mermaidcamp

mermaidcamp

Keeping current in wellness, in and out of the water

You can scroll the shelf using and keys

#WeekendCoffeeShare Shift Change

September 24, 2017 , , ,

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

If we were having coffee in Tucson this weekend I would invite you to sit down in the living room with a cold iced tea. It is lovely weather now, with a little bit of chill at night. You probably think of this as summer weather, but for us it is a big deal to have highs below 100. We get all excited when “sweater weather” arrives, sometime in October. I have switched my hours at work in order to be there early to harvest outside.  This is a fun change of pace.  I am, however, having an issue with lack of ambition when I arrive home.  I was finishing all my fitness activity and writing before going to work in the morning.  That way I can relax when I get home.  Now I am all about relaxing when I get home, but have not finished my own daily tasks.  I must apply some discipline to make this shift change work.  I am slacking on everything but my job.

The clearing out of the barn across the street is going very well, with only a few more personal items to move and review.  I have thrown away loads more useless, outdated paper files.  Just this morning, I found something I really wanted to find.  I bought some amazing double sided cashmere fabric in Paris about 15 years ago.  It has been in a plastic box for the last 10 years, with a couple of little pieces of cedar wood to repel moths.  Lo and behold, the cedar works and the fabric is much more than I thought it was.  I am lucky it is all still in perfect condition.  Now that I have kept it so long I must find the perfect use for it, but not so perfect that it takes another 10 years to decide. I am thinking of a long reversible wrap skirt.  I have one in silk, and think it is classy.  My new motto is use it or ditch it for a clutter free life. It is time for this heavily hoarded fabric to get to work clothing me.

If we were having tea I would tell you I am behind on all my office work, which includes blogging. I excuse myself during this time because closing my real estate deal and finding space for all the stuff I want to keep is the most important task I will complete all year.  I think once this job is done I will gratefully return to by diligent practice of writing.  My financial load will be lighter, and my office will be better organized. The one task I have completed ahead of schedule is the payment of my real estate taxes.  I am delighted to be paying about half of the tax bill I have had for the last 10 years.  This makes me feel super happy and free.  In 3 weeks my erstwhile tax burden will be another family’s future home.  Everyone is a winner in this deal.

If we were on our second glass of iced tea I would ask how life and writing is going in your world.  I hope you are more focused and productive then I am these days.  I am listening to David Sedaris read his book, “When You Are Engulfed In Flames”.  This does inspire me to try creating memoir again.  His stories make me laugh out loud.  When I finish his book I will dive into an eighteen hour course on the history of ancient Rome.  Listening to different kinds of books on my audible account makes my work day zip by quickly.  I get a lot of “reading” done while doing my job.  There is a contest to produce a 30 second promotional video for audible telling how you use it.  The winners will be awarded new Volvos.  I am seriously considering entering this contest.  Have you tried audio books? They are my new favorite thing.

#WeekendCoffeeShare

#WeekendCoffeeShare

Thanks for joining us for this digital beverage party.  Join us to read, comment, or share your own week with the crew.  Follow the hashtag #weekendcoffeeshare on twitter to join the party.

 

What do you think?

Please keep your comments polite and on-topic.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

comments

Change creates chaos for a bit, even if it’s welcome. Hope that you get yourself to a place where you can do more of what you want after work. I am still struggling with that myself, and trying to do more before work. Once the summer heat goes away for good — it made a return visit this week and it’s sticking around a bit — that will be much easier to do.
Happy week!

Liked by 1 person

Tara

September 24, 2017

Thanks, Tara. I agree that a little cool air will make me feel snappier before and after work.

Like

Pamela Morse

September 24, 2017

I am so impressed with your focus of clearing out things you don’t want/need to re-purpose them elsewhere . The cashmere fabric discovery? Ooohlala.. that’s a gem. If not a skirt a beautiful sweater would be lovely.

Like

Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

October 1, 2017

%d bloggers like this: