How to search own posts in Facebook

Determined to avoid repeating myself, I needed to know if I had already posted about the petition I’d signed… how could I find that out? 3 steps (from logged in timeline screen).

  1. In timeline, click Activity Log

    In Facebook timeline, click Activity Log

  2. In Facebook Activity Log, left side menu, click Your Posts

    In Facebook Activity Log, left side menu, click Your Posts

  3. In Facebook Activity Log Your Posts, Enter search terms

    In Facebook Activity Log Your Posts, Enter search terms

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New Year’s Day 2015 = colourful

Treasure hunt bookshelf by Aimee Stewart

In jigsaws and company.

Treasure hunt bookshelf by Aimee Stewart

What are your New Year traditions?

For many years my sons and I have had a variety of ‘traditions’ for New Year – being together and with other people we want in our lives, eating treats from our Dutch heritage, blowing bubbles, wearing new clothes, burning words. It has also become ‘traditional’ to do jigsaw puzzles with GUF and any other loved ones we can wrangle–this year the above was the first beauty of the day. The bubbles, new clothes and burning were given a miss this year while my back recovered from excess end-of-year cleaning.

This year we’ve been delighted that my friend Ceccy‘s visit for digital professional development lasted over the change of year.  Life is lovelier when Ceccy is around.

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The most challenging thing about today was … #blogjune

The Country Town _ 2000 pc jigsaw puzzle

Thanks sis. The contemplating caterpillar suggested I share the most challenging thing about today.

? … ?

Challenging: testing one’s abilities.

Wanted :

I wanted a way to extract data from particular cells in multiple workbooks to give me an index to the content of those books (which are named with numbers).


I had no prior background in VBA, but with a rough question google helped me find a macro by Ron deBruin that I guessed might do something like that… then I worked out how to edit the macro, then how to run it.

The Country Town _ 2000 pc jigsaw puzzle

This big (2000 piece) old puzzle and my job have much in common. (The puzzle is called “The Country Town” Tower Press. (c.1960). Gold Medal #4774)

But the post title is also true, #blogjune may arguably be the most challenging: it is taking longer, has looser parameters, and its hard to know when its done.

Payback, sis:

What makes some challenges enjoyable, but others unpleasant.

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I missed a day — and I liked it #blogjune

I missed a day -

Somewhere in our exchange of posts I missed a topic from my sister, and Sunday flowed away with perhaps a passing thought to #blogjune sometime during the night.

-and I liked it

For most of Sunday I worked on a jigsaw puzzle with my uncle (my sons’ GUF).

Sunday's puzzle


So today, when I finally saw the topic sis suggested I write about: “the benefits and difficulties of prioritising”, I figured this all ties in.

The biggest benefit of prioritising is that:

you get to choose

You can prioritise what makes you happy, or satisfied or what you think will take you towards your goals, or what you believe (true or not) to be important. The second biggest benefit is that you get to rationalise your priorities in ways that make you feel good, and maybe feel that the world becomes a better place.

Bike boulevard in Tucson
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The difficulties of prioritising are:

  1. choosing, and
  2. knowing enough about the choices (recognising all one’s options, risks & benefits of the choices), and
  3. accepting outcomes and
  4. owning even the negative outcomes of the choice.

Over to sis:

Tell everyone about this:

Wet penguins

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#blogjune When it starts to rain.

That has something of the rhythm of a Tamarian phrase – but not a consistent allusion.

Sometimes it is delight: when one smells the geosmin–hope begins and grows with the gentle fall of a sweet, welcome rain.
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Sometimes when it starts to rain I think of someone who enjoys rain the way I do.

Other times I squeak with frustration as I quickly but too late remember the clothes on the line.

Optimism Unhinged
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But sometimes it feels like grief–when the rain falls particularly loudly or heavily.

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