Month: January 2011

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Contemplating Clutter, Part 2

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I spent three hours with a professional organizer in an attempt to clean up some of the clutter in my life. I also referenced a quote linking physical clutter to emotional clutter; a concept I’ve been thinking about all week. I’m not sure what else to say except that I…

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Contemplating Clutter

“Clutter is anything that complicates your life and prevents you from living in peace as you live out your life purpose…Think of it as any possession, habit, thought pattern, attitude, or activity that (1) you don’t need or use anymore (2) doesn’t fit or work for you like it used to, or (3) doesn’t add…

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Doing Things “Again”

Do you find that your children ask you to do things again, and again, and again… My two-year old, Ella, seems to have a particular inkling towards repetition. She vacillates between two favorite books, over and over again. She likes me to read either Corduroy and Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? prior to every…

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Whether the Weather Be Cold…

Whether the weather be cold or Whether the weather be hot We’ll weather together, whatever the weather Whether we like it or not! (Little Bear’s chant with his family during the Winter solstice)   It seems to me that some much needed encouragement came in the way of my daughters watching Little Bear this afternoon.…

Hot Tar Rigger- San Diego CA. Mike Rowe returns to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to perform many messy tasks to keep the 150 year-old Star of India afloat and sea worthy.  Mike learns how to protect The Star of India's old boards from termites, coat her masts with hot tar, and elude the spirits that have lived and died on the ship's many global voyages.

Dirty Jobs

This is Mike Rowe. He is creator and executive producer of the very intriguing Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs.   This is Lisa Littlewood. Creator and executive producer of two very small children who have created a life that seems quite fit for the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. On this show, Dirty Jobs, Mike…

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Christmas Love: Pay it Forward

Anybody else out there have a list of things that they aspired to accomplish during the month of December, but somehow just didn’t seem to get to? We put so much pressure on ourselves, don’t we? Every year I promise myself it’s not going to happen, and every year it does…I get frazzled and tired…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! What kind of blogger would I be if I left you hanging ALL through Christmas and then neglected to send you Happy New Years wishes as well?! We’ve had a wonderful couple of weeks. Stressful at times, yes. Chaotic, check that box too. But, wonderful nonetheless. Scott and I actually both…