I'm starting to get into a Halloween spirit. It must be because I'll be visiting my grandson this weekend. My costume will be a human banana. I know it's sort of strange but Miles loves bananas so hopefully he won't get scared.
I hope you enjoy this cartoon I found.
I was going through some old notes when I came across this sheet of good advice. I copied it from one or more places but I neglected to put down the sources.
GOAL DETAILS & ADVICE
1. Choose goals by importance & priority considering limited time & energy.
2. Quality & effectiveness of effort more important than the amount of time spent on a goal.
3. Appreciate the experience as you do it: enjoy present moment flow & spirituality.
4. Avoid getting it over with & out of the way just so you can move on to next task which only leads to being in a rut and not appreciating what you have, always wanting more.
To keep or improve the quality of your life; evaluate how you feel about your activities:
I. IF YOU ENJOY SOMETHING:
a. MAINTAIN: Do it regularly.
b. FREQUENCY: Do it more often.
b. ENHANCE: Improve how you do it. Make it more effective.
c. EXPAND: Do more activities like it.
II. IF YOU DISLIKE SOMETHING:
a. AVOID IT:
If you can’t avoid it
b. CHANGE IT:
- Improve it to make it more acceptable. Change how you do it.
If you can’t
- Look at it from a different perspective. Find what is good about doing it.
If you can't
- Accept it, finish it & move on to something you like.
1. Save or make larger blocks of time for your priorities.
2. For the rest use a flexible to-do list.
3. Plan for just 50% or less of your time. With only 50 percent of your time planned you will have the flexibility to handle interruptions and the unplanned "emergency."
4. When you expect to be interrupted schedule routine tasks.
5. Ask yourself “what is the most important thing I can be doing with my time right now?"
6. If you like, make 1 day a month or so a "goof-off" day to relax.
Under the pine trees on the right side of the yard my wife Lynette pointed out these mushrooms growing. I went back inside for my camera.
I like the way the stem seems to glow.
I wonder what the marks on top are.
Here's the link:
Online Image Editor - Pixlr Express - Autodesk Pixlr
Here's a view of the controls.
I like it because it's free with no need to join anything.
You can use this editor then later use another one on the same photo. Like FotoFlexer.
Maybe they'er not as good as professional programs but they are easy to learn and more than enough for almost all types of photographs.
Here's my other post about photo editors:
Free On-Line Photo Editor- FotoFlexer
FotoFlexer - The world's most advanced online photo editor
I thought you might like to know about it. It must be free because of the advertisements, just like on TV.
These are a few effects:
This time I used it to make some simple variations on a photo I took from the roof of my brother's home.
You can do much more. It's free. You can join and sign in if you want but you don't have to. I did not.
There's too much color here, like a cartoon drawing.
These two are also cartoon-like.
This is a good old sepia tone.
This one looks like a hand drawing to me.
This "hand drawing" has more color, isn't as nice for me.
You can also do more serious things like cropping, retouch images to smooth wrinkles, work with layers of images, re-size, change exposure, etc.
It may not be as sophisticated as a professional program but it's not bad.
I found another program I'll show you in my next blog.
This photo was taken from behind my local Post Office.I wonder how much thought went into designing this reinforcement for the steps.
It looks like something I would have built when I graduated from kindergarten!