No More New Things

No, I haven’t given up shopping though I think the amount I’ll be doing in the next while will decrease exponentially. However, after a number of purchase challenges lately, I’m of the opinion that in general, used is a better choice than new. I am finding that when I splurge for new (and/or expensive), the … Read more

Getting a Grip on Life

Also known as: something I think I need to do, but can’t seem to manage. Life is good. It’s fine. We’re healthy, we eat, we sleep. Our house is not a complete disaster. I’m getting things done (some of them). But still: I just can’t seem to get on top of everything that needs doing, … Read more

Bye bye, guilt

When I stop and enumerate all the things I feel guilty about, I feel … well … kind of guilty! It’s quite ridiculous the long and often contradictory list of items that I let myself feel badly about on a regular basis. Tonight I did my best to let go of some of these. After … Read more

How to not have fun

Hello grammarians: infinitive split deliberately. I actively engaged in “not fun having” today! Step 1: procrastinate at work. Step 2: beat yourself up about it. Step 3: leave work late because you are trying to catch up. Step 4: instead of enjoying a couple of hours of personal time while your husband picks up baby … Read more