Thursday, February 26, 2009


so being back in studio is a new thing for me I am adjusting well, OK so maybe a little slow on the adjusting. I have not clocked in and out for over 2 years and something as small as that is hard for me to remember. I know how to do the big things like get the good shots and make lots of money. I do this all well it's the details that slip threw my fingers. The funny thing is I can remember saying to the girls come on its a phone call you have to make its just a this or a that, and now I am one of the ones that cant remember stuff. It's funny how this happens. I love being home at night and having more time with the kids. now that we have the epileptic dog it's nice that we are both home to fight the little bitch to get her to take her meds. speaking of the little dog. the vet told us that she should have a fiend for her to spend time with while we are at work. We have the wiemeraner but he stays in the outside kennel while we are at work (it's heated) they make to much of a mess together so the vet says get a cat. long story short we rescued a male 1yr old cat and they hate one another. so the cat comes out form 2-5 AM and meows the whole time. it's a nice cat now if we could just get it to like the dog and vice versa.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

crazy people.

So as you know I am from a small town. The nearest gay bar is over an hour away, so as you can imagine we don't go very often. I do have a favorite drag queen that I like to see preform as much as possible so we make the trek several times a year. Here is where the crazy people come in. Today at work I had a lady bring her daughter into the studio to have her senior pictures taken. Not a big deal it's what I do. I looked at this lady at got that instant sense of dejavu. In my last position I traveled a bunch and would see people in different stores and what not as I was out and about, I figured that was where I had seen this particular lady. Then it hit me I had seen her out at a club that is now out of business. It was one of those places that old drag queens go to die type of places. anywho she looks at me and whispers I've never seen you before "wink wink". Now if this woman is not out to her family that is her business and I would never ever out someone on purpose. So i proceeded to talk to her daughter and see just what it was that she wanted to achieve with her shoot. The daughter went to get her first outfit on and the mom starts to come on to me ??? WTF ummm if you have seen me at the club you saw me with my wife, and you just told me that your family doesn't know your gay ummm get lost. All I could do was stare at this lady. Her daughter comes back and she continues to talk shit ohhh your so pretty wow love your hair, what was your name??? I had finally had enough and asked her to step out in the waiting area while I finished with her daughter. She left and her daughter actually thanked me. The crazy part was the daughters comment. "It wouldn't be so bad if she would just learn how to flirt." My jaw about hit the ground. i laughed and we finished her shoot and she was pleased. Mom continued to flirt or should I say try to flirt all threw the sales process. i just bit my tongue and laughed to myself.It made me glad to be out and proud and happily married.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's been a great great day!

Today has been a great day. My little dog is home. She has epilepsy and will be on meds for the rest of her life, but she is as well as can be expected. We picked her up today and the told us that it will take her sometime to get use to the meds so for awhile she will be very sleepy. She is on meds twice a day and does not like them at all. It took the wife and I both to hold her down and get her to take them tonight. We are so thankful to Dr Goodnight and the entire OSU vet hospital staff for our baby back. The doc told us today that we have a little fighter on our hands. She didn't think that Okie would survive this but she showed them that mighty things come in little pkgs.
On a completely different note I got my new camera today!!!!I am so excited to have it. I have been waiting to buy a new toy and now that I have it I can't wait to try it out. anyone want their picture taken??
I also got two new Coach bags today at a very very great price ;) Over all it has been a great day and I thank the goddess for it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Our Little Oki

