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677th Friday Blog Roundup

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:11:17 +0000

I don’t do yoga on snow days.  I sleep in instead as a treat and get up when I would normally be finishing yoga.  Then I attempt to go through the rest of my day.  This is how that looks: Morning: I’m going to make bread and soup for dinner.  I’m going to write three […]



Free Advice 1: Sponsor a Puffin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:27:23 +0000

Every so often (by which I mean about three to four times per week), I come up with a great business plan for an existing establishment or organization, and I share these ideas with Josh at around 11:34 pm when he is trying to fall asleep.  He suggested that I stop holding in these ideas […]



Controlling Annoyances

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:20:16 +0000

I read the best piece of advice.  It was about controlling your emotions when you’re getting annoyed by the small things in life. ” Annoyances are small, not serious problems, and it would make all of us and the people around us happier if we could learn to stop being bothered by them.”  Amen. And […]



#Microblog Mondays 177: Delurk

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:27:56 +0000

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I’ve been celebrating International Blog Delurking Week (the first week in January) for 11 years.  11 times I’ve asked the people who silently read to raise their hand for one comment and then go back […]



Discontinued

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:38:45 +0000

The slot in the grocery store was empty; a gaping open mouth that should be holding a row of maple Wallaby yogurt containers.  But I wasn’t panicked yet.  I just asked the guy who was stocking the shelves if they had any in the back. He checked and then walked up to me, empty-handed.  “This […]



676th Friday Blog Roundup

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:47:29 +0000

Oprah Winfrey rocks as a television personality and actress.  I get chills down both arms every time I see the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, and she knocked that speech at the Golden Globes out of the park.  When I first saw the rumblings of a 2020 presidential run, I wrote it off as […]



Reward Yourself

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:11:00 +0000

I clicked on a Lifehacker article because it promised to tell me ways to reward myself that do not involve food OR spending money.  I do not like to use food as a reward because one cookie is never enough, and I’m a big fan of not spending money.  But the activities outlined in the […]



Lucky People

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:14:30 +0000

Right before the new year, Atlas Obscura had a post about the luckiest people of 2017.  It’s sort of a strange idea.  I mean, yes, I knew that the list would include people who had things work out for them in some amazing way, but it’s the idea of describing a person based on a […]



#Microblog Mondays 176: Letterboxing

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:47:51 +0000

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Before we got into geocaching, we tried letterboxing.  It’s the same concept, except you follow clues instead of coordinates.  We kept our notebook in my purse so we could mark it if we found a […]



Negative Outcomes and Good Decisions

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:41:24 +0000

I love reading or listening to Annie Duke.  If you don’t know her, she’s a professional poker player.  While I have zero interest in poker, she is fascinating because she speaks often about strategy, especially strategy when you don’t have all the facts at your disposal, such as when you’re playing cards or making major […]