I Screwed Up: my story

I Screwed UpLast week I made a big oopsy.

Keeping it in context, was it as big an oopsy as the Samsung tablet oopsy they are now having to deal with with Apple? Well, no. However, in my typical overly enthused manner I accidentally sent Aliza Sherman, IT Rock Star, founder of Cybergrrls and Webgrrls.com, and author of a plethora of books; a speaker who commands thousands upon thousands of dollars to speak globally, an email that read, and I quote: [Read more...]

Get yer Priorities Straight

Suzen Pettit says work smart, hot hardIt occurs to me that my priorities are all screwy. Mondays are my blog day. I write write, write and spread, spread, spread. Right now I am sitting in the hospital OR family waiting room next to my mother waiting for my step dad, who just had vascular surgery on his other leg, to be taken up to the 6th floor. 6 months ago he had the first surgery where he went on to spend the next four months recouping from the first surgery. The nurses await his arrival with what they report is glee, but I’m sure behind the scenes that in actuality it is a nervous laugh peppered with a lot of eye rolling. He isn’t what you’d call an easy patient.
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Scratching My Niche

This is how it happened:

A few weeks ago I won a free “scholarship” to attend 2-day workshop in the San Francisco Bay area from a powerhouse couple I’ve been following and have learned a lot from. Hemmed, hawed, couldn’t decide if I could justify going what with the airfare and hotel expenditures. Fretted, meditated, hemmed and hawed some more and then just for kicks emailed my dear friend Judy who lives in Houston to see if her sister who lives in Sonoma would be in town that weekend/thinking maybe I’d take her to lunch. Judy replied within seconds: not only would her sister be in town but Judy and her daughter were planning on flying into San Fran that very weekend and she was heading up after the weekend to visit said sister and bro- in- law in Sonoma. And I should just come for a few days. And it was her birthday. And her sisters’ home is lovely and I hadn’t seen her in ages either. And there were wineries; many, many wineries just calling my name. And…note to self: if you ever want to get REALLY cheap airfare, fly on Friday the 13th. Besides 9-11 and Christmas this day has got to be the cheapest day of the year to fly.

Really, how many more signs did I need? [Read more...]