Tag Archives: creativity

Changing Perspective and the Purple Flowered Snow Boots

I was up at 4:45 am, preparing for a conference call about the storm.  And by preparing, I mean that I was watching the news and cussing at the weather woman, who was taking professional vagueness to a whole new … Continue reading

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Craft Room Daydreams

My friend Michele has an actual craft room.  It has a work table and shelves and little compartments for her crafting goodies.  I, however, am not so fortunate.  Extra space in my home is sparse, so my work space is … Continue reading

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What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

My boss has started to drop the word retirement in casual conversation and that’s got me worrying and thinking.  And while his exact timeline for exiting the workforce has not been revealed to myself and my quirky band of coworkers, … Continue reading

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Creativity, Out of Necessity……Toys, Housewares, and the FIFA World Cup

My children lack imagination. Now I mean them no disrespect.  My boys are smart and funny and resourceful.  But when it comes to the good old-fashioned, nitty-gritty, sock-puppet type of imagination, they are sorely lacking.  And depending on your age … Continue reading

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The Value of School Music Programs…..and Joe’s (Very Audible) Appreciation of Jazz!!

Last night, Joe and I attended a music program where we listened to our favorites.  And if you know us….you know our favorites are quite different.  For me, there were pop songs, Broadway show tunes….and even a barbershop-style quintet.   … Continue reading

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Anniversaries

“Grow old with me…..the best is yet to be.”    – Robert Browning Anniversaries are times to celebrate.  But anniversaries are also times to reflect.  We get nostalgic, and we ask questions. We ask questions like…..in this partnership, where have … Continue reading

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Customer Service With(out) a Smile

Apathetic: Showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern. ………………………………………………………………. My luggage was lost (and I wasn’t even at an airport).  I had purchased the luggage in question on Cyber Monday last year, as a holiday gift for my son. … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not!

The gal from our church’s thrift shop, the Upper Room Thrift, had asked Joe to carry parts of two old twin-size beds out to the trash.  “Unfortunately, we can’t sell them like that,” she said.  “We have the head boards … Continue reading

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Trying Hard to Raise Artsy Kids

“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when  you grow up.”                                                     … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Pumpkin Wars

With autumn and Halloween just around the corner, I am remembering an upcycling  tradition (well sort of) that Joe and I once participated in at this time of year……. The invitation was for the First Annual Pumpkin Demolition Derby.  My … Continue reading

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