I’m a scheduler. A list-maker. A spreadsheet junkie. If I’m going to make a resolution work, I have to make a plan for it. And while I like having a plan, I don’t like making a plan. I find putting all the pieces together, and remembering all the pieces, to be incredibly taxing. On our … Continue reading Housekeeping schedule: Dailies & Weeklies
One of the most challenging aspects of this commitment to post every day for seven consecutive days has not been the writing. The biggest challenge, especially for a perfectionist, has been practicing restraint in editing. I felt kind of ridiculous when I publicly accepted the Daily Post challenge in my “Buts” piece. I knew we … Continue reading The challenge of the challenge: not editing.
We went a lot of years without electronic road-trip entertainment for the kids. No game systems, no iPods, no DVD players. The closest we got to new technology was listening to books on CD instead of books on tape. And even then we listened to quaint titles like Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. This … Continue reading Precious Gifts: Electronics
I lurk on the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenges, and until now, I have not taken a single one up. This week, though, I’m all over it. This week’s challenge, Just Do It, is to post every day for a full seven days. The challenge was issued on Christmas Eve. And my first thought was, “I’ve … Continue reading Buts