To start with, we are literally doing some housekeeping and saying goodbye to the lovingly hoarded rammel of a decade. Actually, according to some of the paperwork, that’s two decades.
I have to keep documents for seven years for tax purposes, but the problem is that I never remember to throw things out. I need a system of rotation, like a shop, rather than my current system of piling, like a compost heap.
With the help of a shredder, I intend that most of the old paperwork will shortly be entering a compost heap, but after that, rotation will be my watchword.
Another watchword is, of course, good intentions. OK, so it’s two words, but it’s close enough.
The writing exercises are going well. This is Day Three of the blogging challenge, so it’s still on track. It’s not particularly impressive viewed against the record of some of the more prolific and regular bloggers on WP, but it’s getting back to where I want it to be.
The more I write, the more I want to write, so it’s working well. That’s probably a theme I will return to, as I recently read an article on prolific writing and the way it helps generate ideas. It’s working for blogging, and it’s working for Haibun.
So, decluttering and back to writing. That’s two things. I’m now going to get to grips with making a list of all the irksome little jobs I have to do.
There are a lot of them.
But first, I’m going to make Julia a cup of tea.
And they say romance is dead…
No photos today – the ancient netbook doesn’t seem able to handle photographs tonight and just spent twenty minutes freezing.
Romance is never dead when a cup of tea is involved. 😉 Good luck with the organizing.
I checked Shakespeare’s Sonnets and he appears to ignore the romantic possibilities of a cup of tea. This officially makes you more tea-friendly than Shakespeare.
Thanks for adding rammel (no, WP, not ramble) to my lexicon. I’m sure you know that one word for list making is procrastination
One man’s procrastination is another man’s displacement activity. 🙂
decluttering is so satisfying!
I am starting to cheer up as it progresses.
Keep writing, Quercus! Give our best to Julia, and keep making her tea!
I will! 🙂
I am suffering from computer freeze too on my ten year old machine. It is very good training for my patience.
Yes, it’s definitely good for developing patience. You’d have thought Julia would be glad I was getting more patient but all she does is moan about me offering words of encouragement to the computer.
Ah well, life is never quite perfect.
It appears that “disembowel” isn’t seen as a particularly encouraging word. This is a view she shares with the staff of the rugby coaching courses I did a few years ago.