Tuesday, May 12

How much time is too much time to waste?

I was trying to find a color that would reflect my title. Not sure this is THE color, but it has the most negative description I could think of ~ "green with envy", "don't eat the green ones... M&M's". But then again, we should "think green" for our earth. Never mind why I choose green.

How much time do we waste? Sometimes we do not control the time. For instance, waiting on the doctor to see you. Waiting your turn in line or to play. Lately I have felt a huge waste of time going on in my life. Excuse? Worry. Stress. It paralyzes me. I get nothing done when my mind is stumbling over worry. Some people go to the gym to get rid of their stress & worry. I can't even get my hiney up in the exercise bike in the next room! Or do the dishes. Or go to sleep at a decent time (before midnight).... which leads into lying in bed the next morning for an extra hour. sigh. Yes, I hear you. I do pray ~ but admittedly, I need to work on that too. You see, if I pray before falling asleep at night ~ well, due to my late night issues I will fall asleep in the middle of praying!!! arrrrggghh.

How many times have we all said ....."come Monday"..... and life will magically be different. Yes, it is different.... a different day, different weather, different phone calls, maybe even wearing different clothes! But until I stop and learn to relax ~ breathe ~ eat right ~ exercise, etc. I will still feel that stress. That worry. That waste. Hey, come THIS Monday I am trying for the 3rd time to follow a strict diet and re-loose the 10 lbs. I gained back. Oh, and that bike is calling me.......after all, I am a "glass is half full girl" !!!!

But now I am already worrying that I might fall back to old habits after........ STOP! RELAX PAM

Tuesday, May 5

Clean Sweep

Okay, if I went through everything before packing it up how come I still have so much crap? I did like they do on t.v., only I GAVE away instead of having a garage sale. I despise the work involved in getting a garage sale ready. Once I actually gave my stuff to my daughter and told her to keep the money for her trouble. Now my new motto is: "Just pack it up and take it to Peggy's"! She does garage sales as fundraisers for charities!! How awesome is that? Got stuff? Drop it at Peggy's!

When one does not move from their dwelling for 24 yrs. they have to depend on Spring Cleaning and company coming to clear out items you don't use or need. I used remodeling as my catalyst. Two years ago I did one floor of the house, now we are on the second (and last). In between I moved my mother from her 17yrs in a townhouse apt. to a nice home (that was the ultimate test of clean sweep). I am terrified that when my POD comes back with the downstairs "stuff" I will have more crap issues.

Life has had many changes at our house over the past 9 yrs ~ since my girl's went to college & drug stuff back and forth each year ~ then got married. Then my son had the run of the downstairs so to speak. Then he went to college. I think our decision to remodel the area is a good one. The space will show a more mature look for our now grown children to come back to...... it was they who told my husband and I "don't move ~ this is our home". And we listened. But I couldn't get them to take our crap.