thoughts: Toss Out Tuesday... - 07/16/18 03:47 PM
Toss Out Tuesday

Not to worry...I just made this up.
However, humor me... think what might happen if we took one idea, thought, or belief that we’ve held forever or at least for a long time.
Perhaps we grew up with this belief ingrained in us by our parents or community.

Consider taking that idea, just for the moment, and tossing it out.

The other day I read about a man who had grown up with one political belief...passed down from his parents and grandfather. However, after serving in a branch of our Armed Forces, going into business and having a family, he made … (47 comments)

thoughts: It All Depends On Where You’re Standing When You’re Looking - 06/28/18 12:06 PM
It All Depends On Where You’re Standing When You’re Looking

My husband and our good friend are always joking with each other about their military backgrounds.

Vic has the utmost respect for the pilots who were called in to supply air support when his patrol was being attacked. He said they would all stand up and cheer as if they were kids at a ball game when the jets flew in.

On the other hand, my husband, who flew F-4s totally admires Vic and all of the soldiers who fought the ground battles.

Perspective...it’s all a matter of where you’re coming from … (30 comments)

thoughts: A Simple Hello or Good Morning... - 06/17/18 03:46 PM
A Simple Hello or Good Morning...
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  wrote a post this week that I featured in my weekly post. It’s such a simple thought and yet one we may forget to do every day. If you haven’t read his post, I’d encourage you to do so. It will be worth it.
 
 
It reminded me of something I say to people all of the time. If it’s on our morning walks, it’s a Good Morning. At the very least, it’s a Hello! It's become a bit of a challenge to see who says Good Morning back to me.
 
Don’t laugh! How many … (42 comments)

thoughts: Summer Safety Tip for Children... - 06/14/18 02:46 PM
Summer Safety Tip for Children
 
Schools are out and families will be headed to the beach, amusement parks, the mall, and other fun destinations.  Let me share with you something I saw a mother do many years ago that unfortunately, we must think about these days.
 
 
We were in the parking lot headed towards a town festival. Lots of people and lots of children.
 
I watched a mother taking a separate photo of each of her 3 children. She was careful to make sure she took a full head to toe shot of them.
 
In talking to a friend of mine who is … (32 comments)

thoughts: Fun and Faultless Friday - 05/31/18 06:42 PM
Fun and Faultless Friday

This is a bit of an OOPS post. Since today is June 1 and the beginning of hurricane season, my post for it was all done and placed in the Scheduled Drafts part of the AR Editor.

But after all of the links were in and photos inserted, I looked at the Preview portion and the formatting had gone wonkers.
Alas to no avail, and after trying a different browser, I opted for this (lame) Fun and Faultless Friday post.
 
No one is to blame, no one is at fault. Let’s just say that it’s Friday and the gremlins … (24 comments)

thoughts: Thankful Thursdays...Friendships - 05/23/18 03:49 PM
Thankful Thursdays...Friendships

At the risk of being redundant, I am so thankful for my friends.  After lunch with a friend I’ve known for about 30 years, I was again reminded of this.
Years ago I read that as we get older, while we may have many acquaintances, the number of truly good friends diminishes through the years.
 
It also made me think about the different kinds of friendships that we have with others.
 
There are acquaintances we see daily at the gym or on walks. We say “Hi” and even chat about what’s going on in their lives or the weather.

There are … (28 comments)

thoughts: Not Just Another Day… - 05/17/18 06:00 PM
Not Just Another Day…
 
The further away we travel from significant days in history, I am concerned that they will be forgotten.
 
Does anyone remember the significance of June 6? Or July 20?

Some days we will always remember but other than celebrating them, it is as important to remember why they are important...how they impacted those who lived through them...how they impacted the world, even if slightly.

Today our friend Vic is remembering what happened on May 18, 1967. (View the CBS special they did) He was in Viet Nam and after being shot in the back by the North Vietnamese … (25 comments)

thoughts: Three Movies Left Me Feeling Low. It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way Is It? - 05/06/18 03:43 PM
Three Movies Left Me Feeling Low. It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way Is It?

Writing a movie review is not something I tend to do...in fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever written one. That said, this weekend we were loaned DVDs to 3 recent movies. All were nominated for at least one Oscar.

The acting in all of them was excellent. But at the end of each one, I was emotionally down. It was similar to the feeling I’d have after some of my patients in grad school.

And if you know me at all, even if only from my posts, then you’d … (39 comments)

thoughts: Your Business Has a Curb Appeal Too. - 04/26/18 05:12 PM
Your Business Has a Curb Appeal Too.
 
As a Home Stager, the subject of curb appeal is always coming up. It’s so important to catch the eye of your buyers before they even pull up to the curb.

The same is true of your business. It too has a curb appeal.
 
The other day Larry was calling businesses in our area. We needed the Air Conditioner in our Prius fixed.
 
Because it is a hybrid, it requires a different knowledge than your standard air conditioner (beyond that I can’t explain it because I know nothing about cars)

When we called the first company and … (50 comments)

thoughts: Thankful and Thoughtful Thursday - 04/25/18 03:08 PM
Thankful and Thoughtful Thursday

Sometimes a story comes across the news that makes you smile...a big warm and fuzzy smile. And with all of the negativity and sourpusses around us, I was ready for this story.

So, if it brings a smile to your face, or if it makes you feel better about the human race, then for that I am thankful.
 

 
The other day, the other day, early in the morning, the Michigan State Police with the help of 13 truckers and their semis lined up beneath an overpass to help lessen the fall of a man threatening to jump. … (30 comments)

thoughts: Feeling Thankful... - 04/19/18 05:16 PM
Feeling Thankful

This seems silly, and first, let me say that I am thankful every day, but this week I am feeling particularly thankful.

