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Saturday Silly

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What does a monkey like on its toast?


Gr-ape jelly.


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EMGERBER 4/21/2012 6:44AM

    Cute, you made me laugh today and this is always a good way to start a day.

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3 ways to deal with deserved criticism

Friday, April 20, 2012

1. Admit your mistakes. This is extremely effective. If you’re willing to take the blame, people will give you responsibility. Admitting mistakes is the first step, then …

2. Explain what you’ve learned. If you can show a critic that you’ve learned something, you prove that you’ve understood the criticism. That, itself, usually mollifies critics.

3. Enjoy the fun of failure. Reframe the issue entirely to embrace criticism. Fact is, aiming high opens you to criticism—but it’s a necessary part of success. Reframe failure and criticism as part of the fun.

I have a super-tough time accepting criticism - it just really makes me feel down on myself and sometimes I even cry. I am going to really have to work hard to get to #3.

  
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TWEETYKC00 4/20/2012 8:09AM

    It's a learning process, just go moment to moment and day to day.

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REDHATSHAPELY1 4/20/2012 7:41AM

    I love your blog! You made me realize that criticism can be a tool for getting better.
Often when I am criticized I get very defensive, shut down, and not hear what is being said. What a big mistake! The hard part is being able to step back and ask myself if the criticism is valid. That takes courage, but it is so worth it.
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CAT609 4/20/2012 6:56AM

    It is even harder when you think you are correct, but someone else doesn't. I will have to work hard to get to #3, too. We can do it! emoticon

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Your refrigerator is making you fat!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rearranging your refrigerator can be the key to avoiding a junk-food chow down. A study found that we're three times more likely to eat the first thing we see when we open the door than the fifth item we see - so shove the leftover pizza to the back and place the yogurt, nuts, fruit, and other healthy stuff up front.

  
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DDOORN 4/19/2012 1:08PM

    Better yet, who needs leftover pizza! :-)

Don

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/19/2012 10:10AM

    Or eliminate the junk altogether!

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MAYGIRL14 4/19/2012 7:36AM

    Good reminder! Thanks!

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JUDITHANNIE 4/19/2012 7:24AM

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6 ways to avoid overspending

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1. Be wary of checkout areas. There are lots of enticing little items here; ask yourself if you really need something before you add it to your pile.

2. Get in and get out. The more time you spend in a store, the more you’re likely to buy. Even better: Don’t even go into the store. Then you definitely won’t buy.

3. Question the need for an upgrade. You might want that device with a slick new function, but do you really need it?

4. Don’t shop when you’re in a hurry or when you’re hungry.

5. Stick to a list.

6. Beware of sale items. If you don’t need or want something, it’s not a good deal, no matter how cheap it is.

#3 is my biggest spending issue right now - I really want an IPhone 4G or 4Gs, but I truly do NOT need it!

  
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TOASTIE 4/18/2012 11:19AM

    Great blog!

7. Shop alone. Seems like I buy more when encouraged by my kids.

8. Or, tag along when others are shopping and help them spend their money! Sometimes I tag along when a co-worker runs his errands during the lunch break. I only bring enough money for my lunch.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/18/2012 8:44AM

    I know I struggle with the same things.

Read Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover" he
really makes you think.

It's great & really changed my spending, still a work
in progress, but I can see it!

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JUDITHANNIE 4/18/2012 7:47AM

    Very good advice, thanks Judy another outstanding blog emoticon

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4/17/2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

“One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world’s end somewhere.”—WILLA CATHER



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SPIRALINGUP 4/17/2012 11:07AM

    Willa Cather is a wonderful writer. I do believe that happiness is a practice. I practice every day. Ever notice that if you just smile, it changes your mood? emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/17/2012 7:56AM

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