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With Contrast Comes Clarity

August 4, 2018

The past couple of weeks have been a tad weird. Maybe not so much weird as contrasting. Everything seemed to be on one end or the other rather than somewhere in the middle of: busy or quiet, deadlines or open-ended, caught up or observant, work or house projects, cats or not cats, scramble or snail’s pace,…

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Lorraine as a bobblehead being squeezed in box vice back to basics

Forced Back To Basics – Insights

July 20, 2018

June overflowing into July turned out to be an interesting six weeks. We had a house full of repairs at our other place and a bunch of related paperwork to complete with a hard deadline.   Talk about focus.   As each week, and then each day passed, more and more non-essentials fell by the…

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Lighting Up A New Year

June 29, 2018

My (not well advertised) birthday is almost here. Celebrations include savouring ripple chips and garlic-yogurt-dill dip and pizza. Neither lives in harmony with Body so it gifts Taste Buds a break for the special occasion. The only other thing I wanted to make the day special was to fix the burnt out light on the…

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Lorraine managing renos and presentations dreaming of a cat pile on

Keep On, Keep On

June 16, 2018

Another busy week in the books and two more to go. The week was packed with drywall dust, yard cleanup and running errands at our other place, a great coaching session and another SEO presentation gone well. To be honest, with everything going on I was coming to terms with there being no Letter. Letting…

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Plain Old Burnt Out

June 8, 2018

I’m calling it – burnt. out. Found out on Monday, instead of having 10 days to gather, complete and submit paperwork – I had until Thursday. As in, this week. Maybe Friday.   I started to wonder – how many more obstacles are going to get thrown in the way on this one? Details aren’t…

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Lorraine at lectern giving SEO presentation

What I Learned At (Word) Camp

June 2, 2018

Wow – where did the week go? Last Saturday I was enjoying the second day of sessions at the WordPress conference. My SEO presentation was right before lunch on Friday so I was done & done. You might remember my introvert freak out a couple weeks back. All went well and feedback indicated the presentation…

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Hot cat sprawled out trying to cool off

Hughjacked

May 23, 2018

Shhhhhhhh … be verwee quiet. The human is off busy working on some big presentation. Not sure what that word means but she keeps repeating it. How would I know the difference? Looks the same to me. Silver box hasn’t left her lap. Can’t wrestle the thing off her lap. Tried chewing some sticky out…

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Lorraine standing in cloud of cat hair

Big Hairy Deals

May 17, 2018

Last week the control-o-meter was ramping up. More so in thoughts and whining talk than actual action. But enough when added together to start questioning because this didn’t feel like me. Something was going on. Time for a deeper look. Didn’t take too long to see wanting control provided a sense of comfort and sanity as…

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Lorraine freaked out thinking of SEO presentation

When Push Turns To Prod

May 11, 2018

Pssst … I’ll let you in on a secret. Earlier this week I was freaking out. By that I mean – TOTALLY. FREAKING. OUT.   In two weeks I’m giving an SEO presentation for an audience of techie WordPress aficionados. What the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks did I get myself into? More to the point – HOW did I…

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