Speaking of steps, here I am in my tennies – just back from the gym. It was very crowded at the gym due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, but we were not to be deterred.
And doubling back to the topic of organization, I made great progress this past week, the first after college-break ended. The first thing I noticed about the retired life is that you quickly lose track of your days, especially when you haven’t set up your calendar/planner for the year. When lots of days feel like Saturday, you begin to understand the Dowager Countess of Grantham’s query – “What is a weekend?”
The Project Life Journal Planner that hubby got me for Christmas is now assembled – with only 5% of the year having slipped by (that’s not so bad). I stamped with 12 different Stampin Up colors matched to the pages and these cute Scraptastic stamps I won as blog candy. I printed some small month-at-a-glance pages from Hadley Designs to insert in the monthly divided page protectors. Remind me next year to remember that drawback to undated planners.
When no one is headed out the door to the office in the morning, or returning at the end of the day, you also lose what had been the natural cadence of your days. I’m not complaining, mind you, I am merely pointing out the phenomenon. My computer time is much less regular and regimented, so I have now installed a “system” for blog reading. I am going to try it out for a few weeks, and if it works, I will share the time-saving, focus-imposing, surely life-changing system with you.
Onto other things, our weekend (which started on Friday, or was it Thursday) included:
- a visit to my mother-in-law’s
- asking about family stories, and taking notes for future blog posts
- finishing another audiobook in the car
- seeing George Strait in two different restaurants (okay, only his photos on the wall, but 2 consecutive places was quite a coincidence)
- buttery baked potato and extra thick maple sauce smothered pork chop dinner
(dripped onto my new sweater, but totally worth it)
- returning home Saturday night too lazy to cook
- husband running for pizza and salad carryout (dietetic by comparison to our prior meals)
- church-skipping on Sunday (at my request – so naughty – couldn’t believe hubby let us)
- my blog reading and writing during his TV basketball game viewing
- starting and finishing a single scrapbook page and having time left to open and sort that box of $10 sale kits. (Yes, in that order!)
What have you been up to – where are your steps leading you today? Do give Sian and the rest of us a wave and catch us up.