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Debi Vaught-Thelin has been at 7 events

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Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13.No theme for this week.But feel free to be inspired by;April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Texturesevent link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYVAnd this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing AppropriatelyLink is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another.The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00176 
Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13.Theme: True ColorsWhat we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course.There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another.The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00155 
Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12.Theme: "The Best of 2012"Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait.Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community.Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community.There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00291 
Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 2/12PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12.Theme: Bond, James Bond!I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by 007 and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme.Either way it should be fun. Props may come in handy here!__The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00181 
Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 11/12This will be an "open" project this week so no theme.________________________________The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_____________________UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00199 
Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 28/12Theme: HalloweenShow us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up. A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween.This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots.____Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00189 
Jeff Smith60,564Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/12The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format.There is no theme this week as we move to the event modeI will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time.+LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride .Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_________________UPLOADINGYou can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00247 

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Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Andro idReview2If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-20 16:34:56473001
ISRAEL PASSOS5,655WOMEN IN THE CIRCLE IF YOU LOOKING FOR PEOPLE INTERESTING, INTELLIGENT AND BEAUTIFUL,  YOU WILL FIND IN THIS CIRCLE. HERE ONLY WOMEN WITH THIS QUALITY ADD AND ENJOY THE BEST OF POSTS G+. PHOTOS BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT AND FEEDBACK AND MANY INTERESTING THINGS2014-06-17 17:41:03454212
ISRAEL PASSOS5,629*THIS CIRCLE JUST WOMEN *FOR YOU LIKE GOOD POSTS, PHOTOS BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE AND INTERESTING FEEDBACK. ADD THIS CIRCLE AND DISCOVER THIS MUCH MORE. BEAUTIFUL WOMEN WITH THE BEST POSTS2014-06-16 01:42:01499014
Jan Havrda35,104ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEMonday editionFluent stream of frivolous amusements1. Add to your circles2. Have fun#Entertain #Me 2014-06-09 22:12:48336331948
Lexidh Solstad18,975May Engagers circle! Most of the people who commented on my posts in May =) Thank you for making it more fun to be here on Google+! =) 2014-06-01 16:49:472767318
John Nuntiatio37,244#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-28 09:17:58496328
andi steven0- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#indonesia #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circles2014-04-26 09:26:094786211
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio32,394#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-04 05:58:0540181111
Lexidh Solstad13,282March engagers circle =) These are (most of) the people that commented on my posts in March. Thanks for making it more fun to share stuff from my life! 2014-04-02 10:33:23273809
Torben Colding19,984ADD AND RESHARE THE 20K CIRCLEThis is your chance to add 100 people who have each more than 20,000 followers.They're all spread across different nationalities and topics, but with one thing in common -  great content.If you're new on Google+, this is your chance to get a head start by adding this circle to your stream.If you want to be included in the circle you must:1. Have more than 20,000 followers2. Plus the circle3. Comment the circle4. Reshare the circle #SharedCircle   #CircleSharing  2014-03-30 01:13:2310010512
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
Lexidh Solstad10,822This is my February engagers circle, most of the people that has commented on my posts in February =) Thank you for making it more fun to be here! 2014-03-01 12:24:48257817
New Guitars For Sale271A cool shared circle full of musicians to interact with and share. Remember to include yourself in the circle before you share it. Let's build this one together! ;) #sharedcircles   #musicians   #guitars  +ShareMyCircles  #music   #newguitarsforsale   #theguitarden  2014-02-15 14:57:21501002
Jan Havrda27,515ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEValentine editionDrown your love in the fucking wonderful media stream#Entertainment #Circle   #Stream   #Of  $Love2014-02-14 00:05:28360231651
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499411872
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498391557
Vladimir Samsonov23,928Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-09 13:27:00439453170
Andrey Mashnich103,517Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-30 16:02:04441573482
Robert Angle8,086Shared Circles: *The #CoffeeLoversCircle *Thought I would be nice and spread some love tonight. This is the current circle of subscribers to my Coffee Lovers Circle here on G+, who are kind enough to let me push notifications to them each morning when I post a #Coffee  related pic with some motivation quotes each day. Thanks for all the +1's and interaction, even when work takes me away from the computer quickly in the morning.Please add these super cool people to your circles and reshare this post with others.Whenever I reach my maximum (i.e. "You cannot send email to that many people") then I start trimming out the inactive ones. If you would like to be added to this circle or want to continue to receive my morning silliness, follow the instructions below. Likewise, don't feel shy about asking to stop receiving notifications.------------------------------- #Coffee   #CoffeeLovers   #CoffeeManiacs   #CoffeeClub   #CoffeeLoversClub   #SharedCircles   #SharedCircleOfTheDay   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #CircleOfTheDay   #CircleSharingForThePeople   #noshare  to Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter 2013-11-11 02:33:3019714540
Sean Cowen43,829My Morning Circle: By Far, The Most Interesting and Unusual Circle I've Ever Created...In the beginning of October, I asked people to dig down deep and give me names of great people to add to a must-read morning circle. ( http://bit.ly/16ow9Cm ) This is the FIRST CIRCLE of those names. I have omitted a few names by my own prerogative and I've left off PAGE names as I'd like to create a separate circle for those. By and large, though, this list is the result of all the recommendations I received. There are more names to follow, as I'm still working down through the comments...What I Originally Asked of Anyone Leaving Comments and Recommendations...I'm looking for a SINGLE CIRCLE of pure awesomeness - a circle that gives me incredible content, insight, analysis, humor, a dose of the erudite, funny, sad, melancholy, happy - in short - I'm looking for one circle to throw into my stream that gets my days started off on the right foot.But I need your input. Who should I add to this circle?We all know the usual suspects (and some of those people will definitely be included if you recommend them), but I am seeking and searching for those little mentioned and possibly unknown to me people who will jump start my day.I'm not looking for popularity or anything specific - just let me know about the people you would include if you were creating this same circle. #circle   #coolcircle   #recommendedcircle   #circleoftheday  P.S. Added myself against my better judgement as I was chosen on this list as well. Now you know... :-)2013-10-20 15:53:26499612966
Jan Havrda17,915Dear Plussers!Let the fun and pure #awesomeness  spread! This is a crazy and hyperactive circle, called #Awesome! Add these folks to circles yours and don't get ever bored again! Enjoy!2013-10-09 22:00:364207819
Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de954#circlemaster   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing2013-09-18 14:47:33501271632
Jason Ramsey12,748Newest version of the "Active Engagers" circle. If you're looking for new people to circle that will interact with you this is what you want. The people in the circle are active and have engaged with me during the past two weeks at some point.I'll be sharing a new version of this same circle twice a month, so be on the lookout for the next one.If you're in this circle, please re-share it. Hopefully we can improve our reach to new users that we haven't connected with yet. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #active   #Engagement  2013-09-06 23:25:40432776259
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Jason Ramsey10,304#circles  I've been so busy sharing other peoples circles I haven't done one of my own in a while, so here it is.This is a #circle  that is made up of the most active people on my profile so far this month. It also includes a new page I've started devoted to music that bears the same name of a website I run, #TotalClassicRock . If you're into music, please join my Rock On Communtiy:  https://plus.google.com/communities/105751692971789931821I didn't want the circle to be to big so I stopped at 180. Hopefully this will allow most people to 'add' the circle as well as share it, and most if not all of these people will 'add' you back.+Christine DeGraff is still my G+ inspiration, no one works harder at it than she does, so please add her. If you want to grow your circles you need to join her community as well: #CircleMaster       #CircleQueen   https://plus.google.com/communities/110536893180065728400Please share, add, and plus. Thanks in advance!#circles   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #socialmedia #community   #active   #engaged  2013-08-13 15:37:28180252929
Mastering Circles9,826#CircleMaster  #Circle  No. 8There might be a few stragglers, but this should basically have covered getting everyone through the system at least once. Tomorrow, we begin having some real fun. I strongly encourage you to join my community as well to be included in even more circles.https://plus.google.com/communities/110536893180065728400 Don't forget that in order to get into my circles you need to:1) circle me and keep me circled2) have a profile photo3) share some of my circles#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  2013-08-11 03:06:07501778189
Mastering Circles9,653#CircleMaster  #Circle  No. 7PLEASE READ: Tomorrow's circle is almost ready. I have 40 empty spots. Priority will be given to those who share this circle and who have been active on my page by plussing/commenting and sharing.Don't forget that in order to get into my circles you need to:1) circle me and keep me circled2) have a profile photo3) share some of my circles+Tony Bottoms - take a break from sharing. I have you in today and tomorrow. I hope you all enjoyed the little circle sharing break yesterday :D#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  2013-08-10 04:10:23501778298
Mastering Circles9,473#CircleMaster   #Circle  No. 6PLEASE READ: I'm making a few changes to encourage those who are NOT in circles to start sharing and to encourage those IN circles to participate more on my page and not feel so much pressure to share.1) If you are IN the circle, please share it.2) If you are NOT IN the circle, but I have you circled and you were already shared in other circles this week, please remember that not everyone will be added to every single circle because that would be like sharing the same circle everyday. To be included a little more often, please help me increase engagement on my page by plussing and commenting on more of the things I share here more often.3) If you are NOT IN the circle, but I have you circled and you have NOT YET been shared in one of my circles, please make sure you have me circled and that you are participating on this page by plussing, commenting and occasionally sharing. Also make sure you have a profile photo. If you do all of that, you will soon be in a circle.4) If you are NOT IN the circle and have me circled, but I do NOT have you circled, the ONLY WAY you will get into my circles is to share my circles and engage on my page by plussing and commenting. I am only adding new people who share and participate. I would suggest a good way to start would be by sharing this circle!!!I hope you all enjoyed the little circle sharing break yesterday :D#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  2013-08-08 02:17:2650189100111
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Jan Havrda15,046This is Awesome circleVery vivid, visual and witty.Entertain yourself! #AwesomeCircle   #Awesome   #Circle2013-07-29 20:11:314307515
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915024134
Jack C Crawford63,736Here's another truly awesome circle of additional Google plus folks who will enrich you personally.2013-05-18 00:35:523268320
Erik Andersson4,182311 av mina mest relevanta svenskar. Är du ny på Google+ så ger denna dig en bra start. #deladcirkel   #svenskcirkel  2013-05-14 12:12:083125110
Brad Leclerc28,193I haven't shared a circle in a while, and since I seem to have a flood of new circlers lately, I figure now might be a good time to get back into the habit. Starting with this circle of 150~ awesome people, which I have named my "Inner Sanctum".They post on a wide range of topics, from gaming, to science, to writing, to politics (across the spectrum, so you might not agree with everything they all say), to movies, to saucy photos, and everything in between. There are even a few slightly more well known and/or celebrity types in here, though they're all fairly active about posting, and interacting in general).They all really have only one thing in common: they make my G+ stream epic.You really can't go wrong with this circle. Trust me on that.2013-05-09 05:33:39151629
Fredrik Ax1,259The, according  to Google, 300, for me, most relevant persons in my circlesSome time ago +Erik Andersson shared his 492 most relevant people[1] which was an idea I found fun, so I'm doing the same with my 300 most relevant. But I had some trouble compiling this circle, it seems that I can only add or move 200 people around my circles per day. I wonder if Google changed that or if the number is dependent on how many you already have in your circles. Anyway, having 300 in this circle may be stupid then, because if the number is 200 some people who not already have a lot of the profiles in my this circle in theirs, will not be able to add it.Anyway, it's interesting to try to figure how Google comes up with this order of people. I agree that the top ones (when I'm viewing the circle) are absolutely relevant for me, but scrolling down I would peronally have a totally different order of people, and some that did not even make it among the top 300 I would place very high up.-- [1] https://plus.google.com/113538385219043438319/posts/WV3Uszpg9E92013-05-04 14:36:0130044035
Trever McGhee27,055Circle # 2 of 3,  to Create positive Karma * tell us 1 or more of your favorite people we should circle!+Take2seconds click the share button ~ the add button ~ the plus on this circle, if your not in it....add the circle and then share that circle with yourself in it.I'll then share your circle with the +Share Your Circle community and on the +Share Your Circle page!Everyone deserves to be in a circle! Including you! You're amazing, just like the people and pages within this circle... I went through thousands of posts for the last part of April and created 3 circles from those posts, I just wish that Google would allow me to include everyone  (。◕‿◕。) This is circle #2.From those posts~ 33% are from posts from my followers that inspired me with their inspirational posts, conversation, positive outlook....~ 33% are people that have created or shared a circle with me in it, in the last two weeks of April and I would like to thank them in their efforts to support others.~ 33% are brand new people that I've just added to my circles based on the recommendation from my followers to check them out and the incredible posts I've come across.~ 01% Mystery  (。◕‿◕。)Chances are.... you're already following more than one person in circles I created....................if your favorite person is not in there,...tell me and I'll include them in the favorite VIP circle for next week. They don't have to be following me, to be included. Everyone's welcome to create positive karma by sharing this post to support the amazing people within it...to honor your favorite G+ people by leaving a comment with their name  (。◕‿◕。)Circle #1 https://plus.google.com/u/0/109005993947558449703/posts/f1sAWp2gSEJCircle #2https://plus.google.com/u/0/109005993947558449703/posts/YXuN1xdwx2hCircle #3https://plus.google.com/u/0/109005993947558449703/posts/YXuN1xdwx2h#CircleMe   #AddMe   #AddCircle   #AddPeople   #AddCircles   #AddFriends   #CircleFriends   #Awesome   #Friends   #Find   #Discover   2013-05-03 20:43:57493562765
Erik Andersson4,111Dags för ny delning av min ankdammen-cirkel#ankdammen cirkeln lever fortfarande kvar även om det numer även finns en ankdammen-grupp. Många gillar att man själv kan välja vem som kan bestämma vem som är mottagare av ens poster och att man själv kan välja vems poster man vill läsa och i vilken cirkel man lägger dem. Detta går ju med cirkeln, men inte med gruppen.I ankdammen är det högt i tak och vi blandar humor, allvar och trams i en salig röra.  Alla har sin egen ankdamm, men jag som initiativtagare till detta har som tradition att dela med mig av cirkeln med jämna mellanrum. Ett kul sätt för dem som är med i min ankdamm att få lite nya följare och ett enkelt sätt för de som redan är med att få lite nya. Sen är det ju även folk som inte är med i ankdammen som använder cirkeln för att hitta bra folk.Säg till om det låter intressant och du vill vara med.Ni som varit med sedan tidigare, kolla gärna så att ni inte fallit ur då det har spökats lite bland mina cirklar.Trevlig helg!#ankdammen  #deladcirkel  #svenskacirklar  Kör med notifiering även denna gång eftersom den inte syns i flödet i mobilen annars.2013-05-03 12:41:4818335228
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Erik Andersson4,047De 494 personer/sidor som Google anser är mest relevanta i mina cirklar.Ping +Mats Paulsen #cirkeldelning #deladcirkel 2013-04-23 17:46:0449224211
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019914101
CircleCount52,441The people who have voted on our first pollCheck out the people who have voted on our first poll on CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/poll/1).Why are these people interesting? Because they are active! ;)We had a very good discussion with +Richard Hoefer and +Bearman Cartoons here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/AMbHGT3Qu1m and one idea was to feature a special group of people and not only the most followed or most engaging ones.I think this circle is not really what +Richard Hoefer meant, but it goes hopefully in the right direction ;)We like such unusual shared circles, since these people didn't act because we have offered to share them in a circle afterwards. They just did/voted/reviewed! ;)A year ago we have already shared a circle like this with the people who have written a review for our Chrome Extension:https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/6WCpwBTQxKj2013-04-19 10:25:26165772973
Max Huijgen41,136Europe calling: the old giant wakes up and calls on its peeps! A new circle of Europeans as I promised long ago to connect the people who responded and share them. See for the first shared circle this post https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/PDUi13o9dB1The original post was shared 225 times. You can find it here:https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/CdhmHGbYjgiPart 2 is still open and can be found here:https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/NDAhG4fP2a7If you didn´t do so already, post there and as long as I have spots free, I will circle you as I want to see my streams come alive during European hours.There was a shared feeling that it would be great to get some attention from G+ for Europe with official hangouts from the community managers during European times, feature roll-outs from Google no longer restricted to the US, having some central point to share European circles and last but not least the desire to have hangouts without having to burn the midnight oil. To help solve this and get Europeans together on the same page I created +Europeans on G+  It already has multiple managers out of the community and that initiative recently span off +European Photo  but feel to offer a bit of your time for this community project. Circle the page if you didn´t already do so. We need more peeps from all over Europe to participate and enjoy G+I hope these posts can do the rounds through Europe and gets us firmly on the G+ map. So even if you´re not European yourself, but sympathize with the initiatives to form a community here, help spread the word and share it.And don´t forget: we all love the other continents and most of us have circles which encompass the whole world. So it´s not against others, but pro us :)2013-03-15 15:05:14291532076
Dolidh Young499,458*Happy International Women's Day!* To all those lovely ladies out there!!I thought I'd put together a mega-women's circle to share this #WomensDay  These are women that I've circled that have been active this year or I know personally. <3If you've never heard of international women's day, then pop on over to http://www.internationalwomensday.com to get yourself up to speed on what it is and what's going on. The short of it if that it's an international day of celebrating political, social and economic achievements of women, whether it be in the past, present or future.Today, we remember all those important female women who fought for rights, scientists and successful women... But really it's not just there we can stop.. We can remember all those women that have come before... the important ones that we don't necessarily have any more... Mum's, aunties, sisters, partners and friends.Have a great day everyone! It's a fabulous Friday!2013-03-08 13:33:4141217840

