Pre-editing

Y’know, sometimes I really just pull post titles out of my butt and what I pick has nothing at all to do with what I’m going to post for that day.

Just sayin’.

Today is a lovely day outside. The temps are mild (high of 66ºF), the sun is out and the sky is clear, off and on. Partly cloudy, I think they call that.

I spent some time outside this morning and got a couple videos filmed, for which I am grateful. I also finished The Science of Getting Rich yesterday afternoon…or maybe this morning? I’m thinking yesterday. It was so very good. And, bonus points, since I already had a bit of exposure to quite a bit of self-development, Law of Attraction stuff already, I now know where everyone got their materials. But seriously, it did make the book easier to understand. The language, as the book was written in 1910, is a bit stiffer than many people are used to, and it sometimes takes a while to get used to the “accent”, so to speak.

I journaled, but still want to meditate, and this was the third thing on my List Of Things That Must Be Done (blogging). And then I’d like to edit some, but I need to be mindful about the kids. Not because I’m doing something inappropriate, but because I want to spend some time with them today, so I’m going to try to squeeze the editing into spaces where they’re occupied with their interests.

I need to wash my glasses. There’s a fussy smear that doesn’t want to go away with a huffy breath and a shirttail swipe. Time for the Big Guns (soap and water).

Have you got any plans today? I know the day is more than half over, being after 1 pm as it is, but I figure I’ll ask anyway, and you can just apply it to whatever day you read this on. I’d love to hear about it!

I hope you’re having a great day!

And if you’re not having a great day, I hope you’re having a good day.

And if you’re not having a good day, I hope tomorrow is better.

Loves!

Gorgeous!

It’s an absolutely lovely day right now where I am. The storms took the humidity away a bit, and the sun is warm, and the green things are very, very green.

Gorgeous.

I had a plan this week to get videos up on certain days (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday) and so far I’ve done well. I have the Saturday video ready to post, but then I thought it might be nice to have today be a vloggy kind of day, but I’m not doing so well. I think if I get it recorded well, I’ll put it up Monday. It sounds like a plan.

Today is Laundry, and I have a little more than usual. It might add another couple hours onto the time, which is less optimal, but should work out okay. I have plenty to do – a couple ebooks to read, journals, and my video planning notebook. I need to get some ideas planned so I can post stuff next week. I think I might have some good ones, too. We’ll see.

I’m watching Swiss Family Robinson for no reason whatsoever. I didn’t realize there was another version made before the one I’m watching, so I may watch that one, too, for no reason at all. It’s one of the movies we taped off of the Disney Sunday show way back when. Does anyone else remember when Disney played their movies on TV on the weekends? We taped quite a few movies that way. Ah, the days of the VHS and the VCR, renting it from the movie rental place at first, then getting our own.

The actual first film we recorded off TV was Aliens, with Sigourney Weaver. It took a lot of re-watches before I was able to not get my pants scared off. And then I wasn’t even watching the whole film! I’m still startled when I watch something now that I had seen as a kid over and over on videotape from TV, and realizing just how much had been edited out. It was a heck of a lot!

Anyway, I suppose that’s enough nostalgia for now. I keep starting sentences I forget how I wanted to finish them because I get distracted by the TV. Not helpful when writing the blog!

I hope everyone is having a great day!

And if you’re not having a great day, I hope you’re having a good day.

And if you’re not having a good day, I hope tomorrow’s better.

Loves!

Almost done

I don’t know why I’m so excited about almost finishing a book, except maybe for the fact that I have been an avid reader nearly all my life, and in the past couple of years I’ve only managed a few a year. As a kid and in my 20’s, I would go through 50 books in 6 months, easy. What’s been my problem lately?

Priorities, I suppose. I want to say, “I just don’t have time!” except that’s a lie. I think I have time for what I make time for. So I haven’t made time for reading. That’s really a shame, because there’s a buttload of things to learn from books, and I like to learn things.

Anyway, so I’m almost done with my book. I could have finished it this morning on the porch, but I felt like I was rushing through it. I really want to take in the end of the book (even though it’s a re-read) as well as I have the rest.

I have another plan. The last time I read this book, I picked a recommended book out of the list in the back of it and bought it. I’m going to do that this time, too. A real, actual paperback (or hardcover if that’s my only choice). I’m looking forward to it.

And in between when that gets ordered and when it arrives, I’m going to read (finally, for the first time) a couple of old books on finance. I think they’re old enough (written in 1910 and 1937) to be available for free on Amazon, which is how I came to have them. Otherwise, I may not have bothered. Or maybe I would have. I honestly don’t remember.

So I have reading plans again. And I’m almost done with the first book, which means I’m almost ready to do a write-up about it and post it here in the new Books I <3 section I’m going to pull together as soon as I have a book to put in it. And then I think I’m going to try to do a video on it, too, but maybe not. I haven’t decided with certainty yet.

Well, it’s almost time to start my day. I hope you’re having a great day!

And if you’re not having a great day, I hope you’re having an okay day.

And if you’re not having an okay day, I hope tomorrow is better.

Loves!

Badass

I’m re-reading a book (did I already mention that?), You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. It’s about the Law of Attraction, and manifesting, but it’s also about loving yourself.

I mean, every damn list in the book (maybe not every list, but most of them) ends in “Love yourself.”

I love it.

Ultimately, apparently, Sincero wrote a book on self-love, and I’m having a lot of fun re-reading it. I’m almost done, just about 1/6th of it left to get through. I’m sure I’ll finish it up tonight, and then I think I’d like to vlog about it, if I can do that tonight without getting rained out. I’m sure there’s a way. 🙂

Today I did not wake quite as early as yesterday. The possibility was there. Somewhere in the 3 o’clock hour I woke for the bathroom, and going back to sleep wasn’t instantaneous. I went to bed early, though, so had I woken then, I would have had about 7 hours of sleep, so I think I’m going to start paying attention to when I go to sleep, and what hour would be reasonable for waking if I ended up waking that early.

Because there were things I had thought about doing this morning that haven’t gotten done yet. I’m just a little disappointed about that, but not too much, because there’s a whole day left.

I’m working from home again today, so obviously not the whole day can be dedicated to things that don’t relate to the Day Job, but there’s a lunch hour in there that I can give at least 15-20 minutes to a vision board. HA!

Okay. I’m off to work, so to speak. I’m working on getting more water down than yesterday (yesterday, though, I probably managed 100 oz, so there’s quite a bit to go yet as I consume my first 40 oz).

Wish me luck! Have a good day!