The dawn of a new year is usually the time when we think about how we would like for things to be in our lives, make resolutions for change, and then make plans for the future.  In some respects, it might be compared to spring cleaning in January - get rid of what you don't want in order to make room for what you do want. Step One:  Love Yourself ...more

Why Do I Do this to Myself?

I was rejected twice in two days by men after they saw my photo. It wouldn't be so bad if one of them didn't have as his first line in his ad: “Brains before beauty.” Ugh. And it’s not as if they are Johnny Depp in the flesh. (This reference is in deference to my younger daughter’s obsession with Mr. Depp.) I mean neither of them made me drop my mouse in excitement. ...more

The Anticipation is Building...

The anticipation is building… We are almost there, 2009!I just finished watching the Today’s Show top stories and happenings for 2009.  At the end of the show ...more

Only 7 days left…


Planning for your 2009 Financial Plan (sounds redundant but OH SO helpful)

Welcome to the End of the Year! That magical time when it's recommended that you begin looking at your finances in preparation for the new year and tax time. But, if you're anything like me, you'd rather spend that time watching 30 Rock reruns and behaving as if the IRS is in some building next to Narnia. Unfortunately the IRS is a real place. I've actually seen it with my own eyes and received a letter from them about owing them a surprising amount of money that I quickly had framed after I came to of course. ...more

Inspiring Green Resolutions?

I'm working on my list of 52 green resolutions for 2009, and I'm looking for inspiration. What one eco-friendly change has made the biggest difference in your life personally? (Something you really enjoy or take pride in.) In terms of greening your lifestyle, what do you think has had the biggest impact, environmentally? For those of us seeking education on green matters, what one resource would you suggest? What are you resolving to change in 2009? ...more

I heard this quote from someone's Grandmother as the family mantra from the Great Depression ...more

No comment for you?

I just took the Blogher poll and voted for where I'd like to see Blogher '09.  I chose Seattle for the mid-70 temperatures.  I tried to plea my case in a comment but apparently I'm not allowed to do that here.  Says I dont have permission for that.  Oh well.  Maybe next year! ...more

If you attempted to leave a comment and received the "You don't haver permission..." it's ...more