Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

boo - hoo !!!!

My beloved Chargers LOST to the Jets yesterday in the playoffs.
They actually beat themselves.
Lots of penalties.
(Including ones for unsportsmanlike conduct!)
A kicker who forgot how to get the ball through the uprights.
Stupid mistakes.

So, the fans of San Diego are starting their familiar chant,
"There's always next year."

(Which is true, expect poor LaDanian Tomlinson
probably won't be on the team;
this was his chance to get a Super Bowl ring.)

Oh well.
There are bigger issues.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

just a thought

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Why didn't I think of that!

Why didn't I think of doing this book?  Robyn Okrant followed all of Oprah's "best life" advice for a year, and then wrote about it.  I love that idea!  In fact, I wish I had thought of it!  I guess I'll have to add this book to my reading list!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Starting a new year

We had an absolutely fabulous New Year's Eve, spent with friends and neighbors, enjoying great food & wine (diet? what diet?)

Now, of course, comes the reflection part of starting a new year. Resolutions. The time-honored tradition of thinking about changes you want to make in a brand new, unspoiled new year.

My resolutions always seem to center around (1) losing weight, and (2) getting organized/decluttered. This year will be a bit different. For one, I've lost weight, so now my goal will be to KEEP IT OFF! I'll be getting back to sensible portions, little or no bread and potatoes, no sugar, and stepping up my exercise routine. (diet? what diet? I thought there was a rule about not dieting over Christmas and New Years . . . )

As far as getting rid of all of my clutter, my new obsession is watching the show Hoarders. Okay, I'm not saying I AM a hoarder . . . but I'm afraid I could grow up to be a hoarder, since I seem to have zillions of reasons why I like to keep stuff . . . the "I might need it someday" syndrome. I also become very emotionally attached to my stuff. So, I watch Hoarders to pick up on any warning signs . . . I've already asked my neighbors to watch for signs --- for instance, if I start accumulating cats (which apparently is typical of hoarders). Having one --- fine . . . more than five, they'd better get me help! : )

In the meantime, I'm getting rid of a lot of my 'things' that I haven't been using, as a way to start the new year less cluttered and more organized.

What are you going to work on this year? If you want some advice for a multitude of issues, go to this article, Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity, on the ZenHabits site. It's a list "common-sense tips that we often forget about." And if any of them interest you, there are links for you to further explore the topic. And then, check out The Essential Zen Habits of 2009 for more good advice.

Happy reflecting and resolving!