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2014-09-05 20:27:47 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Voting.
LONG musing... You've been warned.

In a few days, I will be voting in Sweden. It's not the first time, but it's still something that gets to me, deeply. They are allowing me - an immigrant to this country, one who has lived here 11 years and has not yet taken citizenship - to vote in the local elections.
The first time I realized that the voting card received in the mail was truly for me, I cried.
Sure, it makes sense. I live here, work here, pay taxes here - my voice should be heard in the election, at least at the local level. But I am only what the US calls a "green card holder" here in Sweden. I have the long-term visa, and I am indeed contributing to society. Still, it rocks me - I'm permitted a vote.

But this is serious business. Not just two or three parties, there are seven? Eight? They work together in some areas, fight each... more »

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2014-07-26 16:31:22 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Fearing breakage on two nails, I used Trind Balsam, Trind nail care, then P2 base coat. All looked good until I started cleaning - with bleach and a scrubber.
Nothing holds up well under chlorine and sandpaper.

Ah, well. Too humid for a good color anyway.

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2014-05-30 23:37:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus! 
Sometimes, I take a day and leave my couch fortress.

I finally got to meet the puppy at a friend's house. We had a good day today - colored her hair, giggled like crazy, had some good food. The food? Because she can cook!

The puppy?
It's a Prazsky - a Prague Ratter. He's 9 months old now. When he first got to my friends, they could hold him in one hand. He's now about his full size. A whole 5 pounds, and all of it excitable and happy.

Photo taken by my friend - I possibly should have chosen one of the shots that showed the rest of my hair - because this makes me look like I have it all chopped off - it's all in a pony tail, hiding behind me.
And while I was there, I got messaged for work. Yup, still getting paid work coming in even while I'm not at home.

