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Hump Day

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Not an official weigh -in day (so I'm not going to record it, just in case it's the scales again! ) but this morning I was down almost 3 pounds from last week.

I've been really busy just doing 'stuff' around the house. One project I've been working on for about a year is cleaning out the 'dungeon', what will be my downstairs play room. It has my sewing machine, art and craft stuff, as well as all the boxes of files, paperwork, clothes, sundry items, that need sorting and either incorporated into our living inventory or tossed.

In one of my past lives, I was a writer. For nearly 20 years, I researched and wrote articles and books and stuff like that. When that chapter of my life came to an abrupt end, everything was packed away into file boxes. A lot of it can be tossed (like most of the research and article in progress), but there is a significant amount that has to be sorted with discretion (legal stuff like corporate and probate stuff). I've already shredded a ton of stuff. A couple of years ago, I had a big bon fire and burned a ton of old paperwork, extra copies of the books and articles I'd written. Now it's down to the final few boxes.

I'm thinking it will be a positive, healing process, to finalize my former 'life'. It seems that as long as the stuff in boxes is sitting there, that part of my life hasn't yet been put to rest. I'm ready for that to happen.

Another project is making a cozy little nook on my back porch where I can sit and read or just watch and listen to the birds. The spot I chose looks out over the existing original and overflow ponds, and will be right above the lower pond that I'm digging out right now. It's a slow project but it's fun to get my creative juices flowing again. Fun stuff.

Of course, I can't find it when I want it . . .
but my motivation quote for today is:

Do something today
that your future self
will thank you for.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OWL_20 5/16/2013 8:14AM

    Love the quote and the thought of cleaning out the old to make room for the new!

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TRESSWANN 5/16/2013 5:09AM

    Lovely healing chores. Hope you enjoyed

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BONNIEMARGAY 5/16/2013 4:42AM

    What a blessing to make room for new energy by letting go of what no longer serves you.

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FLEMIDG 5/16/2013 12:43AM

    That nook sounds beautiful. It should be a fun project for you.

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ROCKYCPA 5/15/2013 10:43PM


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MSLZZY 5/15/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 5/15/2013 10:07PM

    I have over 20 years of paperwork that needs to be shredded and taken to the recycle plant. Not my idea of fun, but it needs to be done.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/15/2013 9:07PM

    Awesome and congrats on your Nook!

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FISHINGLADY66 5/15/2013 7:58PM

    Great Blog. Thank you.

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FELINEBETTER 5/15/2013 7:46PM

    Sounds like good project with great rewards! emoticon

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KLMEIRING 5/15/2013 6:58PM

    Wow! Sounds like an awesome project.

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KARIDIAN1 5/15/2013 6:40PM

    Sounds like you have a good project to work on with a nice goal to look forward to.

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