- Taste again, for the first time, Bullet Journaling – primarily to better organize my life’s activiites and to do items…I have been back and forth on this and decided to just go ahead and DO IT. I enjoyed BUJO when I did it years ago – don’t ask me why I stopped. I just did …and ever since, have felt/been rudderless…
- Implement TimeBlocking. I’ve toyed with the idea and decided to give it a real try. I can (and do) spend much of the day @the table, papers, books, pens, etc spread before me and before I know it, it’s sundown and I’ve made little – if that – progress on my daily goals…
- Aim for more Healthful Meals – which means plan weekly menus and shop accordingly – neither of which appeal to me.
- Reivse my Daily Walk Habits, aiming for 3 – 20 minutes a day outside. I know I won’t always accomplish that mile marker but doing so is worth the effort.
- Resume Dõstädning (clutter clearing), aiming to clear one drawer, shelf, closet, etc a day and get the stuff in the garage ready to donate or discard. I’d held off due to Covid-19 …I’m thinking/hoping books and things can now be recycled.
Today started with an emergency weather alert : flash flood warning til 11:15 am, accompanied by thunder and lightening … and the rains came. Then magically, just about 11:15 am, the rains stopped, the sky brightened and all was good.
I spent most of this day – as well as a few last week, purging stuff – mostly paper. Saturday, we took quite a haul, including the stuff that’s been languishing in the garage far too long, to the city’s solid waste and recycling center. It occurred to me one day last week that most of the stuff in my craft studio is paper:
- books and magazines;
- files – some may need weeding;
- journals – both filled and others, waiting;
- supplies: memory keeping; office; printer;
- scrapbook albums (approximately 50 – some completed, most are “in process”);
- holiday cards and assorted notepapers; just plain stuff.
I think I should rename my craft studio my stuff studio .
The rain has ended; the sun shines; I do not know if there was any flash flooding. Soon, Monday will come to a close and I will have all day tomorrow to purge more
…are snowbound! Doubting Thomasina, aka Honoré, is sitting at the table, enjoying the fruits of Mother Nature’s 30 + hours of soft and steady snowfall. The snowflakes were the type that made you want to stick your tongue out and catch a few…and they also reminded me of making snow ice cream; yummy!
Sunday morning, about 9:30 am, an unscientific count by moi: eyeballing and using a ruler to approximate the ledge of snow on the deck bannister gave me a measurement of 3.5 and growing inches…I’m afraid I’ll be housebound today as I don’t think I can get out of the garage until the snow plow and/or warmer temps come through…
The snow interlude has been very helpful to my Döstädning : Master Bedroom closet cleared! Sewing Studio tackled and completed! A lot – not that which I’m discarding or donating – of what I removed from the closet made its way across the hall and that 72 square feet was already filled to the gills. Garage here we come – just as soon as I can get out of the house. To be continued…
~today’s morning sunrise~
We totaled about 9 – 11 inches of snow! Any snow in your neck of the woods? Here’s to a good week.
PS. The first two photos were taken Saturday! I couldn’t get out on the deck this morning!
Tues 8 Jan – 1:50 pm:
My intention this day included döstädning my office area – this photo of my desk shows why; you think? Then, I planned to write about my 2019 Word … suffice it to say that time took its own speed and before I knew it, I was fresh out of day and energy. Oh well, I sighed, hopefully tomorrow…
Wed 9 Jan – 7: 31 am :
I wrote: “Plowed through the upstairs y’day, creating more areas of stuff to move out…guess it’s called progress. Never wrote a bloomin’ word on the blog – writers (ahem) need to show up everyday at the same time! So again, when ? I stopped to look up/out the window and realized sunrise was on! Morning was all aglow! Gotta leave home, 11-ish – sky is cloudless, a pink, purple blue. Sunlight twinkles on the apartment windows. Serene; lovely; peaceful …
I had a noon dental appointment, I ran a few errands and stopped at Panera on my way home to get my “free bagel.” I get one everyday this month – so far, I’ve only claimed two… Home, I had lunch & dinner: soup, salad and the bagel. I returned to my craft room for another round of döstädning . About 6 pm, I laid down to rest – next thing I knew, t’was 10 pm; no sense in getting up, I thought and slept the night away. Guess I was tired..
Thurs 10 Jan – 6:30 am
Bright eyed, bushy tailed and wide awake, ready to enjoy MSQT. Windy today – all day! A good day to resume döstädning…I made a list of too many things to accomplish on this day. Top item: Blog! As I was thinking about today’s post, I zeroed in on catching up and using today and the past two day’s as content! Brilliant I thought! And then I checked my messages and found this great picture of the little boys
They’re having a great time! And when Chris is home, he’s seldom without Mickey in one hand and playing with Elias!
Now, back to the agenda item at hand: döstädning. Joining Carole and others for this week’s 3 on Thursday!
1 -As I’ve engaged in döstädning today, taking a bit of a time out for a walk to enjoy the sun and tad warmer temps, I’ve listened to The Library Book, narrated by the author. As a former public librarian, there have been many passages that I find easily relatable: I wonder if the American public library culture is something we (library folk) created or if it’s the library customer… I am on chapter 7 – there are 33! Some chapters are as short as 7 – 10 min; others as long as 40+ minutes…I have about 9 hours left…but I may skip a few…or at least change the speed.
2 – I wish my mother were alive to hear/read the book : She was the manager of a branch library that was destroyed by a fire; it occurred the night she’d just returned from annual leave and a vacation to Oregon (she lived in Ohio). I’m sure the book would be very poignant and relatable.
3 – Tomorrow the weather forecast calls for rain, rain, rain! I hope not because our Thursday stitching group has plans to go to a quilt shop in the western end of the state of MD. According to Siri, the shop is about 55 miles away …or about 32 miles as the crow flies. And yes, that’s exactly how Siri said it!
Think it’s time now for me to wrap up döstädning and this post.
Christmas was filled with magic for one little boy and a chance for an older brother to show said little one, the magic of how this strange thing, called a toy, worked. We all gathered at the little boys’ grandmother’s – Mimi, as she is known! – for brunch that lasted throughout the afternoon! A grand time was had by all!
Today, I’ve been up to my elbows in a much needed activity, purging stuff, aka döstädning – getting ready for 2019! Hadn’t realized how late it was until I glanced out the window and saw the sun was setting! Time flies when you’re having fun!