I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 42 - Mother's Day Approaches

Hey, anyone get about 15 emails today from florists reminding you that Mother's Day is at hand? If you are intending on sending flowers — and it's a bit late for this year, though nothing that paying extra charges won't fix — remember to check for discount codes that can be used at checkout for online orders. There are a number of these sites around but RetailMeNot (http://www.retailmenot.com/) is easy to remember. Searching on 'coupon codes' will find others. Another popular site is Coupon Chief (http://www.couponchief.com/).

For non-floral gifts, I like Red Envelope (http://www.redenvelope.com/) for a nice cross-section of products and dependable delivery. I get absolutely nothing out of mentioning sites with which I am familiar other than a buoyant hope that I've saved someone else some time and aggravation.

If you are struggling to find something less commercial and more personal, former US poet laureate Billy Collins has a suggestion.

Here is the poem put into card format. http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B2uZ86rR3vRfOGNmYzg3ZjYtNTQxNi00MjQ2LWI1ODctZWVlMWJjNDhmOTFi&hl=en

For other basic templates including the ever popular coupons for a free back rub or whatever your little heart dreamed up: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=Mother%27s+Day&av=TPL000

And here is how to make a lanyard http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Box-Styled-Gimp.

My daughter gave me this card and poem ... and lanyard ... once upon a time.

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