Please note that this Essential is not referencing a day spent in your pajamas because you've pushed yourself too far for too long and wound up suffering from one of those "opportunistic bugs" that tends to go around at this time of year. We're not talking about a day spent on the couch surrounded by half … Continue reading The Essentials – Pajama Day!
OK - this post is a direct copy from a post I made on my previous blog, Mockingbird's Nest, back in 2012, but it bears repeating tonight. I'm at my childhood home visiting my parents. Dad turns 87 tomorrow and I spent part of tonight watching him play Santa at the World's Very Best BBQ Joint, … Continue reading Advent 17 – Santa
The end of the semester needed concentrated attention from me over the last few days, and I made the right-for-me decision to let posting wait until after those responsibilities had been fulfilled. I kept working on my Advent Adventure during this time so this will be a bit of a catch-up posting. And you know … Continue reading Advent – Catch Up 2!
Advent is, in large part, all about community. While Mary may have kept to herself as she "pondered these things in her heart" (Luke 2:19), she was in the stable at the time, surrounded by a no doubt still-stunned Joseph and a cadre of wild-talking shepherds. People need people. We're a social species. And sometimes, … Continue reading Advent 13 – Community
I've written before about the pervasive need to be kind to yourself in stressful situations, in part to avoid behaving in a way that demands that you sheepishly apologize the following day. Well, some days are easier than others and, since the idea behind Advent Adventure is to live in the so-called Real World, I … Continue reading Advent 6 – When the Hard Days Come
Today was the first day of Advent and I wanted to check in with all you Divas-in-training to see how things went and to report in on my own efforts. I did well on the "reverse Advent calendar" - I got the food box started with a box of cereal (okay, I also added in … Continue reading Advent 1 – Let’s Begin!
Last year, I spent December walking through Fiona Ferris's 30 Chic Days. I learned a lot from that exercise and I encourage you (If you haven't already done so) to search for posts here on Splendor tagged with "30 Days" (or just click here!) to see how making some small changes can lead to some rather profound changes. … Continue reading Advent – Pondering
As we head into the holidays, I think it's an excellent time to visit this Essential. There's a joke-not-joke that the reason there are so few well-known female artists is that male artists have generally had wives. The point being, that in order to be creative, you simply have to have a space carved out … Continue reading The Essentials – Ask for Help!
I recently ran across the notion of "September resolutions" - intrigued, I read on. The idea seems to me to be a sound one - instead of making resolutions in January, when most of us are worn out, run down, and wondering how we'll stretch the bank balance until the end of the month, why … Continue reading September Resolutions!
Back when I was working my way through Mme. Ferrs's 30 Chic Days, (remember that you can access all the "30 Days" posts through the resources tab here on Splendor), I ran across her suggestion of "little and often." That was on my mind quite a bit as I participated in this spring's #the100dayproject. Both of … Continue reading All About the Follow-Through!