Essential Blogger: 10 Easy Steps To Grow Your Site

Head’s Up, Buttercups: UPDATED INFO for 2017! Let’s grow! From time to time, I get questions about blogging or site production, as in how to grow a site or blog. Today, I’ll give you a peek behind the velvet ropes (snort) and give you OMT’s! method o’madness. Lots of bloggers blog with the thought that […]

Kickin’ The Bucket List

My confession: I don’t have a Bucket List. My confession expanded: I don’t see the need for a Bucket List. My confession to its conclusion: Bucket Lists seem constricting to my sensibilities. Yes, I know!  Having a spread sheet in Excel of ALL THE THINGS for a Bucket List is very chic, very hip. Meh. […]

foodgawker: Is It Still Worth The Effort?

My adventure in submitting to foodgawker (they don’t capitalize their name for all who just started twitching) began May 30th, 2013.  After more rejection than acceptance, I began to wonder if having my photographs featured on their site was still worth my failing efforts. The Photographs (note: all of the following photos have text, but […]

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog month!  Yep, these sweet babies get an entire month of love and why not?  They need us; we need them.  Get to adopting! Every single dog we have brought into our home has been a shelter baby, or a foster, as in Dexter’s case. Dexter, oh our sweet Dexter. […]

Heel Cup Tutorial: Dealing With Heel Pain

Y’all know I’m a lifelong runner.  I’m like Forrest Gump; once I started, I just kept going.  As I lifer, I’ve had injuries along the way, one of which was thought to be fat pad atrophy.  I know, I laughed too. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: You Are NOT Your Failures, Losses or Tragedies

When you get to be my age you’ve had your share of failures, losses and tragedies.  Some of them may leave scars that never fully close.  Some of them are brought back to you by a seemingly innocuous reminder, years after you thought you had firmly dealt with the pain.  Some of them embarrass, torment, […]

5 Easy Steps to Find Focus

How’s your to-do list looking?  How high is your laundry pile?  Does the idea of staying focused long enough to plan anything, a party, a meal, a day with friends make you want to collapse into a nap?  Are your eyebrows squinched together in annoyance, just reading this?  Yeah, I know how you feel. I’m […]

I’m. Sorry.

Two small words.  Immeasurably large impact. I’m sorry.  So simple.  So eloquent.  So rarely offered. Why is that? Why is it when some have harmed us, intentionally or not, literally or not, gleefully or not, they find it difficult to say, “I’m sorry.” Why is that so damned hard? Here’s what I want when I’m […]

Everything Good Needs Time

In my mountains of research that I do for post ideas, I came across this gem: 9 Rules for Success by British Novelist Amelia E. Barr, 1901 6. “Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always […]

The Best Advice No One Ever Gave Me

In the last year, as Sweet E has grown, I keep finding myself telling Husband, “I need to tell Boy/Girl _____.  No one ever told me that and I wished they had.” The best advice no one ever gave me, but would have been gratefully received, was that we’d make it through whatever calamity or […]

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