I found a new app today; it’s called Twos and its function is to simply help someone remember things … a tall order considering the flow and quantity of “things” one encounters on any given day – a lot to remember and a lot more to forget, either deliberately or due to cognitive overload. The creator, Parker Klein, wrote an article (published in Medium) that caught my attention so of course I looked further, thinking what have I got to lose – beyond my keys? I’m forever looking for my keys …. Twos is free and available from both Apple App Store and Google Play; more info at twosapp.com/home. I haven’t used Twos yet – it seems simple enough but …to be continued.
My today started with a two hour FaceTime conversation with a dear friend; always good to catch up and reminisce along the way. We’ve known one another for 22 years – yeah, impossible…but true. After breakfast, I spent the afternoon reviewing scrapbook albums from 2011 to date, looking at and for stories that are incomplete and need to be finished or forgotten as well as those that were done. I have a project in process that I plan to have completed by 31 December 2022, all things considered. If I finish despite prevailing circumstances, hooray! And if I don’t, doesn’t matter – that’ll just be the way the cookie crumbles.
The sky’s a study: huge, ominous looking, roiling clouds, dark grey and tinted by the sunset, hover above. Dramatically beautiful! The weather forecast for tomorrow: windy and an overnight temperature dip from 45 degrees to 27 degrees in the morning. Why am I surprised? March is known for wild weather…
I read an online article headline, in the New York Times, on commonplace books being like a diary. I have tried to subscribe to the Times’ digital version but for some reason, I cannot. I guess the Times doesn’t want my measly dollar …and of course, they have Saturday afternoons off so I can’t get any help <smile>…. If and When I do, I shall share the gist of the article…If and When .
It is past time to have a bite to eat and call this full day a wrap. I’m looking forward to a quiet evening with a good book – not sure which, yet. Or maybe I’ll play with Twos…
thankful for today’s temperature cool down, especially after yesterday’s 98°+ high …
gathering my thoughts, to do items, ideas, etc written on any available piece of paper over the summer, trying to make sense, rhyme, reason of them, with them, from me for me. I am not a lister, I am a jotter-downer. The problem I experience: disorganization and a lot of duplication… a habit I am working on breaking. A couple years ago I discovered: interstitial journaling. Sort of a running time log/list of things done, to do and ideas and information coming one’s way. I have toyed with it from time to time. I think I’ll give it another go-round over the rest of the month and see what I learn, how I do. Perhaps it’ll be the key to creating the new habit…
intriguedby the idea of a new beginning…every day … looking forward to summer’s
I recall seeing these lilies last year and was delighted to stumble across them again
Noting that today’s temperature was on the way upppp, I took my daily walk early … and I’m so glad I did! The temp, as I pen this, is now 97° F …and climbing. Yuk! After I walked, showered, had brunch, I went upstairs, about noon, to attend to today’s @computer/calls tasks. First on my list: today’s blog post. Hah! It is now 2:50 pm – I’m not sure where the time went. I recall reading an email that directed me 1) to a book that 2) sent me down a rabbit hole. And now, I’m up for air… can’t even say I’m any wiser and I’m definitely not ahead with today’s agenda possibilities…but, hey, that’s just how sometimes mondays roll.
Guess I’ll replenish my iced H2O and resume my list. One done and next? Hmm, let’s see: guess I’ll throw the dice and see what’s next!
Since last Fall, I’ve participated in Mindful Monday – setting the week’s course with mindful intention. This is an offering from Jamie Ridler, who also hosts the weekly Journal Club sessions. Each weekly gathering is scheduled for 10 sessions and then there’s a break. I find that both are not only great bookends to the week but also set the stage for examining both the planning, implementation and assessment of how I live my days on this planet earth. Each is a practice that I can and do carry on during break times, aided by access to the recordings of our sessions. Being able to “playback” the sessions is invaluable in helping me continue the practices.
Today marked our last Mindful Monday for the summer season. T’was a good session and I was ready to move on with the week: wrapping up July and preparing to welcome August. My plan:
write and publish this post after breakfast ( the session runs 8:30 am to 9:30 am) …
make a few calls to set up some appointments …
go for a walk to beat the heat -sadly it has returned – and then …
stitch on the journal cover (I found the grommets!), maybe even finish …
You are no doubt familiar with this famous saying: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agle … Yep, that’s what happened in this house. Norman’s mouse ( computer) died. We thought it was a simple matter requiring a new battery. Check! Replace. Test. IT DID NOT WORK! What??? I’ve been a Mac person for ten years; my intimate knowledge of PC and Windows – zilch.
Our only recourse: off we went to buy a new mouse: So not on my agenda. Fortunately, the office supply was about a 20 minutes’ drive …and the sales person who helped us had working knowledge of what was no doubt the problem…as did Microsoft and every other maker of the computer mouse: probably the usb dongle (transceiver) was bad because the new mouse came packaged with the dongle and a free battery! Would you believe the whole package was $19 dollars and change!
We returned home, a tad apprehensive, fingers crossed all would work. I inserted the battery in the new mouse, removed the old dongle from the PC, inserted the new one and moved the mouse! IT WORKED! Yay! Big sigh of relief. Norman a happy – albeit a poorer camper. Honore´ – a happy camper too: back to the real business of the day!
All’s well that ends well and Norman’s mouse has a new home!
On my plans for today : resume stitching this piece that has been languishing on my design wall for more than a few weeks…more like months (begun end of Sept 2018). Well, it looks like the stitching will be forwarded to tomorrow as I have been parked in front of the tv watching :
Totally unplanned on my part! So, I picked up my log cabin/9-patch lap robe and have been knitting on it since about 10:30 am. Well, you know what they say: “best laid plans of mice and men, gang aft agley.
It’s now 1:45 pm…not too late to salvage the rest of my day’s agenda! Joining Kat and friends here for today’s tales of unraveling & reading. How’s your day going?
My “to do” list had 10 bullets on it… only one was time-sensitive. I had one thing I needed to do for tomorrow’s monthly Friendstitch gathering…and that was moved forward into the near future. My friend Pat called to say she’d “not gotten her part done therefore, could we reschedule?” Worked for me ’cause I was planning to finish my part this afternoon, too.
The first thing I chose to tackle: clean the frig! Clearly no big deal. I proceeded. As I was putting the shelves back, for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what to do with one! We’ve had the refrigerator for 13 years! I called Norman for assistance – ha! He hadn’t a clue. I wonder why? Could it be that he has never “cleaned the frig?” (Not a complaint; just a fact!) I finally figured it out and then proceeded with my list. No pressure. As for the other items, no one was waiting for me to do x*y*z in order to get abc done. I did start in my craft studio…and it’ll wait, patiently, I’m sure.
It’s now 5:18 pm. The sun is setting. I’m going to set a spell too, then gather my stitching project/s for tomorrow and call it a day! I am grateful that my day was productive and that I am able to laugh about the the minor annoyance re: clean frig.