 
~We have had a beautiful week meeting our friend’s sister and brother-in-law who were in visiting from New York. I felt as if we already knew them from all of our friend’s stories of them. We walked several mornings and had breakfast together.
Despite having very little in common, we meshed and can’t wait for them to return.

~The weather has been absolutely beautiful...coolish mornings (high 60s) and cloudless skies.

~A consultation I did this week felt … (27 comments)

thoughts: I Didn’t Want What I Bought to Be Served Up with a Spoonful of Your Opinion. - 04/15/18 04:02 PM
I Didn’t Want What I Bought to Be Served Up with a Spoonful of Your Opinion.

While at the Delray Affair, I was enjoying walking along Atlantic Avenue...taking in all of the activity, people watching and enjoying the day.

While I was making a purchase at one of the booths, I made some small talk with the artist...something like It’s good to see it’s busy so early and on the first day.

What I didn’t expect or want when the artist handed me my receipt and bag was her opinion on the state of the country.

She went off on how scared she was … (66 comments)

thoughts: Thankful for Being an Old Lady with Old Lady Friends. - 04/12/18 05:16 PM
Thankful for Being an Old Lady with Old Lady Friends.

Ok, Carol Williams, this one’s for you.

This morning I met with 2 ladies with whom I’ve been friends for a number of years. We try to get together every couple of months for brunch and play catch up.

What I love is that we’re of an age when we’ve already been through a lot with work and family. Which is not to say that we don’t have any bumps in the road that may come up but I’d say we’re better equipped to handle them now.
 
OLF’s (Old Lady Friends) … (24 comments)

thoughts: Lessons Learned From March Madness - 04/04/18 01:59 PM
 
Lessons Learned From March Madness

The big event known as March Madness is over, and while most of the brackets began collapsing on the first day, there were, as always, winners and losers, real and perceived.
Sports, especially team sports, offers so many lessons for our personal as well as our business lives.
So, here in the months-long break that we have between college basketball and football, are some lessons learned from March Madness.
 
1.Nothing is a given.
You may have all of the advantages but when it gets down to it, you have to play as hard as all of the other … (37 comments)

thoughts: Thankful Thursday...No Bad Days| - 03/28/18 03:55 PM
Thankful Thursday...No Bad Days|
 
We had breakfast with a friend and the subject of having a bad day came up. Our friend is 75, still goes on dive trips all over the world, and survived a heart attack while diving out of the country.
 
One credit card later, a life flight, a really good cardiologist, rehab with the help of a friend, and someone up above looking down on him and our friend welcomes every day with a smile on his face.

As he said at breakfast, after my heart attack, I have no more bad days.
 
And while I would not wish … (30 comments)

thoughts: It's Hard for This Old Dog to Learn New Tricks... - 03/22/18 03:15 PM
It’s Hard for This Old Dog to Learn New Tricks

While I don’t consider myself to be too high maintenance, there are two things that I need to work...my car and my laptop.

Thankfully, Larry can take care of both.

However...last night my laptop went bye-bye.
Actually, it’s still in existence but my hard drive decided to go on strike.

While I didn’t get the infamous blue screen of death, I have a feeling it is on life support.

That said, I do have my iPad as well as the 3 other Thinkpads we own.
But you know how it is when you … (34 comments)

thoughts: The icing on the cake of a simple life… - 03/15/18 05:50 PM
The icing on the cake of a simple life…
 
Last month after I finished charging my Apple watch, I removed it from the charger and the back came off! What the hey?!

Thanks to Google, I discovered that this was a known issue with the first generation Apple watches.  Apple had extended its free repair for 3 years. After a conversation with the good people at Apple, I boxed it up and off it went!
 
Larry was waiting for panic to set in because he knows how much I love this watch.
However, somehow after years of waiting for maturity to kick in, … (28 comments)

thoughts: What Do You Think Makes a Good Leader? - 03/04/18 05:12 PM


What Do You Think Makes a Good Leader?
 
Recently when I was listening to some people who were in positions of leadership, the thought occurred to me that they didn’t appear to be exhibiting what I would consider traits that mark a good leader.

Think back on people you’ve worked for who were ones you’d follow to the ends of the earth. And of course, there’ve been those you wouldn’t follow down the hall for a cup of coffee.

And as I often do, I began talking to myself about what makes a good leader.

What makes a good leader?

1.These are the … (62 comments)

thoughts: Who Couldn’t Use a Feel-Good Story Now?! - 02/26/18 04:30 PM
Who Couldn’t Use a Feel-Good Story Now?!

What about you? I love to smile and nothing does that better than what I call a feel-good story. This story reminds me a little of the saying by Anne Lamott- It’s better to be kind than to be right.
In the Sunday game against Northwestern, Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon could have made a free throw which would have given him the program’s record for the most consecutive free throws.
 
Jordan intentionally MISSED the free throw. Until then he was tied with Chris Street for a record 34 consecutive free throws.
 
Why?
Chris Street also played for Iowa. … (26 comments)

thoughts: Remembering How Simple Life Used to Be. - 02/14/18 05:00 PM
Remembering How Simple Life Used to Be.

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I was thinking of when I was just a kid and we decorated shoe boxes so that our classmates could deliver little paper Valentines to us.
 
Life was sweet and simple then…

And then the heartbreaking news that there was another school shooting. And this time closer to home in Parkland, FL.  just about 20 miles to the south of us. Larry built homes in the area and I have staged homes in the area.

How in the world can this be happening?
17 Killed
 
Teachers and school administrators are trained on … (28 comments)

 
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