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Archive for April, 2009

Makeover or Masochism?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Jan A Writer checked out my Book Club pages and wrote ” I have done tons of those types of exercises. I used to think I enjoyed them, actually. Now I think I might just be a masochist.” I had to laugh about that. I like books with “exercises.” My mother writes books like that, […]

Tree Spirits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

My parents sent my husband a cool DVD for his birthday: “7 Days in Laos.” We all sat down to watch it while he gave us additional tidbits of information. Recipes, of course. You can’t watch nature shows, or even go to the zoo with my husband without hearing about the best ways to cook […]

Splashy Work

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Here’s my lettuce crop. This means lovely salads every day. I just pick leaves, rather than pulling up the plants, so there’s always lots more, and will be till it gets too hot. The great thing is that this is the direct result of my having been too lazy last year and allowing the lettuce […]

Constructive and Destructive

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Chapter three of The Creative Entrepreneur has you look at your behavior in four ways, which the author calls four modes of work. You make an image about your best way of working in each mode, list constructive and destructive examples, and then look at the constructive lists for remedies for the items on the […]

Creative Entrepreneur

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

My daughters and I are working through The Creative Entrepreneur together. I was just writing down the answers, because I’m not that visual, but #2 daughter, having attended a seminar on how to create a business plan and having discovered strong similarities between this book and that seminar, persuaded me to jump in and attempt […]

Sunday April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Yesterday’s handbell clinic was long, and I did indeed work hard. We were all exhausted by the end. I assume that the college choirs who came in from other parts of the state went and got out of their concert gear and then hit the nightclubs, but us middle-aged people were knackered by the end. […]

Saturday April 25, 2009

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Last night #2 son and I were having a conversation about luck versus hard work. #2 daughter won a pair of box tickets to see the KC Royals game in a random drawing. That’s obviously just luck. No hard work involved, though she might have had to go to the trouble of writing her name […]

Friday April 24, 2009

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I have to grade papers rather than writing here this morning. Sigh.

Thursday April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Perhaps I was in a bad mood last night. I don’t think I was conscious of it, if so. #1 son cleaned the kitchen yesterday morning, and when my husband came home I was in the kitchen cooking, which is where he likes me to be, so he was happy. It’s true that yesterday was […]

Wednesday April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Janalisa and I went for a walk yesterday. We weren’t complaining, though we were both feeling slightly fraught over our respective workloads. Janalisa has house guests coming, and of course I have lots of work. I added a new six-month-two-hours-a-week guy, and I have a lot going on with my regular clients, including getting the […]

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