Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan
Jan 7 - I had two appointments in the morning/mid-day and then a farewell party to attend in the evening. The party was last-minute and I needed to bring something to share. I looked through our pantry and fridge and freezer and found some drinks (specifically mentioned to me) we have extra of and brought them along. Less stuff in our house and others enjoyed them.
Jan 8 - Two playdates and an evening meeting left me with very little time to work on our home today.
I did, however, return my friend's cherry pitter and pie plate from New Year's Eve. We brought her some pie and a movie (You Can Heal Your Life
) that she and I watched while our kids (age 7) played together. They had a great time together and so did we!
Jan 9 - DD pretty much stuck to me like glue all day long...like right on top of me all day type of day. I recall watching the same movie again with DD and then reading a book with DD most of the afternoon and evening, taking turns reading aloud. DH worked from home, too. While it was a "cozy" day
, it was completely unproductive. Like someone above said, "priorities"!
Jan 10 - An impromptu playgroup get-together at the beach gave me an opportunity to give a bag of barely worn gifted clothes of DD's away to another little girl who is thoroughly loving them!
: I also had a brand new hairbrush that DD was given for Christmas that is too big for her and really hurts her head... I had also tried it and also disliked it immensely. One of the moms LOVES this type of brush and was so grateful to have a new one.
: I also returned a Mason jar to a mom who had given us homemade jelly. YUM!
Jan 11 - Today was a different type of "decluttering" day.
DH had an eye appointment at Costco this morning. First one in 10 years and the doc told him he has the best eyes she was likely to see all day. We had planned for new glasses for him and he didn't need them.
I was there simply to help him choose new glasses after I exchanged a non-functioning DVD we had purchased a few days ago. Aside from the replacement DVD, we walked out of there with nothing new. Ah, AMAZING!
Later in the day, we attended a fire ceremony as a family. Each person in the group (25?) wrote out a list of the specific things (qualities about ourselves, beliefs we had, etc) we no longer wished to have and we tossed them into the fire. That felt celebratory!!!!
: Each person then wrote out what we do want to create in our lives for 2009, including why they were important to us. We then wrote on a different sheet of paper what the potential obstacles would be and tossed those into the fire. (We have some homework for the next part of the exercise and then will be continuing with this work in the next few monthly meetings.) I feel lighter already!