Category: Random

The Time I (almost) Lost My Coat

This has been a week of back to back meetings. It turned colder yesterday so I wore my coat when we went across the road for lunch. I went up the street for another meeting and was late when I returned to the original meeting. I hung my coat on the coat rack at the back of the room. That…

The Time I Started Using My Planner

I’ve been struggling for a few years with how I keep and manage my to-do list. I’ve tried reminders on my iPhone and other electronic apps but they didn’t seem to work for me the way I needed them to. Mostly I ended up to resorting to my most faithful organizational system – the post-it note.   Then over the…

Random Thoughts from the Road

I love digital keys and checking in on your phone. It’s very helpful when you look like you need a pack mule to get all your “stuff” up to the hotel room. Rearranging the precarious load to collect your room key is challenging to say the least. I never learned to use chopsticks. I feel at this point in my…

World Ocean Day

On Earth Day when I outlined some of what I thought were practical for me ideas to reduce plastic waste, I ventured forth with great intentions. I was a little smug, full of my “look-how-good-I’m-doing-ness”. I was so sure I had this down.   I was wrong.   At first it went well: I carried my water bottle. I used…

I Don’t Think I’m Doing This Right

Long ago I read a story about the ultimate knitter injury: something happens to your foot or leg that would require rest therefore resulting in maximized knitting time. Clearly nothing major, just enough of a hurt that would require a few days or a week or even two of inactivity to heal. I’ve secretly thought from time to time it…

The Joys of Being Forty-Something

I’ve worked with people older than me most of my life and I would oh-so-smugly offer to hold papers across the table so people could read them. There comes a point as you reach the age of forty-something that you begin to realize certain things, like that’s really not that funny anymore, because suddenly, this happens:   I always assumed…