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Monday Motivation – New Years day edition

Did you know it was also a full moon today? Kind of auspicious, I think, a new year and a full moon?

So I lit up some sage and cleansed the house, along with my thoughts. I made note of what I need to do, to start doing, and what I need to stop doing. Then I found this list:29523c975e75c49a11365f3e9c642c9a

These are all good ideas, ones I think we all could do a little more.

My biggest goal for this year is living in a tidy space. I have lots of hobbies and projects and things I like to do, but I am trying to narrow down the stuff I’m really going to end up doing, and not just accumulate stuff that I think I may do someday. The Minimalists are inspiring to me and they have a really good new years day podcast that I listened to today.

So besides hanging out with the puppies all day, and going outside once since you know it’s so freaking cold, that is the whole of my day. Which wasn’t bad to tell you the truth.

So what about you? Do you have any particular goals for this year? Did you stay in your pajamas all day?

(I don’t know the creator of this list, so if anyone does, please let me know so I can give proper credit.)

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What’s up Saturday 

Thinking about all these beautiful things today and how lucky I am to have them in my life.
All is well here, keeping very busy, and some personal life changes happening. It’s all good stuff though.
I hope you are well.

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Monday motivation 

My micromovement for this week was cleaning off my crafty table so I could 1) see the table underneath all the crap that was covering it, 2) have a clutter free work environment so I could focus, 3) get busy with the pattern for my Trash2Trends project. Less than a month now so I really need to get cracking. 

All this cleaning and clearing has given me a renewed sense of accomplishment and purpose and a drive to keep going. Not to wallow in despair or defeat, or to be depressed by events, but to look at it as just a change. Life changes all the time, the only constant is change, and the biggest difficulty is in accepting that change. 

So I am (learning to) accept this change and to keep going. I am reminded of this quote:

So very true.

I love the type font, it reminds me of my old typewriter.

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Here we go…

I’m so ready, are you?

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The holidays are here? I hadn’t noticed…

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And honestly, that’s how I feel. With all the crap I’ve been through this year – my MIL illness and death, marriage issues, tight finances, and the ever increasing intolerance of the heat and humidity due to peri-menopause – the last thing on my mind has been sending out Christmas cards or shopping for gifts.

Although I did put up some lights around the house. And a few ornaments here and there.

But really, who, besides my 70 year old mother (or others her age), sends cards anymore? I’m glad we’re saving trees by not sending cards, but I do miss getting letters in the mail. It’s nice to get something besides junk mail, and the fact that someone thought of me to send me a card is thoughtful. It just warms my heart.

Since I am trying to simplify, and not aquire things, not doing all this shopping has been a great relief to me.

Maybe that’s the introvert in me?

I’d rather just spend time with the people I care about than buy them something. And if I do buy them something, it will be thoughtful, rather than in a heated shopping rush.

And isn’t that more important, especially at this time of year? To spend time with those you care about?


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I can totally agree with that.  

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The way you make me feel


I’ve had this debate with someone for quite awhile now. He insists that his gruff, blunt, and sometimes downright rude behavior is just part of his genetic makeup and he doesn’t give a damn what other people think about him. 

I said, it’s not what other people think about you, it’s how you make them feel. 

How many of us have come across someone who speaks in a condescending tone, or gives a snarky comeback to a question, or just has an attitude no matter what they say? 

Yeah, not good is it? And it makes me never want to talk to that person again. If I was dying of thirst and that person was the only one left on the planet who had water, if I was lost in the woods and being chased by rabid wolves, if the apocalypse came and I thought I was the last person on the planet and happened to come across someone else…I still wouldn’t talk to them. 

And just because you don’t like someone still doesn’t mean you have to treat them like an asshole. People are deserving of respect and love, because they are another living being on this planet. Doesn’t mean you have to like them, just don’t be an asshole. 


Unfortunately, this person still doesn’t get it. I kinda feel sorry for him. 

Try not to be an asshole today.