babies, birthdays, and also: my kid has a sense of humor

This past weekend we went to visit some friends in Ohio. First up was my college roommate, her husband, and most importantly their new baby boy, who is just 6 weeks old. Later that day when we visited more friends and their 19-day-old baby girl. Lots of squishy baby-ness to enjoy! Maggie had fun saying ‘Bay-beeee!’ and then playing with various baby toys and jumping on the trampoline.

All in all, it was a great weekend. There was one small hiccup on Saturday when I checked my email in the car on Dan’s BlackBerry, only to find an interesting email from a client and my head almost exploded and made quite a mess in the Honda. I’ll just leave it at that. I’m always afraid to talk about work too much on here, because in the age of blogs and Facebook and MySpace, I’m way too easy to find on the internet and I’m pretty sure most of my customers probably Google my name and end up here (Oh! *waves* Hai!) I took care of the ‘issue’ this morning by phone and I think everything is going to be okay, but it also means that I am going to be insanely, insanely busy for the next 8 weeks or so to meet some suddenly-urgent deadlines (through no fault of my own. I made sure to clear that up in a hurry. ahem.)

Aaaaanyway. So how about: IT’S AUGUST ALREADY. Dan’s birthday is a week from today, he’s going to be 12 29. I asked him if he wanted to do anything fun or specific this weekend, and even offered to take Maggie to my parents so he could have some time at home alone with his XBox360 or whatever, and he said, no, he’d rather spend the day with ‘his Girls’. Points for Dan. Now I just have to come up with a birthday gift idea for him. (No, not THAT kind of gift. Get your mind out of the gutter, please.)

I’m not really sure how to wrap up this post, so I’ll just tell you a funny thing Maggie did today: She woke up at 6am! And then took a nap at 8am! Isn’t that HIL-AR-IOUS?? Yeah, so funny that I almost didn’t realize I felt like I was going to fall over by dinnertime. My kid, such a jokester!


  1. Claudia

    August 4, 2008 10:06 pm

    Happy birthday to Dan! I think it’s smart to limit the talk about clients online…even conversations you have with people. you never know what people can see ;)

    Claudias last blog post: i hate waiting

  2. Shamelessly Sassy

    August 5, 2008 5:18 pm

    My husband Adam has a birthday coming up on the 12th. I have no idea what I am going to get him. Clearly, I need to put on my thinking cap.

    Shamelessly Sassys last blog post: My Child is a Sleepwalker?

  3. Loralee

    August 6, 2008 1:48 am

    I have a feeling if I had a real career I would be fairly screwed by my blog and the far reaching fingers of Google.

    Loralees last blog post: Sideblog: The thing that sounds “Yum”

  4. Jen

    August 6, 2008 8:56 am

    @Loralee: heh yeah it’s a little like feeling as though someone has stopped by before you’ve showered and cleaned your house, like OH CRAP, I left that pair of underwear hanging on that lampshade! Only in this case, it might be that rant about that co-worker or client that you didn’t mean for them to read… ;)

  5. Becca Sanborn

    August 6, 2008 9:58 am

    I’m amazed that you have been able to be a stay at home webdesigner, you rock!

    Oh and I’ve been meaning to ask you a few questions about your business. I’d like to start my own here in good ole Tennessee and wondered what steps you took to make it legal. Also, do you have any books or websites you recommend? I’d appreciate any help you can give!

    Becca Sanborns last blog post: Sick as a… hmm?

  6. Sara

    August 6, 2008 8:50 pm

    Oooooooooooooooh 29, that’s a good birthday, happy birthday early to him!

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