Fun things to do while we wait out the war…


  • Record all those accumulated websites and their logins in your handy-dandy password keeper, which works like a dream when fully utilized.
  • And just like that you’ve also checked task #2 off your bucket list: Get rid of every last coffee-stained note on your desk, and stop DOING this.
  • And oh look, what’s this but another bill, fortunately an ACH this time, whew. Girl, you have got to reform at last, and hey, with all this free time on our hands…
  • Establish a login for each of those sweet lil’ apps you’ve downloaded to your phone, and figure out how the heck they work anyway.
  • Meticulously purge every folder on every device. Every folder. Get real – all those recipes? There’s enough there for three or four lifetimes, you don’t cook anymore, and Kim is not the scullery maid. Pick five from each category and lighten the load – this is not brain science.
  • Heartlessly ditch contacts whose names you no longer recognize, and get totally realistic about the rest. Unless you’re a Young Turk who’s still networking nonstop you will never need a goodly number of those contacts, nor have a use for what they represent.
  • Dive into and finish that major closet purge you’ve been postponing since you moved three years ago. That was SO not difficult, WHAT IS YOUR FREAKING PROBLEM?
  • Haul a couple of small truckloads full of treasures to Goodwill in honor of their recent revamp and redeeming online rep. Come home feeling not magnanimous but relieved and grateful that at least a few of the world’s goods will find their way into deserving hands instead of gathering dust bunnies on shelves that will be better put to use.
  • You could make your surroundings so enchantingly Zen that you would find yourself with the psychic freedom to write your buns off, for hours every day.
  • You might become so engrossed in the lovely, soothing minutiae of daily living that you entirely forget to sweat the sneaky destruction in progress around you and miss the war altogether. Could happen.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. murphyvillefarms
    Feb 07, 2017 @ 14:19:14

    I love this post, and can relate to many of these struggles. The coffee stained notes was the kicker. Thanks for the great advice, I will take it to heart. And by the way, thanks for the smiles & giggles too. 🙂

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    • Judy Smith
      Feb 07, 2017 @ 15:47:08

      Leigh, making lovely people like you smile and giggle is what keeps me writing – also the fact that I’ll have some kind of meltdown if I don’t. I’m on a get-rid-of-it rampage that has needed to happen ever since we landed here, and it’s so liberating I don’t even whine that much when I can’t move by 3pm. Tomorrow’s always another day, and if it isn’t… well, there ya’ go. 🙂



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