03 February 2007

It's been an unusual Saturday. I only worked a half day, and it went by very quickly. I went to Borders, enjoyed my coffee, and read PC Magazine and Consumer Reports.Then I went in search of Moleskines. Yes in-deedy. You see, I got the idea from Andrew that I should carry a notepad to write ideas for future posts. Finally, a legitimate reason to buy a new book. (yes, I was looking for an excuse. Thanks Andrew!) It's a little bigger than an index card. It has an elastic band to keep it closed and a ribbon to mark the page, just like the bigger version. I was happy to take the cellophane off and start writing. Here's something interesting I read in Consumer Reports that I jotted down in my notebook: Emotional health improves with aging. Certain areas of the brain become "less resistant to happiness and better able to resist fear." Something for us to look forward to!

I got home a few hours earlier than usual. Emily had just gotten home from an overnight/up all night outing with her youth group. She's been sleeping for the last 3 hours. I tried to wake her once, but she didn't want to get up. If she sleeps too long I'm afraid she won't sleep tonight. I'll try again soon.

I spent about an hour working on the basement today. I brought one bag of trash out and filled up one recycling bin. I need to start separating the things I want to donate from the things I'd like to sell. I'm accumulating a big area of 'stuff', and it's starting to take over. I'm going to be brave here and show you what my basement looks like. Be warned, it's not a pretty sight...

Well, Emily's up. It took her a while to acclimate but she's eating and ready to watch a movie with me. Gotta go do that Mom thing.


Unknown said...

Is it moleskin or moleskine? One more thing to lug around in your purse?

Megan said...

A friend gave me one of those about a year ago and I love it. The only thing is that I loved it so much I kept it around unused because I was convinced I needed something awesome to write about in such a great notebook! D'oh! Good thing I finally opened it and just started writing crap; now it can be filled with all my crap. haha

Amanda said...

I LOVED the video! :) The cellar looked like my house on a good day. Then son comes home again and spreads everything on every inch of free space.

PS. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with "notebook issues." LOL

Cheryl said...

Ilene--It's a Moleskine, and I happen to keep a very lightweight purse. I will sometimes hand my clients their purses and am usually surprised by how heavy they are.

Megan--the secret, as I've learned, it to just break it open and start writing. Does this count as more stuff?

Amanda--I wasn't sure about posting that video so I was relieved when I saw your comment. And my notebook issues are over because I swear this is the last one!

Billy said...

Hey girls. I am back. It was so good to read up on what I have missed. I was really missin everyone while I was away. The basement is not bad. You are going to make a fortune though. When I moved, I went off of my parents' philosophy - if you haven't used it within the past year and a half, get rid of it. Good rule for me to live by. I got rid of a lot of stuff. I gave most of it away. Never thought about selling it online though. Hmmm.

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