One Little Thing

One of the downsides to vacation is that I tend to get behind on the daily tasks that keep a home (and a life) running smoothly.  My desk has been evidence of that as the mail, both paper and electronic, piled up and waited (mockingly) for me to deal with it.

So, I did one little thing to get things back in order and streamlined for the future.

I unsubscribed.

Most of the email that I get is junk.  Sure, at one time or another (usually after an online purchase) I subscribed to each of the many newsletters and updates but that quickly turned into 20+ emails each day telling me that I needed to buy the latest shoes or coolest new toy.

Except for a few of my very favorites, those are gone.   (By the way, I maintain two e-mail addresses.  One for personal, real life contacts and the other for online shopping.  That helps a lot too.)

Jeff and I also each canceled a couple of paper magazines that we had continued to receive mainly out of habit.  More often than not they never got read and the information just wasn’t relevant for us any more.

Not only did these simple things help to get things back in order after a crazy few weeks but they’ll help simplify my life in the future.

**This image is from before vacation.  I’m working to get back to that space of beauty and peace.**

One Little Thing

One of the downsides to vacation is that I tend to get behind on the daily tasks that keep a home (and a life) running smoothly.

My desk has been evidence of that as the mail, both paper and electronic, piled up and waited (mockingly) for me to deal with it.
So, I did one little thing to get things back in order and streamlined for the future.

I unsubscribed.

Most of the email that I get is junk.  Sure, at one time or another (usually after an online purchase) I subscribed to each of the many newsletters and updates but that quickly turned into 20+ emails each day telling me that I needed to buy the latest shoes or coolest new toy.
Except for a few of my very favorites, those are gone.   (By the way, I maintain two e-mail addresses.  One for personal, real life contacts and the other for online shopping.  That helps a lot too.)

Jeff and I also each canceled a couple of paper magazines that we had continued to receive mainly out of habit.  More often than not they never got read and the information just wasn't relevant for us any more.

Not only did these simple things help to get things back in order after a crazy few weeks but they'll help simplify my life in the future.

**This image is from before vacation.  I'm working to get back to that space of beauty and peace.**

Returning

The past few weeks have been very full.  Not only have we been in the midst of a major change in Jeff’s work schedule but my sister and her family have been visiting for three weeks (with one more to go!).  We’ve been busy traveling, playing, adjusting and living.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Slowly and steadily, I’ll be returning.

Returning

The past few weeks have been very full.  

Not only have we been in the midst of a major change in Jeff's work schedule but my sister and her family have been visiting for three weeks (with one more to go!).  

We've been busy traveling, playing, adjusting and living.  I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Slowly and steadily, I'll be returning.