Tuesday October 7 2008

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For those that might care, here is the day...

I awoke at 2:30am. Griffin was up and about his nocturnal shenanigans, wondering aloud who had come into his room and poured water on him. Of course, this was because he finally passed out (figuratively speaking, for those of you who can't tell when I'm using hyperbole) at 8pm and we being tired of his monkeying around just put him into bed without letting him take a leak first. He had shed all his wet clothes and put on a small baby blanket, his hair like Jack N. having a bad hair day. So, he finally went back to bed and I fell into a fitful sleep until 6:30am.

Tamie's progressing well with the pregnancy. She's "up" again, which is nice. Only 10 weeks or so left. I am worried of course about saving up the money needed for the birth home, on top of getting everything else ready. Children are like jewels in the crown of deepened love.

Once at the studio, I found Sarah busily typing away. We're both early risers, so we're usually there hours before any of the artists (but not before the accountants!). That way things are all ready by the time they show up. There was a flurry of activity. Brigh left a little early, coming down with a cold. Angela isn't doing well, either. But everyone sticks with it and makes things happen. That's professionalism.

I am booking projects for November, ready to take your call or query. I got my inbox pretty much cleared today, which is a good feeling.

Once home, I found my family in the living room around Kids Monopoly. Imagine playing a board game with a spider monkey crawling all over. That's what it's like with a three year old. This was our Family Home Evening. Pretty sweet.

I think the gates of Heaven should be replaced by the door frame of my house, because that is what I feel like when I get home. It's really a once-in-a-lifetime trip to have the kids at this age and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

The only worry I have at this moment is getting projects booked. It's the nature of the beast, really, I don't think it will ever end. And not so much for myself, but I like to keep the staff busy. I think everyone is on edge about the apocalyptic doomsaying about global financial meltdown. I feel completely at peace about the matter. After listening to General Conference multiple times, all my worries have been laid to rest.

Did you know that Brigham Young was indicted for treason? The Federal Government has been the cause of endless anguish throughout the centuries. I was reading about the Utah War today. good stuff.

When I hear about this "credit crisis" I just want to laugh. If all the banks disappeared tomorrow, that would be the best thing to happen to the whole Earth. Like passing an enormous tapeworm. A business doesn't need credit to make payroll. You just need to get money, plan ahead, and balance the checkbook, and make sure there's money in the bank.

It would hurt for a while, but things would balance out.

Interest... payments... put a damper on business growth. Debt is bad. It doesn't help. You can't get something for nothing.



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