Saturday, December 21, 2013

Marshmallow Decorating

A Christmas village needs tiny trees, and real trees are better than fake ones, in my opinion. Marshmallows make that possible!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sauna Dog

Jack usually hangs out in a recliner in the living room. Somehow even that far from the bedroom he knows when I turn on the sauna, and usually comes to check. When I actually get in the sauna, he's right there to jump up on the seat. He loves it! But only until up to 115ยบ. About then he is happy to leave when I open the door.

Want to share a funny habit your dog has?

Friday, December 13, 2013

How to do what you don't want to do

If you're like me, you prefer the familiar, the comfortable. Change is not comfortable.

The problem is, my three blogs are not really suitable for a business—just like my daughter-in-law's red pumps aren't suitable for basketball.
So, it's time to get a website. It means new technology, vocabulary to learn, time taken from other things.

How will I make myself do it?

1. Become boss. Tell myself I must do this.
2. List the benefits this change will bring.
3. Find tutorials. Hurray, I've decided to go with and they have tutorials!
4. Break the monster job into bite-sized tasks. List the steps.
5. Tick the steps off the list when completed. Lists not only keep me on track, they provide proof of the steps I've accomplished.

Do you have other suggestions?