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December 11, 2017

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Hello Friends! Happy Monday to you. This week is the first week in awhile that I have to focus on getting my household/life/work back in order. I have so many paper piles all over the house and my office looks like a tornado hit it. Ye olde laundry pile is getting outta control as well. It’s all proof that LIFE CARRIES ON even when you’re not fully there. I’m hoping that someday I’ll be fully there but my brain is still processing all that has happened since Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, I’m working really hard on being good to myself and my family. Thank you so much for all your support since my mother died. We all really appreciate it :) So let’s see what’s up with my Intentions for the week.

Intentions for the Week:

  • sweat it out at dance class
  • trip to the dump
  • trip to the thrift store
  • have coffee with friends
  • organize paper piles
  • LAUNDRY
  • work on pineapple rum post
  • clean up my office
  • make some dinners for my family
  • get back into making art
  • take the books back to the library– they’re so overdue!
  • take a picture for our holiday card/order it
  • get lost in a book
  • go for a long walk
  • go through Holiday Gift ideas and see what to make for teachers
  • cry when I feel like it
  • remember to take good care of myself
  • be present with Cooper. Give him as much love & uninterrupted time as possible.
  • figure out Christmas/presents/all that jazz

Mantra for the Week:

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What about you? What are you up to this week? Leave your intentions in the comments. Get your head in the game!

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December 10, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 49

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life – Week 49

This week all of my energy went into working on my mom’s obituary and the service for her.

I wore pantyhose at her service and everyone gave me a hard time.

I really should have worn my trusty overalls.

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When you’re in an elevator in the city that has a chaise lounge in it, you gotta pose.

He’s also wearing my socks. HA

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Self-timer family shot!  It was fun to seeing the trees with my boys.

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We tried to get a jumping shot.

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I have been through so many tunnels in the last few weeks. Back and forth between Marin and San Francisco. A lot more motion than I am used to. I’ve been enjoying being driven around though. My daydreaming brain is satisfied.  Thank you, husband.

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Traffic on Stockton.

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

A church with a sense of humor.

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

This week Joy came to visit to be there for me & my family.

I am so grateful for that. She made me a gorgeous paper flower magnolia.

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So inspiring!!!!

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

My dining room table is making me happy right now.

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

Being around a lot of people at the funeral and dealing with a lot of different emotions at once was very hard for my introvert brain. I am so thankful for my family though. We have all been working really hard to be there for each other and I know that would please my Mom.

I’ve been in self-care mode this weekend.

I got to go on a few introvert/maj adventures!

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It was so good to laugh again.

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

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December 8, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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Here’s a list because I LOVE LISTS:

  1. Why is baking soda such a good cleaner?
  2. I had no idea you could make candied nuts in a slow cooker
  3. I know just the leaf I’d use for this project.
  4. Beauty products that belong in the fridge!
  5. Cats vs. nativity scenes
  6. Don’t steal people’s photos on the internet.
  7. Lazy Christmas decorations. 
  8. Thoughts on losing a mother.
  9. A red dress for a special occasion.
  10. Books that took years to write.
  11. How to be better at stress
  12. The Silence Breakers
  13. The art of flying
  14. Hook a bartender up this year
  15. A doormat for my house.
  16. When everything is lined up just right.
  17. It’s hard to believe these are paintings!
  18. Lightning storms are so beautiful.
  19. How to write an obituary
  20. Apparently, I’m like an architect when it comes to my food temperature preferences.
  21. Life lessons from my friend Albert.
  22. This is beautiful.
  23. Stop giving your kids so many toys.
  24. Flight attendants know all the packing secrets.

have a great weekend!

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December 4, 2017

Intentions for the Week:

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Hello Friends! Thanks so much for all the love. I really appreciate it during this emotional time. This week is all over the place. This week is my mother’s funeral service. We have people coming in from all over the country and I am working hard to ground myself  before I have to dive right into extrovert/emotional time.  The fact that I haven’t written my TO DO list and feel lost only proves that this Intentions for the Week practice I started almost a year ago really works for me.  Here are my Intentions for the Week:

Intentions for the Week:

  • write a eulogy for my mom’s service
  • post pineapple rum recipe
  • make sure Cooper’s suit is ironed
  • figure out what to wear at the service for my Mom
  • carve out some time for myself/self- care
  • print out photos for my mom’s service
  • catch up on work
  • accept help when I can
  • work on Thank You notes/list
  • finish up November 2017 Currently post
  • figure out health insurance
  • pick up Mt. Laundry Pile in my bedroom
  • straighten up house for guests
  • trip to goodwill
  • trip to the dump
  • keep cleaning out parts of my parent’s house
  • go for a walk
  • keep cleaning out my mom’s closets to make room for family visiting
  • listen to Carole King- Tapestry album
  • enjoy time with Maj
  • drink more water (I’m really failing at it!)

Mantra for the week:

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And if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with the holidays, here’s a post Self-Care Strategies for the Holidays. Make time for yourself! More on Shutterbean.com!

Self- Care Strategies for the Holidays

Good luck this week!

 

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December 3, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 48

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life week 48

My mom had her salad dressing in the fridge. I made a salad with it.

We all ate it. It made me happy/sad.

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My dad was craving  sfogliatelle, so we got one in North Beach

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Eating our feelings.

My Everyday Life: Week 48 on Shutterbean.com

Finding some of my mom’s recipes while cleaning out her pantry.

My Everyday Life: Week 48 on Shutterbean.com

This week, I spent several days cleaning out things from my parent’s house.

I started with the pantry so my Dad would have a clean slate.

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It made him so happy.

My Everyday Life: Week 48 on Shutterbean.com

Magic stands are better than lemonade stands.

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Ramen on a Saturday afternoon with a major TO DO list.

My Everyday Life: Week 48 on Shutterbean.com

 

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December 1, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

 

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Welcome to I Love Lists. It’s Friday! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. How to help a grieving loved one this holiday season.
  2. Apparently, I belong in Austin. 
  3. This dad went viral on Instagram for his carpet love.
  4. My cat is bread.
  5. Some interesting psychology experiments
  6. Hidden signs in the surf above.
  7. That’s a lot of paper.
  8. This show is gonna be good!!  (I hope!)
  9. Liquid sand fascinates me.
  10. What luxury items & ingredients are worth the price?
  11. Drinks + Books
  12. Money would probably motivate me to lose weight too.
  13. Depression is real.
  14. Things that look like food.
  15. Maybe we should go back to food trucks?
  16. There are some real gems in here.
  17. This makes me want to finger paint.
  18. California has all the most expensive zip codes in the US
  19. Parents gotta sneak in  “microdates” every now and then!
  20. Makes a great gift: Instant Pot  Heidi did the most amazing roundup of info! 
  21. I love Tim’s gift guides.
  22. How chef’s food ends up in grocery stores.
  23. Andrea nails what November feels like.

Christmas Wishlist:

 

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November 26, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 47

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 47

 

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When my dad and I came home after being at the hospital with my Mom in the ICU, I walked into my parent’s house and saw these flowers waiting there in the front entry.

They were for me.

My Mom was going to be giving them to me when she came over the next day at Thanksgiving.

All I could think of was how these could be the last flowers I ever received from my Mom.

They are the last flowers I will ever receive from my Mom. 

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