Blog meme – Fifty questions.

February 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Haven’t done one of these for a long time, so using it in place of an update:

50 Questions:

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I need to use extra hair conditioner in the winter time.

2. How much cash do you have on you?
Around $6

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

4. Favorite planet?
The moon, though technically it’s not, it still is.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
My sis.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
“All I Wanna Do I Have Some Fun” by Sheryl Crow

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Nightgown – it’s 11:30!

8. Do you label yourself?
Usually as a Mom.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?
I’m only wearing socks.

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Dark, usually. Glare gives me headache.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
Funny blog.

12. What does your watch look like?
Silver, with etched filigree.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping, or near to it.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
About a mile east of me.

16. What’s a word that you say a lot?

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?

18. Last furry thing you touched?
My sister’s cat.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
None – I’ve gone fully digital.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
Weird question

22. Your worst enemy?

23. What is your current desktop picture?
Redmond Town Center at night with Charlie in the distance going into a toy store.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
In e-mail or on phone or in person? Probably would have been, “Take care” , “Take care, bye” and “Thanks” respectively.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
The money – I’m scared of heights!

26. Do you like someone?

27. The last song you listened to?
“Sunspots” by Nine Inch Nails

28. What time of day were you born?
5 a.m. or something crazy like that.

29. What’s your favorite number?

30. Where did you live in 1987?
Walnut Creek, CA

31. Are you jealous of anyone?
Just of people with the freedom to travel a lot.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
Possibly – I work for myself – a lot of people seem to be into that.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
At home in Carnation, WA – Watched part of it unfold on tv – Depressing question!

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Look for a number to call, stare at it angrily for a minute, then decide it’s not worth my time.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
Some place on it couldn’t be seen – on my scalp under my hair, maybe.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?

38. Would you move for the person you loved?
I have in the past. From San Francisco to Miami.

39. Are you touchy feely?
Yes, with the right person.

40. What’s your life motto?
Keep trying til you get it right or chuck the whole thing. Don’t half-ass it.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
My phone, my glasses, a pen.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?
Love Seattle & San Francisco almost equally. I like SF better itself, but have family & friends in Seattle so that carries a lot of weight.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
A mocha

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
If greeting cards count, just today.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?
Technically yes, I took auto shop in high school. But I prefer to leave it to the pros.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
Crush or real love? That’s too ambiguous.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
I know Christopher De(a)dman came to the U.S. from Sussex England some time in the 1600’s – that is way back on my Father’s side.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
Got dressed up to go to my friend Brad’s piano concert, but didn’t ever arrive because traffic was stopped dead on 520 for hours.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
My back. I was too tense today.

50. Have you been burned by love?
Who hasn’t?

Just A Little Update, Yet Again

February 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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I should really keep this blog updated so I don’t have to do these big updates!


Today is the 62nd anniversary of my Mom’s birth. Donna gave me flowers, and we went to lunch in Seattle. We always celebrate Mom’s birthday one way or another since she died and try to be extra-nice to each other. I’m sure she’d be pleased; she was always pleading with us to get along when we were kids! Anyway, Happy Birthday, Mom; we miss you!


I started on a book called ‘Labyrinth’ but have had almost no time to try to read it. I haven’t read enough to form any opinion of it yet.


Everything! Business is booming, which is wonderful. I now have a base of regular clients and new work coming in all the time. I’ve been learning PHP/MySQL which really helps increase the number of projects I am qualified to take on. Soon after that I am planning on developing my first WordPress theme from scratch. I’m not the greatest designer there ever was, but I think developing a theme from scratch will teach me a LOT and improve my skills/offerings that much more.


Lot’s of inner/spiritual improvements going on. In the last year, I’ve truly gone from simply trying to survive to actually feeling optimistic about life and hoping for things I’d kind of given up on. I’m actively working on the things I need to do to make positive changes and to truly be able to thrive and not just survive.


Life being totally single isn’t the most fun thing in the world, but it’s better than being in a bad relationship. I feel I’ve left behind constant stress, bad feelings, distrust and low self-esteem by standing alone and not running back to the “band-aid” relationship I had for so long with the person I was seeing after my divorce. That relationship coming right on top of my divorce left a very bad taste in my mouth for very long time. But I’m slowly but surely beginning to find that that is not all there is out there. And my “Relationship Status” has gone from “Single, Not-Looking” to “Single, and Slowly-Maybe-Opening-Up-To-New-Possibilities.” 🙂


All of my plans for my business are coming together with all kinds of exciting things in the works. I’m even branching out soon to Video Tutorials for my blog on Blog Solace for some of the more advanced WordPress plug-ins. This should bring in quite a bit of new traffic.

