The Joyette Crone-icals

12 Days “After” Christmas vs. 12 Days “After” Halloween

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in The Joyette Crone-icals | 1 comment

12 Days “After” Christmas vs. 12 Days “After” Halloween

This morning, for the first time in a very long time, I slept in. It was nothing compared to my glorious teenage years where I would sleep until noon, but it felt good to not have to jump out of bed and be somewhere or do some particular task that depended on my promptness. The problem this morning was… it was still DARK when my feet hit the floor at 7:30am. Even the dog was giving me the one-eyed look of “lets go back to sleep”. Wait a minute. Haven’t we passed the winter solstice? Aren’t the days starting to be longer? What the heck? (Actually, after a momentary nerdy relapse on...

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How to get your kids to cook for you

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Our Blog, The Joyette Crone-icals | 2 comments

How to get your kids to cook for you

One of the few advantage of being a middle-aged woman is the ability to look at life through a rear view mirror. One of the few things I DID do right parenting (the total-BOTCH column is much longer, trust me!) was making my boys responsible for cooking for the family one night a week. As adults, both have told me that they appreciate being able to feed themselves and feed themselves WELL. Being able to cook is an essential life skill that is practical and also saves money. Meal planning and budgeting are important parts of cooking for a family and are no longer gender specific in the modern...

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10.5.14 Gratitude Post

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in In the Community, The Joyette Crone-icals | 0 comments

10.5.14 Gratitude Post

Sunday Morning Gratitude Post 10/5/14 It seems like forever since I had the chance to sit down on a Sunday morning and physically write a gratitude post. In an effort to avoid letting perfection get in the way of the good, I’m just going to set my timer for 10 minutes and type out all the things that spark in my brain. If there is one thing I have learned in my old age, it is there is more than one way to get things done. Ready. Set. GO! There’s more than one way to skin a cat >>> My father had a cliché for everything >>> I inherited my father’s gift of having a cliché for...

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Back to School – Gratitude Post 8.10.14

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in The Joyette Crone-icals | 0 comments

Back to School – Gratitude Post 8.10.14

Gratitude Post One of the drawbacks of working in retail is being immersed in the “next season”. While everyone else in Lancaster County (and the rest of ‘Merica) is scurrying to get ready for fall and back to school, I have already started stressing out about getting Divine Consign ready for Christmas. My attention is NOT applied to the “present” crisis of getting ready (or helping others get ready) for back to school. I find this really frustrating because I usually try to practice “living in the now”. When we spend time worrying (what will I do?) or lamenting (what did I forget?) we...

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Cousins, caution & confidence – 8.3.15 gratitude post

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in The Joyette Crone-icals | 1 comment

Cousins, caution & confidence – 8.3.15 gratitude post

During the summer of 1982, the year I got my drivers permit, my cousin landed on our doorstep and stayed for two weeks. He was a fascinating creature to me. At the time he was on a personal journey (what I now know is called a “walk-about”) and having just left the Navy, was full of inner turmoil and full of philosophical angst. I remember following him like a puppy. 1. Because I was bored. 2. Because he talked honestly with me. He listened when I talked, asked questions, and answered mine sincerely. Up until this visit, we had shared a few holiday dinners in the same room...

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Sunday Morning Gratitude Post – 6.1.14 – Pay it forward

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in The Joyette Crone-icals | 0 comments

Sunday Morning Gratitude Post – 6.1.14 – Pay it forward

Sunday gratitude post 6/1/14 This week seemed to be packed with weirdnesses.  Okay… so spell-check is telling me that isn’t a real word but weirdness-es seems to fit better than just weirdness because this week I seemed to have had more than my share of unrelated episodes of head scratchers.  I won’t bore you with a detailed account of each individual story (Lord knows I’m wordy enough!) Instead, I will share a top-10-highlights-reel of the things I’m thankful for this week. Thank you for not being an ax murder Mr. Stranger that I picked up walking along side of the road. I’m really grateful...

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