For you, daughter, I weave
Satin ribbons in your shining waves
God’s very mind there nestled under turquoise, fuschia and tangerine
Laces to hold your feet
Earth binds you there with Her newest green velvet and most ancient sandy canvas
I weave cotton, silk
Steel when needed
To protect your strong back
Warp and wefts of bone
Growing to hold tools of your own
The flight feather to your wing
Adding branch to the nest inside
Walk fair and far, my Lady
I weave dreams of you
Of the love you will find and give
Of the work and wisdom you will live
That you are clothed in the dream you stitch for yourself
Memories for us
Talking breath to eardrum
Four Arms a tangled basket
Art, science, home and the public square
In our clutch
I am your weaver bird
With my finest loom
The one my weaver bird gave me
Superstar employees will leave you no matter what you do to keep them.
The activity you reward will get done.
People motivate themselves.
Disrespect is the #1 grounds for dismissal.
Few people will take responsibility for their results until they have exhausted all opportunities to blame someone else.
Praise in public; critique in private.
Not all problems can be fixed.
Training is expensive, but stupid employees are more expensive.
4 Ways to Smarter Decisions:
- Wait until the last minute-but not a minute later. If you're not going to do anything differently tomorrow by making a decision today, then wait.
- Don't be afraid to argue. Conflict is good as long as it's resolved quickly. On tough issues, agree first on what the question is and write it down.
- Make the right decision, not the best decision. If you wait for the best, it may never get decided. If there are 10 ways to do something, 8 of them will probably work. So pick one and get going.
- Disagree-and then commit. Everyone should be heard but once decided, you shouldn't be able to tell who was for or who was against.
3 1/2C all purpose flour
1 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soday
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (grind your own, sister)
1/2 tsp salt
2 lg eggs, lightly beaten
1 C sour cream
1 C cooked mashed sweet potato
Vegetable oil for frying (that's right honeychild)
In medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a large bowl combine eggs, sour cream and sweet potato. Gradually add flour mixture-stir to combine.
Turn dough onto a heavily floured surface. Knead in flour with hands as needed (dough will be sticky).
On a side note-I'm getting a migraine right now. My usual MO (for when I can't lay down in the dark) is 2 aspirin and a diet coke and pushing the fleshy pressure point between my thumb and first finger. I also just self massage my head, neck and shoulders and think happy thoughts. K-can't see the words I'm writing very well now. Gotta go. Luckily work will be slow todaydue to the weather.