And it's not just laziness. Seriously, when you've got dogs that insist on pressing their noses against the thing or fogging it up with their breath while waiting to go outside--or both--then it takes some doing having to scrub all that slobbery mess off after the sun's baked it on for a couple of days. … Continue reading A defense for not cleaning my sliding glass door so often…
Once again, the angels of duty and responsibility have reared their heads and declared war on my demons of procrastination. Though in my defense, it wasn't entirely wasted time. I WAS doing necessary and relevant things outside while the weather was good. But damn, this place is a few dust bunnies and dirt clots away … Continue reading Pushing Myself to Clean Better
Had a milestone pop up, or rather, a half-mile. My half-birthday cropped up a few days ago and it got me thinking hard about ways to get things changed up around here, and changed up for the better. I went online and looked hard at possibilities to further my education. I had a little in … Continue reading Shifting into gear & changing… well, everything, really. New beginnings on the way.
The phrase popped up in my mind, out of the blue a few minutes ago. I didn't even know it was a legitimate thing until I Googled the phrase "creative paralysis." But apparently that's the proper term when it comes to what I've been beating myself up over the past several months. Writing notebooks have … Continue reading The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.
I should have known that while I was trying to keep things cleaner in the house and fixing the holes that animals could exploit in my sandy foundation pad the past few days, I would find myself confronting an old creepy menace: mice. As usual, it started with wings flapping and my birds freaking out … Continue reading The annoying war against vermin has resumed…
I've fallen behind on plans just because I look around and there is so much to do. And some of it depends on the weather. I'll be spending this weekend cleaning everything I can in my house (and because all my neighbors are popping off fireworks half the night, why not start now?) But after … Continue reading New Year’s Plan: One chore a day (or an hour a day for big stuff)
My Copy: 9780425213575 (image from bn.com) I skipped this book to the head of the line when I was about to go to the hospital for scoping procedures and knew my eating habits would need to be changed. I've been wanting to do so, but this book had some great wake-up calls and reminders to … Continue reading Sugar Shock!: How sweets & simple carbs can derail your life–& how you can get back on track, by Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. & Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
My Copy: 9781599633916 (image from bn.com) I should have remembered to pick this book up and read it back in September so I would have myself mentally ready for NaNoWriMo, but oh well. And as my bestie says, if you wanna do it, don't wait for a moment on the calendar, just do it. Write-A-Thon … Continue reading Write-A-Thon: Write your book in 26 days (and live to tell about it), by Rochelle Melander
I don't remember where the idea came from or why it had to hit me so hard. Maybe it was the exhaustion of the past few days. Maybe I saw an advertisement or old video that talked about planting trees and conservation efforts and the like. All I know is I re-joined the Arbor Day … Continue reading My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.
I was wondering when my last official day would be at the office. Turned out to be today. I hung on a month past when my two-weeks ended to help them out and get people trained up, though it was a helluva strain on me many days, trying to keep my cool and not let … Continue reading Free at Last… & now it’s time to pick up the baton & hit the ground running.