A new hobby

You guys, I found a new hobby. It’s a creative outlet. And, no, it’s not one of the Things. But it will help me plan and organize my life and do the Things so I think it still isn’t too much of a distraction from the Things. Besides, the Forty-Two Things are not the boss of…

The Book Club Thing

I am really struggling with what to write about this week. Truth be told, I am in the midst of the worst depression I’ve experienced in 14 years. It’s really bad, you guys. I don’t even have words to talk about it. And current political actions aren’t doing anything to decrease my feelings of dread…

Just keep posting…

Well, time for an update. Past time, in fact. I haven’t blogged in about three weeks. There are some valid reasons — Fig was sick, then I was sick, then I had to work in the evening. But really, I just haven’t felt like it. I haven’t had much to say. I’m still on track…

Coloring things

I haven’t worked on any new Things over the past week. I’m still writing the three pages a day. I seem to be missing one day a week, which isn’t too bad. So I’m still counting it as a Thing in progress. Besides, I said I’d do it for 30 days, I didn’t say 30…

Spring Cleaning

Over the weekend, I cleaned out my closet. I gained a lot of weight after Ramona was born. (I’m blaming the new medication for it. Combined with a lack of time to exercise.) So a lot of my clothes just didn’t fit anymore. It was depressing to walk into the closet and see hangers upon hangers…

The Morning Pages Thing

Several years ago, I read — ok, I skimmed — The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. In it, she proposes a creativity-building exercise of writing three pages in longhand immediately upon waking. She calls it “The Morning Pages.” I thought it sounded intriguing, but I am the least morning person you will ever meet. If I…