What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Okay, I am getting tired of apologizing for not posting more often but I have been preoccupied with other stuff lately. The good news is I am almost done with Tom’s website and should be ready to publish next week. What took longer is that it’s done in custom theme WordPress. Making my own theme (I call it Writer’s =) rather than using ready-made themes. If I master this I will have the potential to be a WordPress developer myself. Lots of learning involved especially since some level of Php (which always reminds me algebra) understanding is needed but I am happy to say, after muddling through numerous hiccups, I finally got it working. Just a few more tweaking of the CSS and animating the header, it should be done and I am so excited. I have wanted to do this 3 years ago and finally I’m here. I am so stoked that I raring to start on my own website which would replace this blog. I am so ready to move on to the next phase, crossfingers.

I am in-between freelancing projects but last week I attended the grand opening of the facility (said to be one, if not THE, largest in the industry in the world) of a client. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to it because I was nervous about dressing correctly (it was a formal affair) and having to chit chat to people I don’t know, in an industry I have not a clue of (chemistry). But it turned out to be fun, with the most delicious hor d’oeuvres (imported cheeses) and desserts, and the friendliest people. Even the president stopped and chatted with us TWICE, complimenting my boss and I for the catalog (their company “bible”) we put together a few months ago. Even the big shots from France took time to say nice things to us. But I have to say, it turned out to be a impressive looking catalog, but the materials were also first class, so that is a huge contributing factor too.

On other aspects it’s been 2 months since I’ve been using my new “running shoes” and I love it!The first time I touched the material in the store I 0oohed and aaahed, it was then I got it why runners would wear this ugly looking shoes hahaha. The reason I bought one was upon the recommendation of a 3 times a year marathoner/ultra-marathoner friend. She has used hers for 2 years already (that’s 6 marathons and trainings in between) before buying a new pair. It just made more financial sense to me. Plus with these shoes you have to run in a different way that promotes injury-free and longer running. It took some time for me to break in but I am now back to my regular running miles and might start training soon again.

Salads for breakfast. I got this tip from the Born To Run book and I love it. I am not always consistent though. It requires planning and food planning is not a strong suit of mine. But having healthy, unprocessed, homecooked food at home is my aim and I know I will get there eventually.

This is what we have been reading lately. Every night we take turns reading a few pages aloud and we’re almost done. We are at the part that Bilbo and the other dwarves are making an escape from the Elvenking. I am very surprised how entertaining this book is, I thought it was going to be a bit dark as the Lord Of The Rings was but it isn’t. I wouldn’t have thought to let Evan read this haven’t it be for Tom’s recommendation. But Tom said he read it in eight grade. And Evan is still six… Years old. I am reading it for the first time at 42 years old. lol

P.S. I don’t remember if I mentioned it but Evan read Harry Potter a long time ago when he was 5. I am surprised how easier The Hobbit was to read compared to Harry Potter, but maybe Evan had just become a better reader since then. Other books he also has read are Roald Dahl’s The BFG and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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2 Responses to What I’ve Been Up To Lately

  1. Loraine says:

    Nice reading from you! Congratulations on your succesful projects… Salad for breakfast? I think that would be the healthiest start… I am amaze on how advanced Evan in reading. I also haven’t read that book!

  2. geri says:

    Loraine, I wish I can be consistent with the salad, it really is the way to go plus you feel amazing afterwards. I just learned that Evan is now part of of a reading group of 3 in his class where they read chapter books. The two other students is his best friend and his second girlfriend =) You should reada “The Hobbit”, I was surprised myself how entertaining it is.

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