Friday was a pretty good... more »

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2014-09-20 22:12:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Decision time. 
To the Swedish readers - do you know of packages or software for accounting and taxes from other than Visma or BL?

I need to choose new software for doing the company books and taxes. 

I wish all the best to the retiring group who created and supported the tax software - but I will miss you!

About the new software - better to go with a company who makes all the pieces I need, or better to put together a package of bits from here and there?

Putting together my choices from different sources does mean I might face this problem again if my accounting software group closes shop.
Getting a package from one source on the pieces I need, however, seems to cost a bit more up front.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Not feeling my best means more sleep and more weird hours. Along with paid work, I have to make this software choice veryq... more »

Decision time. 
To the Swedish readers - do you know of packages or software for accounting and taxes from other than Visma or BL?

I need to choose new software for doing the company books and taxes. 

I wish all the best to the retiring group who created and supported the tax software - but I will miss you!

About the new software - better to go with a company who makes all the pieces I need, or better to put together a package of bits from here and there?

Putting together my choices from different sources does mean I might face this problem again if my accounting software group closes shop.
Getting a package from one source on the pieces I need, however, seems to cost a bit more up front.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Not feeling my best means more sleep and more weird hours. Along with paid work, I have to make this software choice very quickly.
How do you handle your software decisions?___

2014-09-18 23:26:55 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

I was in the bed. And I was sleeping.

Awake again, so I'm here, reading and catching up.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How often is your sleep interrupted for no reason you can come up with? I can't find anything that should keep me awake. But I can't get back to sleep, either.

I was in the bed. And I was sleeping.

Awake again, so I'm here, reading and catching up.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How often is your sleep interrupted for no reason you can come up with? I can't find anything that should keep me awake. But I can't get back to sleep, either.___

2014-09-17 06:25:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Up very early, but it was a bit of a rusharound day and then we had dinner - and neither of us felt good after dinner.
Early to bed... too early. Early to rise. Way too early.

Today will be spent with the paperwork.
And maybe some housework. 

And then, with a little luck... I can go back to trying to paint a picture of a photograph. Which also involves setting up the camera. 

The claws are gone. I broke one and decided to shorten all of them. Sure, typing is a little easier, but there was a bit of fun involved with having super-long nails for a while.

Oh, who am I kidding? More coffee before any real decisions are made about the day!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Stress release didn't help with digesting dinner... but at least there weren't any nightmare to go along with the icky feeling when I crawled into bed.
Do you getn... more »

Up very early, but it was a bit of a rusharound day and then we had dinner - and neither of us felt good after dinner.
Early to bed... too early. Early to rise. Way too early.

Today will be spent with the paperwork.
And maybe some housework. 

And then, with a little luck... I can go back to trying to paint a picture of a photograph. Which also involves setting up the camera. 

The claws are gone. I broke one and decided to shorten all of them. Sure, typing is a little easier, but there was a bit of fun involved with having super-long nails for a while.

Oh, who am I kidding? More coffee before any real decisions are made about the day!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Stress release didn't help with digesting dinner... but at least there weren't any nightmare to go along with the icky feeling when I crawled into bed.
Do you get nightmares if you eat too much? Or too fast? In my case, it's about 80% of the time... and I am no fan of nightmares.___

2014-09-16 15:15:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Wow.
When I first started doing my own taxes in Sweden, I had an English-speaking fellow helping me out. He would send me tax law updates in English. He wouldn't even call me first, he'd just send them out.

I miss him.

Just got a notice in the mail about taxes due... as in due NOW. Yikes! Yes, we pay an amount every month, but evidently the new laws this year required a portion of that final number paid in advance.
Umm... when did those laws change? Evidently at the first of the year and I either was not informed, or was misinformed.
Either way, the bill is due. 

Meh.

I don't mind paying my taxes. Truly.
As long as I'm paying MY taxes and that's it.

Wow, though, the amount due within 10 days is a killer.
So much for some other ideas for this month.

Ah, well.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!more »

Wow.
When I first started doing my own taxes in Sweden, I had an English-speaking fellow helping me out. He would send me tax law updates in English. He wouldn't even call me first, he'd just send them out.

I miss him.

Just got a notice in the mail about taxes due... as in due NOW. Yikes! Yes, we pay an amount every month, but evidently the new laws this year required a portion of that final number paid in advance.
Umm... when did those laws change? Evidently at the first of the year and I either was not informed, or was misinformed.
Either way, the bill is due. 

Meh.

I don't mind paying my taxes. Truly.
As long as I'm paying MY taxes and that's it.

Wow, though, the amount due within 10 days is a killer.
So much for some other ideas for this month.

Ah, well.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Have you ever been surprised by a bill you thought was due in a few months, that's suddenly due NOW? As in, 2 weeks or you're toast?___

2014-09-10 15:26:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

I love paid work projects.
That said ... sometimes they are difficult. Even working from spoken English and putting in a subtitle in English can be hard at times. Am I supposed to clarify when the speaker's English is shaky? Am I supposed to simply write exactly what is said (as much as is possible, anyway)? Or do I reword into "this is what is meant"?

Each of those are valid options. It helps to know the client and their desires ahead of time, but we don't always know the company we are working for that well.
Especially when our work comes in as a subcontract.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Do you have work that can be unclear at times? Or is your work the type that has simple instructions, however complicated the job is?

I love paid work projects.
That said ... sometimes they are difficult. Even working from spoken English and putting in a subtitle in English can be hard at times. Am I supposed to clarify when the speaker's English is shaky? Am I supposed to simply write exactly what is said (as much as is possible, anyway)? Or do I reword into "this is what is meant"?

Each of those are valid options. It helps to know the client and their desires ahead of time, but we don't always know the company we are working for that well.
Especially when our work comes in as a subcontract.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Do you have work that can be unclear at times? Or is your work the type that has simple instructions, however complicated the job is?___

2014-09-07 08:45:45 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

The best part of Saturday candy is finding a few more piece left on Sunday morning.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
The Pocket Viking has gone out for a bit with the Bearded Guy and I have the Best Ever Big Sister next to me on the couch. Because us girls do not do mornings. We'll just play quietly on computers, thank you. You boys go and visit other morning people. We'll be rational at .... noon? Maybe.

How are you in the mornings?

The best part of Saturday candy is finding a few more piece left on Sunday morning.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
The Pocket Viking has gone out for a bit with the Bearded Guy and I have the Best Ever Big Sister next to me on the couch. Because us girls do not do mornings. We'll just play quietly on computers, thank you. You boys go and visit other morning people. We'll be rational at .... noon? Maybe.

How are you in the mornings?___

2014-09-05 20:27:47 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Voting.
LONG musing... You've been warned.

In a few days, I will be voting in Sweden. It's not the first time, but it's still something that gets to me, deeply. They are allowing me - an immigrant to this country, one who has lived here 11 years and has not yet taken citizenship - to vote in the local elections.
The first time I realized that the voting card received in the mail was truly for me, I cried.
Sure, it makes sense. I live here, work here, pay taxes here - my voice should be heard in the election, at least at the local level. But I am only what the US calls a "green card holder" here in Sweden. I have the long-term visa, and I am indeed contributing to society. Still, it rocks me - I'm permitted a vote.

But this is serious business. Not just two or three parties, there are seven? Eight? They work together in some areas, fight each... more »

Voting.
LONG musing... You've been warned.

In a few days, I will be voting in Sweden. It's not the first time, but it's still something that gets to me, deeply. They are allowing me - an immigrant to this country, one who has lived here 11 years and has not yet taken citizenship - to vote in the local elections.
The first time I realized that the voting card received in the mail was truly for me, I cried.
Sure, it makes sense. I live here, work here, pay taxes here - my voice should be heard in the election, at least at the local level. But I am only what the US calls a "green card holder" here in Sweden. I have the long-term visa, and I am indeed contributing to society. Still, it rocks me - I'm permitted a vote.

But this is serious business. Not just two or three parties, there are seven? Eight? They work together in some areas, fight each other in other areas, speak as most politicians do....

I find myself matching a specific party when it comes to my personal interests. But can I vote for a party whose platform sounds good on paper, but whose leadership do not seem to follow that platform once in office?

I find myself matching a different party when it comes to my business views. But do I vote for a personal friend who is a member of that party and request she be given a leadership position (yup, you can do that here!), or do I simply let the party decide who their top leaders are? And can I vote for a party that has not yet grown strong enough to push out or make serious waves within the top two ranking parties?
And here is one point: She has not lied to me about the political questions I've had (nor the personal ones). Can I withhold a vote when a politician has not lied to me? That's an important point!

I find myself matching a different party when it comes to my societal views. But can I vote for a societal view locally, when it appears they are not really following their platform? They are another group who sound good - on paper. The leadership appear to be selling themselves to whomever is speaking the loudest at the moment and not really planning or pushing for their own platform, or for a future.

It's hard enough to make a decision when the language is still a barrier. It's hard enough to make a decision when a personal friend is also a political choice at the poll. But it's very difficult when the political platforms are similar enough that even if I were to vote for the top party of either "working group", it would feel as if I were simply choosing to cast my vote with those who would likely win and not voting my conscience.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus.
I finally stuck some cotton in my ears and went to sleep for about six hours. Needed the rest - but if this is what I think about when I wake up, maybe staying awake and thinking of fun stuff is easier!___

2014-09-04 01:16:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Thank you for the paid work - especially right now, it's very much appreciated!
My problem? Sleeping. As in, I'm not getting enough time in the bed getting rest or sleep. 

Really have to sort this out. Quickly. Work suffers when sleep is lacking. 

