Oh, How I Love to Get up in the Morning – Motivated

Mornings are my favorite time of the day. Why?  I have the whole day to capture new moments in my life.

I am sitting up in bed with my computer on my lap, a cup of freshly brewed steaming coffee next to me on the night table, my pooch Orchid snoring softly beside me with the sun streaming in from the East. Of course, my ultimate concierge is next to me reading the Wall Street Journal and listening to the news. I stare at my husband, pooch and the stunning huge high rises outside our window on a beautiful sunny day, Sunday, January 1, 2017, and I am filled with optimism, gratitude and excitement.

“I am so busy, I am dizzy,” I think to myself, smiling.

At my stage of life, to be in hustle and bustle mode is wonderfully empowering. I think to myself… I am thankful that I OWN my mom’s true grit.

I am thinking of my web site,, the girls who work with me — Carolyn, Johanna, Susan and Sarah — the daily ups and downs of running a once-upon-a-time hobby that turned into a business, my personal life consisting of my ultimate concierge, my pooch Orchid, our children and 24 grands, a huge and demanding social life that includes, friendships, travel, charities and business and my personal time …manicures, shopping, hair dresser, returns, etc. etc. etc. And, my alone time with my husband, Sheldon Good.

No I am not a manic woman. I am an engaged woman. I am motivated.

I like the word, motivation. A motivated woman is a force with family, friends, business and social life. Life is her carrot, so to speak. Sure she has her problems, like every other person, but she is, once again, motivated, to solve her trials and tribulations.

This morning I will share my newest stepping stone, an event that is propelling and motivating me toward my new goal.

I am revamping my website for you, dear readers. This has been an ongoing endeavor for the last five months. The baby will be born at the end of the sixth month and show her face to you on February 1, 2017.


Building a new site is really fascinating. Pretend you are going to build a home. The first thing you do is decide on your lot. Then, you hire an architect to design the home you are going to build and hire a decorator to decorate it with color and style. That, dear readers, is the way you build or redesign a proper website.

A web site has to sit on a property. I have chosen a company called Word Press, a publishing software and content management system. It allows architects and decorators to create a wide array of themes called plug-ins; a piece of software that provides the group of functions every site needs, for example the content you read and widgets that provide design and structure to the site.

WordPress is the choice of 75 million websites. I know this is very confusing, dear readers. In simple terms, the plug-ins and widgets allow the architect and decorator to put their architecture and colorful designs onto the WordPress site.