Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank You!


Thanks to everyone that donated to my recent fundraising request for the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Boston Memory Walk 2009.
Thanks to all of you I was able to surpass my $1000 goal and help even more people than I hoped for.
The day of the event, the rain held off until after the walk was finished and we were heading home.
In this photo are the other members of our team - from the left, my daughter Jenn, her husband, Matt, my sister, Sue, in front, my cousin, Gregg, in the rear, his wife, Wanda, and little ol' me. My cousin's daughter, Amelia, was there too, but hid in back as she didn't want her picture taken. Take my word for it - she's a cutie!!
Thanks again, peace to all, Judi

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday - Helping Others

2009 Recruitment Video from Action Alz on Vimeo.



The video probably didn't post through to Facebook. Please go to http://judisjems.blogspot.com to view it.

Please consider a small donation on my fundraising site - the Greater Boston Walk is this Sunday, 9/27/2009. Thank you in advance.

Peace, Judi

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ETP Revisited

Happy Wednesday,

For those in the greater Boston area, especially if you are on or near the North Shore, I just want to let you know that a new session of the Entrepreneurial Training Program at Northern Essex Community College begins in just a couple of weeks.

Please see this post for my impressions, and don't miss the latest comment made by Christine, a recent attendee to the program.

Here's the latest information on the program and who/how to contact:

Entrepreneurial Training Program
The ETP is designed to assist students to prepare and implement a specific, comprehensive business plan tailored to each individual entrepreneur and to provide the skills and knowledge with which to successfully implement that plan.
This intensive, comprehensive, non-credit, 20-week program covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. The curriculum includes sessions on market research, marketing tools, product/service differentiation, networking, sales techniques, presentation skills, financial management, as well as legal and insurance issues, human resources, time management, and more.
Instructor Paul Jermain of Jermain & Company, combines intensive classroom work and guest presenters, as well as one-on-one consulting to assist each entrepreneur during the start-up phase of the business.
Classroom training is followed by business plan presentations, independent work and 1:1 consulting to assist in implementing the business plan.
The next session will begin October 6, 2009, with classes at the Northern Essex Corporate and Community Education Center in North Andover.
Please note all interested individuals must attend an information session, complete an application and interview for acceptance into the program.
This program is MA Section 30 approved. Some dislocated workers and others may qualify for tuition assistance.
Call Diane Zold-Gross at 978-659-1221 or email at dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu or Dianne (Dee) Lahaye at 978-659-1222 or email dlahaye@necc.mass.edu for details, directions, and to reserve your seat. You may also call Workforce Development and Community Education about this program and other non-credit courses and programs at 978-659-1200, or visit our website at: www.necc.mass.edu/noncredit/index/php
Peace, Judi

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday


Got this in an email yesterday, seems perfect for a TT post:

Natural Highs

Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one. It Does Make You Feel Good, especially the thought at the end of #44.

1.Falling in love.
2.Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3.A hot shower.
4.No lines at the supermarket.
5.A special glance.
6.Getting mail.
7.Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8.Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9.Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11.Chocolate milkshake (vanilla or strawberry ).
12.A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach..
16.Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17.Laughing at yourself.
18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you
19.. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no rea son at all.
22.Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
23. Laughing at an inside joke with FRIENDS
24.Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
25 . Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
26. Your first kiss (the very first).
27. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
28. Playing with a new puppy.
29.Having someone play with your hair.
30. Sweet dreams.
31.Hot chocolate.
32.Road trips with friends.
33. Swinging on swings.
34.Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
35.Making chocolate chip cookies.
36. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
37. Holding hands with someone you care about.
38.Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad)never change.
39. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.
40. Watching the sunrise.
41. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
42. Knowing that somebody misses you.
43. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
44 . Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.


Peace, Judi

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TTV Slideshow


Happy Wednesday!
I made a slideshow of my Flickr TTV set - you can see it here or by clicking on the photo above.
TTV is short for "through the viewfinder". It is a technique where you use one camera (usually digital) to shoot the image seen on the viewfinder of another camera (usually an old twin-lens reflex, in my case an Anscoflex II. Many people use Kodak Duaflex.)
I'd love to hear your comments on any of the images or the show as a whole. And feel free to ask questions about the technique!
Peace, Judi

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday




Have you stopped

to smell,

or look at,

the roses lately?

Peace, Judi

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday


Has there been an actual cure created for any disease since polio?

There sure are lots of drugs to keep people alive but dependent on the meds.

What's your thinking on this?

Peace, Judi

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