On the bright side:
The Bearded Guy took a photo in Berlin which I am going to "copy" in acrylic paint. I may have to reprint the shot, however, the printer output was a little darker than what shows on his screen.
Not sure when I will start this - we are expecting a Pocket Viking this weekend. I'll think about it today and if I think I can finish even part of it by Saturday morning, then I will start. Otherwise, I will wait until the little guy goes home on Sunday.
There is paid work! That's always a bright spot for me.
The camera battery is now filled and has been reinserted. Maybe I willf... more »

Thank you for the paid work - especially right now, it's very much appreciated!
My problem? Sleeping. As in, I'm not getting enough time in the bed getting rest or sleep. 

Really have to sort this out. Quickly. Work suffers when sleep is lacking. 

On the bright side:
The Bearded Guy took a photo in Berlin which I am going to "copy" in acrylic paint. I may have to reprint the shot, however, the printer output was a little darker than what shows on his screen.
Not sure when I will start this - we are expecting a Pocket Viking this weekend. I'll think about it today and if I think I can finish even part of it by Saturday morning, then I will start. Otherwise, I will wait until the little guy goes home on Sunday.
There is paid work! That's always a bright spot for me.
The camera battery is now filled and has been reinserted. Maybe I will find a few minutes to take shots of something other than the cats.


Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Three in the morning and maybe sleep will come this time.
What's your schedule been lately?___

2014-09-01 12:28:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Not much sleep. Again. This is old and I'm bored with it now.

Painted my nails, but evidently I'm too tired for that job - the red I chose has gold flecks in it and the matte top coat didn't settle on the flecks properly. Which meant the design I was going for wouldn't happen. So I gave that up and drew a few tiny roses. Once it was all dry, I took another look. Yikes, what a mess! Once the housework is finished, it'll be time to clean up the cuticles. Meh.

The Bearded Guy is finishing up this Berlin trip but I won't see him until late tomorrow. There is a plan to put fresh sheets on the bed for his return. Anyone taking bets on whether or not I do that?

Waiting to hear on a paid work assignment - semi-rush, looks like I get the job, but there is no confirmation as yet. Booooo... want that confirmation so I can get to work.
Of course, there is... more »

Not much sleep. Again. This is old and I'm bored with it now.

Painted my nails, but evidently I'm too tired for that job - the red I chose has gold flecks in it and the matte top coat didn't settle on the flecks properly. Which meant the design I was going for wouldn't happen. So I gave that up and drew a few tiny roses. Once it was all dry, I took another look. Yikes, what a mess! Once the housework is finished, it'll be time to clean up the cuticles. Meh.

The Bearded Guy is finishing up this Berlin trip but I won't see him until late tomorrow. There is a plan to put fresh sheets on the bed for his return. Anyone taking bets on whether or not I do that?

Waiting to hear on a paid work assignment - semi-rush, looks like I get the job, but there is no confirmation as yet. Booooo... want that confirmation so I can get to work.
Of course, there is another paid project to do if this series doesn't happen. But it's a bit of a difficult piece, as the language is unusual for me to be translating. Slightly more crass, slightly more.... common, I think is the word I am looking for. Definitely not so easy to find the right phrasing. More than halfway through that one, it's not my job to do, but it is my job to see how far I can get to help out the Bearded Guy.

I did manage to pull out the camera. Found a dead battery in it and plugged in the charger. And forgot about it. Now there is a full battery in the charger, but I haven't yet replaced it into the camera. Yeah, it's been a tiring week.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I upped the caffeine levels a tad, hoping that the withdrawal symptoms would ease up... not sure it's working either way. ___

2014-08-26 20:05:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Tuesday evening musings...

Getting the Bearded Guy ready for another trip is time-consuming.
I am grateful that there was money in the budget for us to go out to dinner this evening.

If the sign says "Filled Donuts" but I can see they are sugared rings rather than what I expect to be filled, then having someone tell me that yes, they are indeed filled rings should make me think - not make me pick them up and bring them home and eat them, hoping for finding jelly. No, I'm not all that sad. I like sugar.

New equipment should be heavily researched prior to use. And proper cleaning of old equipment should be done prior to moving everything to the new equipment. I've spent more time deleting things from the new Air that should have been removed from the Pro in the first place than is reasonable, considering I have other things wishing my... more »

Tuesday evening musings...

Getting the Bearded Guy ready for another trip is time-consuming.
I am grateful that there was money in the budget for us to go out to dinner this evening.

If the sign says "Filled Donuts" but I can see they are sugared rings rather than what I expect to be filled, then having someone tell me that yes, they are indeed filled rings should make me think - not make me pick them up and bring them home and eat them, hoping for finding jelly. No, I'm not all that sad. I like sugar.

New equipment should be heavily researched prior to use. And proper cleaning of old equipment should be done prior to moving everything to the new equipment. I've spent more time deleting things from the new Air that should have been removed from the Pro in the first place than is reasonable, considering I have other things wishing my attention.

Paid work is lovely. Even when it's frustrating to do, it's lovely.

Since my two oldest grandchildren both participated in the Ice bucket challenge, I suppose a donation in each of their names is appropriate. Particularly since just watching their discussions with friends regarding this challenge showed me that they did indeed understand where it came from and why the donation is truly more important than the challenge.

Once I am alone at home tomorrow afternoon, if no client has called with more paid work, I will take out the camera again. Creativity has stalled slightly and I need to get it going.

I am tired. At 10 p.m., I don't think I should be tired, but I am. And since tomorrow's train leaves a bit after noon, going to bed soon is really a good idea. 

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I'm heading to bed, I  think. 
What does it take to kick you into gear regarding your sleep?___

2014-08-22 16:32:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

And another trip for the Bearded Guy to Berlin.

These "go next week" deals are a little worrying. Just like train prices, air prices go up when you book within a 7-day period. And international routes from the US to Sweden really need a 21-day advance.

It's not the end of the world, and we did find a nice deal for him - but it does mean a little more of being careful about money again. Just as I was hoping to seed the savings account...

hahahahahaha

Who am I kidding? The savings account will have to be happy with a minor deposit this month.
Just like every month for the past year.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How do you manage to add to your savings when the "I need this" line comes up? And it's actually valid?

And another trip for the Bearded Guy to Berlin.

These "go next week" deals are a little worrying. Just like train prices, air prices go up when you book within a 7-day period. And international routes from the US to Sweden really need a 21-day advance.

It's not the end of the world, and we did find a nice deal for him - but it does mean a little more of being careful about money again. Just as I was hoping to seed the savings account...

hahahahahaha

Who am I kidding? The savings account will have to be happy with a minor deposit this month.
Just like every month for the past year.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How do you manage to add to your savings when the "I need this" line comes up? And it's actually valid?___

2014-08-19 16:38:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

So very proud of my summer intern and so very excited for her.

She was accepted to her first choice university program beginning in just another couple of weeks. She was accepted into her preferred housing near the school.

While I am sad for her to leave for this two-year program - selfishly sad as she is our cat/house sitter, a fabulous assistant as well as a good friend - I am so pleased on her behalf.


Now - who is old enough to be my next cat sitter, house sitter, intern, someone to hang out with from time to time with no strings, someone who doesn't mind our weird schedule, someone who can be trusted with my housekeys, my animals, my computers?
Wow, time to train a new one!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Today is "goodbye" day for my intern. She actually finished her time with me a week ago last Friday, but this is her last visit before... more »

So very proud of my summer intern and so very excited for her.

She was accepted to her first choice university program beginning in just another couple of weeks. She was accepted into her preferred housing near the school.

While I am sad for her to leave for this two-year program - selfishly sad as she is our cat/house sitter, a fabulous assistant as well as a good friend - I am so pleased on her behalf.


Now - who is old enough to be my next cat sitter, house sitter, intern, someone to hang out with from time to time with no strings, someone who doesn't mind our weird schedule, someone who can be trusted with my housekeys, my animals, my computers?
Wow, time to train a new one!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Today is "goodbye" day for my intern. She actually finished her time with me a week ago last Friday, but this is her last visit before she leaves for school. So proud of her. So excited for her.
What's your Tuesday like?___

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2014-08-16 13:52:22 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s) 

When I first did these, I was nit-picky about the uneven lines and imperfect sponging. They are growing on me and I am happier.

Models Own, Kiss, Revlon, IsaDora...there is a mix of brands in use here. P2 base, Seche top.

Pocket Viking due here in a bit...must go fix his bed.

When I first did these, I was nit-picky about the uneven lines and imperfect sponging. They are growing on me and I am happier.

Models Own, Kiss, Revlon, IsaDora...there is a mix of brands in use here. P2 base, Seche top.

Pocket Viking due here in a bit...must go fix his bed.___

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2014-08-14 09:44:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s) 

Mainly for +Darryl Mouzone , please ignore the unpainted hair and the oh-so-tired face. Had to find the sword and get the Bearded Guy to figure out the camera on my phone.

For the rest of you - goodmorneve, Giggleplus! Just having a little fun this morning.

Mainly for +Darryl Mouzone , please ignore the unpainted hair and the oh-so-tired face. Had to find the sword and get the Bearded Guy to figure out the camera on my phone.

For the rest of you - goodmorneve, Giggleplus! Just having a little fun this morning.___

2014-08-13 06:34:56 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

My fingernails are bare, my workload (paid version) non-existent while I wait for word from clients, my housework (unpaid version) calls to me as I ignore it, my paperwork (unpaid version which is a result of paid work) is nearly caught up and it's only 8:30 in the morning.

More coffee, please.

The Bearded Guy won't be up for another hour or so, which means it's still quiet in here. I'm tempted to blast some 60's pop or psychedelia, but that could be considered rude.

