Wednesday, December 16, 2009

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.

Woof, woof!

Recent insight: I'm learning the difference between rumination and problem solving. If after two minutes of thinking about something, the thinking isn't leading to action OR is not FUN, I can stop the train and get off. I can get back on at will.

To that end, in terms of both small and large thinking items:

* cut the hair
* purchase living room sofa, etc.
* pursue life coaching and therapy as needed to lead to insight and moving forward
* put mail clutter plan into action with excellent problem solving model
* use this model for other areas of work
* find a church home
* pursue further education path possibilities, then act
* clarify current and mid-term earning ventures
* look into home purchase

And today, get on with it. Catch up on laundry, make teacher and friend gifts, gather at community center, pick up winter CSA share, be present for washing machine maintenance person, prepare for tomorrow's day at school / work for me and the boy, etc.


  1. Camille10:39 AM

    Your blog is heartbreaking and breathtaking all at the same time, Paige...much like our little ones, methinks. What a beautiful letter you wrote to Ziggy's teachers. Your gratitude shines through your beautiful words, as always.

    If you devise a workable mail organizational system, Paige, will you please share it? I could turn into a hoarder-type of gal with stacks of mail/boxes/junk reaching to the ceiling with only narrow paths in between for walking to the bathroom, the bedroom and the refrigerator.

    Ever so often, I force myself to deal with the mail and I always feel such a sense of accomplishment. But man, the inner bribing that has to take place first is exhausting.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend.

  2. thank you for your kind words, dear and lovely C.

    miss seeing you and your boy at Dragon Park.

    must find a date for supper or coffee in the new year.

    Oh! and lady party at my house sometime in February. i'll keep you posted.