Sunday, December 30, 2012

Take Away 128 - Inconvenience

I run to the store every Sunday morning about 7am to beat the crowd.  I've learned that if I get up just a little earlier and plan to get out of the house by 6:45am, I can usually get some good photos of the sun coming up, if isn't snowing or raining.

TAKE AWAY: My best shots have been taken at the most
inconvenient times but I'm always glad I took
the extra time and effort to chase
the picture. It usually always pays off.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Take Away 127 - Sugar Sugar

It doesn't seem to matter how much I resolve to control my sugar intake during the holidays, I find myself eating too much of it.

TAKE AWAY: When I've had enough, the rest goes in the trash.
The sugar must go.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Take Away 126 - Don't Worry

I had a taco party for my friends in the middle of the work week. It's sometimes hard for us to get together on the weekends. I planned it well and prepared everything I could the night before and it went off without a hitch. I have the best friends in the world who show up and just have fun even though I don't do anything fancy.

TAKE AWAY: Don't worry. Things always work out.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Take Away 125 - Messin' Up

Yesterday I took a phone call at work and kind of messed up the message. I was a little flustered.  I finally just had to say "I'm sorry. I got flustered. Let me start this over."  And I did. And it worked out. 

TAKE AWAY:  I'm human. I make mistakes.
Get over it.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Take Away 124 - Resolutions

Just a couple more weeks until the New Year and perhaps new resolutions. One resolution I made last year was to try really hard to lose the word "hate" from my vocabulary, especially while writing, especially especially while writing on my blogs. While I've made great strides in my resolution, I think I'll recommit to that one again.

TAKE AWAY: It's not too early to start thinking about
the New Year and where your life is going.
Time is flying by ... don't you just hate that?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Take Away 123 - Recycling Furniture

We found another great old chair today at an estate sale. There is a guy around here who goes to his customers' houses and prices everything and then opens up the doors to sell their goods, with his take being 40%. He has to haul away whatever doesn't sell so he's very motivated to move the stuff.  He had quite a bit of leftover merchandise so he rented a big space and hauled it there for the weekend. Sunday is always 1/2 off everything under $150.  We walked out with a very cool stuffed rocking chair/recliner for $35 and two beautiful ceramic lamps for $25.  SCORE!

TAKE AWAY: I'm glad we waited and looked for old, sturdy, used
furniture. With animals in the house, it won't bring tears to our
eyes if the cat decides to shred the chairs to bits.
There are plenty of pieces of nice, used furniture on
the market and when I get tired of this stuff, I'll pass it on
and go find something else.
Recyling at its very best!