Sunday, December 27, 2015

happy news times two

We are thrilled that our grandchild count

 Cedar and Ezra

will double in the spring

Lindsay (March) and Amanda (May)

Lucky, lucky us . . . 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

the moment in the middle

Hold your breath.
Here it is.
Christmas Eve.
My favorite day of the Christmas Season.

The perfect moment between all the preparations and all of the celebrations.

All is done yet all is yet to come . . .
"It was a moment of perfection he would probably not find again this year, and he sat without moving, almost without breathing. There was the upside of a garden, when one was digging and planting, heaving and hauling, and then the downside, when it was all weeding and grooming and watering and sweating. One had to be fleet to catch the moment in the middle, the mountaintop, when perfection was as brief as the visit of a butterfly to an outstretched palm. 

From the book Out to Cannan 
(the fourth book in the Mitford series)
by: Jan Karon

Thursday, December 3, 2015

decision making

There are two types of decision-makers: “maximizers” and “satisficers.”

A maximizer looks at every possible choice to determine the strongest contender. 

A satisficer goes with “good enough.” 

This article "How to Be a Better Decision Maker"
 in  Real Simple Magazine found that 
satisficers are happier with their choices.

They also have more free time, 
since they’re not laboring over the alternatives.

Are you a “maximizer” or “satisficer"?