Friday, December 11, 2009

Day 309 - Nightly Roundup

Marriage - Check.
Parenting - Lots of quality time together - with only two melt-downs from my two year old;-).
Business - Worked on presentation.
Book - Started getting in samples from prospective writers, but so far no one seems just right. Greg keeps telling me I should write the books myself, but my background doesn't include work in fiction and I frankly don't know if I have it in me to do the whole job. But I guess I'll never know with out pounding the keyboard.
FI- Entered some receipts.
Spirit- Good chat on the phone with a friend who just returned from a much needed vacation.
Health- Did my friend/personal trainer's workout.
Garden - Will read a book about building a bird friendly garden tonight.
House- Cleaned off one of the shelves in the fridge. I do give us a lot of credit that since we tracked it, we now throw out very little food. And the kids now eat two fruits and two veggies with each supper (very small portions). The pay off is that if they eat it,they can have one small piece of candy as a reward. I have read that you shouldn't reward healthy eating with dessert as it sends the message one is a chore and the other a treat, but I have not otherwise gotten my kids to each veggies so much and so enthusiastically, so it's working thus far - about two weeks in.
Bus. Vocab -bottleneck, bourgeoisie, bull market, buyer's market

The poster above is the one I just got for 50 cents at a thrift store. I think its message is powerful. It reads:

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiation (and creation). There is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too, all sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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