December 14, 2012

This Week

This week I'm:


Scheming a way to use my paper stash that is so out there and ridiculous that it should never have occurred to me at all. Remember when I said it's easy to be brave when you have nothing to lose? Remember those words.


Preparing myself for life changes. Last Christmas Maddie got this print as a gift. This Christmas she is putting it into practice as she packs her things and gets ready to move in with two roommates near her new school. Even though I know she will be in and out often and home for dinner a couple of nights a week, this still feels big. Really big.


Getting ready to start some Christmas crafty time including an attempt to make a version of these clay ornaments.


Trying to find a 2013 calendar that is both a weekly and monthly in an effort to streamline my life and that will also allow me to play in it. Any suggestions? I loved this one until I realized it was from Australia and the shipping makes it too big a splurge.


Debating the merits of spending a soon to be arriving birthday check on this or deciding if I should just make myself leave the house and go to the gym 4 minutes away where I have access to a gym for free. I'm really not a gym girl but I'm afraid to buy this and then discover, because of my back issues, it won't be a good work out for me. If I choose the free gym, then I can spend that birthday check on things like fabric, vintage pom poms, books and clothes.


Counting down until this afternoon when this guy is on vacation for 18 days! I took this picture after he fell asleep playing ukulele, because you know, it's hard work. Right after I took the pic he woke up and said, "I had a dream that I fell asleep playing ukulele." Yep, that's my guy.

14 comments:

  1. I love my Planner Pad for keeping things organized but even the "Seasons" style that I ordered for 2013 doesn't have a lot of "play" room (but the cover is getting a makeover sometime before Jan.1 or I won't be able to stand it).

    That said, the person who turned me on to Planner Pads, Kimberly Wilson of Tranquility du Jour, just came out with a Traquility du Jour Daybook that might be very much up your alley!

    http://blog.kimberlywilson.com/2012/11/announcing-tranquility-du-jour-daybook.html

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  2. Change is good, right? I had to laugh at the ukelale picture. My husband has been known to fall asleep with a banjo by his side. I can think of worse alternatives...lol

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  3. how exciting for you daughter. oh to be young again with the world before you. actually not really sure if i would want to go back. anyway. super excited for her and at least she is close and will be over often. i have a hard time with planner too. they have to be just so. i really like mine. it's from greenroom. it is a monthly/weekly planner. i think i got it at barnes and noble but not sure.

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  4. I remember when my two left home. It is an adjustment, but it is even more fun when they come home. Just finished a fun Christmas craft and ready to do some more. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I love your pictures-especially the one with the uke! Hope you are having a good Christmas season. xo Diana

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  6. I'm not sure about a planner, but maybe our fave, Cath K has one?? I would say join the gym so you can spend the money on other stuff. You may tire of tha machine and the be stuck with it. I'm thinking of trying a spinning class myself...my jeans are getting a bit snug these days :( best wishes for your daughters new place and school!

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  7. I have an elliptical and it makes a wonderful and super-easy (too easy!) place to hang clothes. Just sayin' ... maybe try out the one at the gym for a while. ;-)

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  8. I totally feel u on having to much paper. The elliptical is a great machine ...my favorite in the gym. But its lower back intensive. Pom pom trim and fabric sound much more fun. Big decision for ur oldest to move in w roommates.

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  9. Looking forward to see what you are doing with the scrapbook paper and why don't you try the elliptical at the gym and see how it goes. I am having foot problems and that is what I am going to do, to see if it works for me. Have a blessed weekend.

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  10. Buy the fabric and pompoms. You won't have to dust them! ;)

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  11. I say join the gym.... try the eliptical there first. I would rather do any other cardio equipment than the eliptical. It literally kicks my a** every time I'm on it....and I'm only up to 15 minutes on it!! :o

    Look on Craigslist for exercise equipment....around February ;)

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  12. A free gym, really?! Go for it! Use the money for something else, not the elliptical for your home. You mentioned back issues...have you ever tried yoga? I have three herniated disks in my lower back and tried everything...chiropractor, two different physical therapists, acupuncture (that worked pretty good), and finally - yoga classes. After about two months of yoga, my back felt immensely better. Now I can't live without it. My back has never felt better ever since I injured it (several years ago).

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  13. My present last year was an elliptical trainer, -(right before I turned 42 by the way) and I love it. I use it all the time. It's an enormous piece of equipment though so you really need to find a place for it. And, it gets really boring unless you have something to watch while you're on it. I have it along with a spare t.v. set up in my garage.

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  14. I like to make my own Calendar by printing out whatever's handy, like Google Calendar. I put it in a 3-ring-binder. This one isn't so much for you to write on, but it could help you do the streamlining you're wanting to do...
    http://www.mysimplerlife.com/decluttercalendar.htm

    ...although, it looks like you're doing just FINE to me! I guess I sometimes need to be "told" what to do, and she breaks it down with fast, easy tasks and always something restful on Sundays. I hope you enjoy, and Happy New Year!

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