I am not sure where today went but it is about gone and I have done mostly nothing. I did read the paper and did the puzzles and then did the puzzles on my Kindle. I count it as exercise when I do puzzles…I am exercising my brain.
I played with the cats a bit and read my emails. How can one person get so many emails? I can’t figure it out. Seems I am always unsubscribing to something and still the mail box is full of nonsense.
I spent a lot of time on the computer. Not accomplishing anything. It is amazing how much time can be spent just surfing in cyber-world. I did find some things on Amazon I must have. If I remember what they are tomorrow I will order them.
I did get one thing checked off the dreaded to-do list. This needs a drum roll. Really!
I cleaned the refrigerator!
Yep, I did. Took everything out and washed everything and wiped off all the bottles and jars and threw away the stuff with expiration dates that are long gone. I was amazed when I took out the pitcher of iced tea a while ago and it just came off the shelf. Who knew you can just pick it up without having to use muscle to remove it from the shelf. I think I will go open the door and just stand there admiring my beautiful shiny refrigerator shelves for a bit.
That’s it for today. Going to work tomorrow. I’ve been off for four days. Seems like just yesterday I was there. Oh well, I have Thursday off.
Today I was doing some cleaning. Way past due! Not the deep down and “Martha Stewart” kinda cleaning just the dust, sweep, vacuum stuff. While I was rearranging the dust and cat hair I once again became aware of how much I have.
I am one person with two bedrooms–and rarely an overnight guest. A bath and a half–and I can only use one at a time. I have two sets of dishes, many many glasses and mugs, lots of pots and pans…and I don’t entertain or cook much. My cabinets, closets, and bookcases are full–and there is lots in them I never use or even think about.
Occasionally, I will go on a tear and get rid of lots of stuff–extra stuff––I’m not sacrificing anything–I always still have plenty of stuff left.
Anyway, while I was doing my cleaning thing I realized that though I don’t like the cleaning of all this accumulated stuff I do like having it. It pleases me to have it. It makes me comfortable and happy. More importantly, I know that if it was all gone tomorrow I might not be pleased or comfortable or even happy but I would be ok. I would still be ditzy me and I would still have the really important stuff–given to me and the I have to give.
Today, I am thankful that have my stuff and that I know it is not what makes my world go round.
I learned something new the other day. I am somewhat fanatical about keeping my computer files all nice and neat—or as neat as a computer challenged person can—so I was cleaning up some stuff here.
I decided that the media files were getting kinda crowded with duplicates and stuff I will never use again so I went on a delete spree. Big surprise! Big mistake!
What I learned is that when you delete something from your media file it is not only deleted from the file but from the post it was where it was used. So, I have a bunch of posts that have silly white boxes on them—not cool.
Now you must know this is bothering me so I have been going back to the posts and deleting the white boxes. This takes some time and is not terribly interesting but if I don’t do it I will develop a tic.
The posts aren’t as nice with the ‘s—but so be it—this I can live with. It has been kinda fun to look at some of the old stuff.
I am thankful today that I am not as prolific a writer as many on WordPress. I am also thankful that I learned this lesson before I had hundreds of posts. As it is there are 209 published with a few scheduled.
Sometimes what we are thankful for is not as much fun as other times.