Friday, June 29, 2007
I am a "lister"... I have lists for just about everything... shopping... projects... chores... birthdays/anniversaries... things I NEED to get done... things I SHOULD have already gotten done... Things I WANT to get done... DAILY Lists... WEEKLY Lists... MONTHLY Lists... Seasonal Lists... LISTS LISTS and more LISTS... My husband actually will ASK for a list when Friday's hit "Leave me a list of things you would like me to do over the weekend"... he likes lists... likes to know exactly what he "needs" to get done... likes to be able to mark off/scratch off each project as he finishes it... He wasn't always a "List Lover"... but has come to see the value of a list... of course his Love of lists came after reading the list entitled "Pros of a List"!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I have become a "Blog Hopper"... at least that is the term I have come up with... I love visiting other Blogs... seeing what other Bloggers have to say and how their blogs look... and I have come to a conclusion... I'm not the "Great Blogger" I have thought myself to be! (I already knew that though)... Some people have FABULOUS blogs... fun blogs... informative blogs... some even have PICTURES in their blogs... I have even put a few of the blogs on my "favorties" and have taken to visiting them daily... even left a few complimentary comments... Since I have started "Blog Hopping" I have come to a conclusion... I have a LOT of work to do!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I have this weird "habit" of nicknaming people that I know... I think it started in my early 20s maybe... MOST times I would/will let the person KNOW that they have been bestowed a nickname... and will from that day forward be addressed by that nickname... Of course... not ALL the nicknames I give are terms of endearment... unbeknownst to them... but MOST are... and some nicknames are ONLY used in private (I mean I am not totally into hurting someone's feelings that way) when a nicknamee is not present... I don't know WHY I started nicknaming people... I guess it's easier than remembering their names? No... I'm pretty good with names... I know other people who do the same thing... give people nicknames... so I know I'm not alone in this little "practice"... of course... I can just IMAGINE some of the nicknames people probably have given me... and I'm SURE most of them are NOT given as a term of endearment.... right NAPOLEON?
I've always been a very orderly person... a place for everything and everything in its' place... disorganization makes me CRAZY! Ever since I can remember (probably back to early teenage years) I have had this purging "urge" that overcomes me at any given time... I can usually "feel" it coming on... kinda like a cold... I start feeling a bit "blah" about things... become completely unmotivated... a bit more bitchy than usual... I let things slide by the wayside and am totally unproductive during the day... and then it hits... I grab a big black trashbag and just start filling it... I go around the house like a madwoman gathering up the "clutter" (papers, old toys, clothes (they get donated to the shelter), books, magazines, really ANYTHING that just doesn't seem to FIT) and stuffing them into the bag... and as the bag gets filled... I can almost actually FEEL my mood lifting... I fill up the trashbag and tie the top... take it out to the garage and return to the house and all becomes right in my world... I always thought it was the strangest little "ritual" and for the longest time never mentioned it to anyone else (for fear that they would think I am a TOTAL FREAK)... then one day a friend of mine was telling me SHE was feeling "blah"... totally unmotivated, unproductive and uncreative... could it possibly be that I wasn't the ONLY person that had/has the "Urge to Purge"? I shyly revealed my secret... my friend tried it for the first time... and she is now a dedicated purger also... I know we aren't the only two...there are probably hundreds... maybe even thousands of other purgers out there... I invite you to practice the "Urge to Purge" the next time you are feeling "foggy"... don't THINK about it... just DO IT... clear the clutter... a place for everything and everything in its' place... and all will be right in your world...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I remember sitting down at the computer and typing out my first blog entry with excitment and anticipation... I was going to be a "blogger"... I would put my thoughts and feelings into words and people would actually read them!!! Has it actually been NINE WHOLE MONTHS since that opening post? WHERE has the time gone? Fall became Winter... the Holidays and New Year's passed... My youngest turned 5... I patiently awaited (or at least TRIED to patiently await) the arrival of Spring... FINALLY Spring came... and NOW... days away from the "official" start of Summer and I am sitting at the computer typing my SECOND blog entry with excitment and anticipation... I WANT to be a "blogger"... to put my thoughts and feelings into words in the hopes that people will actually read them... and hopefully I will... TIME just needs to "take it's time"... not speed by so fast that I stand watching my youngest blow out 5 candles on her cake thinking to myself "HOW/WHEN did THIS happen... just yesterday (or so it seems) she was so tiny and brand new"... I've noticed as I get older (the "big FOUR OH" is breathing down my neck) time just seems to "fly"... if I look away for more than a second the day has passed... I guess Time will just keep flying by... I just hope I can keep up!