BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Welcome to BECOMING BETTER

Want to improve yourself and your life? This site is for you! My Tuesday blogs are about the process of continual improvement. I don't write about big things -- like accumulating wealth or achieving corporate success or staying ahead of the neighbors -- but rather about small things like reading more books or improving my piano playing or writing more lyrically or taking tiny steps toward new habits. The ponderings and insights you find here will guide and encourage you to become better than you were yesterday.

Show up. Do the work. Claim your life.

Going for the Gold

Please forgive my lack of posting last week. My internet died for several days so posting could not happen.  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * The Boy (4 1/2 year old grandson) and his mother are coming for a week. I’ve been busy cleaning, stocking the larder, planning menus, and clearing […]


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Going for the Gold

Please forgive my lack of posting last week. My internet died for several days so posting could not happen.  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * The Boy (4 1/2 year old grandson) and his mother are coming for a week. I’ve been busy cleaning, stocking the larder, planning menus, and clearing […]

Posted: July 16, 2019
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Life changes

When I came back from my last trip I felt like I needed a new life. Travel causes us to see differently, which is a good thing. I wondered if I needed to change my focus, my activities, or realign my priorities. Perhaps you’ve experienced something similar. I didn’t really consciously change anything. However, other […]

Posted: July 02, 2019
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The Pantry

I always have a list of stuff that needs to be done — not always a written list, but certainly a list in my head. Recently, the nagging item has been “Get the pantry back in order.” Earlier this spring I’d done a lot of baking and entertaining. My once neat pantry had gotten in […]

Posted: June 25, 2019
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Swim Lessons

Whenever I’m with The Boy (4-year-old grandson) I learn stuff. He helps me see things from his young perspective. He notices things that never catch my eye. He’s been taking swimming lessons for the last few weeks. He took lessons last summer as well. The big issue is learning to put his face in the […]

Posted: June 18, 2019
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New Sport?

The Boy (four-year-old grandson) and I are spending a few days together. His parents are here as well. They have to do the challenging parent stuff. I get to do the fun stuff. The other morning, way before breakfast, we created a new sport for his monster trucks. We call it Banister Racing. There’s no […]

Posted: June 11, 2019
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