Enjoy the process rather be anxious over the result, be brave enough to follow your instincts and dare be different. Going against the mainstream is not easy. We are trained to fit in. From the moment we start moving we know restraints, confinement, little space. We are training to occupy and mess our own personal… Continue reading Dare Be Yourself
This marketing stuff is a vicious [circle] circus! Know your audience, know how to reach them, know what they want and provide it... and don't forget to let them know you give them added value! (Like a free ebook on a topic they are actually interested in.) Well, I can get a good visual of… Continue reading What a Circus!
I am one week away from a two-week summer break. Needless to say, I am looking forward to it. The night-owl I am will enjoy sleeping in a bit, to slow down the pace and hopefully recharge my battery a little bit. I expect a couple of friends to visit although nothing is confirmed yet.… Continue reading One Week Away
I am at such an age I need to focus on what's right for me. I have given my all and then some for a very long time and now I am paying the price for abusing my body (lack of sleep, lack of activity, lack of relaxation). The first step is the hardest as… Continue reading Stop Forcing It!
I am excited. My landlord is "remodeling" my bathroom. Okay, remodeling might be too strong a word here, but there will be a change. The protection walls above the bath tub will be renewed... as the older ones are cracked and letting water into the wall. There is no say how much water damage there… Continue reading New, Brand New
Living an unbalanced life is the easiest thing in the world! Have an extra bite too often, read a book too late into the night too often, forego that walk you know you should take on more nights than what's good for you and you are out of balance. It takes effort and determination to… Continue reading Balance: the Never Ending Quest
I have a brand new laptop (and I have been using it for not even two months) and today, it gives me grief! It is a good and renown make... it should not have behaved the way it did! It was slow, it made just about everything "not responsive" and it was overall a waste… Continue reading Darn Technology!
Today was what my colleague and I call "sushi Thursday". Once a week, lunch out instead of bring our lunches and we treat ourselves to sushi. We both like it. On top of our usual plate we treated ourselves to sushi desserts this week. For those who do not know how that concept can even… Continue reading Purposely Seek Little Pleasures
Is that not the boyscouts' motto? I usually get ready for the week on Sunday. I do my clean, I do laundry, and I cook so I can prepare meals in 10 minutes instead of an hour on weekdays. I think this is a must for working mothers. The job of a woman is never… Continue reading Always Be Prepared
Ah! I know no hours to cook. If the whim takes me, I do it. I cooked chicken thighs in a crock-pot today and, as much as possible, I waste nothing. I make my own chicken broth using the water in which I cook the chicken. As you must know, crock-pot makes very tender meat… Continue reading Short-fused