1) The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. What's one thing you could do this week to qualify as a participant.
Answer: Well, for one big change I'll be making, I have caught the Filofax bug that I've been seeing left and right around Blogland, and on YouTube. Filofax is a name brand for a number of planners, organizers, bags, briefcases, and various other stationery or office-type products; but the way I see and hear it, the latest buzz is not meant to be limited to just this one brand name. While I'd love to own a filofax product someday, I've most recently started simplifying my life by the use of a Day Runner planner.
I already see an improvement in how I manage my time, and how I remember and prepare for upcoming events.
This month, my own brother will be getting the first birthday card he's gotten from ME in YEARS! He doesn't buy them for me either, but that's not to say I feel good about it, or justified now for ignoring the occasion. All I know now is that it just feels good that he'll know I love him, and I'm thinkin' about him this time around, and I think that's a very good thing!...
In the meantime, I'll be replacing the Day Runner with a new planner soon. The binder rings on this one are simply WAY too small for my purposes; so now I'll be switching to a Franklin Covey planner, which has much bigger rings to hold all "my stuff"!!.. Oh, because this won't be just any planner, you have to understand. Simple notes, reminders, and checking off lists would never hold my attention! What keeps planning and organizing much more fun, instead of a chore, is that there are elements of journaling and scrapbooking here! This makes the task much more interesting, personalized, and definitely keeps me coming back! I'll be posting more about this later!
2) This month is also National Peach Month!.. Peach pie, peach cobbler, or please pour me a bellini?.. What's your peach pleasure?
Answer: To be honest, I only like to eat fresh peaches. Otherwise, I don't like anything else remotely peach-flavored!
3) Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, "Do one thing everyday that scares you." Agree, or disagree?
Answer: My gosh, I thought I already did that... every time I enter my son's bedroom!! Really.. Can't you hear the screams from where you are?!...
Answer: Gee-eeeeee, I can't think of ONE that I could call a favorite!... How 'bout running errands? It may be just to grab a gallon of milk, or a package of paper towels, or to send payment for a bill at my local post office... Whatever the case, no matter the reason.. I just enjoy stepping out of the house now and then, catching some sunshine, and taking in the beautiful fresh air!
5) Fodors recently listed (what they've dubbed) the ten most beautiful sunsets in America. If you could choose to watch the sun set from one of these places, which would it be?
Answer: Well, I guess this is my opportunity to dream BIG! I'd say Hawaii!
6) What's your favorite, or most used app? If you don't use apps, then what is your favorite, or most visited website?
Answer: I don't use apps, so I would say the website I visit most might be Pinterest.
Answer: I am truly blessed at all times!
8) Insert random thought: On the topic of simplicity, I thought the following quote was really nice...
"Each day, awakening, are we asked to paint the sky blue? Need we coax the sun to rise or flowers to bloom? Need we teach birds to sing, or children to laugh, or lovers to kiss? No, though we think the world imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. We are asked only to appreciate them, and to show appreciation by living in peaceful harmony amidst them. The Creator does not ask that we create a perfect world; He asks that we celebrate it!" ~Robert Brault
Thanks to Joyce for hosting this event,
and thanks to all for stopping by today!