So this has been a crazy emotional weekend. We have 2 dog's(children). We have a 3 yr old dachshund, and a 11/2 year old wiemeraner. Well Friday K called me while I was at work and told me that our 3 yr old Oki was having a seizure. She has done this a few time before so I told her to make sure she was safe and her other mother would be home soon. The seizures have never lasted long so I went back to work and didn't think much about it. Well the wife got home and called me to let me know she was still seizing. this was a good 40 mins later. I rushed out of work and met them at the vet where they told us they gave her enough Valium to knock down a horse and she was still seizing(she weighs all of 7lbs). They finally got her to go out and told us we needed to take her to Ohio state vet hospital. Now the thought that she was going to go to the hospital was bad enough but OSU is 2 hours away and I was scared of the drive up with her but what do you do. We finally got her there and the vets swept her away to the back for treatment. We finally got to see her and they told us that she would have to stay in ICU for the night. In the morning I called and was told that they could not get the seizure to completely stop and they had to intibate her and put her on more drugs to knock her completely out. She was to stubborn even for that. 24 hours and 3 more anti seizure meds later she finally stopped seizing!!! So we went to visit the poor Little thing yesterday and we were told to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. She was no worse but they couldn't guarantee she would ever wake up. Well our little trooper decided at about 10 last night she'd had enough and wanted to wake up. They upped her meds to keep her out for the night so they could bring her around slowly this morning. We headed up to the hospital (a 2 hr drive) and thought we would be in for a long day of waiting. When we walked in the Doc told me I wouldn't be reading much cause our girl was awake. She wouldn't have any of the come up slowly shit. They stopped he meds and she was ready to go. We got to hold her walk her and feed her. She looked so funny trying to walk in the little boots they put on her. So we get to go back and pick her up tomorrow after she has been off her meds for 24 hrs. I can not say enough good things about this hospital or the vets we have had. I know that the price tag will be large but they gave us our baby back so it will all be worth it. Over time here I come.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My blog got an award!

So my blog has gottne it's first award!!! Thanks so much to Jude at 7sences. If you haven't checked out her blog you should. I now to accept this award I must attempt to do this right and answer the questions and tag a few in return.

1 Say something nice to a man in your life: There are only 3 men in my life and I will say nice things about my Bob who is technically my step father, but that term doesn't come close to how special this man is. He came into my life when I was a teenager and he still showed me love and respect even at a time when I didn't love or respect myself. He has shown all of my children what a a man should be like and for that I will forever be greatful.
2:List 6 ways you measure success in your life. 1 first and formost i measure success by waking up every morning wiht my lovely wife. I know that each day that I get with her makes me a more complete person. 2 I measure success by the times my children laugh each day. I know that as long as they are happy and healthy that is about all i need in this world. 3 Starting my own business: this has been the most frightning and rewarding experience of my life. 4 Being OUT on the job I never thought that I would be able to be as free as I am with who I am, but now that I am out I can't imagine being in the closet again. 5 I now like who i am. 6 I have been told that my work is good. this just makes me smile. It's nice to know others apreciate what I do.
Last but not least I have to tag 5 other blogs I think measure up.
I can not pick just 5 so I am tagging all of my followers because you each make me smile to think that you stop by and check in on my crazy life. I thank you for this.
Thanks again Jude you made my day!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My wife

I have written about my wife before but with her birthday coming up this month I have been thinking about what I want to get her and what I can do to make her 30Th birthday special. She seems to be having a hard time with the fact that she is turning 30. I don't get it, she is a beautiful, strong woman who is coming into her own nicely. She has grown and changed so much over the last 5 years. I have loved watching her become the wonderful person and mother that she is. I love that we have come together as a family K and E cherish her as their mother and not just their step mother. baby S has brought so much to the family i can't imagine a time without him. I know that she is enjoying school and I am so very proud of her for all that she is able to do. she is a great support to me still and has always been my rock. I just hope she knows just how much she means to me. She really does complete me I am only whole because she loves me.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Back to work!

So today I started my new old job for real. I went in yesterday to meet with the 2 ladies that will be working with/for me. They have both been with the company for less than a year and both seem like very nice ladies. I went in with an open mind and decided that if I want to take the wife and kids to Dayton for spring break I better play nice.
I was amazed at the difference in the way that this entire market differed from the one that I came from. I was working with a different regional than these ladies and the organizational differences are staggering. I feel kind of bad for them. I get to run this studio the way that I had been running the 18 that I had, and these ladies are going to have to change their ways quite a bit. I have decided to work with each of them a couple of days to ease them into the new way of doing things. I hope that they understand that all the change comes from over my head and that I am not just changing things to be difficult.
I went into my meet and great yesterday unsure of how to handle the whole partner/wife issue and that has yet to be resolved. Both of the ladies seemed a bit to shy to ask any questions. I know that they are both married and have children but they never asked about my living situation. I guess that will come in time. I will not hide my life from them. I know that my days in the work place closet are long over. That was one major perk of getting to stay with my current regional. He has met the wife, and knows we have kids together. My new district manager has a gay sister who has been with her partner for almost 40 years. So I am good with her too. I have decided that this is going to be a good thing for me. I have been back to work for all of 10 hrs now and my sitting calender is already starting to fill in nicely. I am going to just sit back and enjoy the commission money that I have so been missing these last two salaried years.