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Instead of a gratitude journal, I keep a list of things that I learned in my planner with my to-do list. Paraphrasing Emily P. Freeman this list is a way of purposely looking back before moving forward.
You can get a lot accomplished if I turn off the podcasts/audiobooks and focus.
In April, I started taking two classes through the local Community College. This is something that my job offers to train people for more ‘in demand’ positions within the company. For me, that means more pay and the possibility to work from home sometime within the near future.
This was something that I applied and interviewed for, so I was in it for the long (12 weeks) haul. Like most things, it was much more work than I was expecting. I am not sure what I was expecting. Something easy(er) I guess?
I struggled with homework, work work, blog work, and home-work. But once I sat down and turned off my phone and conccentrated I was shocked by the amount of work I could get done. Who knew?!
Apple’s Trade-in Program is pretty lucrative.
I upgraded my MacBook a few years back. I set up my new computer, wiped my old one, and set it aside. Completely forgetting about it. Right until I was moving office stuff to a new room and I found it, full of dust, on a high shelf.
I found out through The Digital Organizer’s Newsletter that Apple recycles its products, and you usually get the best price by using them directly. I filled out the form and found out I am getting more than $250 for that old dusty laptop. The money is technically an apple store gift card, but I am alright with that.
It is just easier to pay someone to wash your dog
Every spring as the snow melts, our dog finds every bone we have given him over the course of the winter. These aren’t the dried out ones that you buy at the pet store, these are beef bones that came out of the freezer so there is usually some meat left on them. So at this point, they are rancid AF.
The nasty bones wouldn’t be so bad if he didn’t roll on them. And then come into the house smelling of death.
After one such incident, I grabbed some dog shampoo, a brush and brought Dru out to a sunny part of the yard were we have an outdoor faucet with the intention to give him a quick bath.
After 45 minutes and soaking wet legs I remembered why we pay someone to groom him. It is pain in the ass.
Some of the books I Read
I am a voracious reader and library user. Libby is my BFF.
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport made me feel validated for thinking that FB is the worst; Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt made me feel validated for carrying my planner around with me everywhere; Burnout by Emily Nagoski gave me some great ideas for dealing with overwhelm; and the delightful Flavia solved another murder in As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.
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