Welcome Back; Now Stay at Home…AGAIN

I have a fairly stationary life. I don’t go far from home and that is OK with me. I have said before here that the shelter-at-home months were a joy, not a hardship for me. But this weekend, I had to travel 5+ hours to another state for a funeral. Not a funeral of someone…

In Pursuit of the Perfect Planner

If you know me at all, you know that my minimalist tendencies run deep. It is hard to say, but I am about to act like anything but a minimalist, because I HAVE to find a planner that works. I have tried so many already, but I have made the decision to go planner wild…

Worrisome Days

The end of May is the time of year that I plan my Summer Challenge. In years past that involved others joining in and eating raw for the months of June, July and August. This year I am not there. I am half way through the figuring out process for eating intuitively. And the one…

Other-Worldly

I truly feel like I am currently living in another world; another dimension.  Somewhere that strange things happen and people react in ways that are inhumane and bizarre. I totally understand the need to sequester and practice extra care and watch diligently. But I don’t understand the idea of buying more than you need so…

The Downsizing Begins

  In looking forward to that tiny house dream, it is time to begin a second round of elimination.  4 years ago, I played the Minimalist game, which I can recommend for everyone.  It takes something a bit scary and makes it into a game.  I had a lot of fun. Here is how it…

Dreaming from the Past

  It’s a good thing to dream.  I am not talking about the dreams that occur at night while you are sleeping that you have no control over.  But those ideas that you think of while you are wide awake.  Sometimes they are ridiculous, at least for me. But I am zeroed in on those…

…or are you just waiting to talk?

There is an elderly home-bound lady that God has scooted into my path.  She cannot drive, is a widow, and seems to have a decent amount of money.  Mainly because she is frugal to the max, and also pretty stingy. The work people do for her is not of great value.  So if someone mows…

No Longer Trying

I have been waiting a good part of the day to finish other things and sit down to write this post. For the last 15 minutes I have been trying to get my (ancient) laptop to connect to the internet. Every time I select “connect” it indeed connects to my home WiFi, and instantly the…

More of this and that…

I have formed a habit without even being aware of that formation. Maybe that is the way with all habits, although I do acknowledge pushing through to create habits when I need changes in things. “Habit” has multiple definitions: an acquired behavior pattern that is followed until it become involuntary; a customary practice; a dominant…

An (un)Organized Life

I am on a quest to find a higher level of organization!  I am not completely “un”-organized, but there is a great distance I can travel to be better. And I often feel like the areas where I fall into sinful behavior are partly due to a level of disorganization. And maybe it is safer…