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Long Day
Saturday, February 22, 2014      6 comments

My great-nephew, Nelson, came over at 8 AM today, so I could watch him while his mom attended a meeting at her new job. He is 8 years old and boy, can he talk! She got back at around 1:30 but she wanted my DH to look at her car. Long story sh... Read more
TGIF
Friday, February 21, 2014      7 comments

We received our draft audit this week and I spent a good part of the day reviewing it and tying our reports to theirs. Part of my performance evaluation is a clean audit so I've been nervous but everything was fine. No adjusting entries...no f... Read more
Uncertainty
Thursday, February 20, 2014      12 comments

I am not a person who deals well with uncertainty. For several months, my organization was under a cloud of funding uncertainty. We pretty much went about our business, but there was always that black cloud hanging around. A few weeks ago, th... Read more
Down to Business
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      13 comments

I have spent the past several days going over my old blogs, trying to figure out why things worked back in 2009-2010 and haven't since then. You know what I found out? Things weren't working so well back then. My blogs were full of family pro... Read more
My Boss
Friday, February 14, 2014      16 comments

My boss, Megan, often gets little things for her staff to show her appreciation and Valentine's Day is no exception. She came in today with a treat for each of us. Wanting to give the traditional candy, but knowing I am counting my calories, t... Read more
Finally
Monday, January 20, 2014      17 comments

After 9 weeks, DH is starting a new job today. I know in this economy, being unemployed for 9 weeks after a layoff is not nearly as bad as it could have been. However, having him home has been driving me crazy and wreaking havoc with my routin... Read more
Put the Glass Down
Sunday, January 12, 2014      17 comments

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today: "A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. ... Read more
Kindness
Friday, January 03, 2014      16 comments

A couple of people have started something that I think is really great - the Pittsburgh Kindness Initiative. ... Read more
MIL and Me
Thursday, January 02, 2014      13 comments

Today is my MIL's birthday. She would have been 89, but unfortunately she passed away 26 years ago, just 5 days after her birthday. This was taken a couple of years before that. ... Read more
Goals for 2014
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      12 comments

Goal 1: Take care of my health My first tool for this is SparkPeople. I will track all food every day. If I can’t log on I do have the app on my phone so I have no excuse. I will track all food, no matter what, instead of stopping when i... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 31 - Celebration
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      5 comments

Happy New Year! We always celebrate with a glass of pink champagne at midnight after watching the ball drop in Times Square! This year we switched to local TV as so... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 30 - Resolution
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      5 comments

I have boiled down my resolutions into 3 goals for 2014: Goal 1: Take care of my health Goal 2: Prioritize tasks and take care of them in that order Goal 3: Be kind to myself and others. ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 29 - Warmth
Sunday, December 29, 2013      8 comments

I have been thinking about this one all day, not sure really where I wanted to go with it. I finally came back to that little boy who just warms my heart with his smile and his laugh. We Skype with my son, DIL, and grandson Gino just about... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 28 - It's Cold Outside
Saturday, December 28, 2013      6 comments

This title is pretty funny, considering it was up in the mid-50's today in Pittsburgh and I was walking around without a jacket. So I dug into my photos and found this from a few winters past: ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 27 - Favorite Holiday Food
Friday, December 27, 2013      6 comments

My favorite holiday dish comes from my husband's Italian relatives. We all love this, but it can be expensive and a bit time intensive, so we save it for holidays and special occasions. ... Read more

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