I suppose it's actually time to finish nail treatments, plug the electric piano back in, set up the tripod, take out the acrylics and easel and get back to creativity for a while.

After some more coffee.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Been trying to write reviews of books and can't really form proper sentences for them. There was only one that I truly did not... more »

My fingernails are bare, my workload (paid version) non-existent while I wait for word from clients, my housework (unpaid version) calls to me as I ignore it, my paperwork (unpaid version which is a result of paid work) is nearly caught up and it's only 8:30 in the morning.

More coffee, please.

The Bearded Guy won't be up for another hour or so, which means it's still quiet in here. I'm tempted to blast some 60's pop or psychedelia, but that could be considered rude.

I suppose it's actually time to finish nail treatments, plug the electric piano back in, set up the tripod, take out the acrylics and easel and get back to creativity for a while.

After some more coffee.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Been trying to write reviews of books and can't really form proper sentences for them. There was only one that I truly did not like, but it wasn't the writing style, it was the story I found uninteresting. And that one is really blocking my ability to compose reasonable reviews of every other book I've read!
Meh.

More coffee, please?___

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2014-08-06 22:51:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Goofing off with nail polish stickers. The next time I get out this kind of thing, I have ideas for adjusting the negative spaces. This was truly just playtime.
Have to play. It's Katrineholm week, and with the Band playing outside my Windows, there is no real way to work through the noise.
But I love living in the middle of town!

Goofing off with nail polish stickers. The next time I get out this kind of thing, I have ideas for adjusting the negative spaces. This was truly just playtime.
Have to play. It's Katrineholm week, and with the Band playing outside my Windows, there is no real way to work through the noise.
But I love living in the middle of town!___

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2014-07-31 19:13:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Some days, the idea just does not work.
Trind repair, P2 Base, Kiss black and Kiss green stripers, tiny sequins, Yes Love orange, OPI sheer tints red, Seche Top.

Nah, I do not have the patience to work with 1mm sequins.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Fixing has to wait, company is coming for the weekend. 

Some days, the idea just does not work.
Trind repair, P2 Base, Kiss black and Kiss green stripers, tiny sequins, Yes Love orange, OPI sheer tints red, Seche Top.

Nah, I do not have the patience to work with 1mm sequins.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Fixing has to wait, company is coming for the weekend. ___

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2014-07-26 16:31:22 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Fearing breakage on two nails, I used Trind Balsam, Trind nail care, then P2 base coat. All looked good until I started cleaning - with bleach and a scrubber.
Nothing holds up well under chlorine and sandpaper.

Ah, well. Too humid for a good color anyway.

Fearing breakage on two nails, I used Trind Balsam, Trind nail care, then P2 base coat. All looked good until I started cleaning - with bleach and a scrubber.
Nothing holds up well under chlorine and sandpaper.

Ah, well. Too humid for a good color anyway.___

2014-07-25 22:09:49 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The printer has decided it's had enough.
Enough of me, enough of ink, enough of paper, enough of bits and pieces and messes and reprints and ... enough.

Today, the printer flashed all its lights at me and had a large E in the display.
Yes, I tried all the software resets. This printer has worked very hard for a very long time.

So I went online and searched a little bit. Reviews, recommendations and prices. We won't be able to print over the weekend, but sometime next week, a new machine will be here.

Take your well-deserved rest, Epson Stylus Photo. You are being replaced with an Epson WorkForce Pro. 

Now, can someone tell me why I keep wanting to call it a WorkHorse?

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus! The heatwave in Sweden makes me glisten every day... and sleep at really odd times, even for me.

Yes, glisten. Because... more »

The printer has decided it's had enough.
Enough of me, enough of ink, enough of paper, enough of bits and pieces and messes and reprints and ... enough.

Today, the printer flashed all its lights at me and had a large E in the display.
Yes, I tried all the software resets. This printer has worked very hard for a very long time.

So I went online and searched a little bit. Reviews, recommendations and prices. We won't be able to print over the weekend, but sometime next week, a new machine will be here.

Take your well-deserved rest, Epson Stylus Photo. You are being replaced with an Epson WorkForce Pro. 

Now, can someone tell me why I keep wanting to call it a WorkHorse?

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus! The heatwave in Sweden makes me glisten every day... and sleep at really odd times, even for me.

Yes, glisten. Because "sweat" is for those who work hard. I'm just sitting here goofing off.  :)___

2014-07-18 09:42:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Ah, my love-hate relationship with the internet.
The Time Capsule/Airport Extreme won't connect properly. But the Telia switch seems to be fine.
<pout>
How am I online? Because I also have a stick for another provider, and right now, that little USB card is helping out immensely.

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

Lots to do online, but very few ways to handle it today. How's your Friday shaping up?

Ah, my love-hate relationship with the internet.
The Time Capsule/Airport Extreme won't connect properly. But the Telia switch seems to be fine.
<pout>
How am I online? Because I also have a stick for another provider, and right now, that little USB card is helping out immensely.

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

Lots to do online, but very few ways to handle it today. How's your Friday shaping up?___

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2014-07-13 12:22:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s) 

A little bit of polish fun.

Now back to cleaning and laundry and....

A little bit of polish fun.

Now back to cleaning and laundry and....___

2014-07-12 09:15:07 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

And another Saturday greets me.
My lovely clean desk already begins to collect items it should not have. Minor, temporary, but still ... all that fuss last weekend and it's already back to a battle.
However, the good news is that I'm no longer crying or screaming about such things.
That week away did wonders for me.

No, I'm not perfect. No, my house isn't perfect. No, my life isn't perfect. But I'm also not screeching at the Bearded Guy, avoiding telephones, whining or throwing things.
Next time it starts, we don't wait quite so long. That's already been decided. That way, I don't implode, explode or hurt someone. :)

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!
Sure, there are things to do today, but the sun is out and even the leaking sink is just a minor annoyance, not the end of my world.

How's your... more »

And another Saturday greets me.
My lovely clean desk already begins to collect items it should not have. Minor, temporary, but still ... all that fuss last weekend and it's already back to a battle.
However, the good news is that I'm no longer crying or screaming about such things.
That week away did wonders for me.

No, I'm not perfect. No, my house isn't perfect. No, my life isn't perfect. But I'm also not screeching at the Bearded Guy, avoiding telephones, whining or throwing things.
Next time it starts, we don't wait quite so long. That's already been decided. That way, I don't implode, explode or hurt someone. :)

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!
Sure, there are things to do today, but the sun is out and even the leaking sink is just a minor annoyance, not the end of my world.

How's your day?___

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2014-07-05 12:37:35 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Hello, Saturday.
Having sent the Bearded Guy off to Berlin, I cleared my desk. All this schtufff was on my desk, leaving very little room for even the keyboard.
So today is "be brutal and toss it!" day.

Some will go back to the office, some even on the desk, but most of it is trash.

I figured the living room was a good place to sort. The couch fortress is a 2-minute jub today, but these items will take at least 2 hours. And since I really dislike my living room to be a shambles, this will be cleared by bedtime!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
What Do you think - 3 coffees to get started?

Hello, Saturday.
Having sent the Bearded Guy off to Berlin, I cleared my desk. All this schtufff was on my desk, leaving very little room for even the keyboard.
So today is "be brutal and toss it!" day.

Some will go back to the office, some even on the desk, but most of it is trash.

I figured the living room was a good place to sort. The couch fortress is a 2-minute jub today, but these items will take at least 2 hours. And since I really dislike my living room to be a shambles, this will be cleared by bedtime!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
What Do you think - 3 coffees to get started?___

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2014-06-30 19:25:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

About a week ago, I posted a photo of the view outside my balcony. Just a couple of days later, the bushes were trimmed down quite a bit by the landscaping team.
Now, my last night at Sentido Punta del Mar, this is the view as I walk out onto my balcony.

It's been a great week.
Thank you, +SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts  - specifically Punta del Mar, and thank you, +Ving Sverige - Vingresor  - I fly home in the morning.

Adiós, España y muchas gracias por una maravillosa semana.
And for those whose language is Catalan:
Adéu, Espanya i moltes gràcies per una meravellosa setmana.

About a week ago, I posted a photo of the view outside my balcony. Just a couple of days later, the bushes were trimmed down quite a bit by the landscaping team.
Now, my last night at Sentido Punta del Mar, this is the view as I walk out onto my balcony.

It's been a great week.
Thank you, +SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts  - specifically Punta del Mar, and thank you, +Ving Sverige - Vingresor  - I fly home in the morning.

Adiós, España y muchas gracias por una maravillosa semana.
And for those whose language is Catalan:
Adéu, Espanya i moltes gràcies per una meravellosa setmana.___

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2014-06-25 14:18:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

When people went away in the 1800s and 1900s to rest - was a week enough?

I may resemble my "normal" self in a day or two. This is the view as I walk out onto my balcony. The bushes up close, then the bay, then the arm of the other side of the bay. The sound is waves, the sun is warm and the balcony is covered (Good, because I burn fast!), and best of all, the staff here are fabulous.

Photo taken with the laptop camera. 

+John Thelin - you wanted to see this.

When people went away in the 1800s and 1900s to rest - was a week enough?

I may resemble my "normal" self in a day or two. This is the view as I walk out onto my balcony. The bushes up close, then the bay, then the arm of the other side of the bay. The sound is waves, the sun is warm and the balcony is covered (Good, because I burn fast!), and best of all, the staff here are fabulous.

Photo taken with the laptop camera. 

+John Thelin - you wanted to see this.___

2014-06-24 15:09:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Thank you, Bearded Guy Who Lives At My House for booking this.
Thank you to +Ving Sverige - Vingresor for making the trip out so painless.
Thank you to +SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts  - Punta del Mar for service within an hour of request. 

