Thursday, May 20, 2021

Drifting...

 


I'm drifting.  

What is “drift”? According to Gretchen Rubin, drift is the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which you don’t take responsibility.

There's a great quiz she has to see if you are drifting too.

https://gretchenrubin.com/2011/02/back-by-popular-demand-quz-are-you-drifting/










Saturday, April 24, 2021

A little bit everyday...

I don't know what it is about me, but I am not good at doing the things I want to do. I do the things I need to do, I do the things I have to do, I do the things that other people need me to do. But when it comes to doing the things that I want to do, I'm stuck. I have a ton of excuses - I don't have time for fun right now, I need more time to do that thing than I have right now, I'm too tired to get out all the things I need in order to do the thing I want to do (this is mainly with scrapbooking or other crafty things). But one of my favorite excuses is that I need to clean my (house/room/table/desk) before I can do that thing.

So, I have this idea that I should do a little bit everyday. Whether that's clean, declutter, exercise, eat right, crochet, read an actual book, or write, I keep telling myself that I just need 10 to 30 minutes a day to do that thing.

And....well, it's been almost a month already since I posted here.

I'm trying so very hard not to beat myself up over the fact that after a year of staying at home, not a lot has changed in my own personal life. Not having the time was an excuse before...I'm struggling with feeling embarrassed and mad at myself for not taking advantage of the time I've had over the last year.

Can anyone else relate?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I'm not going to question it...

So the last time I wrote in this blog was April 2020 - almost a year ago. I was doing weekly posts about the things that made me happy. But apparently the last time I was happy was April 26, 2020. Well, I could try to analyze this, but I'm not going to question it. It is what it is.
I'm just going to jump back into it.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

What's Making Me Happy This Week

  1. Streaming services - in a time like this, it is nice not to have to depend on a place like Blockbusters or regular TV only.  Maybe it's not ideal and probably keeping us in front of the TV more than if we didn't have it, but it is nice to be able to search for movies or full runs of shows to keep our minds off of the real world.

  2. Smart movies and TV shows.  There are so many GOOD movies and shows out there.  Yes, it's great to have the fun and not so serious stuff, but a really good smart show keeps my mind occupied more than something not so deep.
  3. Speaking of good movies, I'm SO grateful that our kids can appreciate amazing old movies.  We are starting to watch movies off the American Film Institute's Top 100.  https://www.afi.com/afis-100-years-100-movies-10th-anniversary-edition/ On Sunday April 26th, we watched Rear Window (1954).  Damian chose it off the list.  They loved it!  What I found so interesting is that it is still a thriller - sometimes, scary movies don't hold up.  But because there are no special effects (well, except for one that was cheesy but didn't effect the enjoyment of the movie), the content of the movie was still so enjoyable and both kids were mesmerized to the end.  Hitchcock was definitely a master.

  4. The ability to let go.  I was taking a psychology class at LAVC this spring.  After much debate, I dropped it because I just don't think I have it in me to continue it right now.  It was a tough class.  I am still taking sociology though.  
  5. Incremental goals!  I set a goal of 20,000 steps last week and I did it!  Total of 21,235 steps for the week (plus another 215 on the one day I didn't go out last week).  Roughly 3,000 steps a day.






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Saturday, April 18, 2020

What's Making Me Happy This Week

1. Playing Bohnanza with the family.
2. Nadia rallying the family to play games.
3. The show Lucifer on Netflix.  It's just fun to watch!
4. This cat video had me laughing on Friday.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B-50TNhhhLA/?igshid=18koftobnixz8


5. But this one had me crying from laughing so hard: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-mc04hBr7p/








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Saturday, April 11, 2020

What's Making Me Happy This Week

  1. Cake!  Last Sunday was my birthday.  
  2. The show Community on Netflix.  We're doing a rewatch of all the seasons as a family in the evenings and that laughter is so needed right now!
  3. Coronavirus memes!
  4. Small bursts of art in the mornings this week while having my first cup of coffee.
  5. I had a Girl Scout meeting where we played "telephone" on Zoom.  OMG it was so much fun!  Then we stayed on just going through old pictures and memories.  Two of them posted on Instagram old pictures of the troop - what a great trip down memory lane.  And speaking of that - this week 3 years ago, I took my troop to the Grand Canyon for Spring Break.  It was our end-of-8th grade trip.  








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Saturday, April 4, 2020

What's Making Me Happy This Week


  1. Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare Sonnets! https://www.facebook.com/patrickstewart/
  2. Zoom meetings!  I've had quite a few this week.  
    Family Zoom! <3
    • Tuesday: Girl Scout Troop
    • Wednesday: Family zoom in the afternoon and Girl Scout Service Unit Management Team in the evening
    • Thursday: Girl Scout Service Unit zoom for all leaders in the area.  We had about 25-30 people on at one point!
    • Friday: Playgroup moms and kids
  3. Not crying during any of the meetings.  I keep feeling the urge coming on and then it subsides.  I'm waiting for the dam to burst, just hopefully it doesn't do so when I'm on a call.
  4. My friends!  I posted about the lack of yeast and friends came through for me and Nadia (who is the one who is cooking up a storm lately).  Thank you to Anita and to Heather for dropping off yeast.  And thank you to Sheri for letting us borrow her barre for Nadia's dance classes.  💜
  5. BREAD!






































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