Thursday, February 28, 2013
Yesterday, as I was out for a fitness walk, I passed a water delivery man returning from a house to his truck. He was complaining loudly to someone on his cell phone, "Man, if each customer gave me just a dollar, I'd have 40 dollars today!" That got me thinking about people who deliver things to my house. I don't get water delivered, so it never occurred to me that the delivery people would expect (or even hope for) a tip. Certainly I tip for pizza delivery (though we haven't ordered one in ages), but I don't tip the UPS or Fedex delivery people. Often, they just drop packages on the porch, ring the bell, and are gone before I can even get to the door. So I'm curious what other Sparkers think about tipping. Do you tip for water delivery? Flower delivery? Other delivery?
EDIT: Thanks, everyone for great feedback!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I wrote a very emotional piece to myself last night trying to get the sadness and anger out, and I had intended to post it as a blog. Instead, I decided to spare everyone the details and just say I am more upset over the broken body of a beautiful creature than I am over the minor breaks in the car.
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!
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