Remember her

I’ve written consistently about cleaning: cleaning out cupboards and sorting through friendships ~ deciding which to treasure and which to discard.

I’ve written on how learning to say “no” has made room to say “yes.”

To that end, there’s been a shift again, and I feel it.  There’s an obvious one currently, a re-organization at work, and re-organizing at home.   At work I’ve got new peeps to account for, and new generals to account to.  That’s fine, it’s what I do.  And, for the most part, I’m doing all I’ve done with the addition of – you guessed it – more.  At home, renovations on the new-to-us house are coming along and there’s a move in our future, sometime in June.

In the meantime I can feel it ~ chaos swirls. Sleep evades and my mind spins.

My solution?  A day off.

Tomorrow I’m stepping away –  No schedule.  No phone.  No people.

Instead, sunshine, green grass, books and lemonade.  Later a shower, the scent of sunscreen lingering on my skin and patio conversations with Hubbs.

Today ~ I’m not just remembering~ I’m reclaiming – her.


remember her

Can you see yourself in this post? When’s the last time you stepped away?

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21 thoughts on “Remember her

  1. I remember Her! Where did she go?

  2. Love the photo. Love the post. Can feel all of it.

  3. Sounds like a plan! Enjoy your day tomorrow; it sounds wonderful!

    • I decided to work @ home that day – cleaning closets and drawers, makeup and other things – out — today will be my day of rest. It feels good to have things done and tidy and closer to moving day 🙂 MJ

  4. Have a great day to remember your younger self!

  5. It’s not exactly chaos. It’s change and anticipation and time for a drink!

  6. You’re so good at recognizing the need to regroup. I’m doing the same this weekend, though a little differently. I’m not feeling the need to relax so much as the need to “tackle.” I’m tackling this weekend. The walls. With paint. It is long overdue, and it’s exactly what I want to be doing. (Anyway, it’s raining, and all those people who escaped up north to the lakes are going to be sitting inside wishing for sunshine.) 🙂

    • perfect, Tee!! I tackled my closet on Friday – and dresser – and because of being grain free, I threw out my inhaler. Haven’t needed it in 5 months – whee~!

      Enjoy 🙂 MJ

  7. Good for you! You always seem to know when to step away and take a day, or a week, for yourself. That’s an art I’m still (always?) learning. Hope you have a good time with that girl you reconnect with! ~ Sheila

    • Friday was a clean the house/do projects day. Yesterday we had brunch with the elders and went furniture shopping. Today is my lazy/read/do whatever day. Whee~!! Take the time to give yourself a break, then lean in and do something YOU enjoy 🙂 MJ

  8. You Go girl! Well, I mean – “rest” – not go. You will be back refreshed and ready. 🙂

    • thank you, Dor. I flip-flopped the days. Friday I worked hard around the house, Saturday we went out & about and Sunday was my laze day 🙂 ahhh…. I could use another 5 of those though !! MJ

  9. Well said. I think we can all identify. I hope your day was all you wanted and more…

  10. Good for you!

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