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  1. I am far from being able to deal with my photos,...

    I am far from being able to deal with my photos, so I am impressed.

    here is today’s “before 9”
    vitamin
    coffee
    fire
    breakfast for 2
    pack dh lunch
    start laundry
    chores
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    Zoe Girl, I am so sorry. Be sure to take some...

    Zoe Girl,

    I am so sorry. Be sure to take some time for yourself when you need it. Grief hits everyone differently and at different times, and you are not superwoman.
  3. Ok, before 9:00 vitamin coffee breakfast x2...

    Ok, before 9:00
    vitamin
    coffee
    breakfast x2
    packed dh lunch
    started a load of laundry
    packed and loaded swim bag
    unloaded dishwasher
    put dirty dishes in dishwasher
    cleaned up kitchen
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    Train us put away. 12 of 93 evaluations are...

    Train us put away.
    12 of 93 evaluations are done.
    did a longer yoga session this morning.
    made my Dr. appointment.
  5. Yay Tybee! on weekends I sleep late, and on...

    Yay Tybee!
    on weekends I sleep late, and on wed/fri I have to leave the house by 8, but i’m going to try to keep up with my “what I did before 9:00”s for m/tu/th.
    so:
    Took my vitamin
    made coffee...
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    Turned in my class proposals. put away all the...

    Turned in my class proposals.

    put away all the Christmas stuff from upstairs, bedrooms, bathrooms, dining porch, den, and kitchen.

    still have a tree, a train, and a few outdoor decorations (we...
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    Different cultures, different families, different...

    Different cultures, different families, different individuals and different philosophies.

    we all have the same 24 hours a day. If we are lucky, we can meet our basic needs and have some left over...
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    So teacher terry, I would say you are doing this...

    So teacher terry, I would say you are doing this for yourself. Because you enjoy it, it improves your life, and it aligns with your values. And that is great!

    time and money. I am perfectly...
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    I understand that it is a gift, but again, some...

    I understand that it is a gift, but again, some gifts (especially on this forum!) go straight to the thrift store or landfill.

    a key guideline for simplifying your life is not to do things you are...
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    Actually, I am trying really hard not to...

    Actually, I am trying really hard not to “champion (my) stuff” here, as yes, I clearly got the message that it us an unwelcome position. However, my mother’s life would be much SIMPLER if she just...
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    I heard somewhere that the White House isn’t...

    I heard somewhere that the White House isn’t paying its water bill. It would be nice if the water company shut it off like they do for regular people.
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    My parents have all of their paperwork in order. ...

    My parents have all of their paperwork in order. My father keeps nagging my mother that she needs to go through the house and clean out and get rid of things so that I don’t have to deal with it...
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    Two words - blood work. it’s my new soap box...

    Two words - blood work.

    it’s my new soap box since I can’t believe how big a difference one tiny iron pill a day makes in my life - or how long I let it go and how bad I let it get.

    i was never...
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    I have had two successful trash pick ups of SIX...

    I have had two successful trash pick ups of SIX cans or the equivalent (big black trash bag)
    dh told me I didn’t have to start taking the Christmas decorations down until today (he knows I love...
  15. Ejchase, even baby steps move you closer to your...

    Ejchase, even baby steps move you closer to your goal. Just keep trying to do something you can build on. An hour is good!
  16. I threw out a lot of the construction trash as it...

    I threw out a lot of the construction trash as it came in - it’s just the “trash” that seems like I should be able to recycle it or find a creative use for it.... the creative potential part is the...
  17. I got all six cans up to the road. (I found an...

    I got all six cans up to the road.
    (I found an additional, broken can that was being used for storage - it holds about as much as the big black plastic trash bag I used last week.)
    In order to fill...
  18. Feeling discouraged because I cannot work to my...

    Feeling discouraged because I cannot work to my standards (also still tired from being sick and possibly still sick since teaching all day yesterday made my throat a little sore and my voice...
  19. I might try to get the books from the library. ...

    I might try to get the books from the library. I’m not a kindle person. Also, a newsletter seems like one more thing right now, so I will stick with reading her blog a bit at a time until I finish...
  20. So, I spent almost three hours in the studio...

    So, I spent almost three hours in the studio barn.

    the back of my car is full of recycling to drop off tomorrow.
    i filled two trash cans.

    i brought all the big keep items to where they needed...
  21. I started reading the blog. I like it. I also...

    I started reading the blog. I like it. I also like how she started out with just a couple of things and then added. My first reaction was “that’s it? She hardly did anything!” And then I thought...
  22. Catherine, anything made of fabric is good enough...

    Catherine, anything made of fabric is good enough for goodwill - they recycle it.
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    I have contemplated it. Dd2’s best friend is...

    I have contemplated it. Dd2’s best friend is actually an amazingly talented seamstress. I have found a source for good quality linen and have vague intentions of having her make me a dress I can...
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    I have seen their catalog before - just checked...

    I have seen their catalog before - just checked their site again - “white” isn’t even a search option for color.
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    My school had an 80s day. The other art teacher...

    My school had an 80s day. The other art teacher dressed as Madonna. She looked at me and said (surprised) “you didn’t dress up!” To which I replied “these are actual clothes that I actually wore...
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