knee deep in weeds

notes on a simple life

scheduling issues || week 1

Whatever the activity, once we love it, the task opens us to all that is holy and our effort leads us into the flow of aliveness that is within us and around us.
~ Mark Nepo, The One Life We’re Given

the week is full of aha moments, sharing, balance and joy. 
the sky is so blue and the air so cold, and the birds. . . 
eat us out of house and home. 

“And for a moment―for a split second―everything else falls away, the whole pattern and order of my life, and a huge joy crests in my chest. I am no one, and I owe nothing to anybody, and my life is my own.” 
― Lauren Oliver, Hana

my ocd kicks in and i wonder how to structure this once a week round up;
now that the true week comes to a close on Sunday which might cause problems.
so i bend the rules because i can and let it go, knowing that no one will notice but me. 
i settle on giving myself some leeway and a bit of elbow room, allowing
this space and myself to evolve and grow. 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” 
― Pablo Picasso

i spend spend several hours organizing 2016 photos and setting up 2017 photo files.
i open a new journal and stack up my self-help books to give away. 
fearless and hopeful i have the tools i need to move through
life. . .  holding on to prayer, my breath and people i love. 
i clean out my inbox, unsubscribing to junk i never read, instead of spending time deleting. 
i set down my phone and let my iPad die. 
i let go and live in the moment and it is such a relief. 

“...there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don't really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” 
― Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

three things :: 
i am thinking of buying this, anyone have a camera backpack? 
i watched this on Netflix, strange but good. 
my daughter-in-law has cool new stuff in her shop and makes the best lip balm around!
(also if you have a guy in your life with a beard her beard balm is awesome!) 

“The abundance of beards in periods of social unrest, times of revolt or upheaval, should be noted. It's the handiest way people have of making themselves mysterious.” 
― Mihail Sebastian, For Two Thousand Years

i call this. . .  geese on ice 

thanks for stopping by,
how was your week?