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Finding Me in ease in 2014



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use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 3 entries…)
I have been doing a great job of not buying things here at the new house

My goal has been to find something we have and use that.

Amazing how resourceful I have been about this.

I am making do.

Or doing without. Lots of things on a list to get. But I am trying to see if I can do without. So far, so good.

And, on other fronts, I am wearing things out…



Meet David Letterman (read all 8 entries…)
Dave, I am really getting worried

They put Jay out to pasture (which should have happened ages ago) and now I am worried that your time is going to be next.

When, when are we going to meet? Stay there. I will figure out how to get there soon.

Or call and let’s have lunch soon.



Celebrate my successes in positive ways (read all 15 entries…)
I am horrific at this!

Help! How do you celebrate success?



make a home (read all 25 entries…)
The new house is becoming home

From the first day, I insisted no boxes went into the living room or dining room and it kept these spaces open and clutter free. Just the furniture. That has been a life saver to have these beautiful spaces clutter free and wonderful while the rest of the house works its way into order. Right now, after 7 weeks, it is all comfy and usable. Still to finish are the master and office but otherwise, its is relatively done.

It still astounds me that I get to live in my dream.

This is such a special place. I have been able to entertain here more in 6 weeks than I did in the last place for 6 years. Many people for a variety of occasions. Especially a party for my daughter – a send off.

So, it is home. It feels like home. Today is the first day I really have had to just enjoy it. And I am enjoying it very much. Cleaning periodically, but the kitchen is pure heaven and I love to cook and prepare food there. Yummy meals today and a juice! So easy to clean and prep everything!

I love my new house. I enjoy my new house. I enjoy making it a home and I will be thrilled to keep evolving it that way. It is home to me though and I love it.

Now, if winter could end, life would be even better.



be courageous enough to be vulnerable (read all 8 entries…)
there have been a couple of times

I am learning to be vulnerable

to say what I think

to get my voice out

to set boundaries

to say no

to risk losing friends and relationships

in order to be right with me

not a jerk

not a pushover

just authentic



Live The Secret (read all 12 entries…)
Living the Secret

Imagine having a dream for 20 years and then getting to live it. It may be frustrating to wait for so long, but the belief that you can have it can manifest.

I believe it. I live it over and over again.

Happy. I believe.



tell my daughter - everyday - how much she means to me (read all 28 entries…)
Two months together and she is out!

Hey, there is nothing like having her here everyday in my life. That was so amazing to spend the 2 months together. Now, she is on the other side of the world and thanks to some great apps and Skype we are able to stay connected.

Just made her out 12-15 cards that she can open during periods while away. Hopefully they will reach her soon.

My valentine’s day was filled with thoughtful things from her – left for me so that I can feel her love. I sent her off with the same.

Love my kid! Love my kid. It really doesn’t get any better. OH KEEP HER SAFE> OH KEEP HER SAFE.



dream BIG (read all 9 entries…)
Stepped up

I will keep stepping up

I hereby make a commitment to make a Monday call each week to check in on how things are going. WIth follow-up by Friday.

In this way – my big dream number one will keep happening.

Then, for dream BIG number 2, I am going to do this thing – and max out the opportunity with a of t



My one word for 2014 - Ease (read all 4 entries…)
This is a great word for me!

I love to make things harder and more challenging than they need to be. I think I am always trying to prove I am capable of superhuman powers.

Well – not this year. I am taking a year off of superhuman powers and into a life of ease.

On Friday someone told me I could lighten up in my work. Well – how about light and easy!

I can do light and easy.

I will lighten up. I will make this easier.

I will have more fun. I will play with work more.



celebrate 6 year anniversary with 43 things
I need to clear the decks

Sometimes you need a clean slate.
I’d like to do that here, as a way to memorize my six plus years here.

i have worked on many things and made many movements toward the good steps.

i have taken big leaps and made great strides in moving my dial.

right now I am afraid I took on too much.

we will see! but I need to rise to what I just did!



Get my credit score to 800 by next June (read all 11 entries…)
credit left and right

and now using it.

so….to review…in order to get my score higher, I needed credit and even though I always paid all my bills on time with money I had.

now, I am stuck with bills to pay…using credit.

I hate it, I hate it.

Of course, my score no doubt is in the stratosphere.


research gardens - chinese and veggie = hillside
I have been doing a lot of this

Really reading into these.

Have a few months and probably a couple of years to tackle it.

All good. Watching the hillside in the cold and what to expect during all seasons. Want to fix what is wrong.



Make the list of adult functions for my daughter to understand what is coming and to prepare by taking on several things each year to prepare for adulthood (read all 8 entries…)
the mouse slayer

Last night, middle of the night, she found a mouse in the basement and put a cover over it. Today, she wanted me to handle it. With the flu under a total attack of my body, I instructed her on how to manage it.

She did.

I told her she had just graduated in the adult world to handling a very unpleasant experience – but a requirement for adulthood.



go on a silent retreat (read all 6 entries…)
at home

isolation this winter

february and March – think time



make a home (read all 25 entries…)
we are in

and relaxing. nice. home.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 3 entries…)
Having just moved

This is sound advice.
I would add…or get rid of it!



be very gentle with yourself. 2-4 trips a week.
I took a lot of breaks

I drank a lot of water and tea

I dressed appropriately.

I wore gloves.

I put moisturizer on my hands

I wore good boots

I took care of my self and didn’t go crazy or feel guilty for not going in bad weather.

I didn’t let the holiday traffic stress me out

I just enjoyed the process….so far.



Build a robot that will make lives easier (read all 5 entries…)
wednesday meeting about this

He wants to do it.

Let’s see if we can.



stay organized and calm while moving
Calm is working

Organized is pretty funny.



Sing (read all 8 entries…)
I found a place to sing

there is a group in my new neighborhood that sings.

monday nights.

i am going to join in January.

I am going to sing, dammit.



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