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The 80/20 Girl Maintaining
Wednesday, March 17, 2021      19 comments

I've always been sort of an 80/20 kinda gal. Or rather - I have always aimed at being an 80'20 gal. It is a conscious choice, because I CAN conceive of perfection and its attraction is powerful. Perfection is the glittering peak, the pot of gol... Read more
Can't Let February Go Without Saying Goodbye
Sunday, February 28, 2021      22 comments

LOL - but I'll be glad to say goodbye. I think. Certainly good bye to cold. Particularly February cold in the south, which isn't very pretty. It's muddy. There are no thick blankets of snow to hide the mud or if there is, it will bring down tree... Read more
Smile
Monday, February 22, 2021      15 comments

Stop. Right now. Pull your face into a smile. Don't even think about something that would make you smile. Just contract those cheek muscles. Even if it feels like a grimace, just do it and take note of how you feel. I hope you experience wh... Read more
Fortunate Me
Sunday, February 14, 2021      20 comments

I love fortune cookies. And Magic 8 Balls, wishing wells, tarot cards, horoscopes. DH, the astronomer, highly offended by astrology, says, in his scornful voice, it's a wonder I don't go to Las Vegas and play dice games if I love chance so much... Read more
Planning As I Go Along
Sunday, February 07, 2021      17 comments

Planning - as I age, as I release the demands of a job (I know - it's been more than 3 years - I'm a slow learner), living in the cockamamy world of global government interference, waiting to be useful to a young family about to welcome its newe... Read more
February Focus
Monday, February 01, 2021      19 comments

Here we are with a brand new month already and for me - just weeks away from a brand new grandbaby. If I am feeling the excitement and thrumming anticipation - how much more that little family 45 miles away is feeling it. I only had the one chi... Read more
More storytelling from Nana
Friday, January 29, 2021      12 comments

I have been wanting to tell the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses on a youtube video for quite some time - almost a year. It's a much longer story than any of the Three stories - 3 pigs, 3 billygoats, 3 bears. Those are simple concepts repeat... Read more
Nana Tells A Story
Tuesday, January 26, 2021      21 comments

I'm getting ready to film a video interview for my woman's club and thought I'd practice a bit. It's been almost a year since I last made a video and I'd forgotten how much fun this was to do. This one uses a different puppet and I see there's ... Read more
I Never Knew Myself
Sunday, January 24, 2021      15 comments

Elizabeth Bennet says this in Pride and Prejudice when she tells her sister Jane about the perfidy of Mr. Wickham and the integrity of Mr. Darcy. "Till this time I never knew myself" she says. The character, Emma, says much the same thing to he... Read more
Riding the Crest of January
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      15 comments

Fresh, crisp, clean, blue-sky January - how I love you. Even more than the first cool days of autumn, after the long humid and hot summer of the southern US, you bring me energy, inspiration - action! As I have often said, I'm a very good j... Read more
ThePlan 2021-a Different Feel
Sunday, January 10, 2021      17 comments

That's right. ThePlan 2021 is shaping up with a different feel this year from years past. Mind now - there will still be a plan. And it will still be deeply personal and probably big and encompassing and probably extremely detailed. That's jus... Read more
Why I Love A Plan
Friday, January 08, 2021      23 comments

I got my new planner yesterday and it is exactly what I wanted. Very similar to the one I've been using but with a hard cover. I'm going to enjoy exploring its features and start working on ThePlan 2021 this weekend. It's made by a company calle... Read more
TheBrains Talk About C Students
Sunday, January 03, 2021      18 comments

Well - here it is already January 3 and I have written nary a word about ThePlan for 2021. NOT that I don't have plans - but they're not ready to put down on paper. In part that's because I bought the wrong planner (for me) this year and am wai... Read more
Thoughts, This Last Weekend of 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020      23 comments

For many, this is the downhill side of Christmas but here at the Haile House we're still hovering on the lovely plateau of Last Week of the Year. As far back as the late '90's I began taking vacation time at Christmas and once I had enough staf... Read more
Starry Starry Night
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      21 comments

For many years my husband was a practicing amateur astronomer. As a sailor he'd always been fascinated by the stars, reading The Almagest, subscribing to Sky & Telescope, at some point he memorized the map of the night sky. He was so excited th... Read more

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