Sunday Reset

I am a creature of habit.  I have always done my best to plan ahead, as far ahead as I can. In last month’s post, “Has Covid-19 Curbed your Enthusiasm?”, I mentioned that planning and dreaming doesn’t cost anything and that it can be a positive experience, give you something to look forward to, and…
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Has Covid-19 curbed your enthusiasm?

It’s hard to believe that we are already three weeks into the new year.  The days are getting longer, although that may seem to be wishful thinking.  Being the eternal optimist that I am, I am hopeful that this year will turn around and bring us back to some sort of normality, even though what…
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Sunday Reset

I am a creature of habit.  I have always done my best to plan ahead, as far ahead as I can. In last month’s post, “Has Covid-19 Curbed your Enthusiasm?”, I mentioned that planning and dreaming doesn’t cost anything and that it can be a positive experience, give you something to look forward to, and…
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Has Covid-19 curbed your enthusiasm?

It’s hard to believe that we are already three weeks into the new year.  The days are getting longer, although that may seem to be wishful thinking.  Being the eternal optimist that I am, I am hopeful that this year will turn around and bring us back to some sort of normality, even though what…
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Time to take stock!

It’s Wednesday after Thanksgiving and it’s a dull day here in North Bay.  A great day to take stock in a few different ways. One way to take stock is to make a stock 😊 and this is how I made it: Place the turkey carcass in a large pot, fill with water and add…
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The Season of Autumn

The Season of Autumn – Time to get organized for the long winter ahead October can be such a beautiful month; it’s the season of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.  The trees are beautiful with the leaves turning, mornings are brisk and make it so much more pleasant when going for an early walk. October…
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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter, by Margareta Magnusson

A lifetime of accumulation

I recently had the opportunity to read Margareta Magnusson’s The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning[1]. The book is about clearing out unnecessary belongings before you leave it to family members as well as getting your affairs in order. With a matter of fact approach and humour she tackles difficult family conversations and how wonderful…
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organized office

Helpful Hints for getting “Office Organized”

Remove the obvious trash – if in doubt keep it and sort it later What bothers you the most – start there Create a to do list – sometimes while sorting it will trigger an outstanding task or project Don’t agonize – if you are not sure what to do with it – put it…
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spices

Herbs & Spices – How to store and how to grow

When was the last time you took a look at your spice cupboard?  I’m sure like most people you have spices that have been in your cupboard since you moved into your first home. You just keep moving them from place to place because they don’t go bad…right? Or doubles because you didn’t dig back…
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