I just lost it on the poor woman who answered the phone at our local library. I'm not proud. And truthfully, I didn't exactly lose it, but as someone who loathes confrontation and prefers every interaction to be the harmonious variety, it felt that way. I received a freaking collections letter FROM THE LIBRARY in … Continue reading The Problem With a Brain Like Mine…
Yesterday I talked about the importance of taking care of my basic needs along with the challenges I'm currently facing. That means different things for different people. One personal need that I've identified is better time-management and organization. Gil does not get this at all. When I discuss it with him, he tells me I need … Continue reading Balancing Mama-Care With Other-Care — Part 2, Time Management
I recently ran across this -- 10 Things Organized People Do Every Day. Oh how I'd love to tell you that I knocked this one out of the park... Not the case. Let's see how I compare. What about you? We can do this...right? 1) They plan each day the night before. Mmm kay. I … Continue reading I’m Not Even Close — Organized Peeps Do WHAT??!!
I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
I don't want to write about last week -- schedules, lists, progress, because I'm not feeling that great about it. But I think it's important for my own accountability, as well as to acknowledge that parts of it actually did go well -- especially considering how busy we were with Halloween festivities. Summary of last … Continue reading Snippets From Last Week Along With a Better Plan for This One
I wrote down my tentative plan and list since I learned last week that if I can't see it, I'll do whatever I feel like in the moment. Lots of gaps, but it's something. At least it's on paper -- and now here. Thank you, readers, for serving as my life coach. I'm sleepy. But … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Plan
I've wanted to post an update, but I've been doing my best to stay focused on my work the past two days. I'll try to sum up the highpoints. The Good: -- I've gotten up every day this week at 5:30 and exercised. This is huge for me -- not so much the exercising but … Continue reading Still Plugging Away . . .
My previous post touched on the why. Now I'm going to set my schedule and fill in accordingly. Again, working my stuff out on this blog. The biggie here is that I've reached a point where I do not want to get out of bed in the morning. I think it's a bad case of … Continue reading Can I Really Do a 5:30 Wake-up?
Prepare yourself, friends. Here comes another I gotta get my life together post. I need accountability and since I have none of that in my real life, I'm using this blog. I'm overwhelmed and at that point where I'm just sitting -- staring at the piles and trying to settle my brain and decide what … Continue reading Revamping My Schedule
...you lose your kid's soccer jersey and have to miss the game. Oh my gosh, you guys, THIS MONTH!! I for one am glad that I have less than three hours left in September. Piers and Gil both have September birthdays, and I didn't throw either of them a party. Not sure if I've mentioned … Continue reading It’s Time to Tackle the Laundry When…