Digital Clutter 1: Ten Minute Tips to a Simpler Life

digital clutter

Digital clutter is almost as bad as physical clutter. It seems harmless because it doesn’t take up physical space, yet it still takes up mental energy and space. Take a look at your e-mail program. How many e-mails are waiting for your attention in your “In Box?” I am embarrassed to say that I have 924. Every time I check my email, those unread e-mails suck just a little of my energy. They add to…

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If Your Homeschooled Child is Crying, You Are Doing It Wrong

“Mommy, I’m bored. Would you print out a math worksheet for me?” This request from my youngest while I was cooking breakfast this morning led to an impromptu multiplication explanation (NOT a lesson) using the raw eggs that were sitting on the counter. It lasted maybe two minutes as we discussed how multiplication is really just fast addition and that 3 x 4 rows can also be viewed as 4 x 3. Alternate routes to…

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Site Overhaul

I am going to rip this site apart. Like a collage in the art journal class I am taking, I am going to add and subtract to this site to create a piece of work. Hopefully it will be fun and an interesting place to linger. I encounter many questions about how I have lived for 9 years (on and off) in a 5th wheel RV with my husband, three kids and two dogs while…

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Love and Conflict

I am not in a good place today. Tears are so close to the edge and they have fallen three times already. It is only two in the afternoon. I was writing my 500 words this morning and was exploring why my eldest daughter has been so triggering for me lately. She has been close to being a bit snotty with her remarks to me. And then my youngest refused to move so I could…

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Killing flies

January 21 Wow, this is the first day in I can’t remember how long, that I did not wake up with a bad headache. Sweet. I woke up about three to go to the bathroom and everything was okay at that point. Then again at five. I felt so good. I should have just stayed up, but I figured a little extra sleep might be a good thing, since I haven’t been getting much lately….

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Pain & Nose Studs

January 20 Ow! I am so sick of waking up in pain! I woke up at two, which is an hour earlier than normal, and things were okay at that point. Then I awoke at six to a splitting headache- this time on the top of my head down to the neck. Shit. I stumbled to the bathroom in the twilight of dawn, did my business, ran really hot water over a washcloth and pressed…

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Date Shakes & Swimsuits

January 19 Woke up yesterday and today at five am with headache and neck pain. I am so tired of this. It is making my life hell. Yesterday I was sick again. Not much came up, but it still sucked. At least today I am not puking. Just in a lot of pain. I took some Excedrin and had some French Vanilla Tea with Vanilla coconut milk creamer. Then just sat on the couch a…

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Money & Freedom

January 18 I did an impulse buy of a bottle of melatonin sleeping tablets yesterday at Costco, hoping it would help me sleep through the night. No such luck. I did go to sleep quickly, but got up at about one to go to the bathroom and here I am at three in the morning talking to my computer instead of the back of my eyelids. Shit. I woke up thinking about money. Figures. I’ve…

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Hair Dye & Business Brainstorming

January 17 Came over to spend some time with Tootsie, sat on the couch and guess what I heard? That’s right, Santa Baby by the same guy as last time. They truly do not have that many Christmas songs. Why would anyone want to listen to Christmas songs way after Christmas? I don’t get it. That is it, the radio is getting shut off. It is hot in here. I finally broke down and turned…

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Wrong Ass Blog

January 16 Wow, I’ve got two whole weeks of writing in already. I am pretty darn amazed. Routines are just not my strong point. I can set up and organize just about any system, but to maintain it on a daily basis? Not on your life, or mine for that matter. As I quipped to some new friends of ours last night: I have a problem with authority – even my own. Woke up at…

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