Axe throwing date night was a success! It was great to get out and have something new to try together. My husband and I got a little competitive, tied for the highest scoring game, and I lost by one game. But it was smiles all over the place!
Since our schedules do not always match, we are going to take turns setting up a montly adventure date night. Excited to see what my husband plans next month! The new found minimalist in me is enjoying the experiences and taking a single picture to mark the memory.
In other news, I started back with meditating. I felt off, out of balance, and not true to myself or how I wanted to live. So back to meditating I go. I don’t feel the need to beat myself up over stopping. I am proud of myself for realizing and utilizing this tool. I also spent a night on my front porch this week just reading until the sunset and I couldn’t see.
- Best Podcasts of the Week
- What’s Cooking
- New Hobby
- What am I reading?
- House Hack
- Random Stuff
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – Shakespeare
Best Podcasts of the Week
One of my most favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, had an amazing podcast this week, episode 240: Very Special Episode: Use the Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry, and Stress.
Show Notes: “For this Very Special Episode, we talk about the Emergency Kit for Anxiety—a long list of strategies to put to work immediately to manage anxiety, worry, stress, and fear.“
- Calm your breathing
- Reach out to others
- Take action in the world
- Making a list
- Identify the problem
- Schedule time to worry
- Seek more information on something that’s worrying you
Happier in Hollywood convinced me to listen to a mom and summer camp owner to make work more enjoyable in Episode 123: How To Be A Happy Camper At Work With Audrey Monke.
Show Notes: “Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults. Audrey owns Gold Arrow Camp, and her tips for developing a positive culture at camp are just as relevant to the workplace. Some advice? Take a moment to say good morning. And build in time for compliments! This week’s Hollywood Hack: arrive early.“
Literally nothing new and that is ok. Sometimes you cook to survive and other times to surprise. This week has been cook to survive.
Setting silly string traps at work. I shot myself twice just trying to set the trap. You win some, you lose some! We all laughed and nobody got hurt!
What am I reading?
Cozy mysteries! This week I finished the second book in Carolyn Haines’ A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery series, Buried Bones. The ups, the downs, the twists and turns kept me hooked the whole time!
Next up is the third in Sarah Knight’s No Fucks Given Guide series, You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want.
Many people complain to me how messy and cluttered their homes are but refuse to take any steps I suggest. They say that KonMari is overwhelming. I would like to counter with one single question. Isn’t your clutter overwhelming? Just saying…
Marie Kondo, Joshua Becker, and Gretchen Rubin all offer amazing tips and methods to tidy once and for all. And I mean once and for all. If you tidy and then break the habits that got you to overwhelm, then you truly only have to do it once.
Visited all of my doctors well before the last week of the year!
Embracing the fall season without PSL. No judgment if PSL is your thing.
Throwing axes in my new favorite date night.
Walking slowly to take in all of the fall colors and decorations.
Getting a cold nose when I stick my head out window on a car ride. 🐾