Archive for March, 2012

Virtual Assistance

Posted on March 24, 2012 1:48 am under General
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When I decided to pursue a career in computer programming, my parents were less than thrilled. Computers seemed more like a passing fad, than stable employment. Only one business in our area had a computer and we didn’t know anyone who held a computer-related job. In subsequent years, as computers became more common in business, they worried that people’s jobs would be overtaken by computers. There were some losses, of course, but none of us envisioned the number of jobs that computers would create or how the internet would change the way, we did them. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 53

Posted on March 24, 2012 1:13 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Monday, March 27th

Word of the Week:tempestuous

Thanks to Pat for this great photo.

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2012 Weekend Writers Retreat #12

Posted on March 23, 2012 3:49 am under Weekend Writer's Retreat
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Posted on March 20, 2012 11:38 pm under General
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With the exception of some heavy rain last week, we’ve enjoyed beautiful weather. Gone is the winter chill. We’ve opened the windows and the house is filled with the smells of spring. So why am I sniffing? It’s all those lovely spring smells, of course, and the pollen that inevitably accompanies them. I’m not alone in my misery. Calico and Miss Muffin always join in. Right now its just stuffy heads and that nasty postnasal drip, but they will soon be joined by itchy eyes and facial tenderness. It certainly diminishes the beauty of the season.

In the face of more serious diseases and suffering, it seems like a petty complaint and I blush to voice it. There are some medications that offer partial relief and the worst of it will be gone in a few weeks. Still, I’d travel any length to get a true cure, whether it was an Austin allergy doctor or an Aussie hay fever specialist.

I’m tired of all my sniffling and I’ll bet you are too! LOL

Permanent Makeup: A Lasting Impact

Posted on March 20, 2012 6:55 pm under General
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My mother was in her forties, when she started complaining that it was difficult to apply eye makeup. She had just started wearing glasses. When she wore them, she could see to apply the rest of her makeup, but when she took them off to apply her eye makeup, everything was a blur. A magnifying mirror helped for a while, but after a few years, she settled for wearing lipstick and blush. I understood her dilemma, as I approached fifty. I found that I could do a decent job of applying mascara, but discontinued eyeliner. Illness and strokes eventually left my hands too unsteady to apply mascara or shape my eyebrows and I decided to settle for a natural look. Read more »