Displaying 1 - 5 of 7 entries.
Already the leaves are starting to fall off my big maple tree and it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for winter. I can’t believe how fast the summer went. It seems like it just had gotten here and now it’s time to put the gardens to bed, so to speak and get ready for the cold months that I really don’t like.
My youngest daughter will be moving and going off to collage, so her “little” brother is taking over her room. This means painting, no doubt getting new carpet and curtains and also sorting through all his clothing and items and then packing some away, throwing some away, and giving things as donations to charities.
Not only will I be doing some regular shopping, but also online shopping for various items I’ll need to change his room into a “guys room” and also he starts school on the 4th of this month. So his room is getting spruced up, the yard and gardens will be and also I’m thinking about redoing the decor of my office and sewing room It’s going to be a busy few months, but at least it will take my mind off my daughter leaving home.
Continue reading Sprucing up for Fall »
Learning about micro expressions is a topic that I am really interested in. It’s sort of like learning what a person is saying without them talking, just by looking at their facial expressions. This can come in handy in a lot of various situations, with people who you are conversing with. I believe by learning people’s facial expressions, one can tell what a person is really trying to communicate if they can’t put certain things into words. the whole “trick” is to be in tune, aware and to look!
I’ve known so many people who have not looked me in the eye when they are speaking to me, or I am speaking to them. I dislike it intensely. It is like this person is either lying or they have a lot to hide. With my job and the people I deal with day in and day out, human psychology plays a big role in judging a person and what they are about. Not that I like to use the word judging, but sometimes one must have to. Using facial expressions is sometimes the only way I can tell what a person is really about.
I’m a believer in watching a person who I am speaking with, and catching facial expressions out. One can tell if the other person is angry and holding it in, Sad and wants to talk, silent and doesn’t want to be questioned or even approached. The list can go on and it indeed helps in any kind of profession or situation when dealing with people. It would be a plus for someone to take the time to learn these various facial signs, and also could be helpful in understanding and dealing with certain moods even on a more personal basis.
Continue reading Learning a lot from micro expressions »
Today was a really quiet day. Because of the partying people, we chose not to do any driving and I think that was one of the best decisions we could have made. There were a few accidents locally, but this year I didn’t hear of many major ones, which is wonderful.
I must admit that it was really hot today, and the thought of getting a new pool is very much becoming a good possibility. It would certainly been a plus today, as the temperature reached about 101 degrees by about 2:00 pm. I know the lake beaches around here would have been totally packed. Normally we would go to one of our favorite places, but hubby had to go to work tonight, so we didn’t make plans.
All of the kids except my youngest daughter had things that they had planned on doing for the day. My daughter wanted to just stay home and finish some make up work she needed to do for school. I have a feeling though, that she didn’t want to go out in the heat, like the boys did. I’m going to go look at various big pools tomorrow and price them. I heard there was a sale at the local pool supply, so that is the first place I’ll check out.
Continue reading A quiet Memorial Day »
We’ve had the same cable company for years, and I’m getting quite angry about the recent service we have been getting. Lately we’ve been loosing signal, sometimes a couple days at a time. For some reason also, if I want to watch a television program that I missed, the voice and motion are sort of dragging and since it happens on all of our home computers and laptops here, I know it is our server’s fault.
I’ve spoken to technicians so many times in the last two months, that I don’t believe anything any of them tell me anymore, since all of their “help” is totally different, depending on whom I talk to.
Indeed I think it is time to change services, but my stubborn husband doesn’t want to. He is not a computer person, and as long as the cable works on the television, he’s a happy camper. He is very odd when it comes to change or upgrading of any kind. I happen to need the internet and so do my kids. I’m going to do some checking about various other servers we have access to around here, which isn’t much, but there has to be a better way to be able to stay online, considering my work revolves around the computer and internet.
Continue reading Lousy internet service »
My daughter has the chance to go to night school for two days a week during the summer for credit that will help her with collage. She is deciding to take it the opportunity to do so. This is the first time the high school has offered this. I respect her in her choice, but also have my reservations. There are some things I’m not sure that she has considered, though I’ve gently brought the subject up to her.
She has been going to after school class the last two semesters, for the credit she didn’t get for passing Phys Ed. Even though she had a total support from a doctor and a specialist to be excused from gym class, due to a back injury, it wasn’t accepted by the school, as gym was a prerequisite for seniors. To me, this is not right. I brought it up during a meeting with the superintendent and also those I needed to “take it up with,” as I was told. Nothing was accomplished.
I told my daughter to consider the fact that she not only had day and night classes all this time, and also extra credit work she asked for during all the holidays and Spring Break, she didn’t get much rest and relaxation. Of course this didn’t change her mind. She is set on what she is going to do, so I’m just going to be there to support her, and help her anyway I can. I am proud of her, for knowing exactly what she wants.
Continue reading Night school »