seasonal arrangements

haiku for today:

sap-sticky fingers

fern fronds shelter red berries

balsam joy bouquets

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So much to learn…

I’ve been trying to add a Twitter button with my name and count the above to my sidebar, along with my 3 most recent tweets — and I’ve been flunking.  and flunking.  and flunking.

But calmly flunking, which is something I take pride in. It takes a lot to really ruffle me when it comes to minor glitches with technology. This is quite contrary to a few years ago when nearly every little glitch spiraled into panic.

I have learned a lot. I will continue to do so. But maybe not tonight 🙂

I’m learning, too, that I should not wait until late at night to write my daily posts.  So new discipline required — to begin earlier in the day.  I know I should be able to learn how to write a few posts ahead and then schedule them for delayed publishing.  But at this point I want the daily discipline. Brain burnout tonight. . .

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A favorite pastime of mine is floral arranging. Today I prepared three arrangements of fragrant evergreens, replete with pine cones, red berries, tiny adornments, dried flowers, balsam, white pine, holly, juniper, more.

Tomorrow I will deliver them!

holiday ‘holly-days’ and traditions. . .

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book review: The Twitter Job Search Guide

haiku for today:

cherry blossoms flout

the season ~ showy in late

November shadows

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An unseasonably balmy day today.  November 28th and no need even for a sweater!  And, yes, several cherry trees in bloom, an odd sight for this time of year in Charlottesville, Virginia!

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Confession:  I have an overdue book on loan from the local library.

Recommendation: The Twitter Job Search Guide [Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, Deb Dib]

If you are, if you know of someone who is seeking a job, seeking a change in jobs, seeking to hire, seeking to help encourage and assist anyone who is job-hunting, teaching / facilitating job interview classes then I highly recommend this book!

The link above will let you preview some pages.  I’ve been ‘devouring’ chapters here and there, rereading (re-skimming) and jotting down new notes with each read.

I will (I must) return this book tomorrow and gladly pay the 75 cent fee I’ll owe.

I have ordered my own copy.

The book is inviting, accessible, clearly outlined and cross-linked, chock-full of quick and easy-to-follow tips (many of which are not very relevant to my immediate interests / needs, many of which are very relevant.  Explore the book cover to cover or seek out the chapters that appeal most to you.

I may just order extras as gifts.  A very worthwhile resource for those of us who still like “book-books” even if the topic is technology-related!