After spending a few days in my mom’s clean house, I came back to mine and was overcome with a need to declutter and deep clean. No time like the present! (Ugh. I hate when I say stupid shit like that…)
Of course my return home was not smooth and uneventful. As I said yesterday, the look around the place had me suffer a conniption which catapulted me into action, so at least that. Right? Continue reading “No sparks of joy here while decluttering”
Today, I was drowning.
This is a typical occurrence in January with this family in this house. Continue reading “Rage, cleaning and crying”
Is there such a thing as PTSD due to Christmas mess?
I’m sitting here by myself, the family still crashed out cold, almost literally suffocating.
I can’t even…
OMG Continue reading “And so it begins…”
I have reached my limit. Suffocation is imminent. And so, me being me, I have developed an evil plan. 😈
I’ll tell you how this thing will unfold:
Continue reading “Calm before the rage storm”
Moods. Who needs them? Not me. Wish I could be a very even-keeled kind of person who doesn’t fluctuate between depression and rage, and everything in between.
Continue reading “Moods: up and down like a roller coaster”
And if you do, at least laugh WITH me, not AT me.
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This is what happened to me when I was left home alone, of my own free will, while the family went camping.
Continue reading “Don’t laugh”
Have you read the list of 49 things about me I posted the other day? Numbers 6, 7 and 8 touch on my desire for order in this house. Frankly, I could come up with 49 items just on that topic, but that would be a boring list to read. 😛
But the accumulation of stuff is a prevailing topic in my life.
For instance, my parents are housing stuff that belongs to us. Even though we have our own house, you understand.
Continue reading “Stuff and clutter: what we own, what we store, what we’ll inherit”
Face it: minimalism in a family with kids is about as far away from possible as Fiji is from Canada.
Which doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attempt it.
I amuse myself.
Ha ha ha.
Continue reading “The purge: starting at the beginning”
As usual, today began with me looking for something.
Typically I start with the junk drawer.
Naturally, I couldn’t find it. I have long forgotten what it is, but it no longer matters. Because once I realize I’m not going to find the elusive it, I stopped looking.
Five minutes later, my junk drawer looked like this: Continue reading “Beware the junk drawer”
Many of us have opportunities to work from home either because we are employed with that flexibility built in, self-employed in a home office, or freelancers.
But with this opportunity comes a catch. Because all ideals like this usually have some sort of a catch. The catch often comes down to this:
Preparation and Organization
For most of us, I think it comes down to a combination of both. There are days when I marvel at my own organization and advanced preparation skills. Other days, not so much.
Mindfulness and focus is key here. (Until the family wakes up. Ha.)
So, since I’m on a roll here with words tumbling out of my mouth, I thought I might as well jot down my ideal work day from home and compare it to my actual work day from home. Continue reading “Ideal vs Reality – working or writing from home”