Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Life Is Good

No, I haven't abandoned the journal. Not that it gets that much traffic. But I do know there are a few of you out there who've been complaining of my absence. I know...work is boring.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. Over the holiday weekend, my good friend, Jimmy, got married to his long-time girlfriend, Kelly. Congratulations to the happy couple. I was hoping that I could get the man who inspired "Pig Hammers" to fork over one of his infamous sketches for exhibit here, but the boy was just too busy. Methinks I see one in the future though. But Jimmy, I promise you, we WILL collaborate on something one of these days. If not now, then when you're a famous indie film maker and I'll have to ride your coattails. But I digress. Since the weekend of the wedding, we've been pretty busy.

This week, Lisa and I traded-in our Honda CR-V for a Ford Escape, courtesy of The Eliminator and his friends down at Olathe Ford. Much appreciation goes out to them from the three of us, seeing as how we managed to knock a few dollars off our regular monthly payment, making it possible for us to eat again this week. Speaking of eating, the illustration business has been pretty slow as of late, so don't hesitate to forward my online journal on to anybody who you think might be interested.

I recently resigned from Michaels. Between some things that have been going on at home and my having to drag myself in there most evenings after having worked at the school all day, something had to give. Audrey has been a real handful lately and parenting has definently become a two-person job. It was a tough decision, seeing as how I really liked the job, as well as the people.

Overall, life is going okay. My moods have been like a rollercoaster these past couple of weeks, but Lisa has been there for me. I'm lucky to have a wife and daughter who love me so much. I often times think they deserve better. As for my parents, brothers, and their own families, I'm lucky to have you around. And I truly have some great friends. Some who have gone above and beyond the call of duty recently to help me out. You know who you are.

I'm a lucky fellow indeed.


Anonymous Dad said...

Mark, Yes it really is dad,and I do read your blog. Everyone at the Outlet enjoyed working with you on your new car. The Outlet is a good bunch of people and I enjoy working here. I felt like they did a good job for us. The pictures of our little baby are cute and everyone here enjoyed seeing them. I agree you are very loved by all of us and we will always be here for you and your family. dad

13 September, 2006  
Blogger mwt. said...

Dad: Yeah, I know you guys have the site bookmarked. I appreciate the support. You got a good bunch of guys there. mwt.

13 September, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds facile I know, but every family has periods like this. Some are longer, some are shorter. Some are better, some are worse. The scenery changes, but the hills and the valleys are always there. I wish I could promise that it stops at some point, but that would be a lie.

What I can promise, however, is my own love and devotion. Know that my family prays for yours by name every day, and that we will do whatever we can to make things better.

I love you.


13 September, 2006  
Anonymous Mom said...

Okay, I guess we need to get all the family in on our responses to your most recent entry. Yes, the pictures of little Audrey are adorable! And your new car is very pretty. Know that we're all there for you & your sweet family.

Love you much!

13 September, 2006  
Blogger mwt. said...

Thanks to Matt for keeping us in your prayers. Thanks to Mom for digging our car and daughter and for coming up to watch her while we shopped.

Family is important. It's always good to count your blessings.


13 September, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, just wanted to say to keep on rocking on.

BTW, since when do mom and dad have blogs?


14 September, 2006  
Blogger Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Welcome to the first problem with having a blog. Once it's started, people expect you to keep it up. It's arduous to say the least, but you either like doing it or you stop.

I must admit I haven't heard what's been going in your life lately, but if you ever need someone to talk to, you know how to reach me. I got your back buddy!

Now, for those "anonymous" people here's a helpful hint. See that "Other" button? Click it. Then you can be as slick as Jude & The Eliminator by entering your name so Mark knows who's here. It's just a thought. Or you can always create a blogger account and join Mark in his blogging adventures. Again, just a thought.

23 September, 2006  
Blogger mwt. said...

Thanks, Pete! mwt.

23 September, 2006  

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