The runaway bridal shower

My daughter just commandeered my house and yard for a bridal shower for a good friend. I can remember a time (Now, doesn’t that make me sound old!) when a bridal shower was simply held in somebody’s apartment. Everybody sat around on mismatched folding chairs with plates balanced on their laps and had cake and … Continue reading The runaway bridal shower

Time to shoot the engineers

When I was working as a mission analyst on major aerospace systems, there was a sign that someone had posted on the wall that read, “There comes a time in every project when you must shoot the engineers and begin production.” This was a warning to the engineers, who always wanted to build the perfect … Continue reading Time to shoot the engineers

Opportunity knocks. Are you just going to sit there?

My husband Jerry and I decided after a few years of marriage that we would have a baby. We thought this was our decision to make. We figured it would be easy. People do it all the time. In fact, a lot of people do it by accident. But nothing happened, and there were no … Continue reading Opportunity knocks. Are you just going to sit there?

Dissatisfied? You Have a Decision to Make!

Step one in effective decision-making is in discovering the important decisions to be made. Dissatisfaction can lead you to latch onto some important decisions. It did for me. I finished college with a head full of wonderful science and educational theories and an almost religious fervor to bring the beauty of all that I learned … Continue reading Dissatisfied? You Have a Decision to Make!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

Don’t you just hate making decisions? Here’s what it often feels like. You’re going along living your life. Then, all of a sudden, bam, somebody plants a signpost right in your way and you can’t go on until you choose one direction or the other. Here’s the secret. Plant your own signpost. Dissatisfaction, opportunity, goals. … Continue reading Your mission, should you choose to accept it

Are you a decision-maker or just a choice-maker?

You mean there’s a difference between making a decision and making a choice? Absolutely! First of all, a decision-maker is a decision-seeker, always searching for the questions that need to be asked. I had a colleague who thought she was a great decision-maker since people were always coming into her office with choices to be … Continue reading Are you a decision-maker or just a choice-maker?

Live intentionally. They do.

Living intentionally has been a theme of this blog lately. Take charge of your decisions and your life. I recently ran across a blog from a husband and wife who are really walking the talk, literally. The last I checked, they counted more than 62 million footsteps on their continuing worldwide trek. Daniel Noll and … Continue reading Live intentionally. They do.