I've only been here 3 hours. The internet is acting up, but they cleared my computer for the lobby and that is where I'm sitting right now.

It's not just the views, folks. It's the people who work here.

I've had three crying sessions already. The Bearded Guy said that was good, it meant I was actually letting go. He may be right.

More later - off to find Sangria!

Thank you, Bearded Guy Who Lives At My House for booking this.
Thank you to +Ving Sverige - Vingresor for making the trip out so painless.
Thank you to +SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts  - Punta del Mar for service within an hour of request. 

I've only been here 3 hours. The internet is acting up, but they cleared my computer for the lobby and that is where I'm sitting right now.

It's not just the views, folks. It's the people who work here.

I've had three crying sessions already. The Bearded Guy said that was good, it meant I was actually letting go. He may be right.

More later - off to find Sangria!___

2014-06-21 17:28:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

I just taught the Pocket Viking that dunking chocolate cookies in milk is grand fun.
We are messy. :)

Bath Time.

I just taught the Pocket Viking that dunking chocolate cookies in milk is grand fun.
We are messy. :)

Bath Time.___

2014-06-20 12:56:26 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Happy Midsommar!

We're about to have a Pocket Viking for the weekend and his Best Ever Big Sister will be here for a little bit today to get her hair done.

I have to sort out a space in the bathroom to set up her waver, and make sure there's plenty to keep her brother occupied so us girls can have a little peace while we work on the hair.

The last few days now before I leave for a week of not thinking about anything. Everything is scheduled and paid for.
Though I do believe that I will leave my hotel at least once - it would be awful to be on the island and not see even one local shop or restaurant or market. So even though I'm all-inclusive for my rest, and nothing should be needed, one trip at least will be made to speak to a few local folk. 
And no, I don't mean a tourist shop. I mean a restaurant off the main road or a grocery store or... more »

Happy Midsommar!

We're about to have a Pocket Viking for the weekend and his Best Ever Big Sister will be here for a little bit today to get her hair done.

I have to sort out a space in the bathroom to set up her waver, and make sure there's plenty to keep her brother occupied so us girls can have a little peace while we work on the hair.

The last few days now before I leave for a week of not thinking about anything. Everything is scheduled and paid for.
Though I do believe that I will leave my hotel at least once - it would be awful to be on the island and not see even one local shop or restaurant or market. So even though I'm all-inclusive for my rest, and nothing should be needed, one trip at least will be made to speak to a few local folk. 
And no, I don't mean a tourist shop. I mean a restaurant off the main road or a grocery store or marketplace visit. Sure, there may be tourists, but it has to do with making sure I spend a little time and money on the island I am visiting, not just at the hotel.


Oh - and of course, one more work file before I leave. Ha! Freelancers, take note - even a holiday weekend can have work hours built in, right before you go on vacation.
:)

How are you spending your Midsommar/Solstice/Weekend?
Goodmorneve and Coffee greetings, Giggleplus! 
Gotta get one more coffee in me before the children arrive.___

2014-06-10 12:07:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

Yesterday was productive - a trip to get my Migrationsverket ID and my Swedish ID replaced, plus find a strap for the Bearded Guy's camera, a short walk through the town and then back at home for working.
I'll get one of those in the mail within a week, the other one will have to be picked up in person in a couple of weeks.
Except for one small detail - I'm going away in less than two weeks!

Ah, well. At least one ID will have arrived and yes, I do have my passport, so travel won't be a problem. It's a minor annoyance. But these are the last pieces of the lost wallet to be replaced

I was too tired to be posting yesterday. Proof? I made a public post that should have been private to a company. When I realized it, there were already at least two comments on it - but in deleting the post (shameful to... more »

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

Yesterday was productive - a trip to get my Migrationsverket ID and my Swedish ID replaced, plus find a strap for the Bearded Guy's camera, a short walk through the town and then back at home for working.
I'll get one of those in the mail within a week, the other one will have to be picked up in person in a couple of weeks.
Except for one small detail - I'm going away in less than two weeks!

Ah, well. At least one ID will have arrived and yes, I do have my passport, so travel won't be a problem. It's a minor annoyance. But these are the last pieces of the lost wallet to be replaced

I was too tired to be posting yesterday. Proof? I made a public post that should have been private to a company. When I realized it, there were already at least two comments on it - but in deleting the post (shameful to make that mistake!), I forgot to note what the two comments were.
Piffle.

A little sleep, a little work and maybe I'm awake enough to post properly this afternoon?

Some things should just not be so easy to do.

How's your Tuesday?___

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2014-06-02 14:37:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

If you have not yet finished the book, the review isn't exactly at the right time, is it?

Well, this is what is on my Kindle Reader app right now, and I'm on Chapter 27, but I'm excited to see how it ends, and really looking forward to the evening reading time I have.

Thanks for writing it, +R.J. Blain  - another happy reader here.

And I promise the review will go up within a week of me finishing. I'm so horrible about posting my reviews!

If you have not yet finished the book, the review isn't exactly at the right time, is it?

Well, this is what is on my Kindle Reader app right now, and I'm on Chapter 27, but I'm excited to see how it ends, and really looking forward to the evening reading time I have.

Thanks for writing it, +R.J. Blain  - another happy reader here.

And I promise the review will go up within a week of me finishing. I'm so horrible about posting my reviews!___

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2014-05-30 23:37:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus! 
Sometimes, I take a day and leave my couch fortress.

I finally got to meet the puppy at a friend's house. We had a good day today - colored her hair, giggled like crazy, had some good food. The food? Because she can cook!

The puppy?
It's a Prazsky - a Prague Ratter. He's 9 months old now. When he first got to my friends, they could hold him in one hand. He's now about his full size. A whole 5 pounds, and all of it excitable and happy.

Photo taken by my friend - I possibly should have chosen one of the shots that showed the rest of my hair - because this makes me look like I have it all chopped off - it's all in a pony tail, hiding behind me.
And while I was there, I got messaged for work. Yup, still getting paid work coming in even while I'm not at home.

Friday was a pretty good... more »

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus! 
Sometimes, I take a day and leave my couch fortress.

I finally got to meet the puppy at a friend's house. We had a good day today - colored her hair, giggled like crazy, had some good food. The food? Because she can cook!

The puppy?
It's a Prazsky - a Prague Ratter. He's 9 months old now. When he first got to my friends, they could hold him in one hand. He's now about his full size. A whole 5 pounds, and all of it excitable and happy.

Photo taken by my friend - I possibly should have chosen one of the shots that showed the rest of my hair - because this makes me look like I have it all chopped off - it's all in a pony tail, hiding behind me.
And while I was there, I got messaged for work. Yup, still getting paid work coming in even while I'm not at home.

Friday was a pretty good day.___

2014-05-26 12:33:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

Got an app question for y'all today.
I'm going to redo the budget yet again, thanks to income adjustments around here and frankly, I'm exhausted with setting up the spreadsheet myself.
I know there has to be a better way. And I'm pretty sure there are a hundred apps for that.

On a Macbook laptop, a PC desktop and an Android Tablet - what budgeting program do y'all use, please?
Special points for handling costs as percentage of monthly payment.
Special points for auto-subtract when I pay the bill.

Or am I dreaming?

Thanks!

Goodmorneve and coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

Got an app question for y'all today.
I'm going to redo the budget yet again, thanks to income adjustments around here and frankly, I'm exhausted with setting up the spreadsheet myself.
I know there has to be a better way. And I'm pretty sure there are a hundred apps for that.

On a Macbook laptop, a PC desktop and an Android Tablet - what budgeting program do y'all use, please?
Special points for handling costs as percentage of monthly payment.
Special points for auto-subtract when I pay the bill.

Or am I dreaming?

Thanks!___

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2014-05-24 18:55:54 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s) 

So I tried out my new +OPI Products Neon Mini collection...

Please excuse the thumb, this really is after cleanup. I have no idea what went wrong with that.

A little disappointed with the white base - streaky! Maybe a drop of thinner would help?

Happy, Happy about the way the blue and yellow mixed so nicely for green. That answers +Carlos Jaen 's question. And I wonder how well the other colors would do, since the slight mottling for green turned out so well.

Overall, I will probably hold these for nubbins of fingers - sharing with the tiny nails of a dear friend, perhaps. Or maybe use a different white, or thin out this one. Love the Neon! Just a teensy Bit disappointed with the final look.

So I tried out my new +OPI Products Neon Mini collection...

Please excuse the thumb, this really is after cleanup. I have no idea what went wrong with that.

A little disappointed with the white base - streaky! Maybe a drop of thinner would help?

Happy, Happy about the way the blue and yellow mixed so nicely for green. That answers +Carlos Jaen 's question. And I wonder how well the other colors would do, since the slight mottling for green turned out so well.

Overall, I will probably hold these for nubbins of fingers - sharing with the tiny nails of a dear friend, perhaps. Or maybe use a different white, or thin out this one. Love the Neon! Just a teensy Bit disappointed with the final look.___

2014-05-23 12:47:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

It's market day in my little town. The carnival is on the main square, right outside my windows. There are no bird sounds (h/t to +jenella herring and her comment about listening to birds) because the only sounds really heard are the happily screaming children on the rides and the music being played.

The Bearded Guy had other music playing for a while, but now he is out for some time with the Pocket Viking - and the little guy might get to ride the carnival cars.

Little things are being thrown in my path - but I'm doing my best to use them as stepping stones to something resembling sanity.

On a bright note - the dishes are done.  :)

Goodmorneve and some more coffee, please, Giggleplus!
How's your weekend starting out?

