The Mad Mouse Mission

It all started when I opened the pantry cupboard door to grab my old-fashioned oats to make my usual morning bowl of oatmeal. Perched on the middle shelf below the oats, a little mouse stared back at me with its beady little eyes. I freaked out and slammed the door, which I’m sure scared the […]

Exercise – Your Creativity!

Well, don’t ignore the other kind of exercise, either – especially if it’s part of your goals for 2012, to lose weight, exercise regularly, and take better care of yourself. It’s on my list and I’m doing fairly well with it (yes, a minimal weight loss already!) For THIS blog post, though, I’m talking about […]

The First 12 Days of January 2012

During these first 12 days of January 2012 – interesting dates – yesterday was 01-11-12 and today is 01-12-12 … sorry,  I got distracted. Anyway, these first 12 days of January have yielded three top posts with an equal number of comments, and a fourth only one behind – all during the first four days […]

Know Your Strengths-Gain Confidence in Your Abilities

The new year is a good time to gain confidence in your God-given abilities and sometimes stretch outside your comfort zone. You can usually do this IF you have confidence in yourself and know your strengths. Along with myself, many of my fellow freelancers are going through some stretching these days, because of ups and […]

The Value of Networking

Do you participate in networking with other writers or freelancers in other areas of specialization? In my experience, networking has made significant differences in my productivity, my time management, and my overall sense of “community” with like-minded people. Let’s face it, everyone needs encouragement from time to time. Accountability partners provide a valuable service, as […]

Amazing New Year’s Fireworks from London

Since we are just about one week into our new year of 2012, I wanted to share this video of London’s amazing fireworks display. What was your favorite part of this fireworks display? I watched more than one version, and I was awed by the brilliance of the colors, the length of time and number […]

My Mom Passed Away Six Months Ago

It doesn’t seem possible, but my Mom passed away six months ago today. My Dad is also gone, since September 2, 2002. It’s odd to think of myself and my three siblings as “orphans,” since we’re all adults – but one of the church leaders who led Mom’s memorial service talked to us shortly after […]

National Hobby AND Hot Tea Month – How Convenient!

Happy National Hobby Month – oh, and Happy Hot Tea Month! How convenient that they both occur in the same month! While I occasionally partake certain other beverages, hot tea is definitely my drink of choice, especially during cold New England winters. I frequently sip tea while planning my next project, or refill my tea […]