Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things that make you go hmm...

From Suzanne Rumsey on Fistful of Talent:

"Leadership is tough. It's difficult. Sometimes it Really. Just. Sucks. But one reason (some) good leaders (should) get paid the big bucks is because they are people to undertake the unpleasant aspects of leadership with the same grace, equanimity and authentic humility as they do the more pleasant aspects of leadership. And the really good leaders know that intent doesn't cut it; impact is the name of the game. "



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Would you like to see?

My new (unofficial) church website?

Click HERE!

Next week, I will get the business website up and running, but today is my interview for LA Fellows.


Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm an entrepreneur!

I've started a new business in Website Design and Content Management, Spin-a-Website!

Not quite live yet, I've got a sample site up that I will publish in the next week or so and the business website has to wait until Google Sites lets me make another one, but my graphic designer is working on the logo (thanks a million, J!) and my business cards are printing as we speak.

Wish me luck!


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Compelled to snark (I can't help myself!)

Creating 2 new websites:

A sample church site to show off my skillz and possibly for private viewing by an invited list, since I will post videos and photos and such for my own self.

A VERY PRIVATE all-snark, all the time parody site.

Now to try to tear myself away from the snark and work on the real one.

No links provided!


Monday, January 03, 2011

All I have to say is...

Back away from the Style Sheets. Do not try this at home. We are what is known as "experts."

My former employer has taken over my former website and all is lost!



Saturday, January 01, 2011

Things I Learned Last Year

Fibery Stuff:

  • Spin up wool in colorways I'm not terribly fond of into worsted weight singles IMMEDIATELY. Takes an hour or two, and then I will have loads of yarn for quick gifts later in the year.
  • It is possible to make something for all of the Middle School teachers for Christmas. Luckily, DD has one teacher for two subjects, but still. What I will do when they each have 6 I do not know. [I did not knit for them all, some got cranberry bread, which is FINE.]
  • Starting the Christmas knitting Thanksgiving weekend is a good idea. But see the first lesson, as I had planned to spin more yarn for the gifts while knitting and that would have been impossible. I only spun 2 new yarns during the process.
  • Commercial yarn is also FINE. Load up on single skeins of workhorse wools when they are on sale. Someday you will be glad you did!
  • Wensleydale is not soft, but it is silky. Don't eschew the longwools.
  • Socks go quickly when you're underemployed!
Non-Fibery Stuff:
  • Be fearless!
  • Ask for help.
  • Ask if someone needs help.
  • The slow-cooker is amazing!
  • It's okay to take a stand. Money isn't everything.
  • It's okay to have high expectations. It's also okay to keep track of when people don't live up to them. Forgive, but know whom to trust with how much. Don't take big chances on the wrong person.
  • Do your best work every day!
2010 was not the best year ever, but it had its high points. And a lot of fulfillment and joy! The bad parts are being left behind and we have a lot of great stuff to anticipate: DD in "Bye-Bye, Birdie," new adventures in work and education, time to focus on family and fiber and friends!

Happy New Year!

May peace prevail upon the earth.

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