Connecting The Dots
May 21 2009

purple-hat-photo1Sometimes the dots connect and sometimes they don’t.   Sometimes you connect them and a nice picture emerges.  Sometimes you connect them and a mess shows up.  Some seemingly random dots are showing up in my life right now and I’m not sure if and how I should connect them or if there is any connection at all.  Here they are:

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I recently received the new & improved purple peacock hat I mentioned that I wanted in my New Year’s Resolutions post that my good friend Julie Fergerson, VP of Emerging Technology at Debix, got me for my birthday.  The one she got me was too big for my small head so I sent it back and the designer, Sharmon Hardin, created me a new one that fits great and even has peacock feathers!  She was so friendly and easy to communicate with. Every hat someone buys from her she makes another for St. Jude’s.  I think I’m going to submit Sharmon and her hat business for inclusion in Seth Godin’s new book.  Now I have to wear it to lunch with my friend one day!

My daughter made me a beautiful bracelet for Mother’s Day that I wore to work yesterday and got many compliments on.  Of course, I was shoving it in people’s face to look at it so they were forced to say how pretty it was whether they liked it or not. :-)   But it is quite lovely.  I’ve been noticing her personality starting to show more.  Sometimes when she says something, I’m taken aback at her sophistication and the signs that she’s growing up.  I smile at her confidence and beauty.  She’s starting to drop her baby words but I still tell her she needs to get her ‘swim soup’ when she’s going swimming.  She had so many cute words that will probably hang around in our family’s vocabulary forever.  I used to come up with words when I couldn’t say something properly and my mother still reminds me of those or says them in sentences when she’s talking to me.  I had words for elephant (my favorite animal), apple, sweet things, etc.

My son made me a wonderful card with a picture that he drew of himself on the front and he wrote “I love you mommy” in French inside the card.  I have it on my desk at work and several people have remarked how cute they thought it was.  The only word I remember that he used to say was ‘mimi’ for milk otherwise he seemed to pretty much learn a word and say it right.

Our roof was damaged in a recent hail storm and even with insurance coverage it will cost us $3 to $4K out of pocket.

My husband’s car was practically totaled by the hail storm with windows blown out and body damage that will also put us out of pocket some money.  The windows are fixed so he can drive it but he still has dents all over his car.  His car is jinxed because so many things have happened to it.

Interesting opportunities are presenting themselves for me and Babble Soft making me wonder how I should deal with them.

I’ve had a surge of creativity recently around writing song lyrics, singing, and writing in general but no consistent time and space to get it out.  It’s all bottled up and I feel sometimes like I’m literally going to explode.  I’ve never experienced this before, but it’s a form of torture (not water boarding).  I also don’t generally hang around people who get that or who I can share what I’ve been able to write, which makes me a little sad sometimes.  It helps that I work in weekly voice lessons over lunch.  We are working towards recording a few songs for demo purposes.  I tell my voice instructor that I consider our lessons therapy sessions!

I am tired from burning the candle at both ends as they say.  The whole Building A Web Business After Hours is taking it’s toll.  I’m home sick today just feeling worn out with a scratchy throat.  The upset tummy has disappeared for now.  I will hopefully be fine tomorrow.

The new school, The Magellan School, that my husband is founding is going really well and set to open this August 2009.  Many families have already signed up and donations are coming in.  The first years are always challenging so it’s going to be tight around here for a while.

There’s a bunch of other dots that I either can’t write about or I’ve forgotten but needless to say I am living in interesting times and it’s seems like it’s exactly where I’m meant to be to deal with what lies ahead…

How about your dots?

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5 Comments on “Connecting The Dots”

  1. 1 Deborah Smith said at 5:43 AM on May 22nd, 2009:

    This post really spoke to me.

    I’ve been trying to connect my dots for years now and have pretty much given up. My nanny business is slow and the competition fierce, every day I wonder if I should sell. On the other hand is building up an audience and I am starting to get interest from advertisers, yey. In addition, I’ve started consulting businesses on social media marketing which is exciting and is introducing me to so many new people which I love. As you can see, my dots are all over the place, but I’m always excited in the morning. I can’t wait to see what the day will bring. The bad dots are that everything in my house has decided to break all at one time and as in your case and in most cases right now, money is tight. But, having no TV in the living room for the past week has kind of been nice. I’m also fighting with my Ex over child support which he hasn’t paid since October. It’s ugly and exhausting. On the other hand, my kids are doing great, good grades, good friends and loving life.

    Don’t try to connect your dots, it’s a waste of time. Sit back and let life do its thing. It’s really all you can do.

    Deborah Smiths last blog post..Memorial Day Menu Ideas

  2. 2 Julie Fergerson said at 1:55 PM on May 22nd, 2009:

    I LOVE the new hat!!!! Now that is a purple peacock hat!!!

    I also love the story about word substitutions. Marie calls her joints behind her knee, knee drawers. Jake says to me when I leave for work, have a good day at your homework.

    Wheee it is Friday!

    Julie Fergersons last blog post..Supreme Court Reigns in use of Identity Theft Law in Immigration Cases

  3. 3 Aruni said at 12:29 PM on May 23rd, 2009:

    @Deborah – That’s probably a good idea not to try to connect the dots! Sorry to hear about what you are going through. It’s tough all around right now, but us entrepreneurs keep re-inventing ourselves don’t we? :-)

    @Julie – can’t wait to go to lunch with you and wear the purple peacock hat! Kids say the darndest things!

  4. 4 Nicole said at 7:20 PM on May 29th, 2009:

    Building a business after hours is so difficult, isn’t it!? But, my questions is when we get to se a picture of you in the hat! :D

    Nicoles last blog post..Summer of Sleep – Free Stuff, Giveaway, Vacation & More

  5. 5 Aruni said at 7:58 PM on May 29th, 2009:

    @Nicole – building a biz after hours sure is hard! I’ll make sure to get someone to take my picture while I’m wearing the hat. :-D