Thursday, March 8, 2007

Life comes at you fast

I haven't posted to either of my blogs in a long time. It's just life: it gets you busy and gets you tied up, and suddenly you wake up and realize it's been weeks.

I've been working a lot: I worked 12 hours last Sunday, and 25--30 hours the weekend before that. That's billable hours, not actual hours. There are several in there in transit, waiting by the phone, etc. The joy of being a contractor is, your hours are billable, but you have to keep up with them.

We haven't been canoeing in a long time. And we'll probably not get out this weekend either. It's the wife's birthday this weekend, so we'll have family stuff going on. Not that there's a problem with that: it just means not a lot of time in the canoe. I may try and steal an hour or three sometime soon: maybe just with mhy oldest. She seems the most enthused about canoeing of the lot.

I got a new computer: a 17" MacBook Pro. My tax person was upset how few deductions I had for my self-employment tax, so I bought the new laptop. Wow! It's an awesome development platform, and a joy to work with. That's been a bright spot, although the price tag did make me gulp.

I've been investing more time in bagua and xingyi recently. I've gotten fat and I'm out of shape, so it's time to knock the rust off the martial arts, remember how to do pushups, etc. Hard, but it's worth the time.

So that's my life. Hopefully it'll calm down here soon.

9 comments:

Gwen said...

Good to hear from you, and congrats on the MacBook! Have fun this wkend.

Shan said...

Man, I hear that 'fat and out of shape' thing. I think I may have it figured out:


We're effing old, bro.

clumsy ox said...

Sadly, I think you're right.

But I sweat up something fierce with bagua and xingyi. If only that translated to slimming down...

Of course, Ben and Jerry's with Smithwick's is probably not helping...

Ames said...

OLD!!??!! What do you mean? Why didn't someone tell me? I need a convertible. Where's the L'oreal? (panic, panic)

Gwen said...

Speak for yourselves, dawgs. I'm the youngest one of the lot, and finally it's working for me.

clumsy ox said...

Yup. We've got two hitting 35 this weekend. That's pretty serious. If we round up at 5, then we've got two closer to 40 than thirty this weekend...

"Get off my lawn!!!!!!"

Shan said...

"Seriously! He had a toilet plunger! He really did!"

Gwen said...

I think I have a memory of wiping out on my tricycle on Mr Hay's yard, and lying there bleeding, afraid he would come out and yell at me. But it may not be a real memory, just a fear that's taken roost in my head.

Charo said...

Well said.