Delegation - A Key Ingredient for Efficiency

"It's just easier to do it myself!" you may think at times. In the short run, yes. But in the long run, no. It does take time to teach someone else to do the task at hand. But when you do take the time, you are multiplying yourself - whether at work, at home, or in other arenas. For example, if you're the only one at work who knows how to do a certain task, you may be interrupted from doing something much more important and urgent when someone else needs this task done. To that person, it might be urgent and important, but to you it may not be. ...more

Sometimes a small rebellion is enough.

You know that feeling you get when someone cancels a plan and all of a sudden you have this unexpected clump of free time?  It’s exciting.  It’s a gift.  You were looking forward to the thing, but once it’s cancelled through no fault of yours,  you’re now looking forward  to not going. It’s  a slippery slope from there to canceling something you planned for no reason except you don’t feel like it anymore.  At first it felt like a not-nice thing to do, but I have my rules:   1) I consider whether anyone else be hurt by my actions. ...more

I Love my old body

I Truly LOVE My Old Body ...more

IVF Science: the illusion of control

Not be a downer but I read this article a couple of days ago in the New York Times linking IVF to an increased incidence of birth defects. Over the past few days, I've been trying to come to terms with what I think of it. ...more

Quiverful - Is this Practical?

My jaw dropped to see the recent development on Duggar's family. They are welcoming their 18Th (No, there is nothing wrong with your eye, I really wrote 18Th ) child. ...more

The Remote

 After struggling with a new DVD player for about a year now, I have replaced it with an older player—a combination VCR/DVD player. I was determined to regain some control when watching movies on my own television set. ...more

Taking Action to Reduce Stress

We're all familiar with stress. We know the symptoms; headaches, stomach upset, sleepless nights, irritability. And we know the causes; marital problems, job issues, parenting challenges oh, and I almost forgot a crashing stock market, a failing economy and a rapidly disappearing faith in a financially secure future. ...more

Is Protecting My Feelings Dishonesty?

A sign of control: wanting to direct another person’s feelings.   ...more

Dirty little recall lists.

On the recall list last week were: pajama sets, Crate & Barrel rugs, swing sets, ceiling light fixtures, utility vehicles, hammer drills, children's overalls, merry-go-rounds, sauna rooms... ... and air? ...more

Dirty little recall lists

On the recall list last week were: pajama sets, Crate & Barrel rugs, swing sets, ceiling light fixtures, utility vehicles, hammer drills, children's overalls, merry-go-rounds, sauna rooms... ... and air? ...more