Working on the Future

I finally finished my professional site:


Well. It’s not DONE-DONE, I still have some tweaking to do. But it’s pretty close.

I like it. I think it looks fun and funky and I was pleased to see a lot of people from Twitter clicked over to take a look when I tweeted it yesterday. (Thanks guys!)

I can cross that off my to-do list now.

Next, Kevin and I will be brainstorming where to place ads for his business. We’ve already listed it on Craigslist. I am also going to work on some mock up websites for a few schools that have expressed interest in buying a new website from me in the past and see if I can’t entice them to hire me.


We have a scheduling appointment at the school with Jazz on Tuesday, so we feel like this would be a good time to talk to Dude about his future. We’re bringing him back to the office after school on Monday for that talk and I want him to start studying for the ACT test after school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for about thirty minutes each day. I’m scheduling him to retake the test in April. I’ve already warned him about it and have given him the option of taking the initiative and studying on his own. Since he didn’t study for the test last year, and he doesn’t seem motivated to study for the test this year, I’m going to have to step in and make sure he takes it seriously this go around. If that means physically removing him from his comfy bedroom and computer and making him study, then so be it.

We’re going to ask him what he wants to do and if he doesn’t have any idea, then we’ll make suggestions. He can either research one of those ideas, or present his own plan of action, but he’s going to have a plan of action, one way or another, very soon. If he wants to take some college classes, we need to get him enrolled and set up to go in the Fall. The kid is not going to just sit around and play his life away. Not on my watch. If that makes me pushy, controlling and a bitch mom, so be it – someone is going to need to push the boy – might as well be me.

I’m pretty used to being the bad guy.


I’ve been working out to the EA Sports Active program on the Wii. I’m doing the easy 30-minute workout right now and I’m really enjoying the tennis and boxing. The baseball portion is okay, I really enjoy hitting the ball, but I suck at the catching part. There’s also an in-line skating part that I LOATHE. You have to squat, and maintain that squat (the lower you squat, the faster you go), and then you have to jump when you come to ramps. It’s HARD. But the lunges and squats in general are getting easier. I worked out last night and I’m pleased to say I’m barely sore today. I plan on taking the 30-day challenge very soon. I have no idea what that entails, but I’m sure it’s a program that will get harder over time.

Kevin says he can already tell a difference in my body – it looks more “shapely.” But he might just be buttering me up so I’ll continue working on it.

I’m not too proud to say, it’s working. 😉