Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is here! Thanksgiving is here!

It’s my 10th anniversary hosting Thanksgiving… after ten years, I’ve learned a lot about cooking and hosting. But even better, with a bit of age and more lessons under my belt, I’ve become even more thankful for the special people in my life, the fun times we’ve had, and […]

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The New Lifestyle

Musings on the changes we’ve made here at the Antila household (compared to one year ago).

Purchased > Homemade (Buy > Make)

Eat out > Eat in

Pay for it > Do it ourselves (like cleaning or shoveling or lawn mowing)

Follow someone else’s rules > Make the rules

Rote > Creative

Normal > Experiment

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Today is going to be a Great Fall Day!

It’s a great day to do this…

We’ve had just a few of those because of these.

I love the colors of fall. So pretty: Oranges, yellows, Golds, Reds-

And Purples?

Enjoy your beautiful day!

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But I Digress (or, the correlation of aging and work)

Yesterday, my friend Jennifer forwarded an article entitled “Are we Joyless working machines?”

I happen to be listening to a book on tape entitled “Three Cups of Tea.”

And I went to a winery event last night.

What do these three things have to do with each other, you ask? Well- I’m thinking today about […]

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Tripping on the Ladder and the word Juicy

Today marks the conclusion of my tenth week as an official Entrepreneur. Whoa! So much has happened between Saturday February 13th and today.

I am writing an Entrepreneur’s Diary for the Tripping on the Ladder site (an online community for those in career transition). My most recent post is a list of questions and statements […]

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Get My Networking Game On

Printed 120 of these: Business Card R4 ?

check.

Making tomorrow’s lunches early this morning so I’m ready to go at 11am?

not quite check, but going to be checked.

Wearing my cute skirt and blazer?

check. (could this be dangerous for the cooking I’m planning? probably.)

Ready for Networking!

Well, sort of. I need […]

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Prose, Anyone?

Not sure if this counts as high-falutin’ poetry, but I’m proud of the message, even if it wouldn’t make the list of Greatest poems. Check out my Guest Blogger post at my coach Michelle’s website!

For those of you coming here from there- welcome! Please dive in and read the crazy joy that I am […]

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My weekend at Parley Lake Winery, and a little Santa Claus thrown in

It’s a good week!

I’m relaxing after a great weekend at the Parley Lake Winery Tasting Room, where I’ll be managing this summer and fall. The University of Minnesota is developing grapes that can withstand our cold Minnesota winters (without special treatment). My good friends Steve & Deb Zeller, in partnership with Lin and Bonnie […]

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Categorizing, Organizing, Similies and Metaphors

For those that have been reading for awhile, you’ll notice I play… with the background, the fonts, adding photos, updating poor grammar.

This past weekend I added tags to my posts, and now they appear as a wordcloud to the right. Cool!

Having just come from a role creating data structure in my job […]

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I picture the Future. It is beautiful.

I have a coaching session with Michelle 3 times per month. When I call Michelle and her cheery voice answers hello, I take a deep breath which clears my mind and puts me in a really good spot to do my work during our session. We cover a lot of ground in a half hour: […]

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