The “Golden Rule Rules” Rules

You know me by now, right? I like rules. I like to make rules and I like holding myself accountable to rules. So obviously, when Lily Fields makes a New Year’s Resolution, it comes with rules. I find that this helps break down a resolution into smaller chunks, making it hard to fail entirely, which,Continue reading “The “Golden Rule Rules” Rules”

Week 1: The Golden Rule Rules

This is my first roundup of the highlights from my Golden Rule resolution….that is…my resolution to live out the Golden Rule in as many ways as possible in 2023. First up, whereas this, pre-scalawags had been something we always used to do, but had stopped doing it in the last few years. It is soContinue reading “Week 1: The Golden Rule Rules”

Week 48: Anger, Snuggles and Resolutions

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #1 Connect better with the scalawags, according to their Love Languages It’s not oftenContinue reading “Week 48: Anger, Snuggles and Resolutions”

Week 42: Hugs, kisses, the circus and dissipation

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #1 Connect better with the scalawags, according to their Love Languages It started asContinue reading “Week 42: Hugs, kisses, the circus and dissipation”

Week 41: Useful planning, little friends, prospective decluttering.

#14 Mise en Place and Weekly Planning Yee-haw! My sister Poppy, who appeared in the podcast episode about Scheduling and Planning, gave me some solid advice about planners. She reccommended having a 6-month planner, and then suggested a few things to make it efficient and something I would actually use. Well, I am pleased to reportContinue reading “Week 41: Useful planning, little friends, prospective decluttering.”

Week 40: Husband, Cat, Creativity

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #2 Do the heart work necessary for my marriage I won the grand prizeContinue reading “Week 40: Husband, Cat, Creativity”

Week 39: Getting Stuff Done

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #9 Create a workflow for new projects and know how long each part takesContinue reading “Week 39: Getting Stuff Done”

How’s that ambivalence coming along?

I entered parenthood with a great deal of ambivalence. I never was a fan of babies, and I had a love/hate relationship with children. The love part was that I know they are the future: teach them well and bla-bla-bla. The hate part was the irrationality, the ungratefulness, the noise… My only real experience withContinue reading “How’s that ambivalence coming along?”

It’s been a summer

School starts today. Yesterday, I took my boys for one last “hoorah” to our favorite little theme park, amid a million other little errands. I got them a frozen treat (a blue slushy is for one, strawberry ice cream cone for the other). I asked, “So what was the highlight of your summer?” And inContinue reading “It’s been a summer”

Week 25: Smelly Cat, Keeping Quiet, Tracking Fails

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Each Saturday, I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #3 Scoop the kitty litter as an act of love Since our beloved Titi left us for thatContinue reading “Week 25: Smelly Cat, Keeping Quiet, Tracking Fails”