off with a PayPa… December 31, 2004 11:13 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
A New Day!
Still fighting a head cold but feel like I’m on the mend. The house will be packed tonight with 8 pre-teen girls ringing in the New Year. I’m going to need to sleep-in tomorrow!
Simple pleasures and motivation problems December 30, 2004 12:43 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
A New Day!
You know that feeling when you blow your nose and some of your brain comes out. Yeah, that’s the one!
Maybe its the cold but I’m so unfocused and undermotivated today!add a comment
Help the South East Asia and tsunamis victoms December 29, 2004 10:32 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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A New Day! Let’s start the day off with a PayPa… December 29, 2004 10:20 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
A New Day!
Dropped the dog at the vet the had a most productive time in the office yesterday. Decided to reward myself with some wood chopping when I got home.
The puppy has developed a cyst on her elbow. The drained like 22 milliliters of fluid and will operate when she gets spayed to remove the cyst. Yesterday it occurred to me that was the same leg that Tommy took a plastic baseball bat to and tapped repeatedly before I caught him. His words: “I did it lightly!” Are the two related? Could be. It is just as likely that she banged it on the side of the tub during one of our wrestling matches when I was trying to clean her. Or perhaps she took a bad fall on the hardwoods or concrete floor.
I neglected to emphasize to Tommy to keep her outside until she does her business. She won’t defaecate or urinate at the vet. He walked her briefly then brought her inside and a full day’s worth of urine ran under the bathroom sink. I blew up but was mostly mad at myself because I continue to forget to caulk the base of that sink. (putting it on calendar now) I spent the next hour cleaning and the early evening on family matters. Never got to the wood and man was it ever cold in the bedroom last night. That wood stove makes all the difference!
Watched some more of the first season of Northern Exposure. This show is great! I need to see if it aired during the year I didn’t have a television. I must be the only person in the world to have never seen a single episode.
Got up early this morning and got straight to work! What a great feeling!
A New Day! Let’s start the day off with a PayPa… December 27, 2004 2:50 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
A New Day!
Spent an hour and a half trying to get Tommy bathed for his 11am appointment. I want to minimize Cathy’s interaction and stress with Tommy so I took him to his appointment. Returned at 12:30 to prepare for a 1pm teleconference where I anticipate and ass chewing over the lack of time I put into the project last week and the current state of the work. I need to burn some extra hours this week badly!
I have a check that needs to be in the bank to help make purchases from last week valid but the conference call will likely last from 1 to 2 or 3 and my folks arrive between 2 and 3 (or maybe later if the roads are bad) and I still need to clock 10 hours of work today as well as clean the kitchen and work on my wife’s computer. Oh, and cook dinner. I’m sure Tommy will have a breakdown in there somewhere. Each breakdown occupies about an hour of adult time.
(had one of those long post computer crashed issue… December 26, 2004 10:12 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
(had one of those long post computer crashed issues)
Yesterday was a phenomenal day! Tommy held it together, the kids did not fight or scream and we relaxed hard.
Tommy played his Nintendo DS for what must have been 14-18 hours straight then became grumpy on Sunday.
Noah is thrilled with everything and spent his time running between toys.
Sarah must have misunderstood what she was opening when she opened her cell phone cover because when she came to the actual cell phone she floated to the ceiling then talked for 8 hours (exaggeration). I have never seen her so happy!
Amy saw her play kitchen and spent the day cooking and making a mess.
I could not have asked for a better day!add a comment
Done painting December 25, 2004 2:28 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Noah’s room is done. Picture later. The polyacrylic cannot be applied until the paint has cured for 7 days. Maybe the polyacrylic is unnecessary. Regardless the room gets assembled tonight! I can always unassemble it for adding the protective top coat.
Today was wonderful! The kids went to the grandparents and opened gifts. Much fun was had by all and the kids had wonderful gifts.
Today was horrible! Tommy’s anger, snide comments, beligerence and defiance were off the charts. I came close to yelling at him but think I’ve maintained.add a comment
Room is now properly masked at the ceiling. In a p… December 24, 2004 9:36 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Room is now properly masked at the ceiling. In a painting project the bulk of your time is spent preping the room with masking and trimming out the edges. I procrastinated putting the masking tape on the border using “the blue paint has to cure” as an excuse but really I was avoiding it because I exaggerated the tedium in my head.
For painting use Ready Mask Painting Tape instead of traditional masking tape. It goes on strong but doesn’t remove paint like masking tape that is left on too long would.add a comment
Santa comes tonight! December 24, 2004 8:20 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
It’s Christmas Eve! I love this time of year. Christmas carols are fantastic. I had a goal of doing luminaria this year. Perhaps next year I can organize the whole neighborhood. I also want to do caroling from house to house one Christmas Eve. I did that as a child and really enjoyed it! I got my shopping slipped in yesterday. I feel great! The house will come together at the last minute. My wife will stress badly tonight. But tomorrow will be beyond magical!
Merry Christmas to all!
Favorite Christmas song this year: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt (track 22)
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The tree is decorated! (yes, I know.. the top has … December 24, 2004 8:01 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Current state of the room. Needs to have the moldi… December 24, 2004 7:58 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
It’s starting to look like a light Tennessee marble. Speaking of which, I’ve ridden horses through one of the quaries used to marbleize some of Washington D.C. I’ll have to go back wih camera and show some pictures.add a comment
Aaaannnd ACTION! December 23, 2004 11:18 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Received my Microsoft Action Pack yesterday. I’m dying to build a machine and get to playing now! MS CRM server, Mobile Messenging Server and SharePoint server all have me drooling!add a comment