Ten Cents Worth September 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 1:15 pm

1. The most important words in the English language are please, thanks, and sorry. If you can learn to use them regularly, your life will go more smoothly, you’ll have less need to make excuses, and people will like you better. Use them, and mean them.

2. Christians: when sharing your faith, ask yourself what your goal is. Do you want to win an argument, or do you want to help someone to know God? Putting the other person in his place will rarely soften his heart.

3. People you like will sometimes be wrong, and people you dislike will sometimes be right. Listen, and think, before forming your opinion.

4. Don’t assume that people are stupid if they don’t believe what you believe or know what you know. It’s usually better to overestimate them than to underestimate them.

5. Keep a toolbox with basic tools. Every home should have at least two screwdrivers (flat head and phillips), a hammer, needle nose pliers, a box of nails, and a box of screws. If you are moving into your first apartment, buy these tools before you buy a television set.

6. Education is worthwhile for its own sake. Many people will tell you it isn’t worth it unless it will get you a career, but they’re wrong. Whether you go to college or not, spend your whole life learning.

7. Intelligence is not the same thing as superiority. You are not better than those who are less knowledgeable or less intelligent than yourself. You are not inferior to those who are more knowledgeable or more intelligent. You have value because you are a human being. So do all other humans, from the rocket scientist to the disabled baby.

8. Have patience. This life is short, and what is to come is eternal.

9. Avoid credit. It isn’t worth the stress or the self-deceit.

10. Give kindness. It doesn’t cost you anything to say a kind word or help someone out, but it can turn around the whole day for the other person.

Go ahead and post your own Ten Cents Worth, either here or on your own blog. If you post on your blog, please post the url to your post here in the comments.


Everydae is Sundae October 31, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 11:23 am

Or it will be, soon. My apologies to the two or three readers who have glanced at both blogs, but I’m about to begin the process of shutting down Carmel Everydae and moving its contents gradually over here. The reason? I didn’t have the energy to keep up two blogs and actually try to get readers. And if nobody is reading, it would be easier to use a diary. I never really did anything to announce the other blog, so few people wandered over there. So if you are one of the few who was curious enough to see what I was posting over there (mostly money savers, helpful hints, and other Heloisey type things, I apologize for reposting here what you’ve read there. But the plus side is that it will increase the frequency of posting here.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled laundry.


Arte y Pico August 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 3:19 pm

I don’t see it, I’ll start by saying that; but it’s awfully flattering. Sharon at The Bird’s Nest awarded me with the Arte y Pico award. Flattering, especially, because I am so inspired by her posts so frequently. (She probably doesn’t realize this, because more often than not I have my hands full of baby when I hit the blogosphere, so I don’t comment much.) All I can say is thank you!

Here’s how it works:
1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.
2. Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog by so everyone can view it
3. Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4. The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the “Arte y pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. Please post these rules.

Now the fun part… passing the award on:
Jeff at The Curt Jester
Christine at Ramblings of a Catholic Soccer Mom
Waiter at Waiter rant
Jennifer at Conversion Diary (formerly Et Tu?)
Julie at Happy Catholic


Calling Light Bloggers April 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 7:24 am

I had this idea I thought I’d share. Do you who blog ever feel like it’s a little bit solitary? I know I do. Sometimes I wish I had a more interactive experience in the blogosphere. I see others sharing a sense of community, and occasionally I feel left out; and I don’t have time, with homeschooling, a new baby, and a hubbie working two jobs, to chase after all the blogs I enjoy.

What I was thinking is that I’d like to start a group venture, an email group for a few bloggers who would like to share posts and discuss them, and whoever else wants to follow those blogs. The blog posts of maybe three to five bloggers would automatically post to the email group, and would be immediately available for discussion, not just “comments.”

If you might be interested in such a group, please let me know. What I’m looking for is bloggers who do not post heavily… blogs that average less than one post a day. The blogs should also have the sort of posts that read well in text only, though that only needs to apply to the majority of posts. It’s a chance, basically, for people who are not “big” bloggers to get their posts read.

As for non bloggers, yes, I would like them too. It takes more than just bloggers to keep a discussion group alive. Anyone who is interested in this, please contact me at carmelsundae (at) gmail (dot) com. I really hope this idea can take off!