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TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Velo Vodka

17 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to women in business.

Today, I met Velo Vodka. Actually, I met the owner and founder, Coleen Riley Eyges.

I have to admit, I’m not really a fan of vodka but I am absolutely a fan of women-owned businesses. I met Coleen tonight while we were stocking up on wine for the holiday week ahead. Not only did we #Connect around her story and how she started this business, but she also showed me a photo of her best friend who, as it turns out, looks a lot like me. A doppelganger sort of connection!

As far as the vodka goes, the label is gorgeous and I have to admit the taste is very smooth. If you are a vodka lover, or just want to support women in business (or a Massachusetts-based product too), pick up this bottle and give it a try.

Say hello to Velo and making new connections.

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Beary Cute

16 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to crafts.

A coworker gave me this adorable little bear today – which she made! She is so crafty and this little bear is so cute! I love seeing people #Connect with their incredible talents and share them with others.

What’s your hidden talent?

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Boosted

15 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to being boosted.

As in my booster shot. It’s done! It almost didn’t happen.

I arrived an hour late to my appointment today and apologized profusely to the pharmacist. She was more than cordial and kind as she reassured me that it would be okay and they would still honor my appointment.

Then she asked me for my confirmation number.

My email wouldn’t #Connect to the internet.

So then she had to look me up in the system and guess what?

My appointment was yesterday.

Not only was I an hour late for my appointment — I was a DAY and an hour late. We both had a good laugh and then I got a quick jab in the arm. No good deed goes unpunished.

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Be Happy

14 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to happiness.

My mug says it all — “think happy. be happy” and while the holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and #Connections and I know I go on and on about how much I love the holidays, I also know for some people it’s hard to stay happy during these times.

(By they way, did you know there is a word that means fear of holidays? Heortophobia, from the Greek “herote,” meaning holiday, is an irrational fear of holidays.)

Sometimes I wonder if we should just say “be here” instead of be happy. No matter how you feel, here’s to #connecting to the present.

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Holiday Movies

13 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to holiday movies. Tonight we are watching Home Alone.

It’s maybe the only holiday movie that Justin will watch WITH me… except for Elf and Die Hard of course.

The other ones he makes fun of (and I don’t really blame him). I have to admit, I love them, all of them. I #Connect with the idea of Christmas stories. The good ones, the bad ones, the really, really, really sappy, corny ones.

I think I just love Christmas. OR maybe I just love Christmas movies. I mean, can you escape them in the month of December? Do you want to?

More tomorrow,

(P.S. if you like Home Alone, you will love The Movies That Made Us on Netflix with the entire scoop on how the movie was made).

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – New Glasses

12 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to my new glasses and Sex And The City.

When I picked up my new glasses this week the optician said she just saw “one of the girls” on Sex and the City wearing a pair of glasses that look just like this.

So today while watching the newest installment of SATC and laughing about the “readers” that each cast member had sitting on their noses while ordering from a restaurant menu (the show is really exploring the age side of things and FYI bring tissues if you are going to watch!) I realized — those are the glasses on Sarah Jessica Parker.

So, to be fair, they are not exactly the same. But both do have oversized frames and a gold tone.

Does this count as a #Connection to Carrie Bradshaw?

(But for the record, I’m pretty sure Carrie would never be caught in an oversized Martha’s Vineyard sweatshirt and sweatpants which I am rocking in this photo.)

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Ice Cream

11 Dec

Today’s blog is dedicated to ice cream.

Not just any ice cream but chocolate ice cream with fudge and brownies! I mean, how can you turn down chocolate ice cream with fudge brownie?

Thank you, Ben and Jerry. It might be the best connection of the week!

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Friday Questions

10 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to a question.

In the spirit of #Connecting, here is another question from the psychologist Arthur Aron.

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

For me, I sang in the shower this morning. (Well, I hummed. Does that count?) I honestly can’t remember the last time I sang out loud to someone else. Maybe I need to remedy that this weekend?

What about you?

Here are all the questions, in downloadable format, if you want to skip ahead!

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Define Naughty

9 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to the biggest question of the holiday season.

As we #Connect with the holidays the question arises… “Are you naughty or nice?”

Take a moment to reflect on the question. Then give yourself a pat on the back for just making it this far this year… which I think is pretty nice.

More tomorrow,

TP365/Year 10:: Connections – Crochet Hooks

8 Dec

Today’s post is dedicated to crochet hooks.

There’s so much to say about #Connecting yarn over and over again until it creates a human-sized blanket. It shows the power of persistence, taking one step (or loop) at a time.

It’s a good lesson to keep going, keep at it, and keep on keeping on.

More tomorrow,

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