As I wrote about in my last post, I was lax in my routines for the past several months. So I made a vow to myself to be more mindful …
Do you remember going back to school in September, and your mom or dad (or teacher) would tell you that you had to just buckle down and do what needed to be done (typically homework or piano practice)? I recall being royally ticked when my parents told me to do something, but I did it anyway – stomping my feet the whole way. So I’ve been talking to myself like a parent. Just put the dishes in the dishwasher and clean the kitchen before you go play.
Continue reading “A little more design in my days”
I’ve never been particularly good at sticking to routines; the only one I keep is being 6 to 10 minutes late for work, every day, and it doesn’t matter whether the commute is 5 minutes or an hour.
Since we moved I’ve struggled more than ever. I’ve missed sending birthday greetings, bill payments, volunteer assignments, and generally am flailing about.
Continue reading “Routines”
There’s a lot going on with the sale of our old house, and not all of it is good. I’ve got drafts of blog posts bemoaning all of the issues but I’m afraid to hit ‘post’ because they all focus on what is going wrong, and to say it ‘out loud’ would give too much credence to negative energy.
Plus I’m afraid attorneys may be involved at some point and I don’t want to come to regret something I’ve posted publicly. (See kids, you not only have to be careful of the pictures you post, you have to be careful of your own words!)
Continue reading “Take a breath”
Bonus holiday weekend for those of us who carry two passports! Friday was Canada Day. Yes, I know Canadians aren’t typified as flag-waving, fireworks blasting patriotic like Americans, but in our hearts, we’re absolutely fervent about our homeland. I always wear a maple leaf on July 1st and wish I was home – but I know that the party north of the border is nothing like the party in the lower 48 three days later.
Continue reading “Patriotic Weekend Round-Up ~ 4-Jul-16”
In January of 2015 I had a fresh leather bound notebook to record the usual New Year list of promises to myself. Get organized! Lose weight! Don’t just sit in front of the tv at night! My life revolved around work, attempts to keep the house presentable, and staring mindlessly at the TV.
Continue reading “A New Year with Marie Kondo”
Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Same old goals, and commitments that I don’t honour. Continue reading “Starting fresh again and again and again”
Weekend 2 of the great house organization project using Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method. Saturday was rainy so I think that’s a sign from God that I’m meant to do this. Continue reading “Two steps forward, half a step back”