Monday, February 11, 2013
DH and I do dishes by hand rather than use the dishwasher because it's just the two of us, and we like the ritual and the extra time together. Here's how we divide the labor:
- DH washes.
- I clear the table (anything left on the table is invisible), wipe down the stove and counter, move all the cooking and prep dishes to the counter next to the sink (anything left on the stove or island is invisible), keep moving dishes closer to the sink (anything not next to the sink is invisible), dry the dishes, and put them away.
How does the task work in your house?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Short blog, as I am still thinking about goals for 2013, but the visualization exercise today is to think about what my life would be like if I were perfectly content in all aspects. Then, the challenge is to blog about an action plan for those less-than-satisfactory aspects.
So far I have used December to ponder changes that need to be made now that I am in maintenance (body weight) and have spent 2012 working on forgiveness (emotional weight), and I see my biggest needs are to lose physical weight (clutter/possessions) and financial weight (debt). Thus, when my action plan solidifies, it will center on those two areas of my life that are weighing me down.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gift baskets full of crackers, jams, caramel corn....BEGONE! Stashing those treats out of my sight today to meet the challenge. That bag of caramel corn in particular has been luring me with its siren song. Buh-bye! Scram, sausage log! Hasta la vista, white chocolate! Sayonara, crackers! Helloooo, fruits, veggies, fish!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Today, SparkGuy's challenge is to list 3 recent accomplishments:
1. Stayed mindful Sunday while eating 2 meals out and stayed within my calorie range.
2. Got the 2 messiest surfaces decluttered before MIL's visit.
3. Finished the Christmas cards before Christmas
Friday, December 14, 2012
What a heavy day. How do we admit that so much evil exists as to execute one's mother, 20 little kids, and even more? My heart is heavy, and I couldn't get through dinner without tears running down my face. I give myself permission to grieve, even if I've never met any of those killed or their families. I do know my cousin's sweet daughter attends a school about 10 minutes away from the scene of today's slaughter, and they are devastated. It's okay to grieve.
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