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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.

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