Thank Geek!

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know it was AWOL for a considerable bit of time. No, I wasn’t not writing — it just wasn’t there at all. That was my fault. I am the quintessential definition of someone who knows just enough to be dangerous and I published over my SQL database, which makes SQL queries,
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Get up, get cute and get out there

And we’re done.  It’s been six years in the Bellevue School District, but the run really started in 1983, when we began homeschooling the eldest.  30 years, and it comes to a screeching halt.  Daughter finished her senior finals on Wednesday and while the rest of the school is continuing their quest for a good grade, she is sleeping in
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The first time I read this, I wondered why it was titled Cookies, as cookies would be called “biscuits” in Britain.  It turns out that Douglas Adams had moved to America and was telling an American audience this story.  It makes me laugh every time I read it. I am posting this 1) for your amusement and 2) to prod
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Tips from the success coach

Ann Vertel is my choice of success coach.  She is intelligent, thoughtful, exuberant and focused.  I have enjoyed learning from her for many years, but this morning I was taken by surprise with her alternative to affirmations.  When I thought about it, her method appealed to me as a D personality — it’s very action oriented, whereas affirmations are passive. Check
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I wish you enough

~ Not my usual post, but someone put this on my Facebook wall this morning and it made me pause ~   Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced.  Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I love you and I
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Beauty Tip – masked bandit

If you are showering, make sure any residual eye makeup is removed before you begin. You don’t want to look like a woodland creature You might not realize you are a bandito until you have applied your skin care regime, meaning you’re going to take off good expensive product. Save money and just say no to raccoons.  Your friends and
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Big welcomes to Richard Guest, Steve’s son, as our newest Independent Beauty Consultant.  Richard has been a customer for many years after I began shaming him for not using Satin Lips. Richard’s first class will be Monday, 6:30 at my house.  Feel free to come and bring a guest!          

Leaving the miracle behind

This is a bit of a sad post for me.  I’ve stopped using my TimeWise Miracle Set.  I miss it.  I miss the familiar smell, the gentle exfoliating beads, the feel of Night Solution still working on my face when I step into the shower in the morning.  Sniff [cue gentle violin music]. Was I unhappy with my skin care of
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Resurfacing the bathroom sink

We’re having company on Tuesday.  It’s someone I’ve never met and 2 of his friends.  They’re coming for 5 days to stay with us on their way from England to a music festival in California.  I suppose it’s a sign of the Internet times that a Facebook friend becomes a houseguest with relative ease. When I say relative ease, I
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Every moment

On the top of my monitor is a label which reads, “Am I doing what will get me where I want?” It’s been there long enough that sometimes I can look at it and not really see it. Other times, usually when I’ve finished the urgent and am looking for some sort of mindless amusement, it catches my eye and
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