Posts Tagged ‘household

05
Sep
08

Cleaning Up and Moving Toward Sanity

6:30am found me up, coffeed, and organizing the house.  Sam and I are equally chronic trail-leavers: cause for me to go from room to room asking, “Does this belong here?  Where does this belong?  Why the hell did I put this here?”  International power adapters don’t belong in a woven box with cuff links, although when I put them there, it seemed perfectly logical because the box was just the right size.  After re-placing about a dozen things, (feeling not unlike Wall-E) the questions and answers became a meditation, and I thought about the additional trouble I caused myself by just doing what I’d always done, without changing my behavior.

My Grandfather was right, all those times.  Put things where they belong, and you’ll always know where to find them.  To help us, he Continue reading ‘Cleaning Up and Moving Toward Sanity’

03
Sep
08

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Sam gets up at 4:30, and I sleep in ’til 7:30, almost every morning.  “Delicious sleep,” he said to me recently, “you get 780 more hours a year than I do. That’s like a whole month.”  It’s actually 32.5 days.

How adorable I must be, drowsily wishing him a great day as I snuggle back into the pillows and drifting back off for another couple of hours, as Sam departs, his sleep envy fermenting into mild resentment.  It took a day to sink in, and so this morning I set my iPhone alarm for 6:30, with productivity in mind.

The goal is to focus on a few (gulp) chores, or a simple home improvement project that doesn’t require neighbor-waking power tools.  I tried it for the first time this morning, making the following findings: Continue reading ‘Early to Bed, Early to Rise’




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