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Let's ignore the cold temps and think SPRING. Yes, the calendar tells us it is spring, but the cold temperatures make us wonder which season it really is. Since my crocuses retreated with the recent cold snap I put together this basket of silk flowers for my front porch.
Enjoy . . . Spring is coming soon
Soon . . .
Real Estate ClassesAlan Kells Schools of Real EstateMary Yonkers, instructorErie, PA (28 comments)
Well, maybe we will just watch as Lake Erie Belly Dancers and The Fleming School present Dead of Winter HAFLA Saturday, March 26 The Brewerie at Union Station 3:45 - 5:00 PM Gothic Bellydance Workshop 6:00 - 9:00 Belly Dance Hafla Show The Fleming School invites inquiries & welcomes new members
I am teaching Real Estate Fundamentals during the day, but Dave & I plan to have dinner at The Brewerie at Union Station and enjoy the Belly Dance Hafla (20 comments)
BAM!! One Dead Groundhog Helps Me Win Award - 03/24/11 06:08 PM
BAM! One Dead Groundhog Helps Me Win Award BAM! One Dead Groundhog Helps Me Win Award in Toastmasters Table Topic Contest. Noon-Timer Toastmasters Erie, PA
Today's Table Topic: Signs of Spring I waited my turn as other members got up to speak about Signs of Spring. Mary: On Feb. 2nd we celebrated because Punxsutawaney Phil did not see his shadow hence predicting an early spring. Yesterday I posted a Wanted Notice: One Dead Groundhog Who Predicted Early Spring Comments came from all directions including Myrl Jeffcoat's in Sacramento: "Currently, it is hailing, thundering and lightening outside my windows. (21 comments)
Are there days when even standing on your head isn't enough to satisfy some customers/clients? Then your child or spouse ask you ONE more question?
Did you get up early so you could try to fit everything in and you still had a long 'To do' list when you collapsed into bed with your clothes on? Did you have dinner last night? Yes, if you count the stale chips & half a candy bar dinner found in the car.
Feel Comfortable & Be Confident when Speaking in Public: Presented by Frank Adamo @ Edinboro University in Erie, PA --The Porreco Center #5 Tuesdays, April 19-May 3, 2011 9:00-12:00 (three classes) Five Steps to Becoming an Effective Presenter: Presented by Frank Adamo @ Edinboro University in Erie, PA --The Porreco Center #5 Thursdays, April 21-May 5, 2011 9:00-12:00 (three classes) Social Networking Your Way to Success: Presented by Frank Adamo @ Edinboro University in Erie, PA --The Porreco Center #7 Friday, April 29, 2011 9:00-4:00 (one class; lunch (11 comments)
While on a recent Royal Caribbean Cruise the dinner menu included 'Coq au Vin' with a tempting description so I tried it and loved it. Seated at our table were two older ladies originally from France who encouraged me to write down their recipe for 'Coq au Vin'. Try it ~ You'll love it!
I can't pronounce the words 'Coq au Vin' much less spell them w/o a little help, but I will tell you that 'Coq au Vin' is a winner. Well, I must (26 comments)
Friday FUN DAY - 03/18/11 10:54 AM
Friday FUN DAY Hooray, it is finally Friday! But there is still one more work day. Let's begin our own revolution and declare Friday FUN DAY. I will start by my Friday FUN DAY by joining the band . . .
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Are you committed to having fun while you work? Please consider, joining one of ActiveRain's newest groups, Do Not Worry ~ Today
Do Not Worry ~ Today Have a Friday FUN DAY where ever you are today.
Real Estate ClassesAlan Kells Schools of Real (29 comments)
Yes, Butterfly Control. Do butterflies attack your stomach when you are meeting new clients? How does your stomach react when you approach a FSBO (for sale by owner) Competing for new listing? What was your anxiety level before walking into a job interview? Annual review? Waiting for clients to respond to offer? Do you look forward to attending (12 comments)
Erie Area Toastmasters Contest - 03/14/11 10:48 AM
Erie Area Toastmasters Contest Erie Area Toastmasters Contest: Erie, PA Toastmasters Clubs will meet Monday, March 14, 2011 to compete in two categories: International Speech and Evaluation. FREE & open to public.
