April 2009

More reruns: The Sweater Story

8 April 2009 It IS all about me

I’m blogging over at Family Jewels again today, and it’s a topic both dear to my heart and important for you to read, so get on over there and read it, okay? But if you still can’t get enough of me today (frankly, I’m a little sick of me these days!) here’s a golden oldie […]

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Accepting criticism with grace

7 April 2009 It IS all about me

Read this great advice on handling criticism today. Must internalize! I don’t know why I always react to criticism emotionally, but I do. So not helpful.

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Rerun week continues with A Love Letter to My Daughter, Who Will Never Be

7 April 2009 It IS all about me

(I’m guest-blogging this week over at Canadian Family magazine’s blog, Family Jewels, so it’s nothing but re-runs back here. Since I’m writing today about why sons are better than daughters, I thought it would be a good day to share this one from my archives, originally posted in September 2007.) To my darling daughter, who […]

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Explored!

6 April 2009 Photo of the Day

Remember way back on Friday, when I wrote that post talking about how I’d finally given my head a shake and stopped worrying about having Flickr acknowledge the merits of my photographs with it’s “Explore” feature? Snicker. About 22 hours after I wrote that post, I snapped this photograph: And guess what? It got Explored! […]

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Zed-versus-Zee, the first in a series of reruns

6 April 2009 Life, the Universe and Everything

Here’s another secret I’ve been keeping from you. (Two secrets in one month. Can you believe it?) I’ve been asked to guest-blog this week over at Canadian Family magazine’s Family Jewels blog. How cool is that? My first post should be up there later today – come on over and say hello! (Edited to add: […]

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Darth Lucas

4 April 2009 Lucas

So he doesn’t walk and he barely talks, but Lucas does a wicked Darth Vader impression: I’m sure Lucas’s affinity to Darth Vader has nothing to do with Beloved’s habit of saying, “Luke, I am your father.” (This was filmed on a Flip video camera, circulated by the Motherhood as part of the Sisterhood of […]

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Project 365: Confessions of a Praise Junkie

3 April 2009 Photo of the Day

I’ve been thinking this week about how much my Project 365 experience has mirrored my blogging experience, at least in the early days. In both cases, I started out on a whim with no plan except to satisfy a creative urge. And in both cases, I got totally sucked in by the comments and feedback, […]

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Time Travel, recycled and re-used!

2 April 2009 It IS all about me

This is the first meme I ever did, and I liked it so much I did it again the next year. I intended to do it every year, but — like so many of my great intentions — seem to have lost it in the shuffle. As Homer said about the roasted pig: “It’s still […]

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This is cool – Invisible Labels from Mabel

1 April 2009 Uncategorized

I’ve said before I’m a fan of Mabel’s Labels, and they just keep setting the bar higher with new and interesting products. They kindly offered me and my readers a limited-time special offer discount of 15% off any order to celebrate the arrival of their new line of Invisible Sticky Labels. I’ve often wanted to […]

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