Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vital Friends

Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without
By Tom Rath, Published 2006

I read this book on a break at work and shared it with co-workers. We had a great discussion!
There are countless ways to develop healthy friendships, but first you must learn to recognize the eight roles friends play in your life. Friends can act as:
• Builder (motivator)
• Champion (sing your praises)
• Collaborator (has similar interests, passions)
• Companion (always there for you)
• Connector (introduces you others, widens your circle)
• Energizer (always gives you a boost, makes you laugh)
• Mind opener (expand your horizons, embrace new ideas)
• Navigator (helps you make decisions)

Some friends fall into more than one of these groups. Not to worry. Author Tom Rath helps you ferret out what roles your buddy or co-worker plays in your life, or you in theirs. He offers definitions, space to list which friends fit which category, specific actions to take to strengthen each friendship and to establish new friendships.

Find out who your vital friends are and why you need them at work?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just Around the Corner - February Celebrations

Two birthdays are coming up on the Second of February -- My son and oldest granddaughter :)

Wish them Happy Birthday with me. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you.

Fun is being planned - even though my son has a class that night. I just wish I could be there too. Why do they live so far away??

January Updates

Snowy, very cold, cloudy, still icy and it's still January. That's Minnesota!

Do you get my point?
And this week is just as cold, the wind is chilling, and it is getting colder!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Just Me and Capone

Finally able to capture a good me with help from faithful dog, Capone.
Obviously Capone is not as happy as he could be, but we can't have everything.
Bill says 'Capone didn't smile'. Thoughts on this???

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Minnesota Snow

I tell people that my blog is more about Minnesota than about Musing. The winter weather is a big part of life in our state and it is with us for half of the year. From November to April there is snow and ice on the ground and because it stays cold (actually freezing) the snow will remain for many weeks before we get snow again.
This is a view from our patio today - January 16,2010:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Guess Who I Saw on Saturday?

While at Starbucks on Saturday for some coffee and some out of the house time, I ran into this special girl:

She's so adorable and just as perky as ever. Great chatting with you, M!