Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 29

Punctuality Challenge – Day 11

 28 Days to Timeliness by  Davonne Parks and Lisa Grimenstein has been an inspiration to me. I have been blogging through this challenge one day at a time trying to overcome my habit of being fashionably late. On Day 11, the challenge was to look at your morning routine and make a streamlined plan. This is …

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Dec 28

Becoming a Do-er

Becoming a Do-er

Before the holidays, I wrote a post about letting planning get in the way of Do-ing. This post is part of a link up with my friend Susan over at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds. So here was my pre-holiday plan : Work on decluttering my bedroom. Setup a file system on my computer for digital photos. Fill out the dates …

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Dec 28

Punctuality Challenge – Day 9 & 10

Today my focus from 28 Days to Timeliness was about seeing how long it really takes me to get ready for the day. I have had it in my mind that I can get ready in 30-45 minutes. I am keeping a log for the next several weeks listing the time from start to finish that it …

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Dec 27

Yummy Ham and Potato Soup

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I have been in the mood for comfort food lately. The weather here in the South has been unusually warm and suddenly winter has arrived. I dug around in the pantry and found some potatoes that needed to be put to good use. I did my usual recipe search on Allrecipes.com and came up with this recipe …

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Dec 26

Dave’s Fireside Chats – Anatomy of a Christmas Picture, or Days of Whines and Poses

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     The Chinese are a clever people, bestowing upon the world many useful inventions, including paper, fireworks, moo goo gai pan, and freeze tag.  In the world of arts and literature, the Chinese also gave us Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and his lesser known work, The Book of Cutesy Sayings.  One of Mr. Tzu’s best sayings was the …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from Conversaving!  Thank for your support this year and we invite you to hang with us for our first full year in 2013.  Many good things to come!   Luke 2:10-11:  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to …

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Dec 18

The Easiest Christmas Candy in the World

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I decided to try a recipe I found perusing Pinterest the other day. We love to make candy and cookies at the holidays to give to our Sunday school teachers, neighbors and friends. This turned out to be the simplest candy recipe I have ever tried. It made a lot of candy and I basically layered peanuts, …

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Dec 18

Punctuality Challenge – Day 9 – The Squirrel Went Berserk

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We depart from the regularly scheduled post to inform you of a Griswold Family Christmas moment. My husband and I had a chat about punctuality last night and we were discussing my challenges being a semi-stay at home mom, meaning I occasionally work outside the home (about 4-5 days a month) and blog from home. …

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Dec 17

Punctuality Challenge – Day 8

Boundaries – That is a big word. www.dictionary.com defines the word boundary as follows: something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line. The focus of our challenge today from the book 28 Days to Timeliness, centers around setting up boundaries in your life. I began to ponder limits and my first thought was that I need to get a better handle on my …

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Dec 15

Preventing Planning from Getting in the Way of Doing

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Do you ever feel like you make lists and plan for hours and yet things still remain undone. As I am writing this I look around and see multiple items that need attending to. I am the sort of person that gets easily overwhelmed when things pile up. I make lists and make a small amount …

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