Erie Area Toastmasters Contest Monday, March 14, 2011 6:30-8:30 pm Keystone Business Center 3823 W. 12th Street (just west of Powell Ave.)Erie, PA 16505
Speech contests are an important part of Toastmasters educational program. They provide an opportunity for Toastmasters to gain speaking experience, as well as an opportunity for other Toastmasters to learn by observing proficient speakers. (6 comments)
Breaking News: Yesterday the Weather Channel and news media relayed story after story of devasating floods, heavy snow, tornados across the country.
Breaking News: Today an 8.9 earthquake struck Japan and tsunami waves are racing across the Pacific. I can only imagine what the people in Japan, Hawaii and the west coast are dealing with. My yard is blanketed with snow again, but today I want to remember the beauty of Hawaii as I pray for everyone's safety.
Nature's Beauty: Here is collage of a few photos taken during (15 comments)
Gain Confidence with Toastmasters Erie, PA - 03/09/11 05:25 PM
Gain Confidence with Toastmasters Noon-Timer Erie, PA Do butterflies attack your stomach before meeting with a new client? Are you in competition with another agent or company? Do you stumble over your words? How do you handle the question about fees?
Toastmasters Noon-Timer will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Toastmasters is the most efficent, enjoyable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate & express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You'll be more persuasive & confident when giving presentations one-on-one or to a (38 comments)
Would you like to know more about blogging? Would you like more points? More visibility? Better results from your efforts? Well, did you know that ActiveRain University offers Webinars daily?
Webinars: Introduction, SEO, Outside Blog, Outreach and Draft Review
Have you attended one recently? I decided that it was time to go back to 'school' so I signed up for SEO webinar hosted by Steven Graham/ActiveRain staff. What a treat! Come join other AR members in class. No need to wait for RainCamp (6 comments)
Today's Challenge: Try Picnik.com w/o Becoming Frustrated - 03/08/11 10:48 AM
Thanks Cindy Westfall Recently Cindy Westfall posted 'How to edit photos using Picnik.com'. Not wanting to take the time or probably the real reason was that I didn't want to deal with my own lack of confidence in tech territory that day so I bookmarked Cindy's post. (Yes, I have lots of bookmarked posts that I never go back to.)
Today the sun is shining in Erie, PA and I decided that this was the day I would challenge myself to learn at least one thing about Picnik.com and here are not one, but two collages I (17 comments)
There is room for one or two more at the Yonkers tonight. Let's be creative with the salad. Chilled green beans, tomato slices, red pepper, black olives, green scallions & grated carrot. Optional: Feta cheese or grated cheddar, bacon bits. Drizzle with olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
Your choice of meat: ham, corn beef brisket Corn beef brisket (tonight) Carrots Small red or yellow potatoes w/skins Baby onions (Dave does not like, but I love baby onions) Cabbage Beef or vegetable broth Cover meat with broth; bring (26 comments)
Spring is really on its way. Mother's advice: look for the Snowdrops.
Yes, Mother I found them at the base of tree.
Just a few days ago we had 10" of snow. Some years the snowdrops bloom under a light snow. This year I forgot to look for them until Mother said to look for the snowdrops. Thanks, Mother, you are always right.
Spring is coming. Spring is coming. Spring is coming.
Real Estate ClassesAlan Kells Schools of Real EstateMary Yonkers, instructorErie, PA (22 comments)
Get C r e a t i v e ~ Disconnect 'Disconnect' from computer, phone, and TV. No ActiveRain, no Facebook, no Twitter, no nothing? Oh, no, how can I do that? 'Disconnect' 'Disconnect' 'Disconnect' Yes, I used that word, 'Disconnect' again. For those who depend on technology, 'Disconnect' is synonymous of a few four-letter words that I can't use in print. Yesterday my brain failed me. I was out of ideas for another ActiveRain post and just didn't feel like visiting on Facebook so I just Disconnected. And what happened? C r e a t i ve Juices flowed (20 comments)
Flooded Basement, but My Bridge Survived another Flood - 03/01/11 10:36 AM
Flooded Basement, but Bridge Survived Spring Melt Means Trouble told a tale of yet another Trout Run flood. Good news: my bridge over Trout Run was still in place this morning. Bad news: Section of the basement flooded--Dave's workshop & carpet leading into family room. Good news: This flood is not as bad as the last few times. Yes, we have sump pump & French drains and once before we had to replace the carpet in family room.
More good news: The temperature plummeted last night so the melting stopped for the time being.
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