Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Post Holiday Life List

LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW It is super sunny and clear today. It won't last long.

WHAT I'M PONDERING  Coming back to work yesterday after having 4 days off was the hardest day I've had in a long time. I pretended I was retired for a couple of days and truthfully I was able to get through the extra days off without that super anxiety I often feel when I have too much time on my hands.

WHAT I AM LEARNING I started a Bullet Journal and after a few suggestions for websites, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the ideas.

WHAT I AM CREATING Besides the bullet journal, I set up a table in my office space and my plan is to finally organize all my gazillion photos I've collected over the years. They are a mess! Initially, I'm going to simply divide them in categories and place them in envelopes.
WHAT I'M READING "And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder" by Deborah Spungen

WHAT I'M WATCHING Absolutely nothing. No time.

WHAT I'M HEARING People on the right happy with their win. People on the left, not so much.

Shot this while on a Saturday drive with the hubby.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN Leftover turkey. I haven't been home for two days as I have been dog sitting for friends. But I know there are leftovers there and I plan to devour them tonight when I get home. Turkey tacos. Turkey Thai Fried Rice.

“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.”
Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt; Or Sir Oran Hautton

A PEEK INTO MY WEEK  Work, work, work.
A FINAL THOUGHT This week I find myself once again standing on the edge of the abyss of winter. My emotions run the gamut this time of year. I have very little control over it so I have decided to try riding the wave. As uncomfortable as winter depression (seasonal affective disorder) can be, I've found some coping mechanisms that work. Riding the wave is new. I'll get back to you on how it is working for me.  In the meantime, I'm taking massive amounts of vitamin D and have a daily date in front of the happy light. Finding a creative outlet really helps. Writing helps. Making plans helps. Walking my dog helps.


  1. Loved your picture. How I would love to live in an area where I could photograph grapes. I don't like winter either and feel I suffer from SAD. And writing does help!! Good Life List!!

  2. I thought I had commented on this post but I guess not. Happy to see you doing the life list. The book you are reading sounds good!

  3. Remember:

    This too shall pass.
    We get through it every year.

    Be well.


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