The trip to San Francisco is still on, but now Donna is planning to come with Charlie & Me for the first 3 days or so. It will be really fun to visit, *with her*, all our old stomping grounds and meander down memory lane. And meeting Brian is a must! If he has time for us between all his acting and VO gigs. 🙂

Anyway, the future looks bright – Exciting and promising possibilities . . .


I’m not really feelin’ a wrap-up. Life is fluid; it keeps moving and changing. Here’s to the next event on the horizon!

Just A Litte Update

December 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Wow, it just keeps snowing.  It let up enough to take Charlie to Donna’s to spend the night on Saturday, with plans for him to stay over Saturday and Sunday.  But now the weather is looking like getting him back tomorrow is going to be a challenge!  I have to do it, though.  He is driving her nuts.  LOL  If you’re not used to being around him all the time, two days in a row with him can be a bit much.  So I’m committed to getting him back tomorrow, for her sanity.  Plus I miss him!


The Savage Garden by Mark Mills – A story that started out a bit bland at first, but that has turned into one of amazing imagery and intrigue. It’s a murder mystery dating back 400 years and the setting is a garden. The garden is laid out in a very deliberate way, offering clues, to the keen eye, as to what really happened. Especially enjoyable if you love Italy and Renaissance art.  🙂


All of my favorite/regular clients have had work for me this month!  I love working on their sites and the fact that so many of my clients become my friends.  The work is very varied, and one of the jobs affords me the opportunity to learn aMember for WordPress!  So I’m especailly enjoying that.


Feeling really good about life.  Life seems to be finally normalizing.  I have a few different streams of steady income, which has been the basis of my nerves (or virtual nervous breakdown) for so long. Not knowing how to provide for Charlie.  Now my business is getting really regular and on the verge of thriving, and Donna has had a lot of work for me as well.  So I feel like I can concentrate on living instead of just trying to survive.  It helps me enjoy quality time with Charlie (since I’m not a nervous wreck all the time) and helps me get other neglected areas of my life sorted out, such as time for myself and working on my friendships.


I’ve cut out seeing Nicholas entirely.  This has been a long time coming, but as many of you know was a difficult thing just to “cut out.”  He’s been a part of my life, and Charlie’s too, since Charlie was 9 months old. It’s for the best, as I’m sure each person in my life would agree (and probably cheer). Among other things, there was no way I was ever going to move on and find someone new with him in my life, and there was no future for us beyond what we had already achieved – which was mostly just fighting about our relationship. It wasn’t good for either one of us, and it’s over.


This next year is going to be about building my business, working with Charlie on his challenges, and probably moving to Redmond or Bellevue.  Bothell is a bit too far out of my usual stomping grounds for me, plus this townhome is a little bit too expensive for me.  My lease is up May 1st, and I plan to move then.

I also plan to start to get my life back a bit, with more time for “me.”  I’ve just been taking care of Charlie for so long and nothing else, that I really lost myself a bit.  I hope to socialize more, repair some neglected friendships and make new friends.

I also want to take a vacation next summer.  Charlie loves the movie “Homeward Bound II” – the live action movie with the “two dogs and one cat” as Charlie says!  It takes place in San Francisco, and he said, “Mommy, is there a Golden Gate Bridge in Erf?” (which means “Earth,” which to him means “Is there really such a thing as a Golden Gate Bridge, or was that made up for TV?”)  And I told him yes, and he said, “Can we go there someday?”  So I said sure, we can go on vacation next year.

Next year I won’t have been back to San Francisco for 8 full years, and I think it’s time I did.  There are a lot of “hauntings” there – That’s where I spent my teen years well into my twenties, and it’s where my Mom still lived when she died.  The few times I’ve been back, I’ve seen her everywhere I would go, there.  And so, so many memories, good and bad, everywhere.  Massive nostalgia – so much history.  It was so overwhelming I just haven’t wanted to go back.

But I did love it there, and I would love to go there with my own kid and show him around.  Show him the fun things I used to do, places I used to go, where I went to school and lived.  I think it would be a good thing. And to show him that there really is a Golden Gate Bridge “in Erf.” LOL  There’s also someone there I’d like to say hello to, my first and favorite client – or as he says, “Client-Schmient” ’cause we’re friends now!  That would be awesome, right Brian?  🙂


I’ll leave you all with this video I took out my front window today – Snow and more snow!

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