Eureka & the open road…

For some reason while driving my creative juices flow. I guess when the kids fall asleep in the car and I am left to my own thoughts my mind is free to wander and think of random things. Recently while on my way to pick up the older kids from school I came up with a new app I’d love to have on my iPhone.

I always seem to have ideas for new products or thoughts I’d like to write about at times when I can’t write them down. So why not combine two products or concepts which already exists to fix this problem? With Dragon Speak or some type of dictation software I could get my thoughts recorded/written and then match that up with WordPress and I could write a blog post, schedule and publish it! That would be awesome!

I blame my random ideas on my husband who seems to have a list of business ideas a mile long. I guess thinking up the ideas is the fun part.

But in all seriousness, if anyone out there can make this happen or maybe an app like this is already out there please let me know. 🙂


Decisions, Descisions….

Social media. Gotta love it. Facebookin’ or tweeting it really doesn’t matter. There are so many venues to get your social media fix. My hubby (gotta love him) supports my many avenues of social media. After uploading new photos to my facebook to share with family and friends I changed my profile pic and showed it to him. (Picture the Brady bunch…when they are laying in bed with their lamps on reading…only I have a laptop and he’s got the remote…) I liked the picture, nah, I was PROUD of the picture. After all, I had bribed the crying whining kids with cheese sticks and m&m’s. I had earned that photo gosh darn it! I dressed them all nice and took the time to get myself all ready. Set up the tri-pod….Yeah, I owned that photo! So back to the issue at hand. He says, yeah that is a good picture. (Not the enthusiastic response I was anticipating but we’ll take it). I asked if he liked any to update his profile pic which I teased him about b/c it’s of just him, not the family. He said, “I’ll have to think about it.” Insert my large “umpf” here. I was baffled and laughed at him (followed by a ‘I’m so gonna blog about this’). He said changing his profile pic was a big decisions he needed to sleep on it before making any rash decisions about changing his pic. Seriously?? It’s fb not a billboard!! I love ya honey but man you can be high maintenance. No worries folks, I didn’t hack into in his fb to change his profile pic. I’ll just proceed to milk this one out teasing him every chance I get. 🙂

Love doesn’t keep records….

Somehow my husband and I manage to work together in our professional careers and at home each day. Some people think we are crazy. Maybe we are, we do have 4 kids and both work full time TOGETHER! Yeah, our sanity may be questionable at times but hey, I completed grad school while pregnant and working full time. Nothing is impossible. I think the best part of working together is the opportunity to see one another in another light. I have always known he is great at finances, thinking new ideas and problem solving but watching him in action as the business manager for the non-profit we work for has given me a different perspective on things. The funny thing, is he has said the same thing to me. As a teacher he never had the chance to come observe me teaching but now that our desks are only a matter of a few feet away he gets to see me in my professional capacity. It is truly rewarding to have those you love the most see you doing some of your best work.

The other day at work I told my husband although love doesn’t keep records….could you take my coffee cup to the kitchen as I have done for you many times… of our co-workers immediately began laughing out loud. Before my husband could even respond in the back of my mind I thought, if I ask him to do it, he’ll forget and I’ll just be frustrated so just do it now and get it over with. So I left with my cup in hand, my husband bewildered and my co-worker smiling. At the very least I made someone smile.