It's market day in my little town. The carnival is on the main square, right outside my windows. There are no bird sounds (h/t to +jenella herring and her comment about listening to birds) because the only sounds really heard are the happily screaming children on the rides and the music being played.

The Bearded Guy had other music playing for a while, but now he is out for some time with the Pocket Viking - and the little guy might get to ride the carnival cars.

Little things are being thrown in my path - but I'm doing my best to use them as stepping stones to something resembling sanity.

On a bright note - the dishes are done.  :)

Goodmorneve and some more coffee, please, Giggleplus!
How's your weekend starting out?___

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2014-05-21 13:56:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s) 

After my wallet went missing, the Bearded Guy took me shopping. Along with a new Lush bubble bath bar, we found the OPI Neon Revolution Mini collection - at a cheaper price than anything I had found online. There is nail painting in my near future!

After my wallet went missing, the Bearded Guy took me shopping. Along with a new Lush bubble bath bar, we found the OPI Neon Revolution Mini collection - at a cheaper price than anything I had found online. There is nail painting in my near future!___

2014-05-19 09:20:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

What a weekend - 

Somewhere had their debut gig, opening for ACT in Stockholm. Five years in the making, and twice delaying their debut, they finally did it. When the videos are ready, then I might post the link - or let the Bearded Guy do it, since he's the one in the band, after all....

And at some point on Friday night (we think), that's when the wallet went missing.

At breakfast on Saturday morning, I managed a lovely burn on my arm from a hot water tap meant for tea. Lesson learned: the sweater is a nice way to increase the size of the burn, so taking it off right away would have been a better idea than leaving it on. 


Saturday, our intern (who was fabulously helpful to the band during the gig!), had a comics convention to attend - which meant a little shopping in town form... more »

Goodmorneve and Coffee Greetings, Giggleplus!

What a weekend - 

Somewhere had their debut gig, opening for ACT in Stockholm. Five years in the making, and twice delaying their debut, they finally did it. When the videos are ready, then I might post the link - or let the Bearded Guy do it, since he's the one in the band, after all....

And at some point on Friday night (we think), that's when the wallet went missing.

At breakfast on Saturday morning, I managed a lovely burn on my arm from a hot water tap meant for tea. Lesson learned: the sweater is a nice way to increase the size of the burn, so taking it off right away would have been a better idea than leaving it on. 


Saturday, our intern (who was fabulously helpful to the band during the gig!), had a comics convention to attend - which meant a little shopping in town for me. 
Yes, even with a wallet missing, I do have other cards available!

Home on Sunday, but that was NOT well-planned. Several hours of just waiting for the three of us, by the time we got back home, I could have taken a train home and back to town and still made our scheduled train. Blech.

Better planning next trip. I still haven't figured out where I went wrong on that scheduling. Usually, I'm close enough to times that we have an hour to wait for our train, not 5 hours!

Not the best weekend ever, but not a total loss.
And now I get the fun of finding out how to do a police report on a missing wallet - because one of the items in there was my Immigrant Visa Card for Sweden. <sigh>

But we are at home, I'll go downstairs to the bank in a little bit to speak to them about replacing the credit/debit cards... and I'll head over to the police station to start the process of reporting.

And - there's coffee!
Off for more coffee and figuring out my day.

How was your weekend?
:)___

2014-05-10 21:25:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Stress keeps sleep away.
I have to find a way to clear my head of the several dozen voices inside - none of which seem to be willing to rest just yet.

Two different kids, two different problems... waiting to hear the solution on one of them, and waiting for Monday to fix the solution for the other one.
Two moms, two issues - just waiting on the solutions...
The writer wants a direct conversation with the translator. Groovy! But based on the wording of the notes, it could get interesting. Send me all the "stay professional" vibes you can, please!

Husband, intern and household.... plus animals. 
Extended families...
Plus an upcoming gig which means overnights in "the big city" (Stockholm. We live in a tiny town here.) and all the accompanying preparations for that.

So sleep eludes me. I know there are supposed to be things one can... more »

Stress keeps sleep away.
I have to find a way to clear my head of the several dozen voices inside - none of which seem to be willing to rest just yet.

Two different kids, two different problems... waiting to hear the solution on one of them, and waiting for Monday to fix the solution for the other one.
Two moms, two issues - just waiting on the solutions...
The writer wants a direct conversation with the translator. Groovy! But based on the wording of the notes, it could get interesting. Send me all the "stay professional" vibes you can, please!

Husband, intern and household.... plus animals. 
Extended families...
Plus an upcoming gig which means overnights in "the big city" (Stockholm. We live in a tiny town here.) and all the accompanying preparations for that.

So sleep eludes me. I know there are supposed to be things one can do to clear an overactive mind... so far, those don't work for me.

The usually quieting mantra of "I've got this" is just out of reach this evening.

Does this mean I should forget it all and go paint my nails?
:)

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I will be professional. I will be firm. But I will be professional. ___

2014-05-08 02:21:11 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Script - nearly complete. The translation is finished, we're on the proofing step.

Intern - working out fabulously! 

House in general - well, let's just say that when proofing is over, some serious cleaning needs to be done. A good thing we aren't trying to cook right now or the kitchen would be worse.

Self: exhausted. Really wanting to go away for a week. Probably can't make it happen yet, but we'll see. There are so many other things hopping up in my way, getting a vacation just isn't really possible right now.

So yes, I am happy and sad at the same time. Mostly, things are good. It's the things just a little out of my direct control that are the bothersome part of all this.

How do you pull things into your control when you feel them slipping away? Oh - and without losing your mind?

:D

Script - nearly complete. The translation is finished, we're on the proofing step.

Intern - working out fabulously! 

House in general - well, let's just say that when proofing is over, some serious cleaning needs to be done. A good thing we aren't trying to cook right now or the kitchen would be worse.

Self: exhausted. Really wanting to go away for a week. Probably can't make it happen yet, but we'll see. There are so many other things hopping up in my way, getting a vacation just isn't really possible right now.

So yes, I am happy and sad at the same time. Mostly, things are good. It's the things just a little out of my direct control that are the bothersome part of all this.

How do you pull things into your control when you feel them slipping away? Oh - and without losing your mind?

:D___

2014-04-27 15:44:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

SCRIPTS!

Very nearly my favorite word now, I got a call from a client with a script translation for me to do. Yes, me. Not the Bearded Guy (though of course I can't do it completely without his input yet), but me!

There are only two weeks to do this, and 125 pages to do. I'm thrilled and excited.

Thank you to my screenwriting programs, though +Final Draft is my current go-to!, for being easy to use and mostly easy to set up for each client.

I should work this side-by-side with our current screenplay of the Bearded Guy's book, too, but honestly, I don't want any influence from either one bleeding into the other.
So our original is on the back burner, this translation is up front with me.

So happy ... paid work of the best kind... Scripts!

SCRIPTS!

Very nearly my favorite word now, I got a call from a client with a script translation for me to do. Yes, me. Not the Bearded Guy (though of course I can't do it completely without his input yet), but me!

There are only two weeks to do this, and 125 pages to do. I'm thrilled and excited.

Thank you to my screenwriting programs, though +Final Draft is my current go-to!, for being easy to use and mostly easy to set up for each client.

I should work this side-by-side with our current screenplay of the Bearded Guy's book, too, but honestly, I don't want any influence from either one bleeding into the other.
So our original is on the back burner, this translation is up front with me.

So happy ... paid work of the best kind... Scripts!___

2014-04-21 12:05:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

The Bearded Guy is finishing up a trip to Berlin, scouting locations. All by himself.

Yup, he's on a trip that takes him more than an hour away, living his preferred hostel life, meeting up with old friends and scouting around the city for business locations.
Today is day 7 of a 9-day trip.

He's being left to himself for mealtimes, daily schedule, medications... and so far, things seem to be going quite well. 
Aside from a small glitch last night, where it appears he has now lost his iPhone (that's going to be an annoyance to replace, but not the end of the world), he's been able to do a little work and still have a bit of energy for exploration and take care of himself while he's at it.

This is NOT vacation - this is work. 

I'm so pleased he's doing this. It's a little rough to be here and in a state of worry everyd... more »

The Bearded Guy is finishing up a trip to Berlin, scouting locations. All by himself.

Yup, he's on a trip that takes him more than an hour away, living his preferred hostel life, meeting up with old friends and scouting around the city for business locations.
Today is day 7 of a 9-day trip.

He's being left to himself for mealtimes, daily schedule, medications... and so far, things seem to be going quite well. 
Aside from a small glitch last night, where it appears he has now lost his iPhone (that's going to be an annoyance to replace, but not the end of the world), he's been able to do a little work and still have a bit of energy for exploration and take care of himself while he's at it.

This is NOT vacation - this is work. 

I'm so pleased he's doing this. It's a little rough to be here and in a state of worry every day... but my turn will come.


So which resort on Mallorca is the best for an all-inclusive hotel with a pool, internet (though that's actually optional) and reasonably good food so I don't have to think about anything?
Better to take a half-board... let them serve breakfast and one other meal and I have to sort out the third meal myself? Or is it better to do a true all-inclusive and have activities to choose from as well?

What would YOU choose for a truly restful week... no plans to work or explore, just be?___

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2014-04-17 12:58:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s) 

The Life of an Intern in my Office.

She is working on line item coding for the financials - but one of our animals thinks she is HIS minion.

The Life of an Intern in my Office.

She is working on line item coding for the financials - but one of our animals thinks she is HIS minion.___

2014-04-16 06:15:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and coffee greetings, Giggleplus!

I have been busy with training my intern. And life is good.

One of the requirements of having an intern is a 36-hour work week. She can spend some of those hours in seminars and meetings with her Job Coach, looking for other work, other education, etc., but it's up to me to find something that uses up this 36-hour work week.

