Tuesday, February 3, 2015


***You know how it feels when you're anxious about something, and it feels like pressure starts in your stomach and moves up through your chest? That was my morning. My 88-year-old mother wanted to go and pay her bill at Kohl's and look around. I told her yesterday I would pick her up and take her - her driving is beginning to concern me and I don't like to let her drive if I can help it. Besides, by the time 9:00 rolls around I've been at it for about 6 hours, so I'm ready for a break. I figure I can spare an hour for my mama. I got up this morning not feeling well, but I didn't want to disappoint her. Well, I got there and she had forgotten. Bless her cute little heart, she was still sitting there in her jammies. I could tell she wanted to go, so I waited for her to get dressed. She remembered she had some prescriptions to pick up, so we did that first, then she wanted to fill my car up for me, so we did that, then we finally made it to Kohl's. Mom likes to mosey. I was starting to get a little antsy because it had been over an hour and she was still looking at bras. I didn't want to rush her, though, so I didn't let on. After a stop for coffee on the way home, I finally got her in the house and settled in. Long story short (too late), I was gone for two hours and in full I-need-a-Prozac mode. Fortunately, when checking my emails nothing urgent had come up. There were some requests, but being gone so long didn't hurt my day too badly. I fortunately have the best transcriptionists ever working for me who were diligently working while I was gone.

I take mom some coffee and a paper every morning and check on her, and most days I'm over there again in the afternoon. I'm aware that I don't have that many more years to be with her, and I want to make sure I spend as much time with her as possible.

***Haven't we heard this before?

"The six-year, $478 billion infrastructure plan would provide a 33 percent increase in funding for big, new public works projects," the NYT reports.

Quite aside from the problem of new taxes on business, what bothers me here is that Obama's old and extremely expensive "stimulus" package — back in '09 — was presented as a transformation of the "infrastructure" — with lots of talk of roads and bridges — but where are all those improvements we were gulled into thinking we were getting for our money?

Oh, but this time they really, really promise to spend it as they promise. Right.

***How to stay focused and become successful as an entrepreneur.
 Several ideas from those who have done it.

"My number one goal is to surround myself with people much smarter and more talented then myself. You could say there is nothing special about me in terms of skills and you would probably be right. I’m just insanely persistent.
If you really want to start a business, the first step is to find something you are passionate about and then solve a problem within that industry."

"There are a number of things you can do. For starters, you have to put yourself in the right mindset. Don’t be held down by what you’ve been like in the past, one of the main keys to success, which is often underestimated, is personal growth and development. "

Lots of good ideas.

***Scott Walker faces a media minefield. Of course he does. The media are an arm of the Democrat party, so they'll do their level best to bring him down.


***Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. ~~ Joe Theissmann

***Have a great day!

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