Another journey around the sun…

My 51st year (and beyond) … heading towards a simpler existence (or just getting on top of it all!)

New routines… — 22/08/2016

New routines…

They say that it takes 21 days to learn a habit. Which is great if you know what the habit is that you are starting / stopping.

Right now, I’ve spent three hours hopping from task to task, without actually getting anything done (unless you count drinking two cups of tea and three coffees an achievement)…

I know my working from home hours need to become more organised. It’s just I’m not sure how my day should be structured. Half an hour of email, followed by a bit of social media, followed by some research, followed by some housework as light relief and then back into the fray. At least that was my plan. Not this hotchpotch of bouncing from corner to corner.

More later….

Reboot, June 20th 2016 — 20/06/2016

Reboot, June 20th 2016

It’s been so long since I’ve posted on any of my blogs. Lack of enthusiasm is the main reason. Now that I’m here I’m a little unsure where to head first. I do need to update the ‘about’ as I am heading rapidly for the big FIVE-O!

Since my last post:

  • I’ve moved office. Twice. Now I operate from home.
  • The Business has picked up nicely. Now I don’t need to rely on non-business related work to get by.
  • The piles of stuff around the house are still there.
  • The piles drive me crazy.
  • It’s still hard to through stuff away.
  • I decided this morning the recycling centre will get at least one visit from me this week.

The plan for this week is to work room by room, cupboard by cupboard. The first cupboard is empty and now there is a huge pile of linen on my bed awaiting processing 🙂

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An empty cupboard!
Unsorted linen... bright isn't it!
Unsorted linen… bright isn’t it!
Day 018/365 — 08/09/2013

Day 018/365

So before we left the house this afternoon the sink was super shiny! I knew the bench needed to be worked on. This is what I came home to:

The sink is shiny, the dog bowls are shiny, but the bench… where is it????


Another view…

I decided to clear the bench tonight. That was my project. In between preparing an application that needs to be submitted tomorrow. I should have known better. I’m not good at multi-tasking big jobs that need concentration or decision making. I got half way through the bench and remembered that the application needed some editing work. The Engineer was writing up the Finnish summary for me at the desk, so I took advantage of the clear space on the bench and set up my office there… here it is at 22:40 tonight. I’m heading to bed very soon and not going to pack it away – I’ll need to keep working on it tomorrow morning…


Half cleared bench and home office.

So let’s see how far I get with this little clearing project tomorrow.

Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite 🙂