Americans seem to think the busier the better. They wear the badge of busy like it's some type of high honor. The "I'm so tired" and "I'm so busy" are their go to responses to practically everything. Want to go for a walk? No, I'm so tired. Want to meet up for coffee? No, I'm … Continue reading Quit Saying You are Too Tired or Too Busy
Recently I have had this intense sense to declutter, clean, re-organize, and turn our house upside down. These feelings usually happen with the change of season. Typically my seasons follow the astronomical seasons or equinoxes, which all started with a roof top fall equinox guided meditation. Around each equinox I also smudge sage. It marks … Continue reading Nesting this Fall
Have you ever received a terrible haircut and had to have someone help you fix it? I have received so many unwanted mullets and terrible hair cuts that I lost track of the numbers and people responsible. I mean how on earth does it happen when I specifically state I want it a little shorter … Continue reading Mr. BMM Learns to Cut Hair
A couple months ago I wrote about the possibility of having my job eliminated. It is a bit stressful but at the end of the day "what happens if you just took the summer off" statement from Mr. BMM helped. I have been applying to a couple jobs a week. It is interesting when job … Continue reading 2020 Theme: Slow – Preferred, Not Required
Today is currently Sunday and it is day 9 of our Operation Staycation 2020 adventures. While I'm not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow morning, I have to admit that I haven't been more relaxed after a vacation than this one. Yesterday Mr. BMM and I were chatting about how much fun we … Continue reading Update: Operation Staycation 2020
Recently I have been wondering why I haven't been drawn to purchasing anything new. No new decorations for the house. No new kitchen appliances or gadgets. No new clothes or shoes. Nothing except for food and replacements to broken well used things. Then I heard about the Diderot Effect. A light bulb went off. When … Continue reading Why We Shop: Have You Met Diderot?
With all things 2020, global pandemic, killer hornets, and possibly aliens right around the corner, we decided to have a staycation this summer. We are focusing on what we are gaining rather than focusing on what we are losing. Sure we don't get to check out a new place this year. We don't have to … Continue reading Operation Staycation 2020
Earlier this month, I wrote about returning to my monthly SLOW themes. In June my goal was to put the phone down whenever Mr. BMM was home. I will be honest. I didn't do so well the first week or two. This past week I kicked it up into high gear. I decided that since … Continue reading 2020 Theme: Slow – Ditch the Phone June
Lately as my state starts to reopen I have had this feeling of overwhelm. When those feelings happen I try to see what is causing the overwhelmed feeling. Is it too much on my schedule? Too many plans? Too many expectations? After reflecting on it this past week, I realized that it is too many … Continue reading Making Cuts: Expenses, Emails, and a Toaster Oven
If you have been following my blog, you know that I have written a lot about the new normal. Some of you have even commented about your new normal or things that you have observed, things that you like, and other things that you can't wait to be over. If you are new to my … Continue reading Can You Actually Fit Your Old Normal into the New Normal?