Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Laurie's Cobalt World Blog Has Moved

I've finally bitten the bullet to learn how to host my own blog. So I've moved it to my own website. Yikes! What an adventure.

For those of you who have subscribed to this blog as a feed, please take a moment to visit the new blog and subscribe to the feed there. Then you can delete the feed to this site.

If you haven't subscribed to the feed, now's a great time to do it. If you use Yahoo! or Google as your homepage, there's a simple button to push to get you started. It only takes a minute or so to set up. Then the titles to new posts will show up on your homepage just like the news or other items you have included in your customized homepage. You won't miss one that way and neither will you have to drop by just to see if there's something new.

There's also a more generic option available for those who use neither of these for their home pages.

The blog posts that were here have been moved to the new blog. New posting is already underway over there.

I hope that all of you will visit me frequently at


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pamper Yourself At Breakfast

Yesterday, I was making myself one of my favorite breakfasts. I was enjoying the anticipation of having something delicious when disaster struck. Okay, that was a little overly dramatic for breakfast. Let me rephrase. I was disappointed to realize that I was out of a main ingredient.

I teach my children to read their recipe first and make sure that they have all of the ingredients before they begin cooking. I wish I could follow my own advice better!

One of my favorite breakfasts is steel cut oats with apricots and almonds. I was out of apricots. They really make all of the difference in this dish.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Family Night Helps Me Balance

I'm reading four books right now - a book on ecommerce, a book of etiquette, War and Peace (it's great!), and 91 Mistakes Smart Salespeople Make by Tim Connor, bestselling author of Soft Sell. The first third of the book is strictly about attitude and it applies to everyone, not just salespeople.

Mistake #20 is "Being out of Balance." The author divides our lives into eleven areas:

  1. family
  2. work
  3. finances
  4. friends
  5. social relationships
  6. spirituality
  7. self-development
  8. physical well-being
  9. personal interests
  10. career interests
  11. fun

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