|Grandkids-Happy, as usual|
It is the weekend and I am trying to wrap up a few work items before my weekend starts. I know I am the only one from my high school and college class that is still working at a JOB and I do not mean the blog fun. But working does have some advantages. Like a paycheck. So I may be the last one standing and doing insurance as long as we still have insurance in the USA. I thought I would have to retire in the 80's and become a realtor but shocker I am still hanging in there and doing what I know. Thank you to The Bankers Life Company ( Principal Financial Group) for heading me down a pretty decent career path.
|One of my ribbon and washi tape holders|
I have a few friends that think that I get a lot accomplished each week. I guess I have pulled the wool over their eyes. My husband may not agree. My priorities have certainly changed over the past few years and I am enjoying life more, worrying less and not passing up opportunities to have fun.
In the old days, I would work like a crazy person and be too tired at the end of the day to do much else. Now I am more balanced and schedule time for myself alongside all of the work stuff.
This morning I got out of bed pretty early- About 6ish and did a bunch of stuff that you cannot do here in the heat. Like trim the roses. I should deadhead them more often but if you don't get out there early then the heat is my excuse to pass it on to the next days list. I had a mid morning appointment and then I told Marty that I needed to read because I had hardly read at all this week. So I finished one book and started another. The book I started is The Summer Escape by Lily Graham. I LOVE it. In fact I will be back to reading it as soon as I finish this post. One of our son's friends told me this week that he thought I was "all in" on the blog. I am "all in" so I do not want to skip a day because I have my head deep in a book.
|My office is a little busy. I keep a lot of things that I use for projects in my office so that they are at my fingertips. I am a ribbon fanatic. If something is boring I add ribbon.|
If you have not figured it out yet, I am Greek and this book I am loving is set in Greece, in Crete. The descriptions of the country are wonderful and it makes you want to go there tomorrow. I was there once and I will dig out some pics of Greece in the early 1970's when I visited with my Dad.
|Ribbon and washi tape|
|My downstairs desk. My washi tape is in a candy jar|
I love to write things down, so many nights I will rewrite my List. One of my sections is To Buy--- why To Buy??? I might forget to order a book and I would not want to miss a new release. When I read the new releases each week I make sure they are on preorder so I do not miss anything. Amazon usually lets you know when your favorite author has a new book. I separate each section with washi tape because life is short and I want my list to be pretty. It sits in front of me all day so why not.
Someone was visiting my office recently and there was a pile of washi tape sitting there. They asked me if I really used it and I told them every single day. If you do not know what washi tape is- you should learn. It is a patterned tape that you can buy in tons of designs. My favorites are stripes and polka dots. But I have flowers, letters, just plain colors, etc. I have my washi tape on the wall of my office on a ribbon rack and at my downstairs desk in a candy jar.
I am a bit of an insomniac. Mind over matter. If I have myself organized with my list and Top Five in writing, ready to go, before I go to bed, I do not have to rehash in my brain for three hours what I need to remember.
Last year I was lucky to have a visit to an Integrative Medicine Specialist, a "wellness" Doctor. Two hours of analyzing me. Wow. Surprise but I was doing just about everything wrong. The list was overwhelming of what I needed to change to be more "well". I started breaking this list down into small bites in my journal after the exhaustive analysis of my habits. It was all good and I appreciate the knowledge of our medical experts. I still have a long way to go but if it was all perfect what would we strive for tomorrow??? My Top Five was born.
I hope you have a fabulous day, week and year. It is almost time to go to the Beach.
More beachy decorating
Prepping for a beach get away
Doctor Birthday Party
A package from Amazon today:
Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes