My mom bought me a MacBook, about which I’m very excited as it will make it easier for me to sneak away and write during NaNoWriMo. It’s supposed to arrive … Continue reading 2,300 Words and a Trip to the Emergency Room
Here I am jumping into November with as much enthusiasm as I can muster! I’m excited for this month’s resolutions, but I’m also greeting them with some trepidation as they’re … Continue reading November: Writing Month Kick-Off!
I don’t know if it’s country-wide, but in our neck of the woods, trick-or-treating happens on the 30th when the 31st falls on a Sunday. My Halloween experiences have given … Continue reading Martha Stewart is no Friend of Mine
Last night I followed two of my commandments: Risk Looking Silly, and If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Poorly. First I side-stepped my inner perfectionist by finally framing and … Continue reading Compromising with Gravity
Here’s what I did yesterday while the sitter was with the kids: If you sent us a card for our wedding, sorry but it’s now in the recycling. … Continue reading A Record of my Accomplishments (Decluttering-wise)
I got to attend the Monday night step class at my gym tonight, which I’ve only done once before, even though I loved it that one time I went. I’ve … Continue reading Joyfully Moving
My mom just visited for about a week and a half, which gave me the chance to observe perfectionism in action from the outside. Usually I’m just trapped inside, observing … Continue reading Getting to the Nitty Gritty of my Perfectionism
I don’t have a great track record keeping routines. I blame myself. I’ve tried blaming the children, but it doesn’t seem to stick, perhaps because every time I do, this … Continue reading Keeping Routines: Worth Doing Poorly?
My daughter asked to make apple pie for the first day of autumn. She apparently got the idea from the book Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong. As … Continue reading Autumnal Equinox and Apple Pie
In July, before I embarked on Mindfulness Month, I considered rearranging the project because mindfulness seemed too easy. Then a couple of weeks into August, I looked forward to September and … Continue reading Why is Getting Happy so Darned Much WORK?
I went to a step aerobics class last night. Last night was the second class I’ve taken in 7+ years, when I used to take step classes twice a week … Continue reading Maybe It’s Working?
This is another commandment intended to help me sidestep perfection. I paraphrased it from Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication. I would love to include the original quote here, but I can’t … Continue reading If it’s Worth Doing, it’s Worth Doing Poorly