BHAY Blog #5: It’s Time to Step It Down a Notch here in Whoville

I mentioned in a previous blog that I was going to take on the audacious task of sorting my old sermons, decluttering most of them into the recycling bin.  It turns out that was not so much audacious as it was overambitious.  I read through the first stack, and would get caught by a turnContinue reading “BHAY Blog #5: It’s Time to Step It Down a Notch here in Whoville”

BHAY Blog #3: Kondo? Can Do, sort of.

So far my Big Hairy Audacious Year has involved my Big toe, two Hairy cats, and tomorrow will include some Audaciously hopeful recycling. I repurposed two ideas from Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up After following the FlyLady’s routines for several months late in 2018, I spent New Year’s Day binge-watching MarieContinue reading “BHAY Blog #3: Kondo? Can Do, sort of.”

Blog #31: Belated Birthday Blog

Due to circumstances totally within my control, my “Return” key is now sticking to the point where it takes a lot of pressure and several attempts for it to do its job.  Therefore, today’s post will be fairly short so I don’t have to use that key very often. As some of you will remember,Continue reading “Blog #31: Belated Birthday Blog”

Blog #27: Water, Water, Everywhere, so Why Don’t I Take a Drink?

While it has been a challenge to pick up my needle, the pattern and the fabric and work on my projects, and it has taken me a while to get in the habit of following the FlyLady’s routines to create a more orderly home. Blogging is an entirely new venture, so I’m learning new skillsContinue reading “Blog #27: Water, Water, Everywhere, so Why Don’t I Take a Drink?”

Blog #26: The Up-Side of Not Being Super Rich

I’m rich in many things, grateful beyond measure for my friends, family, a warm, safe place to live, the gift of a relationship with God, work that matters to me and sometimes helps others, opportunities to serve, and the privilege of a wonderful education. However, I am not one of the 1% who control soContinue reading “Blog #26: The Up-Side of Not Being Super Rich”

Blog #24: The Real Reasons I’m Decluttering This Time

Yes, of course I want my home to be hospitable to visitors, and of course, I deserve an orderly, beautiful space in which to be at peace and live an orderly, beautiful life. More productive if I can find a pair of scissors, any one of the four pairs of scissors I know I own?Continue reading “Blog #24: The Real Reasons I’m Decluttering This Time”

Take Six Steps Forward, Good. Now, March in Place.

I’m on the sixth day of my Fly Lady restart.  You can find information about the Fly Lady System on the Flylady website, or on YouTube and Instagram through my favorite mentors, Diane in Denmark and the Secret Slob.  It’s a system to build new routines, emphasizing consistency and doing little things that over time addContinue reading “Take Six Steps Forward, Good. Now, March in Place.”

Life’s a (Morning Glory) Beach

I have a cross stitch project that has been stuck in “Unfinishedville” for over 20 years.. The picture on the cover of the kit that shows the finished project is beautiful. I love beach scenes, I have an optimistic spirit so stitching a picture with 140 x 160 stitches (22,400) seemed like a fabulous idea.Continue reading “Life’s a (Morning Glory) Beach”