I am not sipping coffee in my normal spot today and it is not really Monday. Here is my morning quiet place. What nonsense is This? It is called vacation. I am taking the week off from my weekly spread. (And work.) What? I know. Call me crazy. No planner in sight! I left it at home. Instead of planning the week I left it blank. When I get home I plan to make those pages memories instead. I bet you are wondering how I will survive a week with no planner or no plan, even. Ha! I am not … Continue reading Managing Mondays – Holiday Style
Sipping coffee this morning I thought about how busy this week was really going to be and I spent the quiet time focused on meditating instead of making lists. Afterall, I deserve to gift myself a bit. Tuesday is my … Continue reading Managing Mondays…and A week of one event after another
This week is full of fun and I have a lot to do around all of it. Live Music Movie Mother’s Day Work Appointments Writing Home Organization and Cleaning Will I get it all done? I have a plan. And … Continue reading Managing Mondays-Busy Days with Lofty Goals Await
Oh how I love my coffee and my morning time! I haven’t yet cracked open the work laptop even though I probably should. It is going to be a big week full of planning meetings, important dates and appointments. I … Continue reading Managing Mondays-Plan with Flexibility and Lists
As I near the end of March, I start thinking about April. Planning does that to me. I see the next month coming as the pages turn. Ugh! My mind goes into overdrive. To control the chaos, I start thinking about monthly goals, important events and I make lists. Lists help me focus and allow me to be distracted by things in the process. My kids send me texts or come to the door of my room and interrupt. My dogs don’t care that I am in planning mode. If they want affection they get right in my face or … Continue reading Managing Monday-Let’s Talk About Lists, Baby!
Every once in awhile I come home to a box waiting for me. It feels like Christmas. So, here is the latest box from Erin Condren! Isn’t that a pretty box? The word “enjoy!” and the pretty design lend a … Continue reading Unboxing – Erin Condren Haul
The French Quarter is a world in itself. It is colorful and musical and wonderfully unlike anything in my desert oasis home of Phoenix. Waking up in the Big Easy in The Prince Conti Hotel, mere steps from Bourbon Street … Continue reading New Orleans…Day Two…Eating on the Bayou
Saturday and Sunday I started packing, I organized myself and got down to brass tacks. I am sipping coffee and reviewing my lists. Because, well, do any of you live in New Orleans? Southern Florida, Cozumel? I think I may need to adjust my plan. I see lots of rain and plain old chilliness on some days in the next two weeks. I did the laundry, got the suitcase out of the closet and checked the weather forecasts. Then I put only definite items in the case and set it aside. Because I decided today was the day to look … Continue reading Seriously…What to pack?
My excitement is building and I cannot wait to be on vacation. This past week has been a worrisome work week and my annual reset trip is just what I need to escape and come back on the other side with a renewed sense of strength and dignity to face the challenges ahead. Traveling comes with worries because I have to avoid gluten. It makes me sick. Celiac Disease is not something that everyone understands and this post is not aimed to explain or complain about the challenges I face every day to maintain health. It is simply to share … Continue reading Another Travel Dilemma…Eating Gluten Free
I learned in the past few years that I love to craft. So as I sip coffee this rainy morning (so rare in Phoenix), I look at my Vision Board. Three areas tie to this: Relationships Creativity Home I want to encourage myself and others. I want to be frugal, and I want to get crafty. Over the holidays I made holiday décor for my home, holiday cards and gift tags. It was fun and I enlisted help from my girls that turned into fun together time watching Hallmark Channel. in 2018 I am determined to do more and share … Continue reading Crafty Corner