Friday, November 30, 2007

Tropical Lunch

Enjoying lunch poolside.

Disney World Fireworks

A couple of pictures of the fireworks from Disney World that I saw from my hotel room balcony last night. It was good practice with my new digital camera. Despite the distance these turned out well so I can't imagine what the pictures will look like that I am able to take up close next week. :-)

The view from my hotel room

Muggy day in Orlando.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Introverted Girl

You Are An Introvert!

You're not necessarily anti-social, but you do tend to need a lot of alone time.
You tend to think before you talk, which doesn't make you the loudest person in the room.
While you aren't outgoing, you are a good listener - and you tend to be a loyal friend.
And you enjoy your friends as much as any extrovert does, in smaller doses.
You're more of a conversation over dinner type than a party animal... and so are all your friends.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Your Pilgrim Name Is

Mercy Bratteridge

Friday, November 16, 2007

A Few Good Expenses

Sent to me by my former boss who would have no problem expensing a whoopi cushion if he thought he could get away with it. In my daily routine, I refer to "volume control" and "total cost of ownership" so this made me chuckle. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The needles in my sewing box

Marked with my brothers name and likely from his junior high years when he tried and failed to make the transition from Jimmy to Jim.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Seen at the Drug Store

I didn't know that fairies got to wear crowns.

Quote of the Day

A conversation with a colleague about accountability reminded me of the following quote this monring. I first heard it when I was teaching customer service at a previous job. It has always stuck with me because I believe it to be true, we do make our weather!

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe