Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ten Life Lessons from Richard Branson - by Dumb Little Man

"I enjoy every single minute of my life."

For me, this is the most important thing to remember. When you’re enjoying what you do, you’re more likely to do it well and to be successful. Enjoying every situation is an art, a skill, and can be developed. Maybe it comes naturally to some people, but for most of us, it takes a little practice. But believe me, it will make an enormous difference to the quality of your life.

I find this to be so very true. Even when faced with very challenging issues I do my best to find some humor or joy in the moment.

Another great quote from Branson is "But the majority of things that one could get stressed about, they're not worth getting stressed about." This is also true for me, I tend to not worry as much as I once did. There really isn't much of anything good that comes from it. I find being in the moment and dealing with issues and tasks head on to be the most effective way of going about my day.

More insightful quotes at the link above.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

10 Seconds Later

Kristen was changing Ember and he was completely serene... Then seconds later that evil gas man showed up and ruined his day. Poor guy. Sent from my iPhone

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Before and After

Found my self spending too much time doing my hair in the mornings, decided to simplify things a little. Busted out the clippers for a DIY job. Not too bad.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Little Man Smiles

Taken this week at our last appointment with our midwife Mary Harris. It was such a bummer to have a our final visit with Mary, we had been with her for the last 9 months and she's been so amazing with us. As you can see she has a golden touch with Ember. He's been very smile-y the pas few days and Mary really knew how to get him going.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

DIY guitar pick punch

A Pretty Sweet way to make guitar picks out of all of those maxed out credit cards & soon to be used up gift cards in your wallet!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ember's 1st Halloween

Well... he slept through most of it. But he looked good doing it. Thanks to Denise for the costume!

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My little Mr. Cool

Royksopp - The Drug

Only electronic musicians can get away with spending so much money on a video for such a non single. Arty, Visually Engaging, Vague. All the usual qualities.

Curious to hear the rest of the new album, "Senior", supposedly on a more introverted ambient tip.


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