Month: January 2015

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Weekend

I’ve spent the past few days dealing with doctors, nurses, funeral homes, hospital financial officers, lawyers — and also tech support as my work week was punctuated by a couple of serious tech issues. RescueTime shows a mere 39.5 hours […]

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The End

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  Suzette Haden Elgin, 1936-2015 My mother died today, possibly last night. I heard about it at 3:18 a.m. She’s been gone for so long, it seems silly to be grieving now, but I can’t help it. We knew she […]

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Rebel?

Gretchen Rubin’s Better than Before glances at recent research on habits, but mostly it’s a sort of flow chart helping us determine the best way for us to establish good habits and extinguish bad ones. She starts by describing The […]

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Abstention or Moderation?

This year my One Word is “clean,” but it might as well be “habits.” I am becoming increasingly convinced of the importance of habits in our lives. I’m reading Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin, another book on habits and […]

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Authentic

I came back in to make the bed and found all the animals strewn around the bed, sleeping. Kind of a relaxing sight. #2 daughter was telling me today that she had used some expression in a group setting and […]

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Mindful

This is the week to practice Mindful Eating. I have mindfully eaten and enjoyed rotisserie chicken with salad, rotisseried on our own rotisserie with our insanely fancy grill. It involved me Googling Bobby Flay and calling, “They say to cook […]

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Glassware

I moved the glassware out of my china cupboard and into my glassware cupboard. It’s too cold right now for serving iced tea or lemonade and we haven’t been doing mimosas or sangria recently, but I look forward to it. […]

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Month of Self

In the system I learned for housekeeping, January is the Month of Self, the month to be self-centered. This is the month when we think about ourselves, our future, the changes we want to make, stuff like that. Self includes […]