Living with intention…or not

Best $40 I Ever Spent
October 12, 2009, 8:59 pm
Filed under: Work


You have no idea how much this helps.


Summer time…
June 16, 2009, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Work

and the livin’ is…EASY? Hmmmm. Not buyin’ it right now.

Gotta walk. Be back asap. (Translation: Before fall)

Unwound [Day #6]
October 31, 2008, 10:15 pm
Filed under: Good eats, Home sweet home, Work


Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

Friday at last. The work day was busy enough to fly by but calmer than the hair-tearing pace of yesterday. I actually exhaled a few times. And peed. And drank a little water. Some days there’s no time for such luxuries.

Because we get zero kids for Halloween (busy street, no sidewalks) we headed out for dinner at our new favorite little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Bennu. Well, dinner was actually an enormous beef quesdilla and a California wrap, which we split. Bennu’s owned by the same guy who runs our favorite pizza joint, and it’s just a few doors down from the pizza place in the same barely-hanging-on shopping center. Despite it’s shopping center location, this place has atmosphere with a capital A. It’s casual, the food’s great (and cheap), and the decor is calming and fun. Halfway through the quesadilla, I could feel my shoulders relax.

Now, fresh from the hot tub, I’m downright floppy. Monday, with its ringing phones and panicked jumble of requests, feels very far away.

Pen Crack [Day #5]
October 30, 2008, 10:18 pm
Filed under: Obsessions, Work


Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

Latest pen obsession…multipens. Jetstream multipens. The green one has blue, black, red, and pencil (0.7 mm), while the striped one has red, black, and pencil (0.05 mm). Smooth. Crisp. Dark lines. Perfect for grid paper. Need some? Visit Jet Pens.

Yeah…I guess this was a commercial.

Impossible [Project 365 #4]
October 29, 2008, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Movies, Uncategorized, Work

Hall o’ art

Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

To be honest, I should’ve taken a picture of poop to describe today. The rundown: an AM greeting of three blops of cat vomit, ice balls pelting the car on the way to work, a frazzled blast of little crises the minute I stepped into my office, impossible knotted projects piled onto my (full) plate, the finger from another driver on the way home (why???). Poop. Pure and unadulterated.

In an effort to shake the sourness, we headed to the downtown art museum to see “Man On Wire,” about Philippe Petit. In 1974, he rigged a wire between the Twin Towers, 1350 feet above the ground, then danced back and forth on it for 45 minutes. Impossible, it seemed. But no, it wasn’t.

Lesson learned.

October 27, 2008, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Work


Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

I’m addicted. Everything’s on a list. Before I used this approach, my head was swimming with work stuff, church stuff, home stuff, groceries, projects, birthdays, and appointments. I color code my lists. I make little check boxes. I check off the little check boxes. My head is clear(er). All day long I add new stuff and check off completed stuff. So…yeah…lists. Post blog entry and picture. Check.

Sabbath #1
November 25, 2007, 9:16 pm
Filed under: Home sweet home, Weather, Work













Sabbath #1Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

Despite the 3.5 hour power outage last evening, I wrapped up all of my work-related activities (updated my action list for the week ahead, ironed enough work clothes for three days, blah blah blah) so that I could have a work-free Sabbath #1. Not that I sat around. I cooked a nice dinner, put together cookie dough (then let that chill), addressed my Christmas cards, took two walks, baked molasses cookies, and read the paper. It’s been nice, though, spending the whole day without spinning mental wheels on work issues that will be here soon enough.

Though it was only about 40 today, the sun and lack of wind made it feel almost warm. Yeah…temperature’s a relative thing. Just like time. Fast four-day weekend. Slow work week. Proven phenomenon.