Month: January 2010

Operation: Creation

Day 21: MAKE HOMEMADE PLAY DOH I’m not a crafty person.  I don’t scrapbook.  I don’t make elaborate craft projects with the kids.  I don’t make my own Christmas cards.  I figure, if you can buy it, why make it?  But I’m a good cook, and I’m an expert recipe follower.  So I’m sure I’ll […] Read more…

Operation: Recuperation

Day 20: REST, REST, REST Life has been so crazy this week that I pretty much just ignored the fact that I was sick and not getting any better.  But today is Saturday, so we have no obligations.  And we woke up to a couple inches of snow on the ground, so we’re stuck in […] Read more…

Operation: Intellectualization

Day 19: START A JANE AUSTEN NOVEL I consider myself a pretty well-educated woman.  And I have no idea how I have gotten this far in life without ever having read a Jane Austen book.  I got myself to the library the other day and checked out “Pride and Prejudice.”  I chose this particular book because of a […] Read more…

Operation: Undecoration

Day 18: TAKE DOWN THE OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Yes, it is January 28.  Yes, our Christmas lights are still hanging in our front yard.  Yes, my husband was supposed to take them down before he left.  Yes, the lights look tacky.  So yes, today I will unwind them from the trees, neatly stash them in […] Read more…

Operation: Appreciation

Day 17: MAKE A LIST OF ALL THE THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR When your husband is gone, your house is in disarray for reasons beyond your control, your kids are cranky, you just can’t shake that cough, and you haven’t been to the gym in 4 days, it’s difficult to feel appreciative. So that’s exactly […] Read more…

Operation: Meditation

Day 16: SET A TIMER FOR EVERY HOUR AND TAKE 3 DEEP BREATHS I am a worrier. I hold stress in my upper back and shoulders. And I rarely allow myself to relax because there is always something that needs to be done. Sometimes it isn’t until the end of the day when I crash […] Read more…

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