[ncnculture] what's up in my life ?

Scarlet Jewels scarletjewels at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 31 17:13:58 UTC 2010

Congratulations David!  I think 2010 is going to be good for all of us
walking that 'in service' path !!!

I wanted to suggest considering not calling the caring of your own child
'babysitting'.... my daughter's dad used to do that, even when we were
together!  I know that seems like the right term, given you haven't been
allowed in her life much, and that is the guise you are trying to get her
into your life .... but the idea you might want to consider, could be about
having her in your custody to be the temporary prime caregiver, etc... the
idea that she is of your flesh and blood, your family, and you might be
given the opportunity to teach and guide and care for her.... to me, it's
just a consciousness shift when dad's see their time to care for their own
children as such... rather than 'babysitting'.

Also now you are making regular money, perhaps you could go back to court
and ask for more custodial time?  I do not know all the specifics, but it
would seem like they could favour you respectfully.

Kudos my friend.  I'm very proud of you!

Blessings~ Jewels x

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 2:06 AM, david hartley <david at holistiq.com> wrote:

> Hi Friends,
> Just reporting in  ;-)
> My daughther's grandmother (Kerri, the mom's mother) is going back home to
> Minnesota after being here most (if not all) of the time since Callie's
> birth.
> Unaware of this at the time, I seem to have made a perfectly timed offer of
> babysitting,  and it appears that this may happen in the very near future.
>  (I have only seen Callie a handful of times, and during a couple of those a
> jealous granny was hovering around.)
> On another topic ..  as I think you know, I've been outside contract I.T.
> person for Cafe Gratitude for just over 2yrs.  Having weathered what seems
> like the depth of "the recession" Cafe Gratitude has just opened 2 new
> restaurants (a vegan Mexican food place, www.Gracias-Madre.com @ 18th &
> Mission  & their 2nd in cooperation with Whole Foods Markets, in WFM's
> gigantic flagship Cupertino location, adjacent to Apple computer main
> campus)
> So, due to the now very obvious fact that WFM wishes to have many more Cafe
> Gratitudes, plus the fact that there are investor groups formed to bring
> Cafe Gratitude to L.A. and Kansas City (?!  :)   it is plainly clear to all
> @ Cafe Gratitude that they need me to be "inside"  and in the flow of
> management conversations .. and tasked with creating and maintaining a
> scalable I.T. structure  to support rapid growth of the company.
> Thus, I am as of tomorrow on a 6 month contract-to-hire, with flex hours to
> average 24hrs/wk @ $850/wk.
> My main collaborator in the company scoffs at the 6 months & says 2 to 3,
> but we'll see.
> Assuming the same rate of pay, my fulltime gig should start at around $75k
>   -very low for a CIO or CTO (chief information officer / chief technology
> officer) but there is no company I'm aware of that I'd rather work for ....
> and they're not stingy, I'd think $100k should be achievable given what I
> expect as the rapid deployment into WFM.
> I know this kinda $$ is barely middle of the road around here, & won't get
> me far in the housing market, but I'm pretty excited about my position, &
> the money seems like plenty.
> Having the opportunity to practice Dad skills with Callie will be the icing
> on the cake !
> That's my big news  ;-)
> warm wishes,
> david 510.859.4050
> www.holistiq.com
> www.DavidHartley.com
> I.T. support: www.CafeGratitude.com
> co-founder: www.GratefulMindandBody.com ; www.BlessingsCommunity.com ;
> www.KarmaClinic.info
> web developer: www.iamResourceful.com  & others...
> friends/singer/songwiters Makepeace bros: "Hero" -listen:
> http://twitc.com/P7nIongd
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:38 AM, Letecia Layson <letecia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dave, She is very beautiful!
>> Congrats all the way around on the news you share.
>> Thanks for posting!
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