Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I'm overwhelmed with a lot of things right now and blog-guilt is one.
I love this blog and it's been so helpful to me, but I've never really been able to resume my joy and enthusiasm for this and the decluttering project since Patrick's death.

I've tried. I need to have a new plan, a new vision and it just isn't manifesting.

Now what I need to do is put this blog on an official hiatus, so I won't have the nagging sense of 'i need to blog about that...' . I'm thinking through the end of this year.

We'll see what happens after that.

For now I expect to continue with my arts blog Lizards In the Leaves.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and feedback I've received since the beginning!
Blessings and best wishes for the upcoming holidays!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Brief Update, Clutter, phobia work

I'm working on a longer entry to document a bit of exposure therapy I organized, but I'm trying to become more regular with my blog entries again, so I thought I'd at least check in with a brief entry here.

I'm sad to report that my dining room table is all cluttered up again. And it really is blocking energy! So I need to get that taken care of ASAP. I'm not posting a picture because I'm tired of taking pictures of that and you're probably tired of looking at them. I've also gotten a bit of clutter in some of the flat surfaces in the living room that were blessedly clear for such a long time. It's not horrible, though! But if I don't get them cleared soon, it could lead to horrible.

On the plus side, I have discovered Bloglines -- a blog aggregate site (free) which allows me to subscribe to my favorite blogs and sites, and has alleviated me of the stress I was feeling at not being able to keep up with the ones that have been really inspiring and useful to me. With Bloglines, I can instantly see which blogs have new entries and read them. Maybe I'm the last person on the internet to make use of this, but I thought I'd pass it on. It really has saved me a lot of time and angst!

I've also just started to read The Not So Big Life by Sarah Susanka.

I haven't read enough yet to know if this is going to be a really great book for me, but enough that I think it's worth mentioning for others to take a look at. I certainly embrace the idea of having a small, meaningful existence fraught with beauty. Susanka has a website at and offers for her readers some forums, inspirational quotes and chapter-by-chapter resources.

I end this entry with a picture of Dashboard Robin, a promise to soon relate what's happening on the driving/phobia front.