One Day… and Counting

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The Goal to Live Simply…worries.

It is Sunday morning and, as of right now, I am the only one awake and up at my house. For some reason, I didn’t sleep well last night….if I stopped and thought about it long enough, I could probably figure out why that is but it usually involves worrying about something, or someone.
My mom taught me a long time ago that it isn’t exactly productive to stress out and worry about things. I can’t say that I learned that lesson well as it is still something I struggle with on a daily basis. I worry about money, I worry about work, I worry about my kids, I worry about my husband, I worry about the affairs of the world, and the list goes on and on….and truly, most of what I worry about is far beyond my realm of control. One of these days I will actually figure that out….
For today, I think I will take those thoughts of worry and turn them into something a bit more productive than insomnia…. like cutting, sanding, painting, and cleaning out the hall closet….

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It’s a disaster and full of stuff that we don’t need or use!

One Day and Counting…. the number of empty medicine bottles I have been “saving”…good grief!

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The Goal to Live Simply – I think I am making progress…

So, remember that stack of wood that I drug out of my storage unit several weeks ago??? (here’s a picture of it, just in case you don’t)

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With all that has happened, it seems like I took that picture a million years ago! At any rate, I have been working diligently on that stack of wood and I am FINALLY starting to make some progress on re-purposing that wood into something far more creative than a place for dust to settle.
I have signed up for a couple of craft shows this fall so that simple act has given me a goal and basically “forced” me to get busy. Here are some of the results of my efforts….
Some wood waiting to be painted…

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And some that is waiting final touches.

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It is my hope that all of these “half-finished” projects, that used to take up space in my storage unit, will turn out to be a financial shot to the arm. It always remains to be seen but I am usually pretty successful at craft shows. The reality for me is that I have finally found my motivation to keep painting and putting my projects together. I still don’t have my own space to cut and sand my wood but I have managed to find a spot to work when I need to. One of these days I will get lucky….

One Day and Counting…. all the projects I now have ready to paint!

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The Goal to Live Simply… I’ve hit a wall!

Today is Monday, which marks the beginning of my work week, and I am exhausted. Not exactly the best way to start the work week. As it usually goes with me, when I get this tired, I want to crawl into a corner and forget that the world exists. I don’t want to fight to keep what little motivation I have to continue running, work on projects, clean the endless pit of my storage unit, and wade through the countless other projects I have piled up around me. So many times I feel like all of my efforts are for naught. What difference does it make if I run each day, or finish a craft project, or take another pile of trash to the dump? Who does it impact, really?? I will tell you, it impacts me.
To be honest, if no one else cares about anything that I do, I know that I can look in the mirror and say “You are doing it!” So, I am feeling a little picked on tonight… a little lonely and forgotten but I know that these feelings are fleeting, and nothing a little sleep can’t take care of. Speaking of which, its time for just that .

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One Day and Counting… sheep!

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