My three words for 2011 – in response to Chris Brogan

Note:  Mom was under the weather yesterday so we did not do a video or formal post. She is feeling better today so I think we will be cranking out a video for tomorrow.

On January 1st, 2011, Chris Brogan (our son) wrote a post titled “My 3 words for 2011″.

He chose three words to motivate him for the coming year.

His words were:  Reinvest. Package. Flow.

My three words are:  Confidence, Consistency and Curiosity.

Confidence: – something that I need to work on attaining for the upcoming year.

Consistency: a habit or skill that I need to improve on that will enable me to succeed.

Curiosity: a trait that I cultivate that will be helpful to attain new information and skills.

What are your words for 2011 that will guide you to success?

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Wipe Out

Yesterday I got wiped out by a flu bug. I was so sick, I had trouble drinking water. It was a challenge all day to drink enough water to stave off dehydration.

Steve, the Pop in Mom Pop Pow, is a wonderful, kind and caring person. He is always nice, but he goes out of his way to be kind when I don’t feel well.

Knowing a bowl of soup is always good medicine, Steve made a pot of soup for me. Sadly, I couldn’t eat that, but I am sure it will be good later.

When I couldn’t eat the soup, he made me some chicken broth. I got two sips of that down before going back to water.

Our son Chris Brogan says you should always have a post ready for when you have an unexpected day off. We’ll try to do that in the future.

Have great day and don’t get bitten by the flu bug.

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AGE

When we are little we want to grow up. An eight year old becomes 8 1/2 and 8 3/4. If I miss the fraction, I am quickly reminded of her correct age.

After reaching the monumental 21, the desire to get older slows down. Many folks have a hard time reaching 30 and every one knows you are over the hill at 40.

From 40 to sixty, you forget about yourself and worry about getting your kids through school. Life goes on.

Suddenly you are 65 and your kids, the government and the next generation has declared you OLD. Life doesn’t really happen like that.

Some people are old at 40 and some people never get old. I remember meeting my friend’s grandmother. She was 88 and had just returned from sky diving. Mrs. Hindi, a brilliant lady, was 107 when I made her acquaintance. In February we are going to Florida to visit our friends who are in their late 80‘s. Many people in their 80‘s are still very active. Life is different for all of us.

There are no rules any more. You can treat age as just a number. Even with a few infirmities, you can still live a full life. Taking advantage of technology allows you to use services like Facebook and Twitter to maintain or broaden your social network. There is so much available today. Passing an age milestone doesn’t mean so much any more because we still have a lot of living to do. The Baby Boomers are still alive and well.

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Cats and Snow

Our cats, Spade and Diamond, share the spotlight today with the snow and then the cleanup.

Falling snow has a magical quality. It is peaceful, mesmerizing, interesting, and wondrous. In all of my years living in the Northeast, this is the first time I remember ever enjoying the snowfall and not worrying about getting the yard cleaned and the steps shoveled. That makes all the difference in one’s thoughts about snow.

The temperature was in the low 20’s and the weather forecaster said that is what makes the snow light and fluffy. When the temperature rises, the water content increases and makes the snow hold together for making snow balls or snow men.

Snow fall is described as heavy; light; intense; flowing; wet; icy; sideways; and blinding to mention a few. Snow is generally talked about in inches. We got 12 inches of snow, which was just the right amount for this time.

Snow can cause lots of problems and the effects of snow can be dangerous, but I hope you get to enjoy snowfall as we did.

We have two videos today, one of the snow falling and one of the snow cleanup.

And now for the cleanup

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Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies – Part 4 of 4

In Part 4, Marsha Collier tells you about some of the ins and outs of Social Networking:

The rest of the social networking stories.

  • Proper social networking etiquette
  • Giving credit when sharing
  • Making links short
  • Sharing your photos with TwitPic
  • Become an online DJ
  • Find and share videos
  • Opinions – giving and taking them
  • And much much more

With Marsha’s help you learn learn how to become a Blogger quickly.

To wrap up the series we share with you a YouTube video shared by Marsha Collier.

We highly recommend Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies by Marsha Collier. Just click on the affiliate link below to order your copy.

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Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies – Part 3 of 4

In Part 3, Marsha Collier tells you how to:

Get your Twitter account.

Twitter is a popular way to communicate with others using 140 characters or less.

  • Register using your name or an alias
  • Upload your avatar
  • Customize your profile
  • Setup your notification preferences
  • Tips on finding people to follow
  • And much much more

With Marsha’s help you learn how to set up and manage your Twitter Account.

We highly recommend Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies by Marsha Collier. Just click on the affiliate link below to order your copy.

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Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies – Part 2 of 4

What’s your email address?

Marsha Collier tells you how to:

  • Check Out Places to Get Your E-Mail Service
  • Meet the Big Three We-Based E-Mail Providers
  • Pick a Pick-Proof Password
  • Sign Up for a Gmail Account
  • Add your Contacts
  • Compose and Send an E-mail

Facebook

With Marsha’s help you learn how to:

  • Prepare your Facebook Profile
  • Share Information
  • Connect with Friends and Family
  • Add Photos and Videos to Facebook
  • Explore Groups, Events, and Games

We highly recommend Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies by Marsha Collier. Just click on the affiliate link below to order your copy.

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Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies – Part 1 of 4

We are reviewing Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies by Marsha Collier. It is  a great book with step by step instructions. In the very first chapter, Marsha does a great job explaining the different types of computers that are available and what may be the best fit for you. She then goes on to explain how to get connected to the internet.

We highly recommend Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies by Marsha Collier. Just click on the affiliate link below to order your copy.

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Fighting Felines

Spade and Diamond are brothers born in Maine. There is a mistake in the video saying they were born August 24, 2009, but their birth date is April 24, 2009. Sometimes they scuffle and wrestle with each other. The prancing and posturing is fun to watch. They are both very good at the game.

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