Well good morning! Its a drizzly, little rainy morning here in San Diego. A stay in my jammies all day kind of day 🙂 Thought I’d take a couple minutes before I start the day editing while listening to a little DubStep radio on Spotify,and chat with you about whats been happening here at the ole lillypad.
Ya lets start out with the disappointment. October has been a slow and sucky month at the studio, one of the slowest Ive ever had. As you can see on my income progress bar on the home page I’m no where near my monthly goal and there are only 10 days left in the month. Just barely over the half way point for meeting monthly bills. I’m not discouraged though, I know there will be ups and downs and I havent had that many downs so its expected. The slow down does give me time to catch up and branch out into new endeavors. I have cleaned and organized the studio and almost caught up on orders. Next up getting caught up on financials! Im testing out outright.com and waveaccounting.com to try and get away from the time consuming Quickbooks. I’ll let you know how that goes in the future.
Speaking of new endeavors, I’ve decided to revive my web design/hosting business under a new name Cosmic Frogs Web. You see back in the caveman days of the internet my first side business was web design under Cosmic Frogs World. I actually did pretty well and enjoy the coding and creative aspect of it. Since I turned over to photography I never really gave it up. Of course I was always working on my own sites but I also retained a few of my past clients and took on a new one here and there. So I put together another site and will be taking on new clients for WordPress based sites and/or hosting. So if you are in the need then let me know!
Not much new here. Been lazy and havent scheduled the follow up with the GI to go over results of the last test. Primary doctor has never called back after my first 3 calls to find out direction there. Think I will have to make both calls tomorrow. Overall I havent been that bad. symptoms vary in intensity daily but nothing to bad to impair me from working, just take frequent breaks (which I havent been doing). I have even been contemplating stoping the zoloft, thinking maybe some of the symptoms are side effects, since anxiety has been under control.
Misc Tid Bits
- I mentioned last post that I started doing online backups with Back Blaze. Well since starting my initial backup 20 days ago its still chugging along with 39,500 files to go, dont worry thats out of 305,700 files (3TBs worth). Dont be discouraged by that though. 90% of my files are large RAW image files so I expected it. I highly recommend Back Blaze for your online backups 🙂
- Financial bloggers gonna hate. Hopefully new iMacs will be released at this weeks apple event and I will be using my new Apple Credit to get a new one. MacPro is over 5 years old and I can make a sandwich in between photoshop processes. Ok slight exaggeration but I need a new one, hey its a tax right off!
- Oh did you notice? The MMS site has taken on a new look as well 🙂 Let me know what you think
Sharing the Love
With my new found time on my hands I also have been readin more blogs that I have in my reader, so though I would share some of my favorites lately.
So Over This – Friday Ramblings I enjoyed this just for the poo story
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff Loving Crystal’s new home. Envious of the cool new look, never happen in So Cal for me.
Thirty Six Months – Doing Business with Friends I do a lot my friends are clients and a lot of my clients become my friends
Tips and Tricks – Peek at WP 3.5 Interesting that they are getting rid of Links, but there is a plugin for that!
Well hope you all enjoy the rest of your October! Let me know how things are with you!