Thursday, November 13, 2008

A few weeks back I mentioned that one home improvement project seems to lead to another... well those continue, still doors to paint, ceilings to touch-up. But I have been wonderfully distracted by my iPhone that AM gave me for my birthday. A new system to set up and customize... well, that led to a purging of my contact list and calendars before I put them on the phone. Do I really need the number for my daughter's elementary school health room any more? She is in high school after all. The dentist we used two dentist's ago.. nah, that can go to. I whittled the list down by a hundred or so numbers. Some I couldn't even recognize! It felt good to start with a more organized slate of people that I may need to get in touch with.

Having somehow stimulated these organizational brain circuits.. I spent several hours the other day clearing out the old stuff in the basement. I have a lot of big plastic bins that are great at hiding away things that should have been thrown out or given away years ago. Boxes of stuffed animals, old toys, unpaired shoes.. out they went, or were sorted into boxes to go to the charities. Still much to do.. but I am making progress.

I am a bit concerned about what's next, my computer desktop and all its files? The garage? Maybe I will just go back to enjoying my iPhone.. probably could use a new playlist for that. I have several in my ITunes that need to be purged and redone. Oh no.. its happening again. Someone please make it stop! :-)

Friday, November 7, 2008

I don't feel any older... a little achy after going to the gym on Monday and Wednesday, but that is pretty much par for the course. The new recycling bin that arrived on my curb on Tuesday should have been a clue. Then AM calling to wish me a happy birthday yesterday morning tipped me off. It was my 47th yesterday. :-)

I had some lovely notes from friends on Facebook. Almost all my meetings at work were canceled (sort of a gift in a way). Then we all met up for dinner in Burtonsville last night. AM, her kids, mom, dad, sister and brother-in-law, my mom and daughter. It was a lovely celebration. I am a very lucky fellow to have such wonderful people in my life. And sometime in the next few days I will go get my new iPhone that AM gave me for my birthday. Then I just have to figure out what to get with my mom's nice monetary gift. Any suggestions? Putting it towards a new sliding door to the deck just doesn't seem right. :-)

Saturday AM and I will join Linna for a Yoga retreat. That should be a relaxing day! Maybe I will get a lot of eye pillows? ;-)