OKAY DAY!

March 22:  I actually had an okay day today.  I got to be totally alone, in the house, for about three hours!  That was awesome!  I have not had that in a very long time.  I am a person who needs alone time!  So, when I am without it, I seem to be more out of balance than usual.  It reminded me of the "good days" when I was a stay-at-home mom and able to do the things I "needed" to do without interference.  Not that I got a lot done....I did manage to almost conquer the laundry...until everyone undressed from the day...LOL...I got the kitchen back in order...I had the "fancy" dishes out for the baby shower...and, I got the tax stuff ready to go to the accountant.  Not bad!
 
For my tomorrow/today....I have to go to the bank, get toilet paper, tissues, and laundry soap, and that is all the "have to's."  I plan on maybe working on the book, going through some of my clothes, maybe dusting and vacuuming...don't really know.  What I do know is this is my spring break/vacation and I am going to do what I feel like, or not.
 
I have been watching Dr. Wayne Dyer on PBS.  I have been a long time fan.  He has what he calls the 80/20 rule.  What that is, for those of you who don't know, is we use 20% of what we own and the other 80% is what we may or may not ever use.  I had forgotten that in the past 2 1/2 years.  So, I want to wean my closet/clothes to what I REALLY wear and what I think I might some day.  Then, I want to go through the rest of my house with that thought in mind.  I have so much "stuff".  It, I think, might be very freeing to not have that extra 80%.  Of course, that excludes the things in Scott's room.....that is a VERY different story!  On the "regular" side of things, I have stuff I have NEVER used in the past twenty years!  I have just kept it.... But, there are things, like the punch bowl, I have not used that in at least ten years but, I used it on Sunday for the baby shower...I think I will keep that!
 
Today, I have felt a calm that I have not felt in a very long time!
 
 
 
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I am glad you are feeling the peace. Alone time can make a big difference. Hugs, Barbara
rcoco
rcoco

I hope the calm continues. Time alone is so theraputic, especially to women. We have played the caretaker, mediator, basically everything role for so long that we really forget how to nurture ourselves.
Good luck on sorting your \"stuff\". I love Wayne Dyer too, very inspirational writer.
hugs, Rebecca
deleted_user
deleted_user

It is hard sometimes to be alone but it makes us just be... love to you my friend..
deleted_user
deleted_user

Alone time is so necessary at times. You sound like you are feeling better and that you accomplished alot. Good for you. I\'d sure like to use that 20/80 rule around my place, I have way too much stuff. Good luck with the book and enjoy your break. Love and hugs Cathy
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes it good to get time alone. Hope that you can get through all the stuff. I will have to get rid of stuff if we down size someday. Hope you can enjoy the beautiful weather....Hugs, Connie
biowoman
biowoman

Good for you Ginger...and you know what? I need alone time too...sometimes I wake up early in order to get it. Sometimes that isn\'t too hard, because as I age...I do not seem to need as much sleep. I also love it when Hillary takes Aiden somewhere during the daytime and I can do whatever I want without worrying about waking someone up. Keep up the good work...love and hugs...Karen
KimRW
KimRW

Glad you had a peaceful day. I need to try that 80/20 rule. Maybe I will....spring cleaning! Hugs, Kim
deleted_user
deleted_user

so glad you are peaceful and progressing along today.....yep, when everyone takes the clothes off at the end of the day...we begin again...laundry in never ending. Yard Sale comes to mind when I think of 80/20...it is so very true. Love and hugs, dale...brandon\'s mom
deleted_user
deleted_user

Good - I\'m glad you are feeling peaceful today. I have also been going through closets and \"spring cleaning\". It\'s a good feeling.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I like the 80/20 rule. I have not been able to get to my spring cleaning but will keep that in mind. Glad you had a good day. Hugs Kay
BinkyH
BinkyH

After my divorce and subsequent sale of our home, I moved around a lot. With each move, I found myself shedding more and more due to being tired of moving and storing it. Today, it feels great to not be burdened with things that I may or may not ever need. I have a sister who was homeless two years ago until she met her boyfriend. They rent a very nice house and she now has just as much \"stuff\" as I ever did LOL. Goes to show you how easily material goods are replaced. I am glad you had a good day. I, too, cherish my \"alone\" time, especially after a noisy day at work in our grooming salon. Hugs, B