As a freelancer, one thing we noticed was that we really only work for 6 hours a day. And frankly, I had that discussion with my Dad about 20 years ago - between breaks and lunch, chatter time and wasted time, an 8 or even 9 hour day at an office only gives about six hours of actual work.
So it wasn't a surprise to me.
However, the requirements are for 36 hours. So, I have started the "lecture time". An hour of each day covers instruction on becoming a freelancer and what is... more »

Goodmorneve and coffee greetings, Giggleplus!

I have been busy with training my intern. And life is good.

One of the requirements of having an intern is a 36-hour work week. She can spend some of those hours in seminars and meetings with her Job Coach, looking for other work, other education, etc., but it's up to me to find something that uses up this 36-hour work week.

As a freelancer, one thing we noticed was that we really only work for 6 hours a day. And frankly, I had that discussion with my Dad about 20 years ago - between breaks and lunch, chatter time and wasted time, an 8 or even 9 hour day at an office only gives about six hours of actual work.
So it wasn't a surprise to me.
However, the requirements are for 36 hours. So, I have started the "lecture time". An hour of each day covers instruction on becoming a freelancer and what is involved.
At some point, I'll have her do the research into start-up requirements in Sweden along with setting out a business plan.

The hard part of this - and I know the artists here will agree - is how to price your own product.
Low enough to sell, high enough to make a living. And that's not easy.

It's been a few years since I did serious instruction. And no, I am not trained as a teacher. It's helpful that my intern is a long-term family friend here. She already knows how we work, has been here socially and knows the layout of the home, is friends with the animals, etc. 

Intern!

What else do I need to teach her so that she is employable at another company, or knows enough to start her own?

How do you decide these things?

It's a good start for a 3-month program that could extend to six months or even a part-time paying position from me.___

2014-04-09 13:44:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Three thirty in the afternoon - in the middle of a paid work project, in the middle of wracking my brain over how to do part of this intern teaching, in the middle of housework, in the middle of unpaid projects... just in the middle today.

On the bright - or at least shady side - Intern officially begins at 10 tomorrow morning. Yay!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Time to finish... something. Anything!

Three thirty in the afternoon - in the middle of a paid work project, in the middle of wracking my brain over how to do part of this intern teaching, in the middle of housework, in the middle of unpaid projects... just in the middle today.

On the bright - or at least shady side - Intern officially begins at 10 tomorrow morning. Yay!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Time to finish... something. Anything!___

2014-04-08 15:58:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Yay! And Yay again!

Have received word that the internship is cleared, pending signatures on paperwork which will happen on Wednesday.

Now - what am I allowed to ask my intern to do and what is forbidden?

Yay! And Yay again!

Have received word that the internship is cleared, pending signatures on paperwork which will happen on Wednesday.

Now - what am I allowed to ask my intern to do and what is forbidden?___

2014-04-08 02:12:43 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Summer intern? 
It might actually happen!

Goodmorneve and coffee greetings, Giggleplus!

I've been to our local job bank - in Sweden it's called Arbetsfömedlingen - along with our favorite local art student. I want to give her a summer internship.

I want to use her education skills in several ways.
And I'll teach her what I know about the paperwork side of a business.

We already know of a couple of sticking points. As freelancers, we generally put in a 6-hour work day. Well they want it to be an 8-hour day. Sure, we have the 8-hour day from time to time, but it's not normal for us.
That's 10 hours a week we have to fill somehow. It's possible they will allow some of her Job Coach requirements to be filled that way... as in, they will want her to continue looking for other work, attend Job Coach meetings, that kind oft... more »

Summer intern? 
It might actually happen!

Goodmorneve and coffee greetings, Giggleplus!

I've been to our local job bank - in Sweden it's called Arbetsfömedlingen - along with our favorite local art student. I want to give her a summer internship.

I want to use her education skills in several ways.
And I'll teach her what I know about the paperwork side of a business.

We already know of a couple of sticking points. As freelancers, we generally put in a 6-hour work day. Well they want it to be an 8-hour day. Sure, we have the 8-hour day from time to time, but it's not normal for us.
That's 10 hours a week we have to fill somehow. It's possible they will allow some of her Job Coach requirements to be filled that way... as in, they will want her to continue looking for other work, attend Job Coach meetings, that kind of thing. They may say either it's an 8-hour day or we have to put her in a different "label" of hiring. Give her what amounts to part-time work only. 


But is it proper use of a summer intern to just be my general PA for those other 10 hours? Opening the mail, sorting the paperwork aside from the actual tax papers, printouts of everything else we handle around here?
Is it valid to show the "housework is included in your day" side of a freelancer?

Still so many questions - I hope her Coach calls back during the day on Tuesday and we can get her started!___

2014-04-01 21:14:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Goodmorneve and yes, I am having coffee at 11 p.m. at night, Giggleplus!

Busy all the time - and finally got in a package from China I'd been waiting for.

So now that I have some new nail art supplies, why aren't I posting any new photos? Well, it's like this....

I also got a remote control for my camera. And we had a few days of opening packages of items that have come for the Pocket Viking. Then I broke two nails and I'm trying to get a grip on work and and and and .... Yeah, excuses. Lots of them.

For now, my nails are chopped short, the camera and equipment are in the closet and the nail art is all put away. We're having company tomorrow night and again on the weekend.

I don't want to have my artwork or camera out and in the way of guests. And there's still so much to do in the way of paperwork (because it's TAX TIME,... more »

Goodmorneve and yes, I am having coffee at 11 p.m. at night, Giggleplus!

Busy all the time - and finally got in a package from China I'd been waiting for.

So now that I have some new nail art supplies, why aren't I posting any new photos? Well, it's like this....

I also got a remote control for my camera. And we had a few days of opening packages of items that have come for the Pocket Viking. Then I broke two nails and I'm trying to get a grip on work and and and and .... Yeah, excuses. Lots of them.

For now, my nails are chopped short, the camera and equipment are in the closet and the nail art is all put away. We're having company tomorrow night and again on the weekend.

I don't want to have my artwork or camera out and in the way of guests. And there's still so much to do in the way of paperwork (because it's TAX TIME, that's why!) and general tidy-up-the-place that I don't feel I have all that much time to play.
Except of course with my new wired XBox controller. Plug it into the MacBook and play on the Steam account with the Bearded Guy. That's fun right now.

That's about all the fun there is right now.

The rest of it is still normal - order for the kids/grandkids online and have to take a call to verify it's actually me using my card... thanks a lot, stores. A college kid with a dental emergency and needs a few more bucks on his account to cover the meds... yeah, that's expected. And keep in touch with people going every which way? Hahahahahahahaha.

I'm still trying to plan a trip for me, I'm still planning a trip to Berlin for the Bearded Guy and I'm just now sitting down to a new project due in 10 days. So very grateful for the paid projects, so far behind on the unpaid projects....

Yeah, it's all good. And I miss y'all - but I'm here long enough to read a little. Sometimes.

What's keeping you from online time?___

2014-03-12 13:08:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

I am trying to convince the Bearded Guy to go outside for me. Never mind that the store is right across the way. Never mind that it's nail polish remover I need to go get. The point of this is to not get out of my couch fortress just yet.

So far, it's not working.
<giggle>

Some things, you simply just must do.

This may be one of them.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I'm missing a few people's posts around here... how much time do you spend searching through the names to find out if someone is still here, still online?

I am trying to convince the Bearded Guy to go outside for me. Never mind that the store is right across the way. Never mind that it's nail polish remover I need to go get. The point of this is to not get out of my couch fortress just yet.

So far, it's not working.
<giggle>

Some things, you simply just must do.

This may be one of them.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I'm missing a few people's posts around here... how much time do you spend searching through the names to find out if someone is still here, still online?___

2014-03-11 13:13:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Too awake for sleep, too tired to do anything constructive.

There really was more I wanted to get done while the Bearded Guy is away until later today, but it's nice to just sit here.

When so much is running through your head, how do you sort out the important stuff? There's trivia flying around in my head, music that won't come out, a story to be told, stuff to be done around the apartment, family to worry over and bills to be paid. So why am I simply unable to start on anything? 

Oh, I know - 

Goodmorneve and will somebody please refill this coffee?.
Hiyas, Giggleplus

Yeah, it's that kind of a day.

Too awake for sleep, too tired to do anything constructive.

There really was more I wanted to get done while the Bearded Guy is away until later today, but it's nice to just sit here.

When so much is running through your head, how do you sort out the important stuff? There's trivia flying around in my head, music that won't come out, a story to be told, stuff to be done around the apartment, family to worry over and bills to be paid. So why am I simply unable to start on anything? 

Oh, I know - 

Goodmorneve and will somebody please refill this coffee?.
Hiyas, Giggleplus

Yeah, it's that kind of a day.___

2014-03-10 11:57:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

I need my Giggleplus scientists on this one:

If you do not bite the ice, then would you describe this as having eaten ice or having drank the ice?

My daughter asked it as a grammar question, but I think it's a science question.

Goodmorneve, and evidently I need more coffee for this one!

I need my Giggleplus scientists on this one:

If you do not bite the ice, then would you describe this as having eaten ice or having drank the ice?

My daughter asked it as a grammar question, but I think it's a science question.

Goodmorneve, and evidently I need more coffee for this one!___

2014-03-08 07:43:30 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Hey. What happened to my cover photo? And I can't change it right now.

Aw, phooey. Guess I'll have to wait and put it back later.

So what's the update that caused this?

Hey. What happened to my cover photo? And I can't change it right now.

Aw, phooey. Guess I'll have to wait and put it back later.

So what